Fish Hatcheries, Visitor Centers, Education Centers
Visitors are welcome at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's fish hatcheries and education centers. Group visits require a reservation.
State Fish Hatcheries
New Hampshire's Fish and Game fish hatcheries are a great place to learn about how fish are hatched and reared. These facilities raise more than a million trout each year! Hatcheries are open year round, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor fish viewing is available throughout the year. Guided hatchery tours are available by reservation. Twin Mountain and Warren hatcheries have more extensive educational exhibits; these wildlife centers are typically open seasonally by appointment. You'll enjoy meeting our dedicated, hardworking hatchery staff, who not only understand the technical challenges of raising fish... they also love to fish themselves!
Berlin Fish Hatchery
Off Route 110, Kilkenny Valley, White Mountain National Forest
York Pond Road, Berlin, N.H. 03570
Milford's fish transport truck makes the rounds in southern New Hampshire. Hauling fish from hatchery to water requires specialized, oxygenated tanks.
Twin Mountain Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Center
1450 Route 3 North
Whitefield, N.H. 03598
Warren Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Center
Warren Wildlife Center
Warren Fish Hatchery
23 Fish Hatchery Road/Old Route 25
Warren, N.H. 03279
New Hampton Fish Hatchery
Route 132, New Hampton 03256
Powder Mill Fish Hatchery
288 Merrymeeting Road, New Durham 03855
Milford Fish Hatchery
386 North River Road, Milford 03055
Brook Hunter Education Center
387 Perch Pond Road
Holderness, NH 03245
Telephone: 603-536-4921 or 603-536-1290
The mission of the center is to educate people in the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to become safe and responsible hunters, trappers and stewards of the state's natural resources. Owl Brook offers a modern classroom, shooting range, archery course and self-guided interpretive trails covering topics such trapper education, hunter education, map and compass, and wildlife habitat management. Summer and group programs for youth. For more information on programs at Owl Brook, directions and hours open to the public, click here.
Cow and calf moose -- two of the many critters you'll find at Fish and Game's Discovery Room.
The Discovery Room
The Discovery Room at Fish and Game's Concord headquarters is a window on New Hampshire's great outdoors ... complete with a life-sized moose cow and her calf! This exhibit depicts a variety of New Hampshire landscapes and wildlife. Come explore the sights and sounds of New Hampshire's wild places, including a pond, stream, beaver pond, meadow, woodland, vernal pool, boreal (spruce/fir) forest, and even a typical back yard.
Visit the Discovery Room: Located at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H., the Discovery Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Groups should call first to make arrangements -- 603-271-3211.
Great Bay Discovery Center
Greenland, N.H. 03885
Part of Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, this center provides opportunities to learn about coastal and marine life. Indoor exhibits and self-guided nature trail along a boardwalk through the salt marsh. Call for hours of operation. School programs by arrangement. Summer programs for youth and adults. For more information, go to greatbay.org/about/facilities.htm.