• Now open

    Hatchery buildings are now open to the public. Visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a face mask when in indoor/enclosed public settings.

  • Michigan's oldest operating state fish hatchery opened in 1901. Both rainbow and brown trout are reared here for inland and Great Lakes waters.

    Harrietta is the birthplace of brown trout in Michigan and is the source of the current state record for this species.

    Location: 6801 West 30 Road, Harrietta, MI 49638

    Contact: 231-389-2211

    Hours: Open at no charge to public. Weekdays, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Weekends, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. To schedule group tours, please call 231-389-2211.

    Areas of interest to the public:

    • Short drive from Mitchell State Park, Caberfae Ski Area and high-quality trout fishing (Pine River, Manistee River, Pere Marquette River)
    • Interpretative area
    • Indoor and outdoor exhibits
    • Self-guided outdoor trail system
    • Surrounded by thousands of acres of state and federal land
    • Minutes from the North Country Trail
    • Location for  the DNR's Stamp & Go Guide

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

    Photo of Harrietta State Fish Hatchery  Photo: Harrietta State Fish Hatchery main hatchery building in 1928

    Harrietta State Fish Hatchery aerial view taken in 1978  Photo of effluent pond