Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

Located at the foot of Table rock Dam off of State Hwy 165, the Shepherd of the Hills Trout hatchery is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. This facility provides the following which, except for the required fishing permits and stamps, are free. For further information call the Visitor Center at 417-334-4865.

Fishing - Trout fishing is permitted year round on Lake Taneycomo with appropriate permits etc.

Hiking - Trails for Hiking,nature study, photography, and wildlife viewing. These are easy trails that vary in length. Some are partially accessible to handicapped. No biking or motorized vehciles permitted.

Picnicking - Is allowed and tables are located near Lake Taneycomo. Guided Tours of the Hatchery- Originate at the Visitor Center on Weekdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the hour. A self guided tour is available during the remainder of the year.

Aquarium and Nature Exhibit - An aquarium and nature exhibitsd are at the visitor Center.