The Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is located on Hatchery Road below Table Rock Dam six miles southwest of Branson. Established in the late 1950s, the hatchery is the Missouri Department of Conservation’s largest trout-rearing facility and an interesting attraction in Branson, Missouri. Facilities include a nature center, two viewing decks, and picnic areas, among others.
The hatchery’s education program is held at the conservation center where visitors can learn about aquatic life and fishing. If you are wondering what to do in Branson with kids, this is an interesting place to visit. There are many activities including bird watching, hiking, trout fishing, as well as exhibits, displays, and seasonal guided hatchery tours. The three miles of hiking trails provide both fishing access and opportunities to see wildlife.
483 Hatchery Road, 417-334-4865 Photo: Bill Perry/Fotolia
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