Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium

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Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium ,
530 Hatchery Road,
Riverdale, ND 58565

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 fish. 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 River Loop Trail provides a unique adventure and insight into the value of wetlands. The Hatchery Loop 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.

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All Features

  • Activities
    • Self-guided Tours
  • Availability
    • Open Year 'Round
  • General Information
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Free Admission
  • Location
    • Countryside,
    • Riverfront

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