Wild Rose Fish Hatchery Education Center

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Information: 920-622-3527 x209

SUMMER HOURS: Wed-Sun 8am-3pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, EXCEPT open on summer holidays including Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Guided Tours begin at the Education Center at 10am & 1pm. Sept Hours: Thur-Sat 8am-3pm; Closed Sun-Wed. Oct Hours: Fri & Sat 8am-3pm, Closed Sun-Thur. SPRING: April Hours: Fri & Sat; May Hours: Thur-Sat. Please call ahead, schedule is subject to change.

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Wild Rose Fish Hatchery has a new State-of-the-art hatchery that  produces 27 percent of all trout and salmon stocked statewide, 64 percent of northern pike, 100 percent of lake sturgeon, and a significant share of spotted musky. The new Education Center showcases the history of Wisconsin State Fish Hatcheries, has a model fish hatchery lab with hands on activity stations, a spin browser kiosk that takes visitors behind the scenes into fish hatchery production, two 300-gallon aquariums, a record wall of fish for 26 Wisconsin fish species, Lake Michigan exhibit, model fishing pond to identify and match your catch, Alien Invaders – aquatic invasive species exhibits, and a new lake sturgeon exhibit under construction.

Guided tours begin at 10am & 1pm during open hours. To schedule Group Tours of 10 or more, call 2 weeks in advance. We invite you to enjoy a picnic on hatchery grounds, but please plan to take out what you bring in. No vehicles or visitors allowed in winter.

  • Tour Type
    • Agricultural

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