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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.

 

 

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Wow! D.C. Booth came in first (again!) in week two of a six-week competition for our new Agents of Discovery app. We are competing against other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service facilities across the country. Go Spearfish!
If you haven't played the free app yet (no login required) be sure to check it out next time you're at the hatchery. It's a new and different way to explore the hatchery with Agent Wade the Speckled Trout (he is pictured in front of the viewing windows.)
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Wow! D.C. Booth came in first (again!) in week two of a six-week competition for our new Agents of Discovery app. We are competing against other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service facilities across the country. Go Spearfish! 
If you havent played the free app yet (no login required) be sure to check it out next time youre at the hatchery. Its a new and different way to explore the hatchery with Agent Wade the Speckled Trout (he is pictured in front of the viewing windows.)Image attachment

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Thanks for coming to see us!!

We had so much fun with it during our visit last week!!

Neat side-by-side comparison photos from 1934 and present. The hatchery has been well-loved by tourists and locals alike since it was built in 1896!More than 160,000 visitors enjoy DC Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archive in Spearfish, SD, from May to Oct. This 1934 image is among tens of thousands of photos, documents and artifacts related to fisheries conservation from around the U.S. that are curated in the archive.
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Neat side-by-side comparison photos from 1934 and present. The hatchery has been well-loved by tourists and locals alike since it was built in 1896!Image attachment

We hope to see you Wednesday night at city park. Please stop by our booth and say hello!🐟We are one day away from Jalan Crossland Live at The Canyon Acoustic Series! We are expecting a big crowd for this one, so be sure to get your lawn spot early. Music to start at 6 p.m. We'll see you at the park!
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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives

This happy group made it a priority to come feed the fish with guests after their wedding!! Congrats to Mr and Mrs Schwingler!
photo credits:
Photos with the bride: Dream Forever Photography by Allie Geier
Group photo: Barbara Michlitsch
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This happy group made it a priority to come feed the fish with guests after their wedding!! Congrats to Mr and Mrs Schwingler!
photo credits:
Photos with the bride: Dream Forever Photography by Allie Geier
Group photo: Barbara MichlitschImage attachment

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Thanks for coming by!

Come join us! Bird banding will also be going on during this time!We have Coffee Connection this Friday at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives with Black Hills Studios and Northern Hills Master Gardeners.

It's going to be a lovely morning in Ruby's Garden. They will have coffee and morning treats from 8-9 a.m. You might also get to see them doing bird banding on the grounds that morning!
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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.

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. 

Hot rods for Hatcheries!

April 27th

10  AM to 2 PM

BHSU Young Center Parking Lot

May Happenings!

Join us for several events in May!

May 12th

Mother’s Day – OPENING DAY – Stop in and shop for Mom! Gift shop will be open!

Thursday, May 16th

Induction & Tribute for American Fisheries Society Fish Culture Section Hall of Fame

Saturday, May 18th- RESCHEDULED till May 25, 2019

BOOTH DAY!

  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.

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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.