Big Springs Trout Hatchery

Like Crystal Lake in the Big Snowy Mountains, the Big Springs Trout Hatchery is another of the old standbys in the area. For a quick picnic or place to relax, there is no better destination. It offers a softball field, volleyball area, bird-watching and fishing nearby. The hatchery itself produces 3 million trout each year and includes a feeding pond for the kids. (Bring some nickels.) Interpretive signs offer an explanation of the millions of gallons of water that bubble out of the ground each day at Big Springs.