D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery

Family Fun Nature & Recreation Arts & History

Hours of Operation: Grounds are open from Dawn to Dusk
Admission: Free
Phone: 605-642-7730


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. 












The Grounds








DC Booth Fish Hatchery








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 and Structures








DC Booth Fish Hatchery Rail Car








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. 

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