PIERRE, S.D. – In northwest South Dakota, Ziebach County lies almost entirely within the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The remainder of the county is part of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, making it one of only five counties in South Dakota to be located entirely on an Indian Reservation.
For the fishing enthusiast, the waters of the Cheyenne River provide smallmouth bass, catfish, perch and walleye. In this area of the state, hunting for sharp-tailed grouse, pheasant, antelope and turkey often proves successful.
For those interested in seeing the outdoors and scenic beauty on horseback, Minnecoju Trail Rides offers horseback riding and wagon rides along historic sites during the months of May-September.
An interesting fact about Ziebach County is that alphabetically, it is listed as the last county in the United States.
The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Jennifer Anderson, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.
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