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Programs and Events at the Pequest Trout Hatchery

Open Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The public is invited to learn about New Jersey's fish and wildlife resources and ways to enjoy them through special programs and events at Pequest. Take advantage of these unique opportunities and get outdoors!
  • All programs and special events, including parking, are FREE unless otherwise noted.

  • All programs require pre-registration unless noted. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event. For registration or information call 908-637-4125 ext. 0.

  • Events are held rain or shine outdoors so dress for the weather.

  • Programs and special events at Pequest are supported through the sale of fishing and hunting licenses and related stamps. In order to help us continue to offer programs and special events, participants are encouraged to purchase a fishing license at the Natural Resource Education Center or online at

Nocturnal Animals of New Jersey
Friday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Come learn about bats and other nocturnal animals. This fun-filled program will highlight animals that are active at night and things children and their families can do to protect wildlife and their habitats.

This program is presented by Dove Environmental Education featuring Diana and Mike Dove, and is geared for the whole family and organized groups. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own "sit-upon" and water. This program is appropriate for organized groups and the whole family. Scout groups should e-mail a list of conservation/wildlife/ecology/respect for the earth belt or badge requirements you wish to see covered during the program to

Registration required. Funding for this program is provided by the Mansfield Twp. Clean Communities Program.
Program flyer (pdf, 235)


Weather fans take note: The Pequest Trout Hatchery has become the newest link in Rutgers University's weather station network. The hatchery is now the site of one of 13 stations throughout the state that feed data to the state's weather and climate monitoring system. To view current weather conditions visit:

The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located on Rt. 46 nine miles west of Hackettstown in scenic Warren County. On-line directions are available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and admission is free.

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Last Updated: November 12, 2014