Visiting TFFC

Visitor Information

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is currently closed to the public for renovations with a tentative reopening in Spring 2025. More details about the renovation can be found in this news release.

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is located about four miles east of Athens and 75 miles southeast of Dallas.
Main Entrance Address
5550 F.M. 2495, Athens, Texas 75752
Hart-Morris Conservation Center
For special classes and invitation-only events
5601 CR 4812 (Peninsula Point Road)
Directions to Conservation Center
Hours and Holiday Schedule
March-August: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
September-February: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
TFFC is closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Dive Shows and Tram Tours
Dive Shows are offered at the following times:
11:00 a.m. weekdays
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday
Hatchery Tram Tours are offered:
11:30 a.m. weekdays
11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Saturday
2:30 p.m. Sunday
Dive shows and tram tours are not offered at any other times except for scheduled weekday youth groups making reservations at least two weeks in advance. If all guests present can be accommodated at the times listed above, no additional dive shows or tram tours will be offered for groups.
Please plan your travel to arrive at the center and be seated in the theater for the dive show performance at the scheduled times.
Regular admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors 65 and older, and $3.50 for children ages 4 through 12. Pets are not allowed on TFFC grounds. Season passes valid for one year from date of purchase are available for $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $8.00 for children. Season pass holders are eligible for a 10 percent discount in the gift shop.
Discounted rates are available for youth/school groups of 10 or more. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance to receive the discounted rate. Click here for our online reservation form or call (903) 676-2277.
For more information
Call (903) 676-BASS (2277) for additional information, directions or to make a group reservation by telephone.