Thompson Fish Hatchery

Thompson State Fish Hatchery was established in 1922 and was completely renovated in 1978. This facility can produce a wide range of fish species for both inland and Great Lake waters because of its unique water supply. Coldwater species produced at Thompson include: Chinook salmon, steelhead, and brown trout. Walleye fry are the only coolwater specie produced at Thompson. This facility has both indoor and outdoor rearing capabilities. The indoor facility contains 42 tanks for rearing of small fingerlings. The outdoor facility contains 12 raceways for rearing yearling trout. Thompson hatchery had a new interpretive center installed in 2003. The new interpretive center provides information on the importance of small tributaries to the Great Lakes, how watersheds work, how a hatchery operates as well as art work and a hands-on computer center which challenges people of all ages to learn about hatcheries and fisheries management.

Location: 944 S State Highway M149, Manistique, MI 49854-8922.