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  • The Visitor Center at Wolf Lake

    34270 County Road 652
    Mattawan, MI 49071
    269-668-2876
    Shana Ramsey, Interpreter

    NEW days and hours of operation:

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please note, this is for the visitor center at Wolf Lake only. All hatchery buildings remain closed to the public.

    Please call ahead. We have very limited staff and cannot guarantee to be open on these days.

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EASY WAYS TO EXPLORE AND ENGAGE WITH NATURE

October Events

  • We have two new events taking place this month. These are excellent opportunities to get out and enjoy fall colors while learning about Michigan's fisheries:

    Hatchery Tours with a Twist

    Discover how the DNR raises millions of fish every year for Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams with a nearly half-mile walk on our nature trails and around hatchery buildings. Participants will see hatchery ponds, learn about the history of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, see a DNR fish stocking truck and view live fish including steelhead trout, Chinook salmon and possibly even lake sturgeon. This is a completely outdoor version of our hatchery tour! Get all the details on our FaceBook events page.

    Family Adventures in Nature ~ Fall Color Walk

    Get outside this fall with your family on our nature trails! We’ve created a self-guided fall color trail that is waiting for you and your family to discover. Explore as much, or as little, as you like on this one-mile trail.

    Check out the flyer and visit our Facebook events page for more details.

Programs

Nature education for teachers and families

  • In response to the majority of school-aged children doing school from home either full time or part time, our education staff has put together a series of live, virtual lessons for teachers to book for their classrooms, and a wide variety of videos, virtual tours, activities and webinars for children to do at home.

    Learn more about these resources at Michigan.gov/DNREducation