Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium

47.491572, -101.412343

Northcentral
Tours of the hatchery give you a 'feel' for what the hatchery is all about.
530 Hatchery Road,
Riverdale ND 58565
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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.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Monday : 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday : 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday : 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Thursday : 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Friday : 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 3:00pm

All Features

Accessibility
  • ADA-compliant
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Activities
  • Guided Tours
    1
  • Self-Guided Tours
    1
Availability
  • Open Year 'Round
    1
Cost of Admission
  • Admission
    Free
General Information
  • Hours of Operation
    Visitor Center Hours: Summer Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM - 3:00PM Aquarium Hours: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Off Season Hours are : 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Closed Federal Holidays
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly
    1
Location
  • Countryside
    1
  • Riverfront
    1

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