National & State Parks in the Black Hills
Whether your plans include hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, wildlife viewing, geocaching or just exploring, you’ll make lifelong memories in a South Dakota national park or state park.
In the Black Hills and Badlands region, you’ll find six national parks, monuments, memorials and historic sites—all within a short drive of each other. Western South Dakota is also home to seven state parks and recreation areas.
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The Black Hills are home to jagged peaks, colorful canyons and one breathtaking national forest. Explore Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park, home to one of the longest caves in the world.
Custer State Park is home to 1,400 free-roaming bison and even greater up-close experiences with them. You’ll also find Angostura State Recreation Area, the George S. Mickelson Trail, Bear Butte State Park, Rocky Point State Recreation Area, Sheps Canyon State Recreation Area and Roughlock Falls State Recreation Area in Spearfish Canyon.
Monuments & Memorials
Discover bucket list worthy memorials and attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Jewel Cave National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial®, the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.
South Dakota’s Great 8
The Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park are bucket list destinations. Together they make for a great American road trip. Explore South Dakota’s Great 8 and Yellowstone with this seven-day trip itinerary.
Native American Culture Tour
Native American culture is rich in the Black Hills. Learn about the heritage of the Great Sioux Nation, as you explore Crazy Horse Memorial®, the Oglala Lakota College, Bear Butte State Park and the Journey Museum.
Spearfish Caynon of Colors
Take in one of the Black Hills’ most colorful locales with this trek through Spearfish Canyon. No matter the time of year, you’ll find beautiful waterfalls, picturesque views, and charming local restaurants and breweries.