||About 30 miles
||Say an hour or two
|Best Time To Go:
||Anytime, open all year
however the visitor center closes in late August
||Take US16A east to US16 then
to Rapid City. Go west on Main Street in Rapid City then
Jackson Blvd. (SD Highway 44) The hatchery is located just
west of the
Rapid City limits.
||A working fish hatchery
|| The State of
Dakota operates this hatchery which first opened in 1918.
may be unique in that it is located at a natural spring
some 6 million gallons of water per day. The hatchery
500,000 trout and salmon per year. The Aquatic Education
Center is located on the hatchery grounds.
open to visitors and features exhibits on the hatchery
habitat and tips for anglers. There is also a model of a
showing both harmful and beneficial human actions in the
stream. Videos show the relationship between hatchery