South Dakota State Parks

South Dakota

Out and About in South Dakota's State Parks

Bigfoot, Jesse James, and roving herds of bison are among the attractions you'll discover in South Dakota's State Parks. While the Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park take up much of the press attention, South Dakota's State Parks are secret treasure troves. Safari with antelope and bighorn sheep, hike sacred mountains and travel back in time to historical re-enactments of the state's pioneer history.

Best South Dakota State Parks for Families

Whether its local Native American legend or pioneer re-enactments, there's plenty to fascinate families in South Dakota's State Parks. Come and watch bison sweep majestically across the plain and more at these State Parks:

Best Places to Stay for State Parks in South Dakota

Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Spearfish, North Lawrence, South Dakota
from $190
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Custer, West Custer Township, South Dakota
from $163
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Best South Dakota State Parks for Hiking

From solo exploration to secret pathways led by experienced locals, hiking in South Dakota's exceptional State Parks is an experience you won't forget in a hurry:

Recommended Accommodations for South Dakota State Parks

House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hill City, West Pennington, South Dakota
from $125
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Waubay, Waubay Township, South Dakota
from $112
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
from $105
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4.9
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Best South Dakota State Parks for Adventure Sports

Whitewater raft like American outlaw Jesse James, paddle on one of America's largest reservoirs, or go ice fishing in South Dakota's most adventure-promising State Parks:

Top Offers for State Parks in South Dakota

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Nemo, South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, South Dakota
from $209
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Hill City, West Pennington, South Dakota
from $172
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
from $35
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