Michigan National Fish Hatcheries
Fish and Aquatic Conservation


Michigan National Fish Hatcheries

Jordan River National Fish Hatchery

6623 Turner Road
Elmira, MI 49730

Phone: (231) 584-2461
Fax: (231) 584-2462

Overview

The Jordan River National Fish Hatchery was established in 1963. Jordan River National Fish Hatchery rears lake trout as part of Great Lakes Restoration Program; provide environmental education; manage the M/V TOGUE, an 85-foot, 175-ton vessel used for offshore release of nearly all lake trout stocked in Lake Michigan.

Visit Us

  • Large Scale Aquarium: No
  • Visitor Center: Kiosks Only
  • Open Weekends: Yes
  • Tours: Prearranged
  • Education Programs: No
  • Trails: Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing: No
  • Special Events: Yes
  • Picnic Area: Yes
  • Public Fishing Access: No
  • Public Hunting Access: Yes (walk through to access state land)

Pendills Creek/Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery

21990 West Trout Lane
Brimley, MI 49715

Phone: (906) 437-5231
Fax: (906) 437-5393

Overview

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery has produced lake trout for stocking into the Great Lakes since 1951. Lake trout restoration is coordinated by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (est. 1955) with key support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal, provincial, state, and tribal natural resource agencies. Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery produces over 1 million yearling lake trout annually for spring stocking into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron each year.

Visit Us

  • Large Scale Aquarium: No
  • Visitor Center: No
  • Open Weekends: No
  • Tours: Self-Guided & Prearranged
  • Education Programs: Yes
  • Trails: Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing: Yes
  • Special Events: Yes
  • Picnic Area: Yes
  • Public Fishing Access: Yes
  • Public Hunting Access: No

Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery

21200 West Hatchery Road
Brimley, MI 49715

Phone: (906) 248-5231
Fax: (906) 248-2223

Overview

Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery produces pathogen free lake trout brood stock and produces up to eight million lake trout eyed eggs for shipment to other federal, state, and tribal facilities for the Great Lakes Lake Trout Restoration. Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery utilizes retired and excess lake trout broodstock for stocking into inland lakes for recreational fishing opportunities.

Visit Us

  • Large Scale Aquarium: No
  • Visitor Center: No
  • Open Weekends: No
  • Tours: Prearranged
  • Education Programs: Yes
  • Trails: None
  • Wildlife Viewing: No
  • Special Events: No
  • Picnic Area: No
  • Public Fishing Access: No
  • Public Hunting Access: No