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“Informative tour”

The Oden State Fish Hatchery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can reach this fish hatchery by two ways. Drive to it when you see the turnoff from M31 or go to the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center, park your car and walk to the fish hatchery. We opted to walk from the visitor center. The visitor center is not much, just a small gift store and some exhibits. The train car nearby is interesting as it goes over the history of transporting the fish to lakes and rivers in the state. You can then take the easy .6 mi walk to the hatchery along the way stopping at the underwater fish chamber and watch the trout swim in the river, or stop at the fish pond and feed them. At the fish hatchery you can take a free tour at specified times. Our tour guide, Maddie was excellent. She took us to several buildings where she explained collecting eggs from the trout, fertilizing them, nurturing the fish when they hatch, etc. You get an up close look at the fish. We spent almost 2 hrs here and really enjoyed it.



Thank pasherry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place and nice walking trail. Cool to see the railcar that was used for the hatcheries. Recommended.

Thank KellyScott13
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Never knew there was so much involved in raising fish. It’s quite the process. Very interesting for both young and old.

Thank Pj G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Came here to their attractions which were mostly closed due to the season. The fish I am guessing were at the big pond because we couldn't see any in the chamber. But we still had fun feeding the fish, seeing the waterways, and "hiking" the main unpaved trail. There is a way you can park closer to the waterways....it's off Conway. No bathrooms except in the big building in back past the raceways, which are going off to the right, in the very back. There are paved and unpaved walking areas, and paved parking.

Thank Jabell1969
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this site but missed the tour (so check out the times in advance). Stopped at the office and got a quick highlight of the hatchery and a bag of fish food along with a map to the visitor center. Short walk to the lake (to feed the fish and ducks), then off to view the fish (they have a glassed area next to a stream to view the fish) and then the visitor center and train. Well worth the stop.

Thank K_J-Traveling
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