D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery

Family Friendly Nature & Recreation Arts & History

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 Free
Phone 605-642-7730
Website www.dcboothfishhatchery.org
D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery

The Grounds

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. 

D.C. Booth Railcar

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. 


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