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Eastern SD State Parks

Palisades State Park

Palisades State Park, located in southeastern South Dakota in the town of Garretson, is the second smallest state park in South Dakota. At 157 acres in area, the park is

Eastern SD State Parks

Newton Hills State Park

The Coteau des Prairies, formed by glacial movement during the last Ice Age, is a 200-mile long and 100-mile wide plateau situated more than 2,000 feet above sea level. Home

Eastern SD State Parks

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area is located 27 miles west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Known for its clear waters and abundant fish, Lake Vermillion is a haven for anglers and

Eastern SD State Parks

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

The Adams Homestead is 1,500 acres donated by Mary and Maud Adams in 1984. It contains over 10 miles of trails that wind along the river, prairie and forest. It

Eastern SD State Parks

Beaver Creek Nature Area

Beaver Creek Nature Area was created to help increase awareness of the natural and historical resources in the area. It is home to a variety of birds, animals and numerous

Central SD State Parks

West Bend Recreation Area

The West Bend Recreation Area offers excellent fishing for walleye and small mouth bass. With most of the fishing done by water, the marina offers convenient boat launching regardless of

Eastern SD State Parks

Big Sioux Recreation Area

On the banks of the majestic Big Sioux River, the Big Sioux Recreation Area is an impressive mixture of dense woodland and sweeping prairie dotted with wildflowers and tall grasses.

Central SD State Parks

West Pollock Recreation Area

The West Pollock Recreation Area is a great location because anglers can enjoy an abundance of fishing for walleye and other Lake Oahe fish. The recreation area and the town

Central SD State Parks

Burke Lake Recreation Area

Burke Lake Recreation Area is a 206 acre park with a 25 acre lake located within it. Burke Lake is not very big, but is great for boating, sailing or

Central SD State Parks

West Whitlock Recreation Area

West Whitlock is located just 18 miles west of Gettysburg. It offers plenty of outdoor activities as it is located along the Missouri River. Park Schedule & Rates Open year-round