Located in Brule County, South Dakota, right along the east bank of the Missouri River, is a small town that’s worth a day trip. As of the 2020 census, the population was just under 2,500; it’s a small town for sure, but there are plenty of things to do around here. It’s one of my favorite small towns in South Dakota, with a wonderful museum, shops, eateries, and what might just be the best lake in South Dakota, too. It’s the lesser-appreciated Lake Francis Case, and all the locals know it’s a great place to relax. Check it out:

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What do you think? What would you call the best lakes in South Dakota? Let me know! And if you’ve ever gone camping (or even simply paid a visit) at Lake Francis Case, feel free to chat about that as well.

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