Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving America's Fisheries

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery Pavilion and Picnic Area

Image of Lake Superior View at Pendills Creek NFHBoardwalk to Lake Superior Shoreline

Map of Pendills Creek NFH
Map of Pendills Creek NFH

Address, Directions and Contact Information

21990 W. Trout Lane
Brimley, MI 49715

From Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan: Michigan State Hwy. 28 (near Raco); turn north at Ranger Road; proceed 6.3 miles to the intersection of Lakeshore Drive; turn west and travel 4.2 miles to Forest Service Road 3157 and turn left.

Phone: (906) 437-5231
Fax: (906) 437-5393
Email: curt_friez@fws.gov and/or julie_timmer@fws.gov

Points of Interest

The hatchery is located along the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway, on LL. Curley Lewis Memorial Highway. The visiting public is encouraged to stop in to view the Visitor Lobby in the main hatchery building and walk through the fish production building located at the facility. When you arrive at the hatchery, a visitor's parking lot will be to your left with an informational kiosk about our program. Depending on the time of year, you can see lake trout eggs, fry, fingerlings, yearlings, or display brood fish. Follow the signs to the visitor's lobby inside the brick building for tours of our grounds. Public beach access to Lake Superior is across the road of the hatchery. A pavilion and picnic tables are available to use, as well as a boardwalk down to the lake. The hatchery is nestled within the Hiawatha National Forest of the eastern Upper Peninsula, a four season destination of all ages.

Know Before You Go

The hatchery is located right on Lake Superior, so weather is always a factor depending on the season. Sun hats and insect repellant are always a good idea in the spring and summer. Be careful of tripping hazards and deep water when viewing fish inside our fish raceway building.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Depending on the time of year, our lake trout fish production varies. During April, May, and June you can view fingerlings inside our tankroom and yearlings in the fish raceway building. In July, August and September you will be able to view fingerlings and display brood fish in the tankroom. In October, November, December and January you will be able to see lake trout eggs, fry and fingerlings. February and March will have fry and yearlings to see.

Scheduling Group Tours

Guided group tours during or after visitor hours, or on weekends are available by appointment only; please contact our office at (906) 437-5231 to schedule.

Rules and Regulations

Regular visitor hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:00pm; fish production buildings are locked for security when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff are not present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: May 6, 2013