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Native American Scenic Byway - South Dakota National Park

Phone: (605)-964-7812 Distance: 8.92 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.


Badlands Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 48.91 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 ...


Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Rank: 243 1 Activites Email: mimi_information@nps.gov Distance: 54.11 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.


Badlands National Park

Rank: 77 6 Activites Email: badl_information@nps.gov Distance: 57.02 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.


Fort Meade Recreation Area National Park

10 Activites Phone: (605)-892-7000 Email: MT_South_Dakota_FO@blm.gov Distance: 60.69 miles

The Fort Meade Recreation Area is composed of approximately 6,700 acres of forest and grasslands. The area is managed to protect, preserve, and enhance its cultural, historic, recreational, and wildlife values. Attractions include the Fort Meade Cavalry Post, the Old Fort Meade CavalryMuseum, the Fort Meade Post Cemetery, and the Centennial Trail. Therecreation area also adjoins the Black Hills N...


Pactola Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (605)-343-1567 Distance: 70.45 miles

The Rapid Valley Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program consists of Pactola Dam and Reservoir located on Rapid Creek about 15 miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota. The Dam is a zoned earthfill structure, 230 feet high, 40 feet wide at the crest, and 1,255 feet long. Numerous facilities associated with outdoor recreation are provided at Pactola Reservoir, including picnic grounds, campgr...


Belle Fourche Reservoir - Rocky Point Recreation Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (605)-584-3896 Email: RockyPoint@state.sd.us Distance: 72.03 miles

Belle Fourche Dam and reservoir are features of the Belle Fourche Project. The reservoir is located on Owl Creek, about 8 miles east of Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The name means "Beautiful Forks" in French and refers to the confluence of the Redwater and Belle Fourche Rivers. The primary historic site is Belle Fourche Dam, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. An interp...


Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park

Rank: 37 1 Activites Phone: (605)-574-2523 Email: Ed_Menard@nps.gov Distance: 74.44 miles

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.


Black Elk Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 77.82 miles

The Black Elk Wilderness now contains a total of 13,426 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Dakota. In 1980 the Black Elk 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 of "....


Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (605)-722-8798 Email: spearfishcanyon@rushmore.com Distance: 78.60 miles

The Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, located in the northern Black Hills, is unique because the view is always close to the visitor and always upward. The narrow canyon walls rise sharply skyward from Spearfish Creek and the highway sculpted along the canyon bottom. A forest of spruce, pine, aspen, birch, and oak covers much of the hillsides. Above these slopes, the skyline is topped with an exte...


Shadehill Reservoir National Park

7 Activites Phone: (605)-374-5114 Email: Shadehill@state.sd.us Distance: 81.58 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...


Black Hills National Forest Park

16 Activites Email: r2_blackhills_webinfo@fs.fed.us Distance: 81.67 miles

Access for the AgesWith several national icons nestled among the pines of the Black Hills National Forest, this Island in the Plains serves as the backdrop for these symbols of America.  Specialized campgrounds, roaded recreation opportunities and a system of trails connecting communities, showcase this Forest that provides user friendly access to year round family activities.  Together the attrac...


Deerfield Reservoir National Park

7 Activites Phone: (605)-574-2534 Distance: 83.79 miles

Deerfield Dam and Reservoir, Rapid Valley Project, are twenty-five miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota on Castle Creek. Reservoir contains 400 surface acres and has 16 miles of shoreline. Public use area, camping, picnic areas, concession, swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing. Available species include rainbow trout, brown trout, and rock bass. Open year-round. Current Reservoir Levels.


Wind Cave National Park

Rank: 113 7 Activites Phone: (605)-745-4600 Email: ted_firkins@nps.gov Distance: 90.89 miles

Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides, and an array of wildlife such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs welcome visitors to one of our country's oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Secreted beneath is one of the world's longest caves, Wind Cave. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this complex labyrinth of passages contains a unique formation – boxwork.


Jewel Cave National Monument Park

Rank: 227 3 Activites Phone: (605)-673-8300 Email: jeca_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 92.43 miles

Immerse yourself within the third longest cave in the world. With over 173 miles of mapped and surveyed passages, this underground wilderness appeals to human curiosity. Its splendor is revealed through fragile formations and glimpses of brilliant color. Its maze of passages lure explorers, and its scientific wealth remains a mystery. This resource is truly a jewel in the National Park Service.


Lake Oahe National Park

14 Activites Phone: (605)-224-5862 Distance: 92.79 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...


Cold Brook Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (605)-745-5476 Distance: 96.64 miles

Cold Brook Dam, SD was constructed to reduce flood damages in the Fall River Basin. Located less than 1 mile from the town of Hot Springs, SD, Cold Brook Lake offers an excellent variety of recreational activities year-round including canoeing, fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, and camping. Winter activities include ice fishing, skating, and cross-country skiing.


Cottonwood Springs Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (605)-745-5476 Distance: 99.89 miles

Cottonwood Springs Dam, SD was constructed to reduce flood damages in the Fall River Basin. Located just 5 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. Highway 18 and nestled in the rugged hills and evergreen trees of the southern Black Hills, Cottonwood Springs Lake is the place to go for nature lovers. This recreation area offers primitive camping only (no hookups), hiking, fishing (only electric motors),...


Angostura Reservoir National Park

10 Activites Phone: (605)-745-6996 Email: Angostura@state.sd.us Distance: 103.27 miles

The Angostura Dam and Reservoir are located at the southeast edge of the Black Hills on the Cheyenne River in southwestern South Dakota near the Nebraska border. The reservoir has approximately 4,407 water surface acres, 4,546 land acres and 42 miles of shoreline. Recreation on this reservoir is managed by the SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks for the Bureau of Reclamation and includes campg...


Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Email: lacreek@fws.gov Distance: 104.05 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...


Bowman Haley Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (701)-252-7666 Distance: 110.42 miles

Bowman-Haley Lake, ND formed at the confluence of Spring Creek, Alkali Creek, and North Fork Grand River; has 17 miles of scenic shoreline. The 1,740-acre V-shaped lake offers year-round recreational opportunities including camping, boating, and fishing. Surrounding the lake are 6,720 acres of prairie creeks and rolling uplands, which provide a haven for a wide variety of wildlife and waterfowl.


Devils Tower National Monument Park

Rank: 128 4 Activites Email: deto_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 120.64 miles

An astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. This site is considered Sacred to the Lakota and other tribes that have a connection to the area. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest traditional crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to explore and define our place in the natural and cultural world.


Keyhole Reservoir National Park

8 Activites Phone: (307)-756-3596 Distance: 124.49 miles

Keyhole Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, consists of Keyhole Dam and Reservoir and is on the Belle Fourche River about 17 miles northeast of Moorcroft, Wyoming. French trappers settled in the vicinity of Belle Fourche and engaged in fur trading as early as 1854. Settlement in the area began with the gold rush to the Black Hills in 1876. Livestock became the principal industry in t...


Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (402)-376-3789 Email: FortNiobrara@fws.gov Distance: 143.27 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.


Lake Sharpe National Park

9 Activites Phone: (605)-245-2255 Distance: 143.66 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...