D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives
Mountain-Prairie Region

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery: (Photos clockwise from left) Collage of D.C. Booth photos , Fish swimming in fishways, D.C. Booth hatchery building



Established in 1896, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives, formerly Spearfish National Fish Hatchery, is one of the oldest operating hatcheries in the country.  Dedicated to fish culture and resource management, the hatchery was constructed to propagate, stock, and establish trout populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.


Still rearing trout for the Black Hills through a cooperative effort with the State, the hatchery is also a museum and archive that serves to protect and preserve our nation’s fishery records and artifacts for educational, research, and historic purposes.  With over 155,000 visitors and 14,000 volunteer hours annually, the facility also strives to provide interpretive and educational programs for the public.



Last updated: July 1, 2015

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