Located in eastern Sacramento County, Nimbus Hatchery raises Chinook salmon and steelhead for release to the American River. The Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center (temporarily closed) offers fun and educational activities for children and adults of all ages. 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 Nimbus Hatchery.
Location: 2001 Nimbus Road, Suite F, Gold River, CA 95670
Hours: Outdoor areas including the raceway ponds, playground, picnic area and trail are open 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily. The hatchery parking lot located at 2001 Nimbus Rd is open 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily. The Visitor Center is closed at this time. There are no restrooms or drinking water available on site.
Contact: (916) 358-2884, NimbusFish@wildlife.ca.gov
Directions: Off Highway 50, 18 miles east of Sacramento. Travel north on Hazel Ave. 0.7 mile, make a left hand turn at Gold Country Blvd. Travel 200 yards to the parking lot entrance on the right. MAP(opens in new tab)
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