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Southeast South Dakota invites you

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to explore the vast off-season opportunities for travel in this diverse region, where you’ll find friendly people with hometown hospitality waiting to welcome you.

Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

You’ll find Southeast South Dakota a virtual sportsman’s paradise, offering some of the best pheasant hunting in the world and fishing in our 175 lakes and three major rivers that is second to none.

Missouri National Recreational River . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Unique golf courses offer solitude and unmatched beauty, from atop the Missouri River bluffs to remote rolling prairies, or city courses near your favorite hotel. We welcome you to explore the outdoors. You’ll find breathtaking landscapes, fall foliage along the ever changing colors of Missouri River bluffs, rose colored quartzite cliffs and the beautiful falls on the Big Sioux River. Visit small town main streets or enjoy the nightlife in South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls. Kayaking to birdwatching, whatever your sporting pleasure, you’ll find a memorable adventure here in Southeast South Dakota.

Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Rock Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Canoe & Kayak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Southeast SD Birding Trail . . . . . . . .23

The 2016-2017 SD Sportsman’s Guide is a publication of Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association and is intended for free distribution. Executive Director - Jacquie Fuks Graphic Designer - Cindy Mason Member Services - Casey Heppler Advertising rates or information about this publication are available from Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association, 1101 Broadway, Suite 113, Yankton, SD 57078. Ph. 605-665-2435 or 1-888-353-7382, Fax: 605-665-8776. Incorporated in 1987, the Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association is a non-profit organization dedicated toward increasing the economic impact of the visitor industry in Southeastern South Dakota. The Southeast South Dakota region consisting of 15 counties, is divided into five districts. The association’s 15-member board of directors is divided into groups of three-members representing each district. Funding is provided through memberships, South Dakota Vacation Guide and Simply South Dakota advertising sales and a contract with the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Membership benefits include: • Representation at sport/travel shows. • Free listing in Southeast SD Travel Guide. • 24 hour response to visitor inquiries on our information line. • Hosted Familiarization Tours • Publishing Simply South Dakota - Southeast South Dakota Travel Guide (80,000 distributed), Regional Map (30,000 distributed), Sportsman’s Guide (40,000 distributed) and joint publishers of the South Dakota Vacation Guide (475,000 distributed) • Newsletters & tourism information. • 50% discount advertising rates in our publications. • Free listing and link on our web site. Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association 1101 Broadway, Suite 113 • Yankton, South Dakota 57078 1-888-353-7382 • 605-665-2435 • Fax 605-665-8776 • www.southeastsouthdakota.com Every effort has been made to assure that the information in this publication is accurate. The publisher assumes no liability for omissions, errors or changes. Photos Courtesy of South Dakota Tourism unless otherwise noted. This publication was paid for in part by funding from South Dakota Tourism.


SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA IS

A HUNTER’S PARADISE Stop on any country road in Southeast South Dakota and you’ll be stopping in a hunter’s paradise. South Dakota’s state bird, the Chinese Ringnecked Pheasant, thrives in the excellent habitat provided by the South Dakota landscape. Thousands of hunters descend upon

the southeast region of the state in the fall for their chance at the wily pheasant. Our state bird, the Chinese Ringnecked Pheasant, thrives in the habitat provided by the eastern South Dakota landscape. Thousands of hunters descend upon the state in the fall for their chance at this wily bird. Hotels and restaurants gear up for the season with special menus and friendly staff to make your stay enjoyable. There are many hunting guides and outfitters who are equipped to make your hunt a successful and enjoyable one. They are able to supply everything you need, from ammunition and hunting dogs to lodging. Hunting is a year-round sport in South Dakota. Small game, waterfowl and big game dominate the fall hunting seasons. Predator hunting fills the winter months, and spring signals the start of turkey hunting. The avid hunter will find South Dakota a virtual hunter’s paradise.

Pheasant Season Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017. (Oct. 21, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018 tentative) Preserves: September to March. Range and Habitat: Pheasants prefer agricultural fields, wooded draws, tree strips, wetlands and set-aside acres. Most of South Dakota is privately owned and permission is required to hunt, but public lands such as Game Production Areas and Walk-In Areas offer choice habitat for pheasants.

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Early in the season, pheasants are scattered in small flocks, but winter pushes birds into heavy cover and concentrates them. Tree strips, cattail sloughs and dense weed patches hold pheasants this time of year. When hunting public land it’s up to the hunter to determine if they will have a successful hunt. Although Game Production Area and Wildlife Production Areas are managed for wildlife, the amount and quality of winter cover varies among them. The best bet is to look for tracts that have wide shelterbelts or terrain that could have provided protection from the wind.

Pheasant Hunting Tips: Use a dog. Crippled birds can be hard to find without a dog. Hunt remote pockets. Search for small, out-of-the-way pockets that may have escaped the hunting pressure of large groups. Small sloughs, plum thickets or even fence line vegetation hold pheasants. Prepare for the weather. Fall can be a time of wide-ranging weather conditions. Plan to hunt in temperatures and weather from 70 degrees to snow and below-zero wind chills.

Geese Traditional Season: Late September to December. Spring Light Goose Season: Mid February to early May.


Range and Habitat: The Missouri River corridor is the main route for more than 400,000 migrating Canada geese, and eastern South Dakota attracts 350,000 snow- and blue-geese migrants.

HUNTING PACKAGE MIKE KUCHERA’S SOUTH DAKOTA GUIDE SERVICE - Mitchell

Ducks Traditional Season: Late September to December. Range and Habitat: More than 15 million ducks migrate annually through South Dakota. They include mallards, gadwall, pintails and teal. Numbers of birds vary, depending on the fall migration. Along the Missouri River, the migration peaks in mid-November.

Waterfowl Hunting Tips: Plan early since nonresident waterfowl licenses are limited and are purchased through a limited lottery system. Pass shooting and field shooting are available for Missouri River goose hunting, mostly on private land or through hunting clubs. Hunting is also available on the river and limited public lands. Decoy placement can spell success or failure for your hunt. Group species accordingly and leave landing pockets for optimum shooting opportunities. Incorporate both ducks and geese into your decoy spread as confidence builders and in case either species pass by.

Three-day pheasant hunting packages which include all meals, lodging at The Hampton Inn, guiding by Mike & Debra Kuchera, well-bred and trained dogs and more... Come see why they call him "The original Pheasant Dynasty" since 1972!

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and Jan. 1-15, 2017. Range and Habitat: East of the Missouri River, deer hunters will find crops such as corn, oats, wheat, sunflowers, and soybeans attracting the whitetail deer population. Mule deer hunting is limited to counties bordering the Missouri River. Rolling pastures, tree strips, river bottoms, and cattail sloughs provide escape cover for the deer.

