South Dakota
12
www.stateparks.com
Badlands National Park '' © Kelly Harvey
USA Parks
South Dakota
Photo Gallery
Find A Park
Resources
Badlands National Park
© Kelly Harvey

Black Hills National Forest
'Pactola Lake'
© Nancy Bauer

Badlands National Park
© Dawne Olson Photography

website

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
© copyright,Dewese C. Milstead 2008

website

Oakwood Lakes State Park
© Camilie Baker

Our campspot down at the horse corrals. Getting ready in the early morning to hit the trails.

Oakwood Lakes State Park
'Ready for breakfast'
© Camilie Baker

Down at the horse corrals.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
© Darren Good

South Dakota may not be somewhere that springs to mind when you are considering family vacations, but there is a lot to see and do in the Mt Rushmore State....more
South Dakota's Black Hills & Badlands Region Parks


1
State Airport
1
National Forest
1
National Memorial
2
National Parks
3
National Wildlife Refuges
2
State Parks
1
State Wildlife Management Area

Parks in this region are near these South Dakota Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
RAPID CITY

Badlands National Park
Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Badlands Wilderness Area covers 64,000 acres and is the site of the reintroduction of ........more >
Bear Butte National Wildlife Refuge
........more >
Belle Fourche National Wildlife Refuge
........more >
Black Hills National Forest
The name quotBlack Hillsquot comes from the Lakota words Paha Sapa, which mean quothills that are blackquot. Seen from a distance, these pine-covered hills, rising several thousand feet above the surrounding prairie, appear black. The Black Hills are in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, ........more >
Custer State Park
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife.Within the park, youll discover a world of adventure Favorite outdoor activities include hiking 7,242-foot Harney Peak, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, chuckwagon ........more >
Custer State Park - Norbeck Wildelife Preserve
........more >
Custer State Park Airstrip
........more >
Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
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 ........more >
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The four figures carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. The birth of our nation was guided by the vision and courage of George Washington. Thomas Jefferson always had dreams of something bigger, first in the words of the Declaration of Independence and later ........more >
State Wildlife Management Area
........more >
Wind Cave National Park
One of the world's longest and most complex caves and 28,295 acres of mixed-grass prairie, ponderosa pine forest, and associated wildlife are the main features of the park. The cave is well known for its outstanding display of boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite fins resembling ........more >
Jump to Another South Dakota Region
Great Lakes
Glacial Lakes & Prairies
Southeast South Dakota


USA Parks
South Dakota
Photo Gallery
Find A Park
Resources
© 2014 StateParks.com