Jordan River National Fish Hatchery
The Jordan River National Fish Hatchery (NFH) was established in 1963 and is dedicated to stocking lake trout into the Great Lakes, primarily Lakes Michigan and Huron. It is located in Antrim County in the northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan. The hatchery annually propagates approximately 1.85 to 2.0 million yearling lake trout and transfers up to 900,000 fingering lake trout to the Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery. Over 7,500 visitors come every year and the staff can provide fishery education and hatchery tours. The hatchery is located in the beautiful Jordan River Valley and is a popular stopping point during fall color tours and winter snowmobiling.
The hatchery is open to the public seven days a week. Staff is on duty from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. The Visitor Center at the Jordan River National Fish The hatchery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The interpretive displays provide an opportunity to gain insight into the mission of the hatchery as it relates to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's lake trout restoration efforts around the Great Lakes Basin.
The hatchery is open year-round. The center has been an inviting stop in winter for snowmobile enthusiasts interested in a warm up and a glimpse into the operation of the hatchery.
Access to the hatchery is from US-131 at Turner Road and also from the Jordan River Road.