Deer Hunting Tips:

East River Deer Season Dates: Nov. 19 - Dec. 4, 2016 / Anterless Only tags valid Dec. 31, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017. Archery season: Sept. 24 - Dec. 31, 2016

Use of a binocular or spotting scope aids hunters locating deer on South Dakota’s vast prairies and farmland. Continues on page 6

HUNTING LICENSE FEES Combination License

Shooting Preserve

(includes small game & fishing)

Non-resident: 1-day $48 5-day $78 Season $123

Resident: $57

Junior Combination (ages 16-18)

Resident: $29

Senior Combination

Migratory Bird Certificate

(age 65 and older)

Resident: $5

Resident: $42

Furbearer

Small Game

Resident: $32 Non-resident: $275

Resident: $35 Non-resident: $125

1-Day Small Game Resident: $14

Youth Small Game

Spring Light Goose Non-Resident: Adult $52 Youth $28

(ages 12-15) Resident: $7

Non-resident: $14

Limited Licenses for Turkey and Deer Applications available from SD Game, Fish & Parks Apply online - gfp.sd.gov or call (605) 223-7660

Fees listed include $2 agent fee • Fees subject to change Refer to the S.D. Hunting Handbook for complete fees & regulations

Pheasant Seasons and Limits Regular Season Dates: October 15, 2016 - January 1, 2017 (October 21, 2017 - January 1, 2018 tentative) Daily Limit: 3 Rooster Pheasants • Possession Limit: 15 Cock Pheasants, taken according to the daily limit. 3-Day Resident Season: October 8-10, 2016 • Youth Season: October 1-5, 2016

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Continued from page 5 Most land is private and permission is needed to hunt. Hunt late in the season after opening weekend. Many landowners have guests for opening weekend, but welcome other hunters later in the season. Non-resident firearm hunting opportunities are limited, and non-residents are only able to apply for licenses after three resident drawings. Archery east river deer licenses are unlimited.

Prairie Turkey Traditional Season: Spring firearm and archery, mid-April to mid-May. Fall prairie turkey, October 1 through January 31. Range and Habitat: In the eastern portion of the state, turkeys prefer the woods and brushy hillsides of rivers, as well as tree belts.

Turkey Hunting Tips: Acquire permission when prairie turkey hunting since most land is private. Hunting spring turkeys late in the season is often better. Hens begin nesting later and gobblers begin wandering, making them more susceptible to calls. Combining fall turkey hunting with other fall seasons creates an exciting hunt. Prairie turkeys frequently use the same roost repeatedly. Spring turkey hunters rely on camouflage and calling to lure birds into shotgun range. Always identify target before shooting.

For Disabled Hunters: A reduced fee Hunting and Fishing Card is available for persons with total disability, certain veterans and for those with developmental disabilities. For more information about hunting seasons, fees, and regulations, contact the South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. Call (605) 223-7660 or visit www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/. Hunting licenses, applications and a hunting handbook are all available online.

South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Literature & Applications: Fishing Handbook (available Dec.) Hunting Handbook (available Sept.) Hunting Atlas (available Sept.) Public Hunting Areas booklet Applications for: Spring Turkey • Fall Turkey • Special Buck • Deer Nonresident Furbearer • Nonresident Waterfowl Paddlefish • and others Request online:

www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/info-request.aspx

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Hunting Guides, Services & Lodging Broken Willow Lodge

31149 SD Hwy. 37 Springfield, SD • 605-369-2565 www.brokenwillowlodge.net

Country Cottage Hideaway 28936 433rd Avenue Menno, SD • 605-660-1410 www.countrycottagehideaway.com

Dakota Custom Hunt The Cogan House 31133 Bon Homme Road Tabor, SD • 605-464-0238 www.TheCoganHouse.com Mike Kuchera’s S.D. Guide Service Inc. 135 E. 2nd Ave., PO Box 10 Mitchell, SD • 605-996-1120 www.sdpheasants.com


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Hunting Dogs Welcome Free Hot Breakfast Refrigerators and Microwaves in all rooms Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Comfortable rooms with flatscreen TVs Free Airport Shuttle Conveniently located at I-90 and I-29 Indoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub New Lobby Bar

5410 North Granite Lane • Sioux Falls, SD 57107 Call 605.336.1900 or visit qualityinn.com/sd062

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REEL IN THE FUN

ON SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA LAKES & RIVERS Southeastern South Dakota has more than 175 fishing lakes ranging in size up to 29,000 acres. Glacial lakes exist in the region in addition to numerous manmade lakes. Three major rivers course through the region: the Big Sioux River, James River, and Missouri River; which includes Lewis and Clark Lake, a 30-mile-long Missouri River reservoir. Southeast South Dakota is prepared to host fishermen year-round with open seasons on most species of fish. Private and city campgrounds, 11 state parks, and recreation areas provide more than 1,000 campsites welcoming our fishing visitors. A host of resorts and hotels are available for those who prefer the creature comforts of soft beds, hot showers, and cable TV.

Accessible Fishing Docks Handicap accessible fishing docks have been installed in a number of state parks. These docks feature low railings, accessible ramps, sidewalks, and nearby parking. These fishing docks are found at Lake Vermillion, Lake Alvin, Lewis & Clark, Springfield and Walker’s Point Recreation Areas, Newton Hills and Lake Herman State Parks.

Free Fishing Weekend South Dakota fishing waters, excluding tribal trust land, are open to anyone May 19-21, 2017 to fish without a license. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of fishing or to try your luck for the first time.

Popular Fish Species The most fished species includes walleye, sauger, channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bullhead, bluegill, perch and crappie.

Walleye and bass compete for top honors in this region. Lewis and Clark Lake reservoir, above Gavins Point Dam, draws anglers from across the nation with its alluring combination of largemouth and smallmouth bass. Backwater bays, sandbar drop-offs, creeks, and stands of rushes provide the habitat for both species. Casting toward structure with various crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits are popular methods, along with jigging during the heat of the summer. Walleye, sauger and catfish also make up the catches for Lewis and Clark anglers. Walleye anglers in this region troll crankbaits to locate schools of feeding fish in the flat-bottom lakes. Panfishermen will want to look for shallow weed beds during the spring and drop-offs during the summer. Still-fishing with a small jig or fly fishing with wet flies or small poppers is effective for bluegills. For young and old alike, nothing keeps fishing attention longer than bullheads. Good bullhead waters include most lakes and the Big Sioux and James Rivers. A simple hook-and-worm combination will keep most anglers busy throughout the day. Other popular fishing waters: James River, Big Sioux River, Missouri River, Splitrock Creek, Lake Carthage, Tripp Lake, Marindahl Lake, Brant Lake, Lake Madison, Lake Herman, Lake Mitchell, Lake Yankton, Vermillion Lake, Wall Lake, Burbank Lake, Lake Alvin, McCook Lake, Lake Lakota and Lake Henry.

