D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Spearfish

4.8
#2 of 11 in Things to do in Spearfish
Established in 1896, as the Spearfish National Fish Hatchery, to propagate, stock, and establish trout populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Renamed D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in the early 1980's, the facility is still dedicated to fish culture and resource management today.
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  • Wonderful place to visit. Cheap food to feed the fish, can watch the fish under the water, too. There is an elevator for those who need it. Room to run/move about if needed. Great history. Volunteers ...  more »
  • I love visiting hatcheries and the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery is one of the best! I only wished we had been there earlier in the year before the visitor center closed for the season. M...  more »
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  • This is an amazing place. It was so fun to see all the different trout they have. You can pay for food to feed the fish. Be sure to go down the stairs to see the fish underneath the water. There was a museum there, but unfortunately we didn't have time for. This place is definitely worth a visit.
  • I never would've imagined a fish hatchery being a fun destination, but it was! This is a Spearfish and South Dakota gem. It's fun to look at all the fish, and the historical train car is interesting to walk through. What really makes this destination stand out is the volunteer docents, who are very knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to talk. Swing through on the way to Spearfish Canyon - it will totally be worth a stop (especially on a beautiful day).
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