Established in 1896, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives was constructed to propagate, stock, and establish trout populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. After a very successful fish production history, the Hatchery ceased operations in the mid-80s and reopened with a new mission and partnerships to help preserve the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's historic and cultural heritage.
|Hours of Operation||Grounds are open from dawn to dusk.|
Admission to the hatchery grounds is always free and visitors are welcome to stroll the hatchery grounds from dawn to dusk any day of the week, 365 days a year. Visitors will views ponds, underwater trout viewing, gardens, hiking trails, and historical artifacts.
Historic Buildings & Structures
The Pond Gift Shop, Von Bayer Museum, Railcar, and Booth House are only open during the summer season from mid-May through the end of September. Guided tours through the historic buildings are available through September from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on a rolling, as-needed basis.