Paddlefishing Anglers interested in paddlefishing have two options, a summer archery season or a fall snagging season. Both seasons occur in the Missouri River downstream from Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton. Resident and non-resident anglers who wish to paddlefish must apply for a limited number of paddlefish tags.

South Dakota Hunting & Fishing Handbooks plus other publications are available online: www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/info-request.aspx

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Fish Hatchery and Aquarium Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, near Yankton, raises the endangered pallid sturgeon and the paddlefish, which is a "species of concern" in many states. The fish are spawned at Gavins Point in their Sturgeon and Endangered Species buildings and later released to increase or maintain fish populations in the wild. The pallid sturgeon is an ancient fish that can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh 85 pounds, with a lifespan of up to 100 years. Dam construction, habitat alterations, and over-fishing are major causes of the pallid sturgeon's decline in the past 50 years. The hatchery is open to the public. Guided tours of the facilities may be arranged for groups by contacting the hatchery at 605-665-3352. For more information about the hatchery visit www.fws.gov/gavinspoint/

Ice Fishing South Dakota’s fishing season never closes so your annual license is good year-round. For the true sportsman with a warm disposition and a good down parka, ice fishing can be a great relief to cabin fever. Snow removal is provided on the following lakes: Clay County Park, Vermillion; Lake Alvin, Harrisburg; Lake Henry, Scotland; Lake Herman, Lake Madison and Walker’s Point, Madison; Lake Lakota, Canton; Lake Vermillion, Canistota; Lewis & Clark Lake, Yankton; and others. For a complete list, visit gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/ tacklebox/ice-fishing-access.aspx For more information about fees and regulations, contact the South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. Call (605) 223-7660 or visit gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/.

FISHING LICENSE FEES Combination License

3-Day Fishing

(includes small game & fishing)

Non-resident: $39

Resident: $57

Youth Fishing

Junior Combination

Non-resident: $27

(ages 16-18)

Resident: $29

Senior Combination (65 and over)

Resident: $42

Annual Fishing Resident: $30 Non-resident: $69

Annual Family Fishing Non-resident: $69

1-Day Fishing Resident: $10 Non-resident: $18

Nonresidents under age 16 do not need a fishing license when fishing with a parent/ guardian who has a valid SD fishing license. Youth's fish must be included in the daily/possession limits of the parent/guardian. Youth wishing to take their own limit of fish may purchase a nonresident fishing license.

Senior Fishing (65 and over)

Resident: $14

Fees listed include $2 agent fee • Fees subject to change Refer to the S.D. Fishing Handbook for complete fees & regulations

Free Fishing Weekend: May 19-21, 2017

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Brant Lake

Chester

943

Burbank Lake

Burbank

100

Clear Lake

Colton

472

Corsica Lake

Corsica

110

Covell Lake (Kid’s Pond)

Sioux Falls

15

Dell Rapids

Diamond Lake

Franklin

256

Dimock Lake

Dimock

75

Ethan Dam

Ethan

38

Forsch Lake

Salem

160

Fulton Lake

Fulton

18

Humboldt

340

100

Island Lake

Franklin

373

Jansen Lake

Emery

Lake Alvin

Harrisburg

105

Ramona

230

Lake Carthage

Carthage

203

Lake Hanson

Alexandria

55

Scotland

165

Madison

1,287

Lake Lakota

Canton

90

Madison

2,642

Lake Mitchell

Mitchell

670

Lake Yankton

Yankton

250

Lewis & Clark Lake

Yankton

31,000

Long Lake

Franklin

480

Loss Lake

Humboldt

90

Humboldt

163

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159 139

Marion (Kid’s Pond)

Marion

McCook Lake

North Sioux City

Outdoor Campus Pond

Sioux Falls

Scott Lake

Hartford

107

Silver Lake

Dolton

393

Swan Lake

Hurley

208

Tripp Lake

Tripp

10

Tyndall (Kid’s Pond)

Tyndall

2

Vermillion Lake

Canistota

513

Wall Lake

Hartford

207

Westside (Kid’s Pond)

Yankton

1

Emery

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1

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390

James River

307

Missouri River

75

Split Rock Creek

-

Vermillion River

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Miles

Big Sioux River

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Volin

10

Lyons Lake

RIVERS AND STREAMS

Marindahl Lake

273

Lake Madison

Lost Lake

Lake Badus

Lake Henry

Spencer

Lake Herman

Grass Lake

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Gross Lake

Rainbow Trout

Walleye

Dell Rapids Dam

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4

Brown Trout

Sturgeon

Saugeye

Sauger

Muskie

Crappie

5

Dock

Utica

Toilet

Beaver Lake

Boat Ramp

2 300

Perch

Armour Hartford

Northern Pike

Armour (Kid’s Pond) Beaver Lake

Catfish

Bullhead

Facilities

Bluegill

White Bass

Acreage

Smallmouth Bass

Nearest Town

Largemouth Bass

LAKES AND RESERVOIRS

Fish Species

Camping

Fishing Waters, Fish Species & Fishing Facilities

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THE MISSOURI

NATIONAL RECREATIONAL RIVER The Missouri National Recreational River preserves two stretches of the Missouri River. Forming much of the border between South Dakota and Nebraska, it is also part of the nation’s Wild and Scenic River system. Congress added the 59-mile reach between Gavins Point Dam and Ponca State Park in 1978 and the 39-mile reach, which includes the lower 20 miles of the Niobrara River and the lower eight miles of Verdigre Creek, between Ft. Randall Dam and Running Water in 1991. In the eastern reach the "Big Muddy" is vast, spectacular and unique, flowing fast past chalk bluffs, some as high as 100 feet. The river valley is as wide as two miles in some places, a testament to the twists and turns the river has taken over the last several thousand years. Islands, bars, and chutes attest to the river’s dynamic character. The river in the western reach is more than 20 feet deep, with thick groves of willow and cottonwood trees growing on numerous islands and sandbars. Limestone bluffs rise 250 feet over the untamed river. The main channel twists and turns in gnarled braids from one shore to the other, and the river flows slower, sometimes as slow as a lazy two miles per hour. Native floodplain forests, tall and mixed grass prairie remnants, and the rivers and tributaries themselves provide habitat for several endangered and threatened bird and fish species.

Things to See and Do Most visitors come to the Missouri National Recreational River for its refreshing water and premier boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. You can also camp, tour powerhouses and historic sites, birdwatch, trace the Lewis and Clark Expedition, visit a fish hatchery and aquarium, and explore quiet trails.

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center Explore the Lewis and Clark saga. Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam provides a particularly useful introduction to the story and offers views of the river, Lewis and Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam. It has information, exhibits, a theater, and a bookstore.

