Our last day int he Dinosaur National Monument area we opted to go for a drive out to the Fish Hatchery. We got to see the areas where they raise different types of fish to restock local rivers.
The runways were jammed packed with fish.
It was neat to watch them jump at the end like they were trying to swim upstream.
A nice man came up to us and gave us each a cup of fish food to toss into the fish.
It was hilarious to watch the fish jump all over to get the food.
Next we toured inside and saw itty-bitty fish.
The facility was HUGE. It was picked for this location due to a source of water. The views weren’t that bad either!
We learned about whirling disease and how it is harming the fish. Fisherman have to take extra caution to wash their gear.
We took the truck in for an oil change and then visited the Vernal Town Historical Museum. We did a scavenger hunt as we explored and learned.
We spent the evening inside with our technology when Mom and Dad enjoyed a long campfire outside. We had to use up the wood we bought before heading back into a National Park.