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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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Thank you!It wouldn’t be a Spearfish summer without a scoop (or two...or 3) of our Rainbow Trout Ice Cream!! For this seasonal favorite, we swirl together our Green Tea and Red Raspberry ice creams, and riddle the whole lot with dark chocolate shavings! Sweet, fruity, matcha-y bliss (in a fresh ‘n crispy gluten-free waffle cone, if you please). ... See MoreSee Less

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That sounds fabulous

2 days ago

Having fun feeding the fish on our very first visit to the hatchery! 🐟 ... See MoreSee Less

Having fun feeding the fish on our very first visit to the hatchery! 🐟

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Fun! So glad you came to visit!

It's a great day at the Fish Hatchery! 🐟 Historic buildings and the Pond Gift Shop open daily 9am-6pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Its a great day at the Fish Hatchery! 🐟 Historic buildings and the Pond Gift Shop open daily 9am-6pm.

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5 days ago

Feeding some fish and having a blast ... See MoreSee Less

Feeding some fish and having a blast

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

Join us for upcoming events

Tuesday, July 30th | 6:30 PM

Support the Hatchery at the Spearfish Sasquatch Baseball Game!

Sunday, Sept. 15 | Race at 2:00 PM

Black Hills Beer Run!

  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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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.