California Department of Fish and Wildlife

San Joaquin Fish Hatchery

Visitor Information

Open to the public, year round, San Joaquin Hatchery is a fun and educational place for people of all ages to explore. With no entrance fee you can bring the whole family or any size group and enjoy a peaceful day outside. View Rainbow trout in various life stages, feed the fish, and watch them jump. Image over 1 million fish splashing water on you.

  • Hours:
    • Hatchery Grounds open Daily 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • San Joaquin Hatchery Office open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Address: 17372 Brook Trout Drive, Friant, CA 93626
  • Directions: East of Highway 41 at Friant. From Friant Road, turn west onto Flemming Road, follow into hatchery. Located one mile below Lake Millerton Dam, about 12 miles north of Fresno.

family visiting the San Joaquin Hatchery fish raceways