D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives
Mountain-Prairie Region
D.C. Booth Partnerships (Photos clockwise from top left) Stocking fish for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Statue at DC Booth, Youth helping out at the hatchery

A unique five-way partnership at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives is living proof of the old adage "many hands make light work". Our partnerships are highly valuable to us and enable us to better our services to the visiting public.

In addition to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, our partners include:

City of SpearfishCity of Spearfish

The City assists with public use functions in allowing an entrance kiosk on city park property, allowing visitor parking in an adjacent parking lot, parking lot maintenance, provide law enforcement and fire protection. They provide campground sites with full hookups to our seasonal volunteers. The City administers a portion of its hospitality tax revenue through the Booth Society to promote, market and provide visitor services at the hatchery.


Booth Society, Inc.Booth Society, Inc.

The Booth Society, our non-profit citizen based friends group, manages the gift shop, concession, public restrooms and information center. Funds from the gift shop are reinvested into site improvements. The Booth Society is instrumental in organizing special events, help with utility costs for some of the facilities on site, and management of a large summer volunteer staff. For younger visitors they provide educational outreach at the local school systems, developed a youth volunteer program and scavenger hunt. The Booth Society takes volunteer applications year round. Contact the Booth Society at the hatchery. South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks logo

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks - McNenny State Fish Hatchery
McNenny State Fish Hatchery utilizes our ponds and raceways for rearing fish for public benefit and fish conservation purposes. They coordinate fish production with the D.C. Booth personnel, are responsible for pond stocking, feeding fish, cleaning ponds, monitors pollution and compliance with appropriate laws & regulations, and maintains permits associated with discharges from the facility.

American Fisheries Society - Fish Culture Section
American Fisheries SocietyThe American Fisheries Society , Fish Culture Sectionís Hall of Fame is located in a replica ice house on site. The Fish Culture Hall of Fame honors persons making technological advances in fish culture. Location at the hatchery is due to the hatchery's history, large collection of fish culture artifacts and location of the hatchery in a popular tourist area. Exhibits and information about inductees are displayed. Nominations to the Fish Culture Hall of Fame must be submitted by March.


In, addition, many local volunteer citizens, civic groups, and school groups are actively involved with the hatchery's operations, education, and outreach. These dedicated partners and volunteers keep the treasured D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery available to you, your family, and future generations.


Volunteers: Want to help? We're always looking for helping hands and people with good hearts.

We could not operate without our volunteers! Volunteers of all ages are welcome to sign up as a volunteer. For commuting volunteers, campsites may be available. Read our Volunteer Program info and fill out a volunteer application today!

A grant from the National Park Service "Save America's Treasures" provided D.C. Booth with $300,000 in funds matched dollar-for-dollar by our partners.

These funds enabled us to:

Last updated: July 1, 2015

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