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The Oden State Fish Hatchery

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Located in Oden this hatchery y has some amazing sights. They have a small museum in an old train... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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You can reach this fish hatchery by two ways. Drive to it when you see the turnoff from M31 or go... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
United States
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Fun place to visit, we missed the official tour, which is the only way to get into the buildings to see the actual hatchery now. But talked to one of the employees and learned how much has changed in 20yrs from open hatchery in stream...More

Thank Davhamm
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Located in Oden this hatchery y has some amazing sights. They have a small museum in an old train car. They have a ton of gorgeous nature trails. The have and underground viewing area to view young fish in a stream. Plus two ponds with...More

Thank 747ChrisH747
Reviewed 28 June 2018 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...More

2  Thank pasherry
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank KellyScott13
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
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...More

Thank Jabell1969
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...More

1  Thank K_J-Traveling
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The best part of any trip are the unplanned discoveries. I happened to see a sign for a fish hatchery and thought what the heck, why not. I went on the tour and it was very informative as you see the trout breeding process from...More

1  Thank ILuvVBall
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The train outside the facility looks weathered but inside is air conditioning and much historical information. The information building also has a lot of learning items for children and adults alike. The underground viewing area is great. What child doesn't like feeding the fish /...More

1  Thank Shinjin7
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I have been to fish hatcheries before and assumed this would be about the same . . . raceways, feeding, fingerlings to lunkers, etc. There are a few unique attributes about the Oden hatchery. There are paved trails through the woods making it an accessible...More

Thank kskeener4
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