Naturally Spearfish

Nature creeps up and surrounds us here in Spearfish even though we are within walking distance of town center.  Deer, turkeys, and bright red chipmunks scamper through the hatchery while I greet human visitors.  Fish and  ducks provide hours of entertainment to children regardless of age.

Delivering the Baby Fish

Jason from the Hatchery travels west to pick up a load of baby fish.  All winter these fingerlings will grow in the raceways here.  In the spring when they reach pan size, they will take another road trip to stock rivers and streams for fishermen.  After a long ride from Montana in the tank truck today they swim a little dazedly in the raceways.  After they get their bearings, I am sure they will like their new temporary home.

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

3 Replies to “Naturally Spearfish”

  1. Jim & Sandy Dukeman says: Reply

    I almost thought that we had been there, but the one we visited was in Organ and not SD. Things are calming down here a little bit, just a lot of houses getting gutted from the flood. Take care and thanks for the update. GOD BLESS

    1. This one is kind of special as it is the National Archives for all hatcheries in the US and more of an Historic site. Lots to do and see here. Hope you get to visit it one day!

  2. Noticed the temperature for Rapid City was 41 this morning. Not sure if that was the high or low or intermediary. At any rate I bet your glad you’re heading out soon for warmer climes.

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