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Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

Spanning 1,500 acres along the Missouri River, this area was donated to the people of South Dakota...

Angostura Recreation Area

Angostura Reservoir is a water-lover's haven with breathtaking, scenic views. Offering crystal...

Bear Butte State Park

Mato Paha or "Bear Mountain" is the Lakota name given to this site. To the Cheyenne,...

Beaver Creek Nature Area

Developed to increase environmental awareness in visitors, Beaver Creek Nature Area highlights natural...

Big Sioux Recreation Area

Big Sioux Recreation Area lies on the banks of South Dakota's Big Sioux River. Close to the...

Big Stone Island Nature Area

An 1823 expedition led by Major Stephan Long and geologist William Keating explored the Big Stone...

Burke Lake Recreation Area

Like an oasis on the prairie, Burke Lake Recreation Area sits next to a 25-acre lake which is surrounded...

Buryanek Recreation Area

Buryanek Recreation Area is popular with boaters and anglers, as well those looking for scenic beauty...

Chief White Crane Recreation Area

With its 146 campsites and ten camping cabins, Chief White Crane is a great place for groups to...

Cow Creek Recreation Area

Water-lovers enjoy fishing, boating, or just watching the waves at Cow Creek. Both primitive shoreline...

Custer State Park

The granite peaks and rolling plains are calling. The clear mountain waters are inviting...

Farm Island Recreation Area

Located east of Pierre, Farm Island attracts all types of visitors - campers, swimmers, hikers,...

Fisher Grove State Park

The first crossing for the Watertown-to-Pierre stage line crossed the river here on American Indians'...

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

Named after the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, this historic fort is now a picturesque state park...

George S. Mickelson Trail

Imagine a path where the ghosts of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane still roam; where bicyclists,...

Good Earth State Park

Good Earth State Park southeast of Sioux Falls is an important cultural and historical site...

Hartford Beach State Park

Big Stone Lake provides the setting for this popular camping and picnic area nestled in the shade...

Indian Creek Recreation Area

The rolling hills and beautiful river views make Indian Creek an excellent place to camp, picnic...

LaFramboise Island Nature Area

LaFramboise Island Nature Area is a unique area along the Missouri River. The island is covered...

Lake Alvin Recreation Area

Although small in size, Lake Alvin has become a very popular area. This 59 acre park is best known...

Lake Cochrane Recreation Area

Nestled between Lake Cochrane and Lake Oliver is an 88-acre playground for campers, anglers, boaters...

Lake Herman State Park

Melting glacial ice formed this 1,350-acre lake thousands of years ago. Lake Herman State Park is...

Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area

NOTICE: Reserve camping now on Go Outdoors! Primitive camping is currently available. Hiking trails,...

Lake Louise Recreation Area

Lake Louise was made in 1932, when the south fork of Wolf Creek was dammed. Water depth in this...

Lake Poinsett Recreation Area

One of the largest lakes in the state, Lake Poinsett was named after Joel Poinsett who served as...

Lake Thompson Recreation Area

Originally called Dry Woods Lake by American Indians, the lake was renamed for Jacob Thompson, Secretary...

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

Known for its clear waters and abundant fish, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area is a popular area...

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, is one of the state park system's most popular resort parks....

Little Moreau Recreation Area

Originally Big Owl and Little Owl rivers, the sheltered watersheds of the Moreau and Little Moreau...

Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area

A small, get-away park, Llewellyn Johns' ten campsites offer a quiet camping experience. Nearby...

Mina Lake Recreation Area

Notice: Lake water levels may be lowered through Spring 2022. Additionally, the archery range...

Newton Hills State Park

Newton Hills State Park was named after William Newton who settled in the area in the 1850s. Newton's...

North Point Recreation Area

Notice: Hwy 18 will be closed for construction from September 6, 2022 through May 26, 2023. Use...

North Wheeler Recreation Area

This small, quiet park is a great get-away for those seeking to relax. And, if your idea of relaxation...

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area

The park's three campgrounds give visitors a variety of recreational opportunities, from boating...

Oakwood Lakes State Park

Nestled among eight connecting glacial lakes, this park provides a never-ending variety of activities...

Okobojo Point Recreation Area

Scenic rolling hills, wide expanses of prairie, and one of the most outstanding vistas along the...

Outdoor Campus - Rapid City

The Outdoor Campus in Rapid City provides hands-on experiences in hunting, fishing and...

Outdoor Campus - Sioux Falls

The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s premier outdoor skills education center....

Palisades State Park

Palisades State Park is one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. Split Rock Creek, which flows...

Pease Creek Recreation Area

With almost 600 acres to explore and easy access to the Missouri River's Lake Francis Case for...

Pelican Lake Recreation Area

Naturalists enjoy the migrating birds and vast numbers of prairie grasses and wildflowers at Pelican...

Pickerel Lake Recreation Area

Noted for its cool, spring-fed waters, Pickerel Lake is one of the deepest natural lakes in the...

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area

Pierson Ranch opened in 1959 and is the oldest campground in the area. It was the first campground...

Platte Creek Recreation Area

Fishing and water recreation draws a quieter crowd to Platte Creek Recreation Area to enjoy Lake...

Randall Creek Recreation Area

Randall Creek Recreation Area is located on the banks of the Missouri River, downstream from Fort...

Revheim Bay Recreation Area

Revheim Bay Recreation Area is a day-use park with an archery range, four picnic shelters, a playground,...

Richmond Lake Recreation Area

Three separate areas in this park cater to the needs of campers, swimmers, naturalists, boaters...

Rocky Point Recreation Area

Rocky Point Recreation Area is located on the 8,000-acre Belle Fourche Reservoir. The reservior...

Roy Lake State Park

Roy Lake is known for its excellent fishing, but you don't have to be an angler to enjoy all...

Sandy Shore Recreation Area

On the banks of Lake Kampeska, Sandy Shore Recreation Area offers just that; a long, sandy beach....

Shadehill Recreation Area

Nestled on the shores of Shadehill Reservoir, Shadehill Recreation Area offers opportunities to...

Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

Nestled along Sheps Canyon Bay, Sheps Canyon Campground is the newest campground on Angostura...

Sica Hollow State Park

Sioux legends of Sica Hollow (pronounced SHE-cha) recall mysterious happenings, and you can still...

Snake Creek Recreation Area

Lake Francis Case draws visitors to Snake Creek Recreation Area. The park is popular with boaters...

Spearfish Canyon Nature Area

Spearfish Canyon Nature Area includes the Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Falls and the Savoy Pond...

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

August 25, 1804, was a stiflingly hot day when members of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery...

Spring Creek Recreation Area

Sitting on the shores of beautiful Lake Oahe, Spring Creek is a water-lover's paradise. The...

Springfield Recreation Area

Springfield Recreation Area is nestled along the shore with breathtaking views of the Missouri River....

Swan Creek Recreation Area

Situated on the rolling prairie bluffs, the east and west campgrounds provide anglers the opportunity...

Union Grove State Park

Union Grove State Park began as a County Park around 1936. The Brule Creek was dammed to create...

Walker's Point Recreation Area

Tucked along the shore of Lake Madison, this small but complete park meets the many needs of campers,...

West Bend Recreation Area

Excellent walleye and small mouth bass fishing is supported by a relatively stable lake level and...

West Pollock Recreation Area

The town of Pollock and the recreation area are both named after a pioneer lay minister and respected...

West Whitlock Recreation Area

A popular campsite for the Arikara and Mandan people in the past, West Whitlock now draws modern-day...
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