Fishing and Hunting Walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and catfish are popular catches. In season hunters take geese, ducks, quail, turkeys, pheasants, and deer. Licenses required. For more information about the Missouri National Recreational River, contact Southeast South Dakota Tourism at 1-888-353-7382. The park’s web address is www.nps.gov/mnrr

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CAMPFIRES, STARS & RELAXATION AWAIT IN OUR

CAMPGROUNDS Sitting around a campfire under a clear sky, gazing up at the stars

and listening to the sounds of the night can relax your body, pacify your mind and restore your spirits.

Area campgrounds offer everything from primitive tent camping to full service resort accommodations.

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area Located near Yankton, this popular camping area is situated along beautiful Lewis & Clark Lake and offers many prime waterfront campsites and camping cabins, equestrian camp/trails, paved trail, mountain bike area, soccer field, white sand swimming beaches, plus a full service marina, restaurant, and resort facilities with a pool.

Springfield Recreation Area If a smaller park setting is more your style, this park is located at Springfield. This area is known for its bass fishing and is a good base for waterfowl hunting in the fall. A nearby golf course overlooks the Missouri River. A paved bicycle and hiking trail connects the park to the town.

Newton Hills State Park Located near Canton, Newton Hills is a wooded oasis providing shaded campsites and scenic vistas. Its Woodland Trail is a National Recreational Trail and offers excellent bird watching. There is a sixmile multi-use trail, arboretum trail, and a lookout tower with a scenic view. The park also offers equestrian campsites along with corrals and equestrian trails as well as a fully equipped lodge.

Union Grove State Park South of Beresford, Union Grove has secluded campsites and features a large variety of trees and shrubs for an impressive display of fall color. Wildlife and many bird species thrive in the park. The park offers a hiking/biking trail, bridle trail, and equestrian camps/corrals.

Palisades State Park Colorful quartzite cliffs along with a colorful past including a

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Jesse James legend at Devil’s Gulch, make Palisades, near Garretson, one of the most unique and scenic campgrounds in the area. Walking trails follow quartzite formations that rise as much as 50 feet above Split Rock Creek. Canoeing and fishing on Split Rock Creek are also popular. The cliffs also provide rock climbing opportunities. A comfortable fully equipped lodge is perfect for larger gatherings.

Lake Herman State Park History and water-based recreation attract many campers to this Madison park, with white sand beaches and tree covered rolling hills. Nearby Walker’s Point Recreation Area has a modern campground on Lake Madison with easy lake access. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. A trail leads through grass prairie, wetlands, and historic sites such as a restored 1871 cabin and cemetery.

Big Sioux Recreation Area A great canoer's haven, this park lies on the banks of the Big Sioux River near Brandon, with easy access to Sioux Falls. Facilities and services include wooded and prairie trails among some of the oldest trees in the state, GPS trail, disc golf, and an historic 1869 homestead cabin.

Lake Vermillion Lake Vermillion, located southwest of Sioux Falls, is popular among fishermen, boaters, and swimmers in the summer. Fall sportsmen can find waterfowl and upland game nearby, making it an ideal hunting camp. Facilities and services include hiking trail, fishing dock, and canoe/kayak rentals. Private and city sponsored campgrounds can also be found in most communities. Each campground offers a unique camping experience. Many of these campgrounds are open year-round for sportsmen or those who enjoy the quieter seasons.


City Park Campground 1 mile E of Hwys 32 & 13 Intersection, 605-997-2492

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GARRETSON

City Park/Split Rock Park Campground North end of Garretson, 605-594-2225

28

1

8

IRENE

Mayfield Camping, 44398 SD Hwy 46, 605-263-3490

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MADISON

Camp Lakodia 45156 235th Street, 877-LAKODIA Prairie Village Campground 2 miles west on Hwy. 34 & 81, 800-693-3644

5

5

Number of Campsites

Handicap Access Sites

FLANDREAU

10 270

May-Early Nov.

Apr. 1 to Oct. 30

Late Spring to Early Fall

Mid-May to Mid-Oct.

All Year

6

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N. SIOUX CITY

Sioux City North KOA 675 Streeter Drive, 800-562-5439, 605-232-4519

88

SALEM

Camp America Campground 25495 US Hwy. 81, 605-425-9085

52

SIOUX FALLS

KOA Sioux Falls I-90 Exit 399, 800-KOA-9865, 605-332-9987

101

Tower Campground 4501 W. 12th Street, 605-332-1173

98

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds 100 N. Lyon Blvd., 605-367-7178

251

Yogi Bear Camp Resort 26014 478th Ave, Brandon, 605-332-2233, 800-638-9043

125

SPRINGFIELD

Cogan House RV Park 31133 Bon Homme Road, 605-464-0238

24

TEA

Red Barn RV Park I-29 Exit 73 47003 272nd Street, Tea, 605-368-2268

74

VERMILLION

Clay County Park & Campground Timber Road, 4 mi. SW of Vermillion off SD 50, 800-809-2071

40+

BERESFORD

Union Grove State Park 11 mi. S of Beresford off I-29, 605-987-2263

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BRANDON

Big Sioux Recreation Area 4 mi. SE of Brandon off I-90, Exit 406, 605-582-7243

49

CANISTOTA

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area 5 mi. S of I-90, Exit 374, 605-296-3643

CANTON

12

1

97

6

KOA Mitchell 41255 SD Hwy. 38, 605-996-1131

MITCHELL

May to Sept.

Months Open

26

Guest Laundry

City Park Campground I-29/Exit 18, 1 mile E, 2 blocks S, 605-356-2141

Playground

15

Dells City Campground, 605-428-3595

ELK POINT

Hiking Trail

Dump Station

15

DELL RAPIDS

Swimming

Showers

Fishing

Handicap Access Cabins

Picnic Shelters

Camping Cabins

9+

Name/Address/Phone

Fishing Dock

Tent Sites

1

Ingalls Homestead 20812 Homestead Rd., 800-776-3594

City/Town

Boat Ramp

Electric Sites

DE SMET

PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS

Pull -Through Sites

CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY

May to Oct.

May 1 to Oct. 1

May 1 to Oct. 31

All Year

May 1 to Oct. 31

May 1 to Oct. 15

All Year

Apr. 15 to Oct. 31

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2 1

17

4

1

43

6

3

2

94

2

90

4

7

5

1

Newton Hills State Park 6 mi. S of Canton off Co. 135, 605-987-2263

127

2

109

8

8

2

6

GARRETSON

Palisades State Park 10 mi. N of I-90, Brandon Exit 406, 605-594-3824

34

1

22

12

6

2

1

MADISON

Lake Herman State Park 2 mi. W of Madison off SD 34, 605-256-5003

72

2

69

2

2

1

2

Walker’s Point Recreation Area 9 mi. SE of Madison off SD 19, 605-256-5003

43

1

42

1

2

2

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Recreation Area 1 mi. E of Springfield off SD 37, 605-668-2985

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Tabor Lakeside Use Area (primitive camping) 6 mi. S of Tabor off SD 52, 605-668-2985

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Chief White Crane Recreation Area 5 mi. SW off SD 52, 605-668-2985

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Lewis & Clark Recreation Area 6 mi. SW off SD 52, 605-668-2985

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South Dakota State Parks Reservation System: 1-800-710-CAMP (2267) or www.CampSD.com The reservation system is open year round to reserve campsites in most state parks and recreation areas. Campsites and facilities become available for reservation both online and through the call center at 7 am CT, 90 days prior to your arrival. A 3-night stay is required for holiday weekends. Lakeside Use Areas are available on a first come-first served basis. Lewis & Clark Recreation Area has designated same-day reservation campsites. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these listings, all information is subject to change.

