Decorah Fish Hatchery

  • 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, IA
  • 563-382-8324


Welcome to the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery & Siewer Springs, a nature haven in Decorah, Winneshiek County! This spot offers a diverse array of activities for all.

At the hatchery, you can watch trout be released into the creek, fish for trout, and explore the Trout Run Trail by foot or bike. For a scenic spectacle, don’t miss Iowa’s second largest natural spring, Siewer Springs, complete with a captivating waterfall that’s technically a spillway but too stunning to overlook. The cascading water supplies the cold water necessary for raising trout in the hatchery’s raceways.

Feed the trout using food bought with quarters, pack a picnic, and keep your eyes peeled for the famed Decorah eagles—they’re local celebrities! Their nest is located just across the road from the Decorah Fish Hatchery.

Whether you’re into fishing, hiking, enjoying scenic waterfalls, picnicking, or bird watching, the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery & Siewer Springs offers a delightful blend of natural wonders and outdoor activities in Decorah’s picturesque setting.

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