The Valley City National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is one of two federal fish hatcheries in North Dakota. As part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission to protect wildlife habitat and provide wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities on Service lands, Valley City provides many benefits to the citizens of North Dakota. High quality game fish stocked by the hatchery provide quality sport fishing to thousands. In addition, Valley City welcomes visitors to the hatchery for a closeup view of the fish production process. Hiking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, and photography continues to be a must of summer activities. The goose pond is a kids fishing pond and is an exclusive area attraction. The staff gives tours to various civic groups and has a traveling aquarium and video show that is taken to the larger fairs and shows within the state.