pine ridge, south dakota

The Oglala Lakota tribe, part of the Greater Sioux Nation, still lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the second largest reservation in the United States. Pine Ridge serves as tribal headquarters and is located near the Nebraska border in the southernmost part of the Badlands and Black Hills region.

Where to stay in pine ridge

With its remote location, Pine Ridge features expansive landscapes for wilderness camping and exploring. Visitors can also find comfortable lodging on the reservation by calling the Pine Ridge Chamber of Commercen.

Things to do in Pine RIdge

The rugged terrain around Pine Ridge features wide-open prairies, grasslands and the mystical Badlands of South Dakota. These lands are sacred to the tribe and offer a serene way to reconnect with nature.

After you’re done hiking, biking or observing wildlife, visit the Wounded Knee Massacre site, the Oglala Lakota College and the Red Cloud Heritage Center, which houses a large collection of Native American art and handcrafted items in the region.

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A Black Hills vacation is central to hundreds of scenic monuments, parks, restaurants and attractions. Browse Black Hills maps to find lodging and things to do near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation..