Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

shepherd of the hills hatchery

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is the largest trout-rearing facility operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The hatchery includes a conservation center, where the public can learn more about trout culture, aquatic life, fishing and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s role in aquatic resource management. The hatchery produces between 350,000 and 400,000 pounds of trout each year. Both rainbow and brown trout are raised at the hatchery with 80% of production going into Lake Taneycomo. The hatchery is located 6 miles southwest of Branson, on Missouri Highway 165 just below Table Rock Dam. For more information visit –