The Oyate Trail
of Southern South Dakota

Trail Map

Plan your trip across South Dakota here.

The Oyate Trail of Southern South Dakota is located right where you'd expect it--along the very southernmost edge of our state. 
 From the east, The Oyate Trail travels through farmland and corn fields, across prairies and the Mighty Missouri River, and into the American West's rangeland.  Then it skirts south of the Badlands before ending at the southern foothills of the famous Black Hills. 
This is the perfect route--marked in red above--if you'd like to get off the beaten track, step back from the fast lane, and enjoy yourself.

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Stop by one of our friendly communities--or contact them here (listed by column from southeast to west)
Attractions by Community:
North Sioux City
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve   •Veteran's Memorial  
• Walking & Biking Trails• "The Strip" gaming establishments 
Elk Point

• Union County Historical Museum
• Edgar's Old Fashioned Soda Fountain  • Elk Point Country Club - golf course/pools
• Lewis & Clark Wayside Exhibit
• Lewis & Clark Heritage Days (August)
Heritage Days Music Festival (July)
"Old Main"  
National Music Museum
Spirit MoundValiant Vineyards
W.H. Over Museum

Dakota Territorial Museum
Historic Downtown Yankton
Lewis & Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam
• Meridian Trails System
• Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival (Aug)
• Dakota Theare (Year Round)

• Blachnik Museum • Czech Days (June)
• St. Wenceslaus Church & Cemetery

• Bon Homme Country Heritage Museum
• Historic Buildings
• Hot Dog Days (June)
• Crazy Days-Mud Races (Aug)

• Charles Mix County Historical Museum
• Wagner Lake (walk and bike trail)
• Wagner Speedway Stock Car Racing (Apr-Sep)
• Wagner Senior Games (June)
• Annual Labor Day Celebration
Marty Indian School
St. Paul Catholic Parish
1858 Treaty Monument
• Historic Greenwood
• Fort Randall, Chapel & Cemetery
Fort Randall Dam and Tours 
Fort Randall Casino
• Missouri River National Recreational River
• Mundt National Eagle Refuge
• Camping • City Park
• East Gregory County Historical Museum
• Fairfax Lake (fishing and boating)
• Historic Battle of Bonesteel Site• Scalp Creek
• Christmas Fair (Oct)
• Powder River Days (Nov)
• Herrick Lake & Lake Berry
• Ponca Dam • National Register Buildings
Herrick Squeal Meal (July)
• Milk's Camp Traditional Pow-wow (July)

• Burke Lake • Indian Burial Mounds  • Lucas-Buchanan Sanitarium  • Sully Flats Cemetery  • Cruise Night & Burnout Contest (June)
• Burke Stampede Rodeo (July)
• Dog Days (Aug) • Winter Wonderland (Dec)
• Gregory Buttes Observation Park & Walk Trails
• Oscar Micheaux Center • Pheasant Park
• Scenic Route through River Hills
• Fourth of July Celebration
• Oscar Micheaux Festival (Aug)
• Gregory County Historical Museum
• Carnegie Library • Historic Water Tower
• Dallas Days • Northern Bull Riding Tour
• City Park
• Legacy Park with commemorative walkway

• Drive In Theater • Leahy Bowl (baseball)
• Tripp County Museum • Walking Trails
• Regional High School Rodeo (June)
• Bull-a-Rama (Aug)
Labor Day Celebration • Parade of Lights (Nov)

• Eagle Feather Lake
• Spotted Tail Park
• Birthplace of Ben Riefel (Parmelee)  • Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
• St. Agnew Catholic Church
Antelope Fair (July)
• Rodeo & Pow-wow (Aug)
Sinte Gleska University
• Sicangu Heritage Center
• University Buffalo Herd
• Founder's Day Pow-wow
Rosebud Reservation
• Crazy Horse Canyon • Fort Messiah• Ghost Hawk Park 
• Natural Stone Bridge • Birthplace of Ben Riefel
• Todd County Fair
• Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum
Community Powwows & Rodeos (Jun-Sept)
• Annual Rosebud Fair (Aug)
Rosebud Casino
• Fourth of July Pow-wow
St. Francis Mission
• Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum
• St. Charles Catholic Church

• Heritage Center Museum
• Lacreek Refuge
• Chili Supper (Nov)
• Parade of Lights (Dec)
• Bennett County Fair, Rodeo and Pow-wow
• Wounded Knee Massacre Site
• Wakpamini Lake Pow-wow (Ju
Pine Ridge
Ogalalla Lakota Historical Center
Red Cloud Heritage Center 
• White River Visitor Center • Wounded Knee Site
Hot Springs
Trail Sale May 29
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
• Fall River Freedom Trail
Mammoth Site • Evans Plunge
Wind Cave National Park• Fall River Co. Fair, Freedom Ride/Poker Run (Aug)
• Pioneer Harvest Days at Pioneer Museum (Sept)
• Poetry & Music Gathering & Rodeo (Sept)
• southern
Black Hills

Visit one of our Tourism Associations:

 Click for events in
 Southeast South Dakota 
Click for events in
Great Lakes Area
 Click for events in
Black Hills Badlands
for events.

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