Ways to Get Involved

In addition to agency partnerships, the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery receives tremendous support from the fishing clubs across the state represented through the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress. A partnership with the Great Planers Trout and Salmon Club enables us to co-host the annual Kids Fishing Day event at the hatchery in September providing an opportunity for challenged kids to experience the thrill of catching trout. Volunteers from across the country arrive each spring at the hatchery to offer their talents assisting hatchery staff with fish production and providing guided tours through the hatchery. Contact the hatchery for more information on vollunteering.


Volunteer Opportunities

Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery is one of the largest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatcheries in the Nation. We raise a wide variety of fish species including walleye, Northern pike, trout, Chinook salmon, paddlefish, muskie, burbot, the endangered Pallid sturgeon, and Shovelnose sturgeon. ...