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.
Gazetteer: Page 54, C-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 70, D-1 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/424-3050 (Oshkosh WDNR).
Signature Species: Trout,
salmon, lake sturgeon, northern
pike and spotted musky.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest Food & Lodging: Wild Rose.