American River Hatchery

The American River Hatchery is located in eastern Sacramento County along the scenic American River, and raises trout and inland salmon for recreational fishing . Enjoy the on-site nature trail along the American River to view wildlife, as well as the American River Parkway trail directly adjacent to the American River Hatchery.

Little girl watching the fish at American River Hachery

Visitor Information


  • Office Hours: Open 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone Number

(916) 358-2865


2101 Nimbus road, Gold River, CA 95670


From Highway 50, 18 miles east of Sacramento. Go north on Hazel Avenue 0.7 miles, then west at the signal light onto Gold Country Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot will be about 200 yards on the right. MAP

The Nimbus Visitors Center is directly adjacent to the American River Hatchery

Additional Information

  • Dogs Must be leashed
  • Please no bicycles on the hatchery grounds
  • Public restrooms are not available.