Rathbun Fish Hatchery – Centerville, Iowa


In Centerville, Iowa you can take the elevated observations walkway throughout the hatchery. Information center, aquariums, minitheater, audiovisual presentions on production methods, nature trail, restroom are all available. Original paintings by Maynard Reece and mounts of state record catches are displayed for your enjoyment. Best time to view fish is from mid-April to mid-August.

Admission – None

Directions – take County Road J5T off of State Road 142 and the hatchery is directly below the Rathbun Dam

Hours – 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., year-round

Phone – (641) 647-2406 

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