Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium

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Northcentral
Fish Hatchery Road, Riverdale, ND

Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is located directly downstream of Lake Sakakawea near Riverdale. The hatchery produces a variety of fish species to improve recreational fishing opportunities and facilitate recovery of threatened and endangered fishes.The hatchery's visitor center houses five 300-gallon aquariums displaying many of North Dakota's fish species and is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Guided tours may be available year-around with reservations. Two trails located at the hatchery link the hatchery to the Downstream Campground and fishing pond and provide a great opportunity for hiking, biking, fishing or cross country skiing. The Wetlands Trail provides a unique adventure and insight into the value of wetlands.The Lewis and Clark Trail brings you back to the hatchery and provides interpretation into the past. In October, trail-goers can witness the fall migration of salmon as they make their return to the hatchery.

Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Top Features
  • Family-Friendly
  • Guides Available
  • Restrooms
  • Self-Guided Tours
All Features
Accessibility
  • ADA-compliant
Activities
  • Guides Available
  • Self-Guided Tours
Cost of Admission
  • Admission: Free
Facility Amenities
  • Restrooms
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Visitor center and Aquarium open daily from 8:00 am - 8:00pm from Memorial Day - Labor Day. Hatchery open M/F year around from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly
Location
  • Riverfront
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