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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, everyday from 9am-6pm
  • May & September –  hours may be limited
  • See directions to D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery at bottom of page.

 

 

Growth At The Hatchery

Booth Society Land Acquisition Campaign!

Stand for the land, Donate Today!

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We can’t begin to say how much we appreciate these sponsors and this wonderful summer event. While we are disappointed, we certainly respect this decision. We look forward to seeing you all on our grounds!After much consideration we have decided to cancel the 2020 Canyon Acoustic Series. It was a difficult decision and not one we take lightly at Spread the Tunes. We have been watching the Covid-19 crisis unfold and these are trying times folks. We are all tired of the word "uncertainty" but it makes things very difficult when planning shows. We feel that it's in the best interest of our spectators and artists to take the summer off from hosting events. We have raised thousands of dollars for multiple groups in Spearfish including over $30k for the DC Booth Fish Hatchery and Archives the past few summers. The events we host are all funded by multiple, amazing small businesses in Spearfish. We felt these businesses needed to save their sponsorship money this summer and focus on getting back to normal. With bands canceling and the multiple safety precautions we would have to follow, the list kept stacking against us. We have also taken a break for fundraising for our Spearfish City Park Project. We are meeting with the city this week to discuss future events as well as the next move for the bandshell project. If all goes well, we will be back with events in a few months and we PROMISE to come back with a bang! Thank you all for your support and understanding. We hope you all stay happy and healthy!

If you would like to make a donation to the DC Booth Fish Hatchery and Archives, please visit the link below.

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Thank you for support!

Your friends at Spread the Tunes

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We can’t begin to say how much we appreciate these sponsors and this wonderful summer event. While we are disappointed, we certainly respect this decision. We look forward to seeing you all on our grounds!

Memorial Day- a time for remembrance.
Our grounds and gift shop are open.
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Memorial Day- a time for remembrance. 
Our grounds and gift shop are open.

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Always a beautiful place, but breathtaking with all the flags. 💖💗💟

Lon loved getting up early to get those flags posted for Memorial Day and all the other holidays for which we flew the flag! So happy the tradition continues! 👍🇺🇸

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Our grounds and the Pond Gift Shop are open to visitors. The historic Booth House, Museum and Rail Car are closed for tours until further notice.
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Our grounds and the Pond Gift Shop are open to visitors. The historic Booth House, Museum and Rail Car are closed for tours until further notice.

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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.

Happenings at the hatchery

Check Back for Changes due to COVID-19.

 

Watch for more exciting details!

Display of  archives from 125 years of D.C. Booth Updates on land, museum, 2021 anniversaries

And much more . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HATCHERY

  EVENTS

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. 

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.

Donations to the land acquisition project will help D.C. Booth expand, creating a lasting legacy for future generations.

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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.

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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.