Facility Activities

Come face to face with huge trout in the underwater viewing area, explore the Fisheries Museum, see the inner workings of a fish rail car, and tour the historic 1905 superintendents house—all by stepping onto the unique and historic grounds of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers for a free guided tour of Fish Car #3 and the historic 1905 superintendents home. Tours last between 10 to 20 minutes and are on an as come, as needed basis from 9am to 6pm daily, mid-May through September.

The fish hatchery grounds are in a small canyon on the edge of the Black Hills. Ponderosa pines, oak trees and ponds create perfect habitat for both migrating and year-round birds. Stop by to see if you can catch a glimpse of a belted kingfisher, wood duck, red breasted nuthatch, and many other...

The D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery grounds are a popular spot for various types of photography from wildlife and scenery photos to family portraits. Be sure to check the friends group webpage for information on their annual photo contest!