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Thompson State Fish Hatchery

Thompson State Fish Hatchery
Hours of Operation

Open at no charge to the public. Tours and visitor center are self-guided and open daily, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Buildings are locked after 3:30 pm, but visitors are still welcome to self-tour outside. To schedule group tours, please call 906-341-5587 (extension 201).

Areas of interest to the public:

  • Interpretative signage and self-guided tour
  • Informative, short video to watch that explains the hatchery and how it operates
  • Please note: hatchery buildings are closed to unguided public tours due to fish health and public safety concerns
  • Outside buildings with fish for viewing begin to open in September and continues into May
  • Show pond filled with large trout
  • Close proximity to Indian Lake State Park, Palms Book State Park and Fayette Historical State Park

Below is Thompson's current production statistics:

Species - Strain Age Number Stocked
Chinook salmon Spring fingerling 248,953
Steelhead trout Fall fingerling 246,268
Steelhead trout Spring yearling 595,759
Walleye Fry 6,150,010
  TOTAL 7,240,990

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