93 Wolf Lake Fish
Hatchery Visitor Center
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Coho salmon work their way up one of Michiganís cool,
clear streams. The Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery supplies
trout and salmon fingerlings to rivers and streams
throughout the state. Photo: MI DNR
This 7,000 square foot interpretive center offers
visitors a fascinating look at Michiganís fish and
fisheries management efforts. The Center is located
on the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery,
just eight miles west of Kalamazoo. Completed in 1983,
this modern facility and the adjacent show pond provide
great adventure for anyone interested in the diverse
assortment of fish that call the Great Lakes State
home. No entry fee required.
Visitors can view an assortment of the fish found
in Michigan from the show pond. A long observation
platform provides close viewing opportunities into
the clear water of the pond. Inside the modern interpretive
center, you can learn about all aspects of fisheries
science through displays, multi-media programs, and
interpretive materials. Learn about the habits and
biology of fish, as well as the history of fishing
in Michigan—from Native Americans to the present.
- April – May and September – third week of November: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Memorial Day – Labor Day: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.