Recently my family and I stopped in at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery located at the bottom of the Cumberland Dam in Jamestown KY. This is a great stretch break if you are traveling south on 127. There is a visitor center with fish tanks, interactive exhibits with buttons to push and flaps to lift.
Once you finish going through the Visitor Center, you can walk through the fish hatchery building where they are growing trout from eggs. Once you walk outside you will can walk through a huge area with rows of trout at different stages of growth. You can pay a nickel for a handful of fish food or $1.00 for a bag of food in the Visitors Center.
Our kids love watching the fish go absolutely crazy over the food!
Come face to face with the regions trout, explore karst terrain, and see our exhilarating exhibit hall! Much more awaits the entire family in a fun and engaging educational journey at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! Visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery, Visitor/Environmental Education Center, and to fish in the creek! Hatchery grounds are open 365 days a year while the Visitor/Environmental Education Center remains open 364 days annually (only closing on Christmas Day). FREE visitation! Make plans today to get connected with nature at Wolf Creek NFH!
There is no cost for admission.
Since we love to expose our children to museums and nature, this is a great free experience! Have you been here before? I’d love to hear your favorite ‘stretch breaks’ on the local back roads of our nation!