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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 © Dewese Milstead
Badlands National Park © Kelly Harvey
Mount Rushmore National Memorial © Doug Schutjer
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Our campspot down at the horse corrals. Getting ready in the early morning to hit the trails.
Badlands National Park © Dawne Olson
Black Hills National Forest Pactola Lake © Nancy Bauer
Mount Rushmore National Memorial © Darren Good
Oakwood Lakes State Park Ready for breakfast © Camilie Baker
Down at the horse corrals.
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South Dakota's Glacial Lakes & Prairies Region Parks

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State Wildlife Refuge
20
State Wildlife Management Areas
11
State Parks
2
National Wildlife Refuges
Parks in this region are near these South Dakota Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
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Fisher Grove
The first crossing for the Watertown-to-Pierre stage line crossed the river here on American Indians' traditional rock river crossing. Belchers Ford, as the site was called, had a hotel for tourists. The park is named after Frank I. Fisher, the first permanent European settler in Spink County who lived ........more >
Fort Sisseton State Park
Walk the grounds where the officers' quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies or hills of the prairies, is a rare reminder of the western frontier. The fort's name comes from the nearby ........more >
Hartford Beach State Park
Big Stone Lake provides the setting for this popular camping and picnic area nestled in the shade of a native wooded forest. Along the many hiking trails, you can observe wildlife, prairie plants and scenic vistas.........more >
Oakwood Lakes State Park
Nestled among eight connecting glacial lakes, this park provides a never-ending variety of activities throughout the year, from hiking and swimming, to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Shaded campgrounds and picnic areas complement the parks excellent swimming and boating facilities.........more >
Pickerel Lake State Park
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Roy Lake State Park
Roy Lake is known for its excellent fishing, but you don't have to be an angler to enjoy all this park has to offer. Visitors will find sandy beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps and an island trail to keep them busy. The earliest known inhabitants of Roy Lake were members of the Woodland ........more >
Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Congress established Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge NWR in 1935 as a quotrefuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife.quot The Refuge is 21,498 acres of prime wildlife habitat consisting of open lakes and wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, and croplands. ltPgtSand Lake NWR ........more >
Sica Hollow State Park
Sioux legends of Sica Hollow pronounced SHE-cha recall mysterious happenings, and you can still feel the eerie spell today. Along the Trail of the Spirits, youll see gurgling reddish bogs, which Indians saw as the blood and flesh of their ancestors. Indian lore gives new meaning to Sicas streams, rustic ........more >
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge NWR was established in 1935 as a safe haven and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. quotWaubay,quot in the Lakota Sioux language, means quota place where numbers of birds make their nests.quot The Refuge encompasses 4,650 acres of wetlands, native ........more >
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