Programs and Events at the Pequest Trout Hatchery
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!
Open Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- 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 www.nj.wildlifelicense.com.
Pequest Open House
Saturday and Sunday, March 28 & 29
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the arrival of the spring at this annual event with something for all outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Tour the hatchery, enjoy the exhibits, watch demonstrations, and enjoy a picnic or purchase food. For details visit the
Pequest Open House page.
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.