13 Hidden Gems Waiting To Be Discovered In South Dakota’s East River

The Black Hills National Forest is undoubtedly one of South Dakota’s most precious gems, and Badlands National Park also gets tons of attention. But you’ll find plenty of hidden gems in the eastern part of the state. We’ve featured several of these awesome spots in the last few months; here’s a sampling of just a few. At the end of each description, you’ll find a link to our full article, where you can see more photos and get more information.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What other East River spots do you think we should feature? Let us know in the comments!