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Badlands National Park © Dawne Olson
Black Hills National Forest Pactola Lake © Nancy Bauer
Mount Rushmore National Memorial © Darren Good
Mount Rushmore National Memorial © Dewese Milstead
Mount Rushmore National Memorial © Doug Schutjer
Badlands National Park © Kelly Harvey
Oakwood Lakes State Park Ready for breakfast © Camilie Baker
Down at the horse corrals.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Our campspot down at the horse corrals. Getting ready in the early morning to hit the trails.
Keep On Leash © stateparks.com
Afternoon Hike © stateparks.com
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
South Dakota's Southeast Region Parks

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State Parks
Parks in this region are near these South Dakota Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
SIOUX FALLS
YANKTON
MITCHELL
Good Earth State Park
Good Earth State Park southeast of Sioux Falls is an important cultural and historical site as well as a unique nature retreat adjacent to the most developed and populated part of our state. The site itself is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States. The river, abundant ........more >
Lake Herman State Park
Located on a peninsula, Lake Herman State Park offers visitors spectacular views of Lake Herman. Melting glacial ice formed this 1,350-acre lake thousands of years ago. Now, camping, boating, fishing, and cross country skiing are favorite activities at the park. Wildlife observation is aided by ........more >
Newton Hills State Park
Glaciers created this narrow strip of rolling hills and forest that is part of the geological formation called the Coteau des Prairie, which extends along the eastern boundary of South Dakota. At its highest point, the Coteau rises to more than 2,000 feet above sea level. Artifacts and burial mounds ........more >
Palisades State Park
Palisades State Park is one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. Split Rock Creek, which flows through the park, is lined with Sioux quartzite formations varying from shelves several feet above the water to 50-foot vertical cliffs. Scenic overlooks and rushing water make Palisades a popular getaway. ........more >
Union County State Park
Rich glacial soils supporting a lush growth of native woods is the scenic setting for this hidden treasure. Horseback riders, hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers enjoy several miles of trail through the forest along Brule Creek. The trees and plants attract a variety of birds sure to keep botanists ........more >
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