Proud of East Texas: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

By Joan Hallmark

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens is a place to "catch some memories." There's a big pond  for free fishing and  in the visitor center you'll discover life under the water of Texas streams, ponds and lakes. Feeding the giant catfish and watching the diving show are among favorite activities for the more than 60,000 visitors who come here each year.  Of course the gators and pre-historic species alligator gars get plenty of attention to.

The Fisheries is open Tuesdays through Saturdays fro 9:-4: and Sunday from 1:-4:

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