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Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center

Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center


The visitor center at the Oden State Fish Hatchery

3377 U.S. 31
Oden, MI 49764

May 1 - Oct. 30: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

CLOSED Nov. 1 - April 30

Please note, this is for the visitor center at Oden only. Hatchery building hours may be different.

Trails and viewing ponds: Open year-round

The Oden Hatchery Visitor Center, located on the grounds of the Oden State Fish Hatchery, is the site of the original fish hatchery building, which began operations in 1921. In 2002, a new hatchery was built one quarter-mile northeast of the current visitor center. See a map of the hatchery grounds including the Big Fish Pond and the nature trail.

The hatchery buildings are not available to the public unless on a guided tour. Free public tours are offered daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day and begin at the gazebo in the hatchery parking lot. Call the visitor center for tour times.

The gift shop, operated by the Friends of Oden Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, 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.