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The Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center is dedicated to providing quality programming that tells the remarkable tale of Michigan's Great Lakes Fisheries and the vital role played by hatcheries in this story. Established in 1927, Wolf Lake Hatchery currently produces steelhead trout, Chinook salmon, walleye, and Great Lakes muskellunge for Michigan's inland and Great Lakes waters.

The Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Visitors peer into the rearing ponds at the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

This hatchery features a visitor center with exhibits, programs and educational staff.  Individuals of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to learn about a variety of fish species, their life cycles and habitats and how the DNR works to protect and conserve Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams to maintain a world class fishery. The visitor center is located on the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery.   Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center also offers a seasonal Sea Lamprey display.

Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Exhibits at the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Learn more by visiting the Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center website!


What you can do here

Access Environmental Research, School or Group Tours, View Active Fishery, View Exhibits

34270 County Road 652
Mattawan, MI 49071
GPS: 42.29462, -85.78405
Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Spring (April/May) AND Fall (Sept. through 3rd weekend in Nov.): Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 - 4 p.m. CLOSED Mondays
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