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South Dakota State Parks

The South Dakota State Park system features 56 state parks and recreation areas that showcase South Dakota's natural beauty and boundless recreational opportunities.

State ParksThe Department of Game, Fish & Parks manages these parks as well as six nature areas, an historic prairie, 69 lakeside use areas, and the 114-mile Mickelson Trail.

Recreation for All Ages

South Dakota's broad expanses of prairies, back-country mountains, plentiful lakes and lush woods allow for plenty of room to play. There are clear lakes for fishing, sailing and swimming; woodland trails for hiking, biking and riding; rivers for kayaking and canoeing; and frontier forts for exploring. Spend a day or a week.

Learn more by visiting South Dakota State Park and Recreation Areas.

South Dakota State Parks (Links to South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks)
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Lake Herman State Park Platte Creek Recreation Area
Angostura Recreation Area Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area Randall Creek Recreation Area
Bear Butte State Park Lake Louise Recreation Area Revheim Bay Recreation Area
Beaver Creak Nature Area Lake Poinsett Recreation Area Richmond Lake Recreation Area
Big Sioux Recreation Area Lake Thompson Recreation Area Rocky Point Recreation Area
Big Stone Island Nature Area Lake Vermillion Recreation Area Roughlock Falls Nature Area
Burke Lake Recreation Area Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Roy Lake State Park
Buryanek Recreation Area Little Moreau Recreation Area Sandy Shore Recreation Area
Chief White Crane Recreation Area Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area Shadehill Recreation Area
Cow Creek Recreation Area Mina Lake Recreation Area Sheps Canyon Recreation Area
Custer State Park Newton Hills State Park Sica Hollow State Park
Farm Island Recreation Area North Point Recreation Area Snake Creek Recreation Area
Fisher Grove State Park North Wheeler Recreation Area Spirit Mount Historic Prairie
Fort Sisseton Historic State Park Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Spring Creek Recreation Area
George S. Mickelson Trail Oakwood Lakes State Park Springfield Recreation Area
Good Earth State Park at Blood Run Okobojo Point Recreation Area Swan Creek Recreation Area
Hartford Beach State Park Palisades State Park Union Grove State Park
Indian Creek Recreation Area Pease Creek Recreation Area Walker's Point Recreation Area
LaFramboise Island Nature Area Pelican Lake Recreation Area West Bend Recreation Area
Lake Alvin Recreation Area Pickerel Lake Recreation Area West Pollock Recreation Area
Lake Cochrane Recreation Area Pierson Ranch Recreation Area West Whitlock Recreation Area