Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving America's Fisheries

Iron River NFH Visitor Center
Iron River NFH Visitor Center

Map of Iron River NFH
Map of Iron River NFH

Address, Directions and Contact Information

10325 Fairview Rd
Iron River, WI 54847

Turn on North on Hwy A in Iron River, WI and travel 8 mi. Then turn east on Fairview Rd and travel 1.0 mi to the Hatchery entrance.

Phone: (715) 372-8510
Fax: (715) 372-8410

Points of Interest

When you arrive at the hatchery please park in the Main Building parking lot and check in at the main office. There are many things to see and do at Iron River National Fish Hatchery. Don't miss the visitor center and aquariums in our Main Building, the early rearing tankroom, the Broodstock Building, the Production Building or the interpretive hiking and cross-country ski trails found on our property.

Know Before You Go

When visiting the hatchery, please keep hands out of the raceways to prevent the spread of fish diseases.

What to Expect During Your Visit

The Iron River National Fish Hatchery is located in beautiful northern Wisconsin a few miles from Lake Superior near the town of Iron River. Upon arrival at the Iron River NFH, visitors may see up close the large coaster brook and lake trout broodstock which supply eggs to many hatcheries throughout the U.S. Some of these eggs remain on station where they are hatched and reared to be yearling fish, growing to be 6 inches in size. Native flora and fauna may also be seen throughout the hatchery's 1,200 acres along its three mile trail system.

Scheduling Group Tours

Please call in advance to schedule group tours of our facilities. Group tours are generally provided between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Staff availability varies seasonally.

Rules and Regulations

Hatchery office and self-guided visiting hours of fish culture areas are open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitor Center, Picnic Area and Trails are available from dawn until dusk. Hunting is permitted on hatchery grounds. Call 715-372-8510 for regulations.









Last updated: August 18, 2016