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Genoa National Fish Hatchery

The Genoa National Fish Hatchery rears 23 species of fish including trout, northern pike, and walleye. Guided and self-guided tours are offered. The area has 17 open-air ponds and 6 raceways. Because of its location at the confluence of the Bad Axe and Mississippi Rivers, the La Crosse Chapter of the Audubon Society ranks the hatchery as a top location for bird watching. On a walk among the rearing ponds, backwaters and sloughs you might see
Great Egrets, Solitary Sandpipers, Green Herons, resident Bald Eagles, and Pileated and Red-headed Woodpeckers.

Genoa National Fish Hatchery map

Directions: Located along Hwy 35, four miles south of Genoa.

Gazetteer: Page 40, D-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 74, F-2 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/689-2605.

Web site: Genoa National Fish Hatchery

Signature Species: Dowitchers, plovers, herons and egrets.

Seasonality: Open year round.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Genoa, 4 miles north on Hwy 35.