Hiking at Sica Hollow State Park.

Ride, Climb, and Paddle the Outdoors of South Dakota


Hiking, biking, watersports and rock climbing are just a few of the incredible adventures awaiting in South Dakota’s outdoors. Lace up those boots, strap on that helmet or buckle up your life vest for an experience like no other!

Black Hills National Forest
Black Hills National Forest
Kayaking Sylvan Lake
Missouri River
Black Hills National Forest

Climbing Black Hills
The Needles, Custer State Park
Jet skiing
Lake Madison

Swimming at the lake
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, Yankton
Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre
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Illustrated image of three bison grazing in Custer State Park. The Needles rock formation is visible in the background.
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