Iron River National Fish Hatchery

Near Iron River, Wisconsin

Iron River National Fish Hatchery does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Established in 1979 Iron River National Fish Hatchery produces lake trout and brook trout for restoration programs in the upper Great Lakes. On your visit you can see “Big Fish” as Iron River NFH raises “broodstock” to produce eggs for hatchery use and for distribution to other agencies and programs. The hatchery is located on 1200 acres of land and offers a wonderful trail system which can be used year round. Seasonally the hatchery offers hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Definitely stop in at the visitor center where you will be able to grab a pair of snowshoes to use on your outdoor adventure, compliments of the local friends group. You will certainly enjoy the natural beauty and maybe learn a thing or two during a visit to this hatchery set in the northwoods of Wisconsin!