The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

South Dakota National and State Parks and Recreation

South Dakota has two national parks, 14 State Parks, 1 State Airport, 21 State Wildlife Management Areas, 3 State Wildlife Refuges, 1 National Forest, 1 National Memorial, 7 National Wildlife Refuges, and 2 Wilderness Areas.



South Dakota National Parks

South Dakota State Parks

South Dakota State Airport

South Dakota State Wildlife Management Areas

South Dakota State Wildlife Refuges

South Dakota National Forest

South Dakota National Memorial

South Dakota National Wildlife Refuges

  • Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Madison Wetland Management District  
  • Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Sand Lake Wetland Management District  
  • Waubay National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Waubay Wetland Management District

South Dakota Wilderness Areas

There are two wilderness areas in the state of South Dakota.

  • Badlands Wilderness
  • Black Elk Wilderness