Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Historic D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery - Great Family Attraction

While you are in Spearfish this summer or early fall  don't forget to stop in at the DC FISH HATCHERY and BOOTH HOUSE!  We were there with a group of ten including two small grandchildren a few years back.  We really enjoyed our day.  We toured the railcar, looked at the fish,checked out the gift shop and walked all over on the grounds. The original Booth house is on the grounds.  This is where the first superintendent of the grounds lived.  If you enjoy history at all you will enjoy seeing how it was in the early 1900's.  The Ruby garden behind the house is very beautiful too.  The grandchildren totatlly enjoyed feeding the fish!  Tiime passes very quickly while here with so much to see/do.  Other than buying gifts at the gift shop all is FREE too!

-Linda P.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photographing Spearfish and the Black Hills


Spearfish and the Black Hills in general definitely make it into my top 10 most beautiful places in America. So it’s no wonder people come from all over to photograph the area. The Black Hills Photo Shootout, a weekend full of field workshops, scenic photo walks, seminars and social events, is quickly approaching. While my photography skills and point-and-shoot camera don’t make my pictures hold up to those of the skilled photographers who participate in this event, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Spearfish photos with everyone – in honor of the upcoming shootout. Enjoy, and don’t forget to register for the event!
-Jill Broecher of Visit Spearfish Inc.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A day at the Lake

There’s nothing that screams summer more than a day spent at the lake. I love laying out in the sunshine, taking the occasional dip in the water and enjoying the picturesque scenery of the Black Hills. One great place for this that’s close to Spearfish is Iron Creek Lake. It’s a great venue for swimming, camping, fishing, hiking and boating.
Iron Creek Lake is a man-made lake located about 12 miles out of Spearfish on Tinton Road. Getting there can be slow going as the road is gravel, but it is well maintained and any car can make the trip.
The lake is surrounded by a one mile trail for hikers’ enjoyment. The modest size of the lake prohibits wakes and the use of high-speed watercraft. However, paddle boat rentals are available. Campsites and cabins are available and there is also a small general store located along the lake.
The next time you have a day to enjoy and you’re looking to cool off, take a hike or do some fishing, cast your line into Iron Creek Lake.
-Jill Broecher of Visit Spearfish, Inc.