The city of Spearfish is the "All Four Seasons" capital of South Dakota for recreation. Located at the mouth of idyllic Spearfish Canyon, a National Scenic Byway, the community is headquarters for vacationers, hunters, fishermen and snowmobilers. I-90 Exits 8, 10, 12 and 14, 17. Spearfish accommodates overnight visitors with 31 local hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, resorts and campgrounds. Satisfy your appetite with 40 restaurants ranging from family fare, steakhouses, Chinese, Italian, cross-culture cuisine to fast food.
Activities Abound Year Around
For those who like to be on the move, choose from top-rate hiking and cycling, photography outings, nature walks and birding, golfing and disc golfing, hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, rock and ice climbing, downhill and cross-country skiing. Additional recreational options include motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and bicycle rentals, six-plex movie theatre, bowling and 2 golf courses; one 18-hole and one 9-hole.
Surveyed and staked out in 1876 and officially incorporated in 1888, Spearfish is ideally situated in the scenic valley of Spearfish Creek and at the mouth of Spearfish Canyon in the northern Black Hills. Spearfish derived its name from Native Americans and fur traders or trappers in the early 1800s who considered the clear and tumbling stream through the canyon a good place to spear fish.
SRAC has something for everyone to enjoy in its state of the art facility. With an outdoor waterpark, fitness center, and gym we offer activities for all ages. Make lasting memories. Summer facility hours are Sunday 12pm - 7pm, Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 9pm & Saturday 8am - 7pm.
Representing a five state region - South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska with 20,000 square feet of authentic displays of pioneer, ranching, mining, forestry and transportation history. Annual National Day of the American Cowboy events and historic Campfire Series.
Adults (16 & Older) - $10.00
Youth 6-16 - $3.00
Established in 1886, we're a U.S. Fish & Wildlife facility. We invite you to stop by to visit our free attraction! We have a museum, historic home, fisheries railcar, fish ponds and underwater viewing windows to see trout. Shop the store and feed the fish and ducks! Open daily late-May to late-Sept. Grounds open year-round. Free attraction.
Matthews Opera House presents the work of BHSU senior art students April 6-27. Opening reception takes place 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, in the art gallery.
Things to See & Do
"Unique and unparalled elsewhere in our country."
Those were the words used by America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, when he visited beautiful Spearfish Canyon in September 1935.
