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EXPLORE D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery

  • Hatchery Grounds open year round from dawn to dusk.
  • Historic Buildings & Gift Shop:  Open June, July, August, 7 days a week from 9am-6pm
  • May & September –  hours may be limited
  • See directions to D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery at bottom of page.

 

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Fred flying across the Hatchery on 17 Jan 2019... for those who don't know, his mate of several years apparently died of injuries sustained from a male Red Tailed Hawk last February. Unknown if she died before they departed for the nesting grounds last February, or somewhere enroute. She and Fred had been together for at least 8 years that I know of, and possibly longer. ... See MoreSee Less

Fred flying across the Hatchery on 17 Jan 2019... for those who dont know, his mate of several years apparently died of injuries sustained from a male Red Tailed Hawk last February. Unknown if she died before they departed for the nesting grounds last February, or somewhere enroute. She and Fred had been together for at least 8 years that I know of, and possibly longer.

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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives

Booth Society Annual Meeting. It was a great evening. Congratulations to our Distinguished Friends of the Hatchery. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The Doerges family is truly honored to be named 2018 Friend of the Hatchery but as Heather so eloquently said, "The Hatchery has given our family so much more." What a wonderful place with wonderful people.

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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives

2018 Distinguished Friends of the Hatchery ... See MoreSee Less

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You are invited to Booth Society Winter Mixer
Jan 17 5 - 7:30 pm
Studio 621 Spearfish
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Due to the Government Shutdown, the meeting location for the Spearfish Christmas Bird Count will not be at D.C. Booth. New details:

What: Spearfish Christmas Bird Count
When: January 5th - Coordination: 7:30 a.m - Tally: 3:30 p.m.
Where: McDonald's - 131 Ryan Road

The Christmas Bird County (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is a bird census, that involves thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere. The results are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early winter bird populations across the Americas.
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Due to the Government Shutdown, the meeting location for the Spearfish Christmas Bird Count will not be at D.C. Booth.  New details:

What:  Spearfish Christmas Bird Count
When:  January 5th - Coordination: 7:30 a.m - Tally: 3:30 p.m. 
Where: McDonalds - 131 Ryan Road  

The Christmas Bird County (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement.  It is a bird census, that involves thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere.  The results are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early winter bird populations across the Americas.

SD Junior Duck Stamp Contest

The Pond Gift Shop offers fish food, nature and history books, nature and wildlife toys, gifts, and hatchery souvenirs. Visit the Shop for information about area attractions and the history of the hatchery.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Fish & Aquatic Conservation Archives

Housed at D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery

Over 1.7 million artifacts and documents. Largest collection of fisheries artifacts in the country.  Selected items on display in Von Bayer Museum.  Research opportunities available.  The collection management facility is open by appointment only. 

winter mixer!

Join us for the Booth Society, Inc. Winter Mixer!

Thursday, January 17th

Studio 621 – Main Street Spearfish

5:00 – 7:30 pm – Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine

6:00 pm – 2018 Highlights & Award Presentations

Click Here for more info

  HATCHERY

  EVENTS

Ruby’s Garden Events

Ruby’s Garden provides an enchanting setting for your wedding ceremony. Nestled behind the historic  Booth House on the grounds of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, SD, the garden features an oval lawn bordered by a rustic flagstone walkway and landscaped flowerbeds. The Booth House balcony provides shade for the back porch that opens out onto  the lawn, which stretches towards a vine-covered pergola on the other end. Private garden space available May through September.

support The booth society

Become a Member – Make a Donation  – Contribute to the Endowment – Shop at the Gift Shop – Visit the Hatchery – Feed the Fish!

Your support helps keep the Fish Hatchery a free family attraction, coordinates the volunteer program, develops educational opportunities and youth outreach, advocates for the Hatchery on local, state and national levels, supports hatchery operations, coordinates the South Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, and encourages the Friends Group development.

Donate

Your donation to the Booth Society helps ensure visitor outreach and the hatchery remaining a free attraction for everyone.

Volunteer

The hatchery is able to accommodate visitors and have the buildings open seasonally due to the dedication and support from the volunteer program. 

Become a Member

Your membership helps bring the hatchery experience alive by providing tours, information, and visitor services to over 150,000 visitors each year.

OUR VISITORS SAY:

“Such a tremendous experice for all ages. So much information from an era that started it all. The museums, viewing area, green spaces, gift shop and the race ways, are fantastic! Kids loved the scavenger hunt that resulted in free fish food! Feeding fish and see baby ducks toddling along the rocks was the highlight. A non-profit that serves the greater community for free and deserves all the support they can get.”

***** 5 STARS – Amity Shay Neff

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Directions:

From I-90 Interstate: Exit 12 travel West on Jackson Blvd, Turn left on Canyon St, Continue south six blocks to City Park.

From Spearfish Canyon: Hwy 14A– Turn left at stoplight on Colorado Blvd, Turn left on Hudson St, Turn left on Canyon St.

NOTE: Spearfish Canyon via Winterville Rd. to Canyon Street is closed to thru traffic during summer months, as noted on map.