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Stay up-to-date on operations adjustments and temporary closure of TPWD offices, state parks, recreation facilities and water access points due to COVID-19. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Visiting TFFC

Visitor Information

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is now partially open. The facility has enhanced safety measures that comply with CDC guidelines and Governor Abbott's executive orders.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 9AM - 4PM and Sunday, 1PM - 4PM

  • Guests are encouraged to wear masks, maintain appropriate social distances from others outside their party, and use hand sanitizer and wash their hands regularly.
  • No groups larger than five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
  • To avoid crowding there will not be any tram or hatchery tours offered.
  • The indoor portion of the visitor center, including the dive theater, gift shop, and Game Warden museum will remain closed.
  • Water fountains and vending machines will not be operational. Visitors can bring drinks. Bottled water will be available for purchase.

TFFC will be operating at approximately 25% visitor capacity. This will allow up to 100 people at the facility at any time. For information on current capacity, please follow the TFFC Facebook page and front entrance signage. Admission is temporarily reduced to $2.50 per guest. Visitors can enjoy all outside aquaria, recreational fishing (tackle and bait will be available), the Angler's Pavilion, antique lure and fishing equipment exhibit, and wetland trail.

 

Location
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, Days, Holiday Schedule
New schedule for the partial reopening of the center: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter Sunday.
Dive Shows and Tram Tours (temporarily unavailable)
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.
Admission
* Partial reopening price $2.50. 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.