Booth Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Booth Weekend, held each May, officially kicks off the summer season at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives! The Pond Gift Shop, the Von Bayer Museum, the Railcar, and the Booth House will be open through the end of September. Guided tours through the historic buildings are available during the summer season daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

We will be celebrating by handing out free hot dogs and drinks. And, complete a hatchery scavenger hunt to earn free fish food! Plus, everyone can can spin the wheel for a chance to win free hatchery swag! The festivities will be from 10:30am to 2pm.

Stop by to take a tour, browse the museum, hike the trails and feed the trout and ducks. Our new volunteers will be anxious for visitors! During the summer our venues are staffed by traveling RV volunteers who come from all over the United States to work at D.C. Booth from May-September. Our volunteers are essential to the hatchery operations and we cannot begin to thank them enough!



Past Special Friends Honorees


Jo Kallemeyn

Larry Kallemeyn


Senator John Thune
Don Nichols
Carol Athow


David Nickel

Mike Walton

Craig Springer

Click here to find out more about the American Fisheries Society and Fish Culture Hall of Fame.


Jeff Trandahl
First Interstate Bank
Steve Brimm


Dr. Daniel Spencer
Terry & Susan Hupp
Sandy & Larry Klarenbeek


Christmas Ladies
Myles Kennedy
Eric Davis
Arden Trandahl


Stewart Huntington
Ron Schuttler
Frank Tainter


Dr. Joseph B. Hunn
Kathryn Cole
Premier Bankcard


Jerry and Pat French
Delores Holso
French Bryan, The Bay Leaf Cafe


City of Spearfish
Judy and Lennis Larson
Roger Lessly


Jim Maher
Chris Hanson
Fred Romkema


Rhoda Lewis
Arlene Hindbjorgen
Paul Higbee


Knights of Columbus
Jim and Beth Benning
Steve and Marcia Sharp


Ben and Carol Henry
Gary Edwards
Wally Steuke


Gary Richards
Ernest Bantam
Senator Tim Johnson


John Vigna - posthumously
Madaline Custis
Delmar Junek - posthumously


WS Tretheway - posthumously
Senator Tom Daschle
Wayne Frey


Dr. David B Miller - posthumously
Kay Jorgensen
Ruth Quinn


Lee and John Ervin
Sheila and Don Aaker
Mary Ellen and Will Lantis

Photo Gallery

Video: Introducing DC Booth Fish Hatchery