In 2007, a Friends Group was organized to support the Oden Hatchery Visitor Center. The group maintains the center's gift shop and sponsors various interpretive and volunteer activities at the visitor center and fish hatchery. They also play a key role in developing new ideas for future educational programming and ways to improve the visitor center. For more information, write to: Friends of Oden Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, P.O. Box 133, Conway, MI 49722.
The gift shop carries a variety of fishing-related books for children and adults, as well as T-shirts, sweatshirts, children's fishing rods, bird calls, coffee mugs, magnets, nature wind chimes and more. All profits remain at the center and enable us to purchase interpretive programming materials and host public events.