Wild Rose Fish Hatchery Education Center

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Please call ahead, schedule is subject to change. The Visitor Center Building will be open at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and summer holidays. Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Visitor Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the property to view and feed fish in old hatchery. Spring and Fall hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Guided Tours begin at the Education Center at 10 AM and 1 PM. Please call two weeks ahead for group tours for 10-20 people.

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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
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