Palisades State Park near Garretson

National & State Parks

In addition to six National Park Service sites, the South Dakota State Park system features 56 state parks and recreation areas that showcase the state’s broad expanses of prairies, back-country mountains, plentiful lakes and lush woods with plenty of room to play.

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Badlands
Badlands National Park

One of the Great 8 wonders found in South Dakota. Hike through the Badlands, be amazed by a sunrise and experience mother nature at its finest.

Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Come see the faces of South Dakota. Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. 

Sica Hollow
Sica Hollow State Park

Sica (pronounced she-cha) Hollow State Park - located 15 miles northwest of Sisseton in the northeastern corner of South Dakota. Enjoy a wide variety of year-round activities and is the source of many eerie Native American legends. 

Farm Island State Park
Farm Island State Recreation Area

Located near Pierre, South Dakota with access to Lake Sharpe. Swimming, hiking and camping are just some of the activities you and your family can enjoy.

Lewis and Clark State Park
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

Near Yankton, in the Southeast Region of the state of South Dakota, you will find an outdoor paradise where you can enjoy the scenic beauty.