Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery Tour in Branson
Here is a free activity to give your wallet a breather while in Branson. Our family has done this several times over the years.
Tour of the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
483 Hatchery Road
Branson, MO 65616
Located right below the Table Rock Lake Dam.
This is a great stop that will take 30 - 60 minutes. You can feed all sizes of trout (this does cost $.25 for a handful of fish food) and tour the inside. The hatchery produces between 350,000 and 400,000 pounds of rainbow and brown trout each year!
September - June: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Memorial Day - Labor Day: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed all state holidays.
They offer free guided hatchery tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. weekdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Take self-guided tours are always available when open.
Facility and exhibits
Staffed visitor center with exhibits and displays of snakes, spiders, fish, and more!
Pavilion and picnic tables
Wildlife-viewing blind and tower
Boat ramp with several fishing access points along Lake Taneycomo, where trout fishing is allowed year-round
Want more? Hike nearly 3 miles of trails (easy to moderate) through forests and glades.