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Big Sioux Recreation Area, Brandon

GET OFF THE BEATEN PATH AND TAKE

TRAILS TO ADVENTURE Just pick your favorite mode of transportation:

bicycle, horseback, cross-country skis, snowmobile or your own two feet. Experience the natural tranquil beauty that is Simply South Dakota. There are many ways to explore southeast South Dakota any season of the year. One is on the extensive trail systems offered at many state parks and communities throughout the region. Just pick your favorite mode of transportation: bicycle, horseback, crosscountry skis, snowmobile, or your own two feet. Trails range from paved and level surfaces to terrain suitable for only extreme mountain bikers or hikers. Guided “Walk and Talk” hikes are available at state parks or take along your favorite bird, animal or plant book and chart your own nature walk. Handicap accessible trails are located at Beaver Creek Nature Area and Big Sioux, Lewis & Clark and Pierson Ranch Recreation Areas. Parks offering equestrian trails include Big Sioux Recreation Area, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, Newton Hills State Park, Union Grove State Park and Clay County Park. Lewis & Clark, Newton Hills and Union Grove have campground facilities specially outfitted for horses and their riders.

Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve The easy trails at Adams Homestead, near North Sioux City, feature native prairie grass along the Missouri River, with wildlife viewing blinds. Trails also meander through a century old homestead complete with a home, barns, church and school house. Guided golf cart tours are available for visitors with physical limitations.

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Big Sioux Recreation Area & Beaver Creek Nature Area On the banks of the Big Sioux River, this area offers some of the best examples of tallgrass prairie in eastern South Dakota. Trails ramble through woodland and prairie. Winter hosts snowshoers and snowmobilers. Beaver Creek Nature Area, also near Brandon, is a great area to view a variety of wildlife; and features an 1870’s cabin that is host to living history programs.

Big Sioux Recreation Trail & Greenway - Sioux Falls Walk, jog, or bike your way along the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls from Falls Park to the Outdoor Campus. This trail connects with the Falls Park bike trail. A five-story viewing tower provides a 360-degree view of Falls Park and the city skyline.

Chief White Crane Recreation Area There are trails for hiking and biking. Lake Yankton, near Yankton.

Clay County Park The 34 acres of vast and beautiful wilderness offer breathtaking views along trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. A three mile paved nature trail features a lookout area over the magnificent Missouri River.

Devil’s Gulch A scenic hiking trail leads to Devil’s Falls and Devil’s Stairway, Garretson. The trail has a footbridge spanning the chasm of Devil's


Meridian Pedestrian Bridge, Yankton

Beaver Creek Nature Area

Brandon

Great Bear Recreation Park

Big Sioux Recreation Area

Brandon

Hiking trails range from hard surface to back country deer trails which are available for cross country skiing in winter at Sioux Falls.

Big Sioux River Recreation Trail

Sioux Falls

Chief White Crane Recreation Area

Yankton

Lake Herman State Park

Clay County Park

Vermillion

This park, near Madison, has easy hiking trails through prairie, wetlands, historic sites and cross country skiing during winter months.

Devil’s Gulch

Garretson

East River Snowmobile Trails

Several

Lake Mitchell

Good Earth State Park at Blood Run

Sioux Falls

Great Bear Recreation Park

Sioux Falls

Lake Herman State Park

Madison

Lake Mitchell

Mitchell

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

Montrose

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

Yankton

Madison Bike & Recreation Trail

Madison

Meridian Trails & Bridge

Yankton

Mitchell Trails

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Lake Vermillion Recreation Area This easy hiking trail is 5 miles south of I-90 from Montrose exit.

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area This park, near Yankton, offers a paved trail that winds along the shore of Lewis & Clark Lake and through wooded areas. It connects with the Meridian Trails system in Yankton. The park has a rugged multi-use trail for equestrian riders, hikers and mountain bikers. Enjoy scenic winter views of the lake from the snowmobile trails.

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Adam’s Homestead & Nature Preserve N. Sioux City

South Dakota’s newest state park is located just a few miles southeast of Sioux Falls. It features 2 miles of hiking trails through sunny grasslands, deeply shaded forest ravines and along the banks of the Big Sioux River. Blood Run is a National Historic Landmark. From about 1500 through the early 1700’s, this area was a center of culture and trade for thousands of indigenous peoples.

Snowshoeing

Equestrian Trail

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TRAILS DIRECTORY Hiking Trail

Good Earth State Park at Blood Run

Good Earth State Park, Sioux Falls

Cross Country Ski Trail

Gulch. According to local legend, Jesse James Jesse evaded capture by spurring his horse to leap this ravine.

Palisades State Park, Garretson

Handicap Access Trail

Snowshoeing

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Canton

Madison Bike & Recreation Trail

Outdoor Campus

Sioux Falls

Walk, jog and bike from Madison to Johnson’s Point at Lake Madison.

Palisades State Park

Garretson

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area

Yankton

Meridian Trails

Prairie Arboretum Trail

Freeman

Miles of paved trails throughout the city of Yankton and an additional 20 miles of trails lead to and along Lewis and Clark Lake. The historical double decker Meridian Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River offers a great view of the river and beautiful sunsets. Continues on page 17

Sioux River Red Rock Trail

Dell Rapids

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

Vermillion

Springfield Recreation Area

Springfield

Union Grove State Park

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EXPERIENCE PALISADES FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE

ROCK CLIMBING

Ever been told to “hang in there”? You hear that a lot around Palisades State Park!

