Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving America's Fisheries

Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery
Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery

Map of Sullivan Creek NFH
Map of Sullivan Creek NFH

Due to current staffing levels and sensitivity of the fish being raised at Sullivan Creek NFH, visits and tours can be arranged by appointment.

Please contact Pendills Creek NFH at (906) 437-5231.

Address, Directions and Contact Information

21200 West Hatchery Road
Brimley, MI 49715

From Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan: Follow M-28, turn south at Forest Service Road 3131 (Sullivan Creek Trail) (unpaved),  proceed 4.4 miles, turn west at Forest Service Road 3134, follow for 0.2 miles (unpaved), and turn right.

Latitude: 46.312, Longitude: -84.807

Phone: (906) 437-5231
Fax: (906) 437-5393
Email: and/or

Points of Interest

When you arrive at the hatchery a visitor’s parking lot will be to your left with an informational kiosk on our program. Depending on the time of year, you can see lake trout eggs, yearlings, and adult brood fish up to 20 pounds each.

Know Before You Go

The hatchery is located in a remote area of the Hiawatha National Forest off of gravel roads. 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. From mid-September to November you will be able to view the sorting of brood fish for egg ripeness and the actual spawning process. The rest of the year you can view lake trout of many ages and sizes in the raceway building.

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

Fish production buildings are locked for security when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff are not present. No public feeding of brood fish is allowed.








Last updated: May 6, 2013