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Ft. Sisseton

Choose Fort Sisseton Historic State Park for your next gathering - let the restored buildings and spacious grounds of the late 19th-century frontier fort be the setting for your event. With rental facilities, overnight accommodations and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, it will be an event you'll never forget.

Facilities at the fort can accommodate everything from small meetings to large elegant weddings. Others have selected the fort to host their reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, business retreats and other special gatherings.

Overnight accommodations, including campsites and cabins, are available on the fort grounds. Several resorts are also located in the area.

Group Activities

Fort Sisseton offers a wide array of historical and recreational fun. Activities are scheduled regularly and can be tailored specifically to your group's needs.

  • Fort tours
  • Visitor Center and historic buildings with interpretive exhibits
  • Gift shop
  • 17-foot canoes with life jackets and paddles.
  • Snowshoeing (for both children and adults)
  • Outdoor recreational equipment: croquet, bocce, volleyball, badminton, and lawn toss
  • Hiking
Reservation & Activity Information

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
11907 434th Ave
Lake City, SD 57247
Phone: 605.448.5474

South Barracks

Fort Sisseton South Barracks

Built in 1864-65 by civilian artisans and soldiers, this beautiful split fieldstone and mortar building is ideal for weddings, receptions, reunions and meetings. Many amenities have been added, granting the use of modern conveniences without disrupting the historic atmosphere.

Cost: $300 Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weekend rental)
Reservations: Required
Building dimensions: 182 x 41 feet

Features

  • Men's and women's restrooms
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Padded blue chairs for seating up to 400
  • 40 eight-foot tables (white/grey)
  • Garage door-sized opening
  • Smoke-free

Catering kitchen

  • Kitchen sink
  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Four-burner electric stove with oven
  • Serving window
  • 12 sets of 120 volt, 20 amp outlets on separate circuits
  • Not included: cooking utensils, dishware, silverware, roasting ovens, coffee pots, dish cloths or extension cords.

Picnic Shelter with Kitchenette

The kitchenette shelter at Fort Sisseton is the perfect way to cater your own gathering!

Cost: $50 per day
Reservations: Required

Features

  • Kitchen sink
  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Four burner electric stove with oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Serving window
  • Five sets of 120 volt, 20 amp outlets on two circuits
  • Water hydrant
  • Pedestal-style fire grill
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Vault toilets near shelter

Event Tent

The event tent protects your outdoor gathering from the elements, while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Cost*: $150 per day (2 day minimum)
Reservations: Required

*Tent only, no table or chairs provided.

Features

  • 40 feet wide and variable lengths (40, 60, 80 up to 100 feet)
  • Includes set up on the park grounds by park staff
  • 40 wooden benches available (each seat four people)

Rules & Regulations

  • Facility users are responsible for their own catering.
  • Vehicles entering parks designated as fee areas need to have a valid park entrance license. Discount special event park entrance licenses (in increments of 50) may be available for groups.
  • Facility users may bring their own decorations to enhance the setting.
  • Facility users responsible for basic cleaning after event.
  • Fees for group rentals are required to be paid in advance.