Ever been told to "hang in there?" You hear that a lot around Palisades State Park. A small, but scenic geologic wonder, Palisades State Park is nestled among the sheer cliffs overlooking the Split Rock Creek just a short half-hour’s drive from Sioux Falls. The park offers the regular menu of outdoor recreation opportunities, including camping, hiking, picnicking, and sight-seeing. However, it also offers a unique form of outdoor excitement for the more adventuresome at heart. You see, Palisades is one of just a few premier rock climbing sites in the Midwest. Numerous climbing routes are easily accessed and provide a wide assortment of climbing experiences. The 1.6 billion year old Sioux quartzite formations play host to a variety of face and crack climbs, with even a few hidden bouldering sites thrown in for good measure. Whether top-roping a novice route on South Wall or Rattlesnake Rock, or a more ambitious route at Swing Set Cove or on Positron, climbers from all over the Midwest make the trek to Palisades to take on the forces of gravity. Since climbing is just one of many popular activities taking place at Palisades, there are a number of common courtesies expected. Also, since the geologic resources and related ecosystems are unique, and in some cases quite fragile, a few climbing restrictions have been developed over the years. In response, a group of local climbers worked closely with park officials to develop a brochure about Rock Climbing Safety and Etiquette at Palisades State Park. The

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brochure offers special tips on low-impact climbing, resource protection, co-existing with other park visitors and safe climbing practices. The nearby City of Garretson, just two miles north of the park, provides all the services necessary for an extended visit. With a campground, gas stations, grocery store, eating establishments, a motel, convenience stores, specialty shops, a new library, mechanics and even a few local "watering holes", this small community does it right when it comes to welcoming the traveling public. And for the history buff seeking to learn more about the legendary Jesse James and his "leap of faith", the Garretson city park at Devil’s Gulch adds a unique dimension to what the Palisades area has to offer. When you think of rock climbing, you don’t always have to venture out to the mountains. Sometimes a prairie oasis like Palisades State Park may offer more than meets the eye. And the views experienced while hanging from a rope fifty feet above the waters of Split Rock Creek are quite different than those experienced by other park visitors. It’s all a matter of perspective! Palisades State Park is located 10 miles north of I-90 off Exit 406 near Brandon. Copies of the Palisades climbing brochure are available at the park entrance station, office or by mail (call 605-594-3824). It can also be downloaded from the park webpage: www.gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/ directory/palisades/. For more info, contact Palisades State Park, 25495 485th Avenue, Garretson, SD 57030.


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Sioux River Red Rock Trail

Mitchell Trails

This outdoor recreational trail follows the The Dells of the Big Sioux River from Dell Rapids to a scenic overlook.

This trail system encompasses several parks and the beautiful DWU campus, and connects with the Lake Mitchell trail.

Newton Hills State Park Newton Hills’ Woodland Trail, near Canton, is on the National Recreational Trails registry. It crosses dense basswood and oak forests, as well as open grasslands. An observation tower provides a bird’s eye view. A number of trails offer great opportunities for bird watchers. Enjoy breathtaking displays of fall color.

Outdoor Campus Two miles of walking trails through tall grass prairie and riparian woodlands. The trails are accessible to people with disabilities and are pedestrian only. Trails are available in winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Snowshoes are available for checkout.

Palisades State Park Four trails twist and turn through scenic quartzite formations along Split Rock Creek at Palisades State Park, near Garretson. A challenging climb awaits on towering Sioux quartzite spires and sheer cliff walls.

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Hike or bike this easy paved trail at Lewis & Clark Lake, Yankton.

Snowmobile Trails Hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails connect Garretson, Dell Rapids, Brookings, Madison, Mitchell, DeSmet, Huron, Lennox and Parker. For map, trail conditions, regulations and more, visit www.gfp.sd.gov. State Parks that provide snowmobile trails are Big Sioux Recreation Area and Lewis & Clark Recreation Area.

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie Stand where Lewis and Clark stood 200 years ago, by taking the three-quarter mile trail to the summit of Spirit Mound, near Vermillion, where over 300 acres of prairie are being restored. Interpretive signage transforms a hike into a learning experience.

Springfield Recreation Area This easy paved winding hiking/biking trail is along the Missouri River and it connects to the town of Springfield.

Union Grove State Park The park features a large variety of trees which provide impressive fall color and attract many birds, making this 4 mile multi-use trail a great hike for birdwatchers. Horseback riders have 150 acres of rolling hills at their disposal.

Prairie Arboretum Trail

Urban Trails

A forty acre oasis featuring an outdoor amphitheatre, visitor center, large winding pond, over a mile of walking trails, a rose garden, perennial gardens, dwarf conifer garden and several sculptures.

Many towns have walking/biking trails that provide a relaxing escape to nature in the middle of the city.

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COME AND DO SOME

RIVER RAMBLING Area rivers and lakes provide canoeists and kayakers with opportunities to enjoy nature, breathe fresh air, learn about area history and get some exercise.

The rivers and lakes of South Dakota provide canoeists and kayakers with excellent opportunities to enjoy nature, breathe fresh air, learn about area history and get some exercise. As you enjoy these waters, please stay safe and protect the environment. Some South Dakota streams are passable year-round, while others offer seasonal floating only after snowmelt or rain in spring and early summer. Canoe/kayak trips can be just a couple of hours or a week-long adventure depending on the river and your time. Identify all access areas and hazards before beginning. Sometimes portages are needed to get around dams, fences and sandbars. Always have a contingency plan to get off the river earlier than planned if weather or river conditions change or a paddler becomes sick or tired. Most shorelines in South Dakota are privately owned. Permission must be secured before going on the land. When paddlers are polite and respectful of property rights, many landowners are happy to grant camping permission. River sandbars may appear to be excellent camping sites but be aware that water releases from the dams on the Missouri River and rainfall can result in rising water. South Dakota law requires that non-motorized boats over 12 feet long, including canoes and kayaks, be licensed in South Dakota or another state. The registration decal must be shown on each side of the bow. Paddlers are encouraged, but not required, to display license numbers on their watercraft for easier identification, to provide more theft protection and to operate in other states that require affixed license numbers.

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Every person in the watercraft must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device that fits properly, is readily available and in good and serviceable condition.

Big Sioux River Originating in northeastern South Dakota, the Big Sioux River winds southward to Sioux Falls, where it forms the boundary between South Dakota and Iowa until it meets the Missouri River. With good water levels in the spring and early summer, it is possible to paddle from US 14 near Brookings to the river’s confluence with the Missouri River. Paddlers favor the segment from Lien Park in Sioux Falls to Newton Hills State Park. This stretch can usually be paddled spring and summer. Points of interest include the Big Sioux Recreation Area, Gitchie Manitou Park, Old Klondike Mills site, and Newton Hills State Park. Big Sioux and Newton Hills have canoe launch sites and camping facilities. A park entrance license is required for these state parks. There are several dangerous low head dams where watercraft must be portaged to the other side. Know where the dams are and portage them. They may look harmless but the water action just below the dam has taken human lives. Be certain to locate ALL dams before setting out.

