The DNR has closed or modified public access to many locations, activities and services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition, while most public land is currently open for local day use, state park and forest campgrounds are currently closed.
Please check our DNR COVID-19 Response webpage for the latest information, and our COVID-19 FAQ webpage for answers to many of your questions on fishing, hunting, trails, parks, burn permits, camping and more.
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
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.