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Lake Oahe National Park

14 Activites Phone: (605)-224-5862 Distance: 10.01 miles

Oahe Dam, SD takes its name from the Oahe Indian Mission established among the Lakota Sioux Indians in 1874. Lake Oahe extends from Pierre, SD to Bismarck, ND. The lake is 231 miles long, and has 2,250 miles of shoreline. The 51 recreation areas located around the reservoir offer camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, swimming, bird watching, hiking, biking, and photography...

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Lake Sharpe National Park

9 Activites Phone: (605)-245-2255 Distance: 54.60 miles

Big Bend Dam, SD takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River 7 miles upstream from the dam. At this point in its course, the Missouri makes almost a complete loop, traveling 25 miles before returning to the "neck" where the land is not quite a mile wide. The 19 Lake Sharpe recreation areas vary from primitive to highly developed and provide opportunities for camping, boating, picni...

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Native American Scenic Byway - South Dakota National Park

Phone: (605)-964-7812 Distance: 89.58 miles

The history of the Lakota and other cultures here offers a glimpse of a seemingly untouched land and a view of our homelands. This journey is only a piece of the incredible story of our nation, the stories are not only about our past but our dreams of the future.

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Rank: 243 1 Activites Email: mimi_information@nps.gov Distance: 96.92 miles

The Cold War was the defining historical event of the last half of the 20th century. It led to fear, panic, and distrust symbolized by a nuclear arms race between the United States and Soviet Union. The Minuteman Missile was an iconic weapon in the American nuclear arsenal. It held the power to destroy civilization, but acted as a nuclear deterrent which maintained peace and prevented war.

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James Diversion Reservoir National Park

6 Activites Phone: (605)-353-7145 Distance: 99.69 miles

The James Diversion Dam and Reservoir are located on the James River in east-central South Dakota about 17 miles north of Huron. The reservoir has approximately 960 water surface acres, 521 land acres and 85 miles of shoreline. Recreation activities are managed by the SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks. There is a public-use area, a picnic area, and boating. Available fish species include cr...

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Badlands National Park

Rank: 77 6 Activites Email: badl_information@nps.gov Distance: 100.44 miles

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world's richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park's 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

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Huron Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (605)-352-5894 Email: huronwetlands@fws.gov Distance: 102.07 miles

The public lands of Huron Wetland Management District (WMD), called waterfowl production areas (WPAs), are a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. National wildlife refuges and WPAs are vitally important to wildlife and people. These lands are managed to provide habitat for endangered species, migratory birds, and other wildlife and to provide places for people to learn about and enjoy wild...

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Fort Niobrara Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 114.06 miles

The Fort Niobrara Wilderness now contains a total of 4,635 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nebraska. In 1976 the Fort Niobrara Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In ...

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Badlands Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 114.89 miles

The Badlands Wilderness now contains a total of 64,144 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Dakota. In 1976 the Badlands Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age ...

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Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (402)-376-3789 Email: fortniobrara@fws.gov Distance: 116.52 miles

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is 19,131 acres in size and is located 4 miles east of the city of Valentine along the Niobrara River. The Refuge offers many activities for visitors. Bison, elk, deer, and prairie dogs can be seen along the wildlife drive at all times of the year. Interpretive displays at the visitor center describe the history and ecology of the area. Hiking tra...

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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (402)-376-3789 Email: FortNiobrara@fws.gov Distance: 117.64 miles

Valentine National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is 71,516 acres in size is and located 20 miles south of Valentine, Nebraska. Numerous lakes, marshes, and grasslands provide habitat for many kinds of wildlife. The Refuge offers many activities for visitors including excellent bird watching, hiking, fishing, and upland game, deer, and waterfowl hunting.

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Niobrara National Scenic River Park

Rank: 247 12 Activites Email: niobrara_nsr@nps.gov Distance: 118.28 miles

The Niobrara National Scenic River is not just the premier recreation river in Nebraska. It is a unique crossroads where many species of plants and animals coexist unlike anywhere else. High water quality and the relatively free-flowing nature of the Niobrara support diverse life while unique fossil-filled sandstone cliffs host over 200 waterfalls.

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Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Email: lacreek@fws.gov Distance: 120.74 miles

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The Refuge is located in Bennett County in southwestern South Dakota. The Refuge lies in the shallow Lake Creek valley on the northern edge of the Nebraska sandhills and includes 16,410 acres of native sandhills, sub-irrigated meadows, impounded fresh water marshes...

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Sand Lake Wmd National Park

3 Activites Phone: (605)-885-6320 Email: r6rw_sdl@fws.gov Distance: 121.11 miles

The 9,000 square mile Sand Lake Wetland Management District (WMD), located in north-central South Dakota, encompasses a rich diversity of wildlife habitat. The eight county district (Brown, Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, McPherson, Potter, Spink, and Walworth Counties)is located within three distinct physiographic regions, the Missouri Coteau, the James River Basin, and the Lake Dakota Plain.The weste...

