Visitor Education Center
The North 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, 10,000 gallon aquarium, interactive exhibits, displays, artifacts, fishing rodeo pond, an art gallery celebrating Mississippi's natural resources, and the World Record White Crappie. All of these elements serve as entertaining and engaging learning experiences for all visitors, especially children.
The Center promotes the sport of freshwater fishing in Mississippi, and encourages the conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources.
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.
North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center
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
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
- Friday after Christmas
- New Year's Day
- Friday after New Year's Day
Adults (age 18-59) - $2.50
Adults (age 60+) - $2.00
School Groups (per student) - $2.00
Children ages 3-17 - $2.00
Children under 3 - No charge
School Teachers with classes and bus drivers - No charge
Active Military - No Charge
Individual - $20.00
Family - $30.00
Group Visitations (Guided
The Visitor Education Center is open for self-guided tours. To schedule a guided tour, please fill out the Online Registration Form or call the Visitor Education Center.
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 is located below Enid Dam in Yalobusha County, exit 233 off of Hwy 55.