South Dakota national and state parks map

South Dakota National and State Parks, Lakes, and Historic Sites

Layered rock formations, steep canyons, and windy scenic lookouts make South Dakota stand out as a state of rugged beauty. The state has six national parks and 56 state parks that draw visitors to the state every year. Go hiking or camping in the lush woods or cool off in one of the multiple lakes. Experience the state’s rich Native Indian culture by attending events such as the Black Hills Powwow in Rapid City or the Rosebud Tribal Powwow at Rosebud, the Sioux Empire Wacipi in Sioux Falls, the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation’s Annual Wacipi and the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s Fort Randall Powwow at Lake Andes. Go beyond Mount Rushmore and explore all of the natural beauty of the Dakotas. Find your next adventure on this list of South Dakota national and state parks.

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National Parks & Historic Sites

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Black Hills National Forest

Black Hills National Forest, 1019 N 5th St, Custer, SD 57730

Fort Pierre National Grassland

1020 N Deadwood Street, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Jewel Cave National Monument

11149 US-16 B-12, Custer, SD 57730

Lewis And Clark Interpretive & Keelboat Center

I-90, Chamberlain, SD 57325

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

24545 CottonWood Road, Philip, SD 57567

Missouri National Recreational River

Riverside Park, 200 Levee St, Yankton, SD 57078

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

13000 SD-244, Keystone, SD 57751

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

31148 SD-19, Vermillion, SD 57069

Wind Cave National Park

26611 US Highway 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747

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