Visit Us

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery is located along the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway, on the Curley Lewis Memorial Highway. When you arrive at the hatchery, a visitor parking lot will be to your left with an informational kiosk about our program. Follow the signs to the visitor lobby for self-guided tours. Depending on the time of year, you may see lake trout eggs, fry, fingerlings or yearlings. Public beach access to Lake Superior is across the road from 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 for all ages!

Driving Directions

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery is located within the Hiawatha National Forest along the shoreline of Lake Superior. The hatchery is located west of Brimley, Michigan along W Lakeshore Drive. 


There is no charge to visit.


Restrooms are available near the visitor contact station.

Points of Interest

Visitors can see native fish on display, obtain brochures, and view live lake trout.

What To Do

If you have 15 minutes

  • Enjoy a quick visit to our kiosks

If you have one hour

  • Check out our visitor contact station and facility

If you have half a day or more

  • Visit our facility, then enjoy the Lake Superior public beach access site. Have a picnic under the pavilion, then take the boardwalk to Lake Superior and spend the day at the beach.

Know Before You Go

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.


Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities year round at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery including birding, fishing, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, or snorkeling. Visitors can also take advantage of touring the Hiawatha National Forest which surrounds our facility.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery is a sub-station of Pendills Creek NFH.

Rules and Policies

Fish production buildings are locked for security when staff are not present. 


Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
21990 West Trout LaneBrimley,MI49715-9007
Visitor Contact Station Hours
Monday - Friday, except federal holidays
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Public Beach Access Site Hours
Dawn - dusk