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Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center

Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center


The Visitor Center at Wolf Lake

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


April and May: Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun., noon – 4 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon. – Sat. and Sun. noon – 6 p.m.
September and October: Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun. noon – 4 p.m.
November: Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sun. noon – 4 p.m.
December – March: closed for season except for special programming

Feeding the fish and walking the nature trails are available year-round, from dawn to dusk. 

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

Located on the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, the visitor center provides programs that tell the remarkable tale of the Great Lakes fisheries and the vital role played by hatcheries. Individuals of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to learn about a variety of fish species, their life cycles and habitats and how we work to protect and conserve Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams. 

A variety of items are available for sale at our Fish Market Gift Shop, including books, postcards, fish pens, fish magnets, t-shirts, hats and more.

Join us for a Volunteer Open House April 19

Programs for families, adults and classrooms

Weekly Program Schedule

From tours of the hatchery, to learning archery and fishing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Weekly Program Schedule

Summer Kids' Fishing Program

Fishing fun for ages 3 - 16, all summer long. Equipment is provided.

Kids' fishing

Outdoor Skills Classes and Volunteer Events

Develop your outdoor skills or help conserve natural resources with Outdoor Skills Academy clinics and volunteer workdays.

Events at Wolf Lake

School Field Trip Programs

Wolf Lake offers a variety of programs for students. Give us a call and we can help you choose the right program for your class.
Field Trip Opportunities