Missouri River Two segments are administered by the National Park Service as the Missouri National Recreational River. They are also in the National Wild and Scenic River System. Today, these sections look much like


Palisades State Park, Garretson

they did in the early 1800’s during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Due to the currents and sudden windstorms, these segments are for experienced paddlers only. If there is one thing that the “Mighty Mo” demands, it is respect. The first segment is 39 miles from the Randall Creek Recreation Area at Pickstown to Running Water. The river is wide and clear, and has many sandbars and small islands. The second segment is 59 miles long from below Gavins Point Dam to Ponca State Park in Nebraska. This segment has several large islands and sandbars. Sandbars and wooded islands make great stopping places as do the few camping, boating and picnicking areas developed by South Dakota and Nebraska. If you choose to camp on islands, pick ones with trees at least 6-8 feet tall. There are no rapids, but sunken sandbars, snags and other obstacles abound. An eddy is a sure sign of an obstacle just below the water’s surface. The Missouri is 20 feet deep or more in places. Know your paddling ability and don’t exceed it. For more info: www.nps.gov/mnrr

Vermillion River Generally, this scenic river can be paddled from spring to fall from Centerville south to the Missouri River. Launching access may be found at township, county, state, and federal rights-of-way that cross the river. Late summer and fall canoeing is best from the road crossing east of Wakonda to the Missouri River. Colorful fall foliage is especially showy from Vermillion southward.

Missouri River at Yankton

James River The James River, a typical prairie stream, has been noted as the longest unnavigable river in the world. Fortunately, this distinction doesn’t apply to paddlers who travel the river in spring and early summer. There are a number of access points near US and SD Highways.

Lakes to Paddle Many South Dakota state parks have lakes that have easy access and are fun to paddle. These parks include Chief White Crane Recreation Area near Yankton, Lake Alvin near Harrisburg, Lake Herman State Park and Walkers Point Recreation Area near Madison, Lake Vermillion near Montrose and Newton Hills State Park near Canton. For additional info contact the S.D. Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks 605-223-7660, or Southeast South Dakota Tourism, 1-888-353-7382. Also visit www.gfp.sd.gov/to-do/canoeing/ for more info.

Winery Trail

Request our Free Winery Trail guide featuring unique South Dakota wineries.

Split Rock Creek From its source in Pipestone County, Minn., Split Rock Creek winds a scenic route through northeastern Minnehaha County before meeting the Big Sioux River east of Sioux Falls. During high water flow in the spring and after heavy summer rain, it is one of South Dakota’s best streams for white-water paddlers. If you are not an experienced white-water paddler, some stretches can be hazardous. Access can be found at Palisades State Park by Garretson, and McHardy Park in Brandon, as well as township, county, state, and federal rights-of-way that cross the river. The sheer walls of red quartzite that line portions of the creek provide a scenic trip for paddlers.

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Best Western U-Bar Motel, 130 W. Ash St., 605-296-3466, 800-566-8227

27

DAKOTA DUNES

Country Inn & Suites, 151 Tower Road, 605-232-3500, 800-456-4000

68

ELK POINT

Hometowne Inn, 909 W. Main St., 605-356-2667

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FLANDREAU

Royal River Casino & Hotel, 607 S. Veterans St, 1-877-912-LUCK

120

FREEMAN

Fensel’s Motel & Gift Shop, 500 N. Hwy 81, 605-925-4204, 800-658-3319

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Freeman Country Inn, 1019 S. Hwy. 81, 605-925-4888

27

HARTFORD

AmericInn Hotel & Suites, 1031 Diamond Circle, 605-528-5000

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HOWARD

Watercrest Hotel & Howard Conference Center, 103 S. Main St, 605-772-4700

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MITCHELL

Comfort Inn & Suites, 2020 Highland Way, 605-990-2400, 1-800-4CHOICE

72

Days Inn, 1506 S. Burr, 605-996-6208, 800-329-7466

68

Hampton Inn, 1920 Highland Way, 605-995-1575, 866-252-2900

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Holiday Inn Express, 810 E. Spruce, 605-292-9292, 888-465-4329

82

Thunderbird Lodge, 1601 S. Burr St., 605-996-6645, 800-996-2810

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N. SIOUX CITY

Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 110 Sodrac Drive, 605-232-9600, 866-232-9698

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SALEM

Home Motel, 361 S. Nebraska, 605-425-2828

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SIOUX FALLS

AeroStay Hotel, 2721 N. Jaycee Lane, 605-336-0762

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AmericInn, 3508 S. Gateway Blvd., 605-361-3538, 800-634-3444

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Best Western Empire Towers, 4100 W Shirley Pl., 605-361-3118, 888-338-3118

60

Best Western PLUS Ramkota Hotel, 3200 W. Maple St., 605-336-0650

225

Center Inn, 900 E. 20th St., 605-334-9002, 800-456-0074

56

ClubHouse Hotel & Suites, 2320 S. Louise Ave., 605-361-8700, 866-534-8700

100

Comfort Inn & Suites, 3721 W. Avera Dr., 605-275-9577

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Days Inn Empire, 3401 Gateway Blvd., 605-361-9240, 800-DAYS INN

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 4501 W. Empire Place, 605-361-2211, 800-228-2800

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Guest House Inn & Suites, 3101 W. Russell St., 605-338-6242, 800-214-8378

43

Hampton Inn, 2417 S. Carolyn Ave., 605-362-1700, 800-426-7866

98

Hilton Garden Downtown Sioux Falls, 201 E. 8th St., 605-444-4700

136

Hilton Garden Inn South, 5300 S. Grand Circle, 605-444-4500

103

Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 W. 8th Street, 605-339-2000

290

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2501 S. Shirley Ave., 605-361-0122

116

Holiday Inn Express & Suites SW, 3821 W. Avera Dr., 605-275-4155

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Homewood Suites by Hilton, 3620 W. Avera Dr., 605-338-8585, 800-CallHome

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CANISTOTA

Kitchenettes

Suites

Guest Laundry

68

Meeting Room

Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Waterpark, 1103 N. Splitrock Blvd., 605-582-2901

Pets Allowed

BRANDON

Fitness Center

Jacuzzi/Whirlpool

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Free Cont. Breakfast

North Vue Motel, 509 Poplar St., 605-286-3202

Swimming Pool

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Restaurant on Premises

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Red Roof Inn, 3500 S. Gateway Blvd., 605-361-1864, 800-733-7663

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Residence Inn by Marriott, 4509 W. Empire Place, 605-361-2202, 1-800-331-3131

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Sheraton Hotel, 1211 North West Avenue, 605-331-0100

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Staybridge Suites, 2505 S. Carolyn Ave., 605-361-2298, 800-225-1237

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Super 8 Motel, 2616 E. 10th St., 605-338-8881

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Super 8 Motel, 4100 W. 41st St., 605-361-9719

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TownePlace Suites South, 6400 S. Connie Avenue, 605-274-2480

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TEA

GrandStay Hotel & Suites, 830 Gateway Lane, 605-213-1500

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TYNDALL

Shady Rest Motel, 1401 Main Street, 605-589-4002

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Best Western Vermillion Inn, 701 W. Cherry, 605-624-8333

