Wild Rose Fish Hatchery

Don’t be fooled; birding is great at this beautiful property where mature trees and the Pine River attract a nice variety of birds. The hatchery is critical to Wisconsin’s $2.3 billion sport fishery producing 27 percent of the trout and salmon the DNR stocks; 64 percent of northern pike; 100 percent of lake sturgeon stocked, and 100 percent of spotted musky. Ninety-four percent of the fish, mostly Brown trout and Chinook salmon, raised at this site go to Lake Michigan. The century-old hatchery is currently undergoing a $24.3 million dollar renovation. The new Visitor Center opened in 2007 to welcome the public to learn more about the resource.

Directions: Located just north of Wild Rose on Hwy 22.

Wild Rose Fish Hatchery map

Gazetteer: Page 54, C-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 70, D-1 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/424-3050 (Oshkosh WDNR).

Web site: Wild Rose Fish Hatchery | Wild Rose Fish Hatchery Renovation

Signature Species: Trout, salmon, lake sturgeon, northern pike and spotted musky.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Wild Rose.