This tiny mountain town sets on the edge of Paradise Valley, overshadowed by Steamboat Rock mountain, about midway between Rapid City and Deadwood. Nemo was first established in 1877, but began to flourish in 1898 when Homestake set up camp to harvest timber for use in their gold mine near Lead. The gold mines are gone, along with their need for lumber, but Nemo continues today as a pleasant, beautiful respite from life's fast pace.
Nemo is frequently used as a base for camping, trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, deer hunting and back country treks. The Centennial Trail (hike, bike, horse) passes nearby.
Services include a general store, gas, food, lodging, post office, church, guest ranch and trail rides.
Experience the Northern Black Hills by horseback! Guided rides on sure-footed horses will take you through breath-taking views. Cover miles of trails while you enjoy the peace & serenity.
Visit our Facebook page for more information or call the Barn ~ 605-578-1354 (May through October)
Things to See & Do
When you vacation in the northern Black Hills, you will be surrounded by an area synonymous with great stories of the gold rush and old west.
You will visit the haunts of such legendary figures as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, as well as many other locations in the gaming town of Deadwood, a National Historic Landmark. This region is rich with Black Hills history.
Beginning at Sturgis Exit 32, off Interstate 90, Vanocker Canyon Road (Forest Service Road 26) winds southwest for 17 miles to the tiny historic community of Nemo. Large stands of birch and aspen provide a glowing backdrop along this peaceful and uncrowded paved byway.
Places to Stay
Historic western resort located in beautiful Paradise Valley between Rapid City and historic Deadwood on Nemo Road. Rustic cabins, campground RV Park, historic 1890s general store. Brand'n Iron Bar & Restaurant. Horse camp. ATV trailheads, mountain biking and fly fishing. Perfect for memorable weddings and group gatherings; accommodations 200, large tent.
Located in the heart of the Black Hills. Beautiful two-story lodge accommodates up to 10 people. Fully-equipped kitchen, great room, TV/video, balcony, reading & game room. Excellent for family reunions, retreats and hunting groups, ATV access, Dalton & Centennial trailhead 2 miles. Wonderland Cave 5 miles. Custom packages available. Year-Round.
Places to Eat
No major trail nearby.