Visitors also have a bounty of nearby recreational opportunities along the North Fork of the Gunnison River. Relax and enjoy your lunch under one of the five covered picnic areas on the hatchery grounds or test your wildlife knowledge while viewing the surrounding canyon areas using the Watchable Wildlife viewing area. So be sure to bring your binoculars for the wildlife viewing, such as juncos, hawks, eagles, waterfowl, elk, deer, raccoons, and fox.
Educational programs/tours are provided for the public and school groups during business hours when scheduled in advance. A short, wheelchair-accessible, self-guided tour is available at the hatchery as well.