We were in Mountain Home for business so we stopped by to have a look see.
There have been rumors it was closing but I verified they were repairing and soon would be back to full operational capacity.
The hatchery has been a constant in our lives. We enjoyed visiting with our children and their children. A free place to see how fish are "made" and just enjoy the views and the fresh fish air.
Each runway has it's own age and type of trout.
The young fry in different stages are kept indoors.
I had my pocket Canon Power Shot but I kept clicking.
They transport and release their fish where they are needed.
Outside the runways and the fish are progressively bigger.
Nets cover the area to prevent water birds
and other fish eaters from having a picnic.
Before I reached the end of the "runways" I knew why there were fans in the nursery. It was HOT. I thought y'all could take my word that waaaaayyy down there are the big trout. I headed for the truck, AC and a cold drink. Hubby had enjoyed watching people catch fish.
Last week I showed you pictures of Dry Run Creek running into Norfork River below the dam. Today we're just crossing the highway to visit the Fish Hatchery and to see the other side of the road but first we are visiting another section of Dry Run Creek.
There a wonderful series of fenced stairs and rest stops so you can make your way safely to the creek.
Hubby is not longer able to walk this far especially in this humidity
so he enjoyed watching the people fish from a shady top walk.