Peterson State Fish Hatchery

Peterson State Fish Hatchery
28376 County Rd 25 South
Peterson, MN 55962
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The Peterson State Fish Hatchery is located in Southeastern Minnesota in Fillmore County near the town of Peterson.

Peterson State Fish Hatchery location map.

Office Contacts

  • Hatchery Supervisor: Shawn Haase
  • Assistant Supervisor: Ryan Wierzba
  • Fisheries Specialist: Thomas Devine
  • Fisheries Specialist: Jace Sando


The Peterson Hatchery produces Lake Trout and Splake Trout annually for Minnesota's Cold Water Trout Program. Our trout are stocked into cold, deep water lakes throughout northern Minnesota near the towns of Hinckley, Grand Rapids, International Falls, Tower and Grand Marais.  Fish are stocked as 4" fingerlings in fall and as 8" yearlings in the spring.  Peterson Hatchery also maintains a captive lake trout brood stock, which provide eggs for each years fish production.

Tours and Visits

  • Self-guided tour: Visitor center is open May through October on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Guided tours: : Available by appointment; call 507-875-2625
  • Hatchery fact sheet

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