A major producer of trout and inland salmon, San Joaquin Hatchery is also a great place to visit. Along the San Joaquin River, just downstream of the Friant dam, San Joaquin Hatchery has picnic grounds among the garden of California native vegetation. Come take a photo with the enormous wood-carved rainbow trout! Check dates for the Annual Trout Fest!
Hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
17372 Brook Trout Drive, Friant, CA 93626
East of Highway 41 at Friant. From Friant road, turn west onto Flemming Road. Follow Flemming into hatchery. Located 1 mile below Lake Millerton Dam, about 12 miles north of Fresno. MAP
Picnic grounds on site at native vegetation gardens!
visitors gathered at trout sculpture
Family enjoying feeding and watching fish at the San Joaquin Hatchery
Native California vegetation gardens at San Joaquin Hatchery