Department of Natural Resources
Days and hours of operation have been reduced, please see below for new hours. Call the center first to confirm the hours we are open the day of your planned visit to confirm.
34270 County Road 652
Mattawan, MI 49071
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.