Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery


The hatchery's Visitor's Center contains several observational overlooks, an antique fishing tackle exhibit featuring over 200 artifacts, a "Harvesting the River" exhibit depicting the natural history of fish and fishing on the Illinois River, and several live and static fish displays. Guided tours are available at the Visitor's Center. Located atop a natural aquifer the hatchery can simultaneously accommodate 16 different species of fish and produce some 42 million fish annually for stocking in public and private waters. While at the hatchery, check the surrounding upland hardwood forest for numerous songbirds and check the rearing ponds for gulls, swallows, and Belted Kingfishers.


25410 N Fish Hatchery Road
Topeka, IL 61537


40.43024000, -89.89191000
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(309) 968-7531

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