With four full seasons of outdoor recreational opportunities and world class, destination attractions, South Dakota has something for everyone. The faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the moonscape of Badlands National Park, and the trails followed by Lewis and Clark along the Missouri River all offer.
South Dakota, while landlocked, has more than 1,100 square miles of water. That breaks down to 220 public water access points, 300 boat ramps and 59 beaches for your water-sport fun!
We like to hit the links. South Dakota offers residents and visitors alike 132 locations to swing their clubs. From the beauty and challenge of the course designed by Arnold Palmer and his design company at Dakota Dunes, to municipal courses in numerous communities, no matter where you are in South Dakota, there is bound to be a course nearby. Read more about the golf courses in South Dakota
Hunting is one of South Dakota’s greatest traditions. Every fall, hunters have the opportunity to bag a few of the state’s 8.4 million pheasants on more 5 million acres of public hunting lands. South Dakota also has four species of waterfowl, 10 species of small game, seven species of big game and nearly 30 species of fish. Learn more about hunting and fishing in South Dakota
South Dakota’s beauty is apparent – and it is especially apparent when taking advantage of the state’s outdoor opportunities. We boast 12 state parks with more than 100,000 acres, 42 state recreation areas, 3,883 campsites, 133 cabins, five lodges, and nearly 700 miles of hiking trails, the opportunities are endless! Read more about camping and hiking in South Dakota