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Platte River State Fish Hatchery & Weir

Platte River State Fish Hatchery
Hours of Operation

Open at no charge to the public. Grounds are open every day from dawn to dusk and hatchery buildings from 8 am to 4 pm. To schedule group tours, please call 231-325-4611.

Areas of interest to the public:

  • Produces Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon, coho salmon and walleye
  • The state's only coho salmon production facility 
  • Location on Platte River
  • Interpretative facilities and trails
  • Lower weir harvest facility
  • Upper weir egg-take station
  • Adult salmon returning to spawn from mid-September to late-October (public is welcome to watch!)
  • Birthplace of the Great Lakes salmon program
  • Trailhead for state trails
  • Stop on bird tour
  • Proximity to Traverse City

See the fish stocking database for detailed information of fish stocked.

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