pond with five people standing behind it and they are in front of a stone building


Catawba Fish and Game Preserve

About 1925, Col. Daniel Adams established a fish and game preserve near his home off Orchard Street in Old Fort. Adams was a forester, engineer, and entrepreneur best known for his invention of the modern fire lookout tower. He constructed a fish hatchery (seen here), installed some trout ponds, created a five-mile horse-riding trail, bought a goat herd, and built a large hillside sign (visible in the background) to promote all of it. The rock hatchery is all that remains of the project. 

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