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Shadehill Reservoir National Park

7 Activites Phone: (605)-374-5114 Email: Shadehill@state.sd.us Distance: 126.42 miles

The Shadehill Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, consists of Shadehill Dam and Reservoir on the Grand River in the northwestern part of South Dakota, immediately downstream from the confluence of the North Fork and the South Fork of the Grand River. The reservoir has approximately 4,800 water surface acres, 8,358 land acres and 65 miles of shoreline. The South Dakota Department of Game...

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Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (605)-885-6320 Email: sandlake@fws.gov Distance: 129.48 miles

Congress established Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in 1935 as a refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife. The Refuge has 21,498 acres of prime wildlife habitat consisting of open lakes and wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, and croplands. Famed for its spectacular concentrations of wildlife, Sand Lake NWR has been listed as one of the top 15 birding sites in the ...

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Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (605)-487-7603 Email: LakeAndes@fws.gov Distance: 130.68 miles

The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is comprised of Lake Andes NWR, Karl E. Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes Wetland Management District (WMD). The Complex headquarters is located on the east shore of Lake Andes. Wildlife habitat on the Complex is extremely important to conservation of waterfowl, bald eagles, and grassland birds. The Complex occupies the southern portion of t...

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Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (605)-487-7603 Email: LakeAndes@fws.gov Distance: 132.28 miles

The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is comprised of Lake Andes NWR, Karl E. Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes Wetland Management District (WMD). The Complex headquarters is located on the east shore of Lake Andes. Wildlife habitat on the Complex is extremely important to conservation of waterfowl, bald eagles, and grassland birds. The Complex occupies the southern portion of t...

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Lake Francis Case National Park

11 Activites Phone: (605)-487-7847 Distance: 134.38 miles

Fort Randall Dam, SD, located near Lake Andes in southeastern South Dakota along the Missouri River, is home to one of America's largest wintering concentrations of bald and golden eagles. The 19 recreation areas located around Lake Francis Case reservoir range from highly developed campgrounds and day use areas to primitive areas. Recreation opportunities at the lake include camping, picnicking,...

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Kulm Wetland Management District National Park

3 Activites Email: kulmwetlands@fws.gov Distance: 135.80 miles

Located in south-central North Dakota, Kulm Wetland Management District (WMD) was established in 1971. Located in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America, Kulm WMD provides breeding, nesting, and brood rearing areas for many species of waterfowl and other migratory birds. The District currently manages 201 Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA) that total 45,683 acres, 3 national wildlife refuges, ...

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Merritt Reservoir National Park

7 Activites Phone: (402)-376-3320 Email: valentine.maintenance@ngps.ne.gov Distance: 137.59 miles

Merritt Dam, a feature of the Ainsworth Unit, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, is on the Snake River 14 miles upstream from the confluence of the Snake and Niobrara Rivers. Recreation is managed by Nebraska Game and Parks. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Available species include walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, crappie, and yellow perch. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing mo...

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Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (701)-387-4397 Email: longlake@fws.gov Distance: 143.82 miles

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in south-central North Dakota, was established in 1932 as a migratory bird refuge by President Herbert Hoover. The 22,300 acre refuge consists of a 15,000-acre saline basin that is 18 miles long and is appropriately named "Long Lake." Long Lake is relatively shallow; it is normally 3 to 4 feet deep. During extended wet periods, Long Lake reaches...

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Long Lake Wetland Management District National Park

7 Activites Phone: (701)-387-4397 Email: longlake@fws.gov Distance: 149.42 miles

Long Lake Wetland Management District (WMD) encompasses three counties in south-central North Dakota; an area famed for its wealth of waterfowl-producing potholes and native prairie grasslands. The Long Lake WMD habitats are comprised of Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs), satellite refuges, Wildlife Development Areas (WDAs), wetland and grassland easements, and private lands agreements.

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Waubay National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (605)-947-4521 Email: waubay@fws.gov Distance: 155.42 miles

"Waubay," means "a place where numbers of birds make their nests" in the Dakota language. The Refuge encompasses 4,650 acres of wetlands, native tallgrass prairie, and bur oak forest that provide a wide variety of nesting habitat for more than 100 species of waterfowl, song birds, and upland game birds as well as 140 additional bird species during migrations. Mammals include species from the ever ...

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Waubay Wetland Management District National Park

3 Activites Phone: (605)-947-4521 Email: waubay@fws.gov Distance: 158.12 miles

Waubay Wetland Management District (WMD) is located in the "Coteau des Prairie," or prairie hills region of South Dakota. It includes more than 300 waterfowl production areas (WPA) in six counties of northeastern South Dakota. The WPAs range from 40 acres to more than 1,600 acres in size, comprising a total of 40,000 acres. WPAs provide vital wildlife habitat in a landscape of cropland and pasture...

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