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Explore the Nimbus Fish Hatchery on a Family-Friendly Guided Tour

GOLD RIVER—  Discover the wonders of the Nimbus Fish Hatchery and the adjacent American River with a free guided tour hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Held every second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., this engaging excursion offers families an educational and immersive experience.

Located at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River, the tour provides participants with insights into the fascinating life cycle of salmon and steelhead. Led by knowledgeable guides, visitors will have the opportunity to stroll along the scenic banks of the American River while delving into discussions about hatchery operations and the importance of conservation.

During the tour, attendees may encounter a variety of wildlife, including migratory birds, signs of mammal activity and intriguing insects that call the surrounding ecosystem home. Please note that tours are subject to cancellation in the event of heavy rain and are limited to a maximum group size of 25 people, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Designed to be inclusive to all ages and abilities, the guided tour is ADA-accessible, ensuring that everyone can participate and enjoy the experience. For those interested in joining the tour or seeking additional information, please contact (916) 358-2884 or email


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