Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center (VEC) in
Enid provides an educational and entertaining experience that
promotes freshwater sport fishing, encourages the conservation and
stewardship of aquatic resources, and offers information about the
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. The
complex is located on 58 acres and is less than a quarter mile from
Interstate 55. The facility, which is operated by the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, is easily accessible
to Mississippi residents and out-of-state visitors.
The Visitor Education Center at the North Mississippi Fish
Hatchery is the first and only facility of its kind in Mississippi.
The Center features a native habitat area, a 10,000 gallon
aquarium, interactive exhibits, displays, artifacts, fishing rodeo
pond, GIFT SHOP and gallery, and the World Record
White Crappie. All of these elements serve as entertaining and
engaging learning experiences for all visitors, especially
The Center promotes the sport of freshwater fishing in
Mississippi, and encourages the conservation and stewardship of
The facility offers guided and self-guided tours along with a
myriad of programs and workshops for the public. Check our EVENTS page to
see a scheduled calendar of events and programs.
Phone: (662) 563-8068
Fax: (662) 563-5634
North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education
P.O. Box 100
457 CR 36
Enid, Mississippi 38927
Hours of Operation
March - October
Open Tuesday thru Saturday - 8:30 am until 4:30 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
November - February
Open Monday thru Friday - 7:30 am until 3:30 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
- November 23 & 24
- December 26
- January 2
Adults (age 18 - 59): $2.50
Adults (age 60+): $2.00
School Groups (per student): $2.00
Children (age 3 - 17): $2.00
Children (under 3): No charge
School Teachers with classes and bus drivers: No charge
Active Military: No Charge
Group Visitations (Guided
The Visitor Education Center is always open for self-guided tours.
To schedule a guided tour, please fill out the Online
Registration Form or call the Visitor Education
The Visitor Education Center also houses a conference room
that can be rented out for business meetings and other gatherings.
For more details and a rental form, please contact the NMFH
VEC at the number above.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education
Center are located below Enid Dam in Yalobusha County, exit
233 off of Hwy 55.