5 Lesser-Known State Parks In South Dakota That Will Absolutely Amaze You

If you love the outdoors, you already know that South Dakota is THE place to be; but did you know that there are countless smaller state parks outside of Custer, Palisades, and Good Earth? When you are ready to see and try something new, you will want to explore one or all of these five lesser-known state parks to visit in South Dakota:

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Address: Hartford Beach, SD 57227, USA
Address: South Oakwood Shoreline Drive, S Oakwood Shoreline Dr, Oakwood Township, SD 57220, USA
Address: 308th Street, 308th St, South Dakota, USA
Address: 11547 Northside Dr, Lake City, SD 57247, USA
Address: 28767 482nd Ave, Canton, SD 57013, USA
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State Parks To Visit In South Dakote

January 14, 2022

What are the largest and most visited state parks in South Dakota?

Custer State Park in the southern Black Hills is 71,000 acres and is home to a remarkable number of bison (over 1,300). It is also visited by 1.9 million people annually, making it the most visited state park in South Dakota. Learn more about this spectacular state park in this post.

What South Dakota state parks have the best campgrounds?

Many of South Dakota’s state parks offer camping and some even offer year-round camping. Roy Lake State Park is arguably the best place to camp as it offers waterfront spots. You will find tent and RV sites as well as cabins at its lovely campground. 

What are some of the best hiking trails in South Dakota?

South Dakota is a true playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts! If you enjoy hiking, read our post, The 10 Gorgeous Hikes Everyone In South Dakota Must Complete, for some of the best in the state. 

Address: Hartford Beach, SD 57227, USA
Address: South Oakwood Shoreline Drive, S Oakwood Shoreline Dr, Oakwood Township, SD 57220, USA
Address: 308th Street, 308th St, South Dakota, USA
Address: 11547 Northside Dr, Lake City, SD 57247, USA
Address: 28767 482nd Ave, Canton, SD 57013, USA