D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives
Mountain-Prairie Region
D.C. Booth Public Information (Photos clockwise from  left) Kids school visit to DC Booth, Kids Fishing derby catch, Young girl observes fish at underground viewing area

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives provides many exciting visitor opportunities, as well as gives back to the local communities. Open to the public, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives welcomes visitors to the historic hatchery and museum for an educational closeup view of the fish production process.


With over 145,000 visitors annually, the dedicated staff and volunteer hosts at the Visitor Center and Museum bring the hatchery experience alive with educational hatchery and museum tours and exhibits. Educational programs/tours are provided for the public and school groups during business hours. The hatchery has also worked closely with the Spearfish school system to develop an on-sight curriculum for all teachers K-5th grade.


Some of the many exciting recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities are:

Come join the hatchery staff and volunteers for year-round festivities and celebrations! D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives hosts an array of public events, including:

  • December Holiday Celebration
  • Spearfish Holiday Enchantment
  • National Fish Culture Hall of Fame
  • Induction Ceremonies
  • D.C. Booth Day
  • National Fishing Week
  • Family Creek Fair
  • National Wildlife Refuge Week


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Last updated: July 1, 2015

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