Unlike most other fish hatcheries in Wyoming, the Como Bluff Hatchery was built privately at the turn of the century. After it became known that the Red Buttes Hatchery south of Laramie
would have to be shut down due to lack of suitable water, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department purchased the Como Bluff Hatchery in 1939. The hatchery was not put into full production until 1946 because of WWII and the need to expand.
The hatchery's main reason for being built in Rock River was to take advantage of the four natural springs surrounding the area, supplying 1,400 gallons of water each minute. A variety of trout are raised here including Eagle Lake Rainbow, fall-spawning rainbow, Kamloops rainbow, splake, and cutthroat.
An interesting feature of this hatchery is its isolation facility where eggs and fish suspected of disease can be kept until passing inspections. Fishing for trout is available on nearby Diamond and East Allen lakes.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Laramie) Alpine Animal Hospital
(Laramie) Como Bluff Hatchery
(Laramie) Huston Park Wilderness
(Laramie) Monster Critters Outfitting
(Laramie) Platte River Wilderness
(McFadden) Steve Sheaffer Outfitters
07/09 Coming to The Laramie area
Rawhide Pageant & Sr. Pro Rodeo Lusk WY July12-13 The Legend of Rawhide is an annual celebration of the history, legend, and Western heritage of Niobrara County.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts,
Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media,
Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Springs CO August7-11 Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.
Scottish/Irish Highland Festival Estes Park CO September5-8 The Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival has grown from four families on a Saturday afternoon to one of the most prestigious Celtic Festivals in North America.The world renowned festival has hosted world champion pipe bands, jousting, clogging competitions, dog shows featuring breeds of the British Isles, battle dioramas from famous events such as Waterloo, Scottish and Irish dance festivals, and oodles more.