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YANKTON

Best Western Kelly Inn, 1607 E. Hwy 50, 605-665-2906, 800-528-1234

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2607 Broadway, 605-665-3177

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Lewis & Clark Resort, 43496 Lakeshore Dr., Lewis & Clark Lake, 605-665-2680

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Grand Falls Casino Resort, 1415 Grand Falls Blvd., Larchwood, IA, 712-777-7777

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Airport Shuttle

Ramada Hotel & Suites, 1301 W. Russell, 605-336-1020

Kitchenettes

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Quality Inn & Suites, 5410 N. Granite Lane, 605-336-1900

Guest Laundry

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My Place Extended Stay, 3005 S. Carolyn Ave., 605-271-9988, 855-200-5685

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LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 4521 W. 41st St., 605-275-4555

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Cogan House, 31133 Bon Homme Road, Tabor, 605-464-0238 VERMILLION

Buffalo Run Resort/Valiant Vineyards, 1500 West Main, 605-624-4500

YANKTON

Lewis & Clark Resort Cabins & Lodge, 43496 Lakeshore Dr, 605-665-2680

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Broken Willow Lodge, 31149 SD Hwy. 37, 605-369-2565

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Country Cottage Hideaway, 28936 433rd Ave., 605-387-5256, 605-660-1410

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Camp Lakodia, 45156 235th Street, 877-LAKODIA

Restaurant on Premises

MADISON

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Steever House Bed & Breakfast, 46850 276th St., 605-647-5055

TV in Unit

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BED & BREAKFASTS, LODGES & VACATION RENTALS

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SERVICES DIRECTORY COMMUNITY INFO

LODGING

Madison

AeroStay Hotel, Sioux Falls

Located at the junction of SD Highways 34 & 81, Madison is nestled between Lake Herman and Lake Madison. Camping, fishing, golfing, hunting & snowmobiling are available in season. Abundant area farmland provides plenty of upland game, big game, and waterfowl. A variety of lodging and dining options offer something for everyone. Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, 605-256-2454. www.chamberofmadisonsd.com, email: director@chamberofmadisonsd.com

AeroStay Hotel is the only hotel connected to the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. With a variety of room types and luxurious guestroom amenities, AeroStay is your convenient and comfortable choice when flying. AeroStay is located at 2821 N. Jaycee Lane in Sioux Falls. Call us at 605-335-1800 to reserve today!

Springfield & Discover Bon Homme County Located along the Missouri River and rich in recreational, scenic and outdoor opportunities. Camping, boating, fishing, hunting, golfing and lodging available. Visit www.springfieldsd.com or www.discoverbonhomme.com. Call 1-888-353-7382 for a free brochure.

Yankton Lewis & Clark Recreation Area Located on the Missouri River, Yankton offers everything for outdoor enthusiasts from archery at Easton Archery Training Center to boating and camping on Lewis and Clark Lake. Yankton offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities and is the headquarters to the world’s largest archery association, the National Field Archery Association. Visitor information: 1-800-888-1460, visityankton@visityanktonsd.com or visit www.visityanktonsd.com

Whitetail Deer

Best Western PLUS Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls 225 comfortable guestrooms and suites. Pet friendly. Complimentary local shuttle service. Free WiFi. Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill with nightly happy hour. Maple Street Café. Free bags of ice and freezer space available for your game. 3200 W Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD (Exit 81 right off I-29). 605-336-0650 www.siouxfalls.bwramkota.com

ClubHouse Hotel & Suites, Sioux Falls 100 luxurious rooms and suites. Complimentary deluxe breakfast. Pet Friendly. Free high speed internet. Business Center. Indoor water playland with children’s water features and slides. Complimentary shuttle. Great location near shopping and dining. AAA Official Appointment. 2320 S. Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD (off I-29 exit 78), 605 361-8700 www.siouxfalls.clubhouseinn.com

Bowhunter

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Yankton Our hotel features include a pool, whirlpool fitness room, business center, and free high speed internet. Also, hot continental breakfast and free local calls. We have 58 guest rooms, Jacuzzi suites and family suites. 2607 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078, 605-665-3177, www.hiexpress.com/esyanktonsd email: hieyankton@hotmail.com

Quality Inn & Suites, Sioux Falls Beautiful hotel conveniently located off of I-90 and I-29 at Exit 83. Spacious rooms with microwaves, refrigerators, and free internet, and indoor pool/whirlpool, fitness room, free continental breakfast, business center, guest laundry and airport shuttle. Come and experience quality service today. 5410 N Granite Lane, Sioux Falls, SD 57107, 605-336-1900, www.qualityinn.com/hotel/sd062 email: sfqualityinn@yahoo.com

CAMPING Tower Campground, Sioux Falls Great location! I-29 Exit 79. Newly remodeled with 99 sites. 30/50 full hookups, cable, WiFi, level sites, pull-thrus, playground, picnic tables, showers, laundry. Shade trees. Camper storage available. Grassy tent areas. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. Open year round. 4501 W. 12th St., Sioux Falls, SD, 605-332-1173, email: towercampground@gmail.com


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Great Bear Recreation Area The Outdoor Campus The Northwest Stretch of the Sioux Falls Bike Trail Big Sioux Recreation Area Prairie Pothole Lake Loop Lake Vermillion Recreation Area and GPA Flandreau City Park Milwaukee Lake Madison Wetland Management District Headquarters and Madison WPA Lake Herman State Park Reynolds Slough GPA Lake Carthage GPA Chip Allen GPA Lake Mitchell Hogrefe GPA James River Road Broken Arrow WPA Gray GPA and Platte Creek Recreation Area Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge North Point Recreation Area Randall Creek Recreation Area and Pickstown GPA at Fort Randall Dam Missouri River Bottoms Route Meier’s Lake Spring Migration Loop Gavins Point Dam Missouri River Observation Route Clay County Lakeside Use Area Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Spirit Mound Historic Prairie Union Grove State Park Oak Ridge GPA Newton Hills State Park Mud Lake Atkins Slough WPA

To request a free Birding Trail guide, call 1-888-353-7382 View online at southeastsouthdakota.com/outdoor-adventure/bird-watching/ The Southeast South Dakota Birding Trail guide provides information about each site on the trail, how to get there, what birds you should look for, the best months to visit and tips on birding each location. More than 300 species of birds may be observed among the 33 points along the trail. Southeast South Dakota is a stopping place for millions of birds following both the Central and Mississippi migratory flyways in spring and fall. Its varied

habitats offer the right environment for nearly 150 nesting species, and a number of species that nest in the northern reaches of the continent spend each winter here. The best birding is the least intrusive to birds and their habitat. Disturbing a bird – making it flush from cover, call in alarm or focus on your presence – stresses it and may expose it to predators. Use binoculars, stay back, avoid damaging habitat and enjoy. Good birding!


2016-2017 SD Sportsman's Guide  

Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, paddling, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing in Southeast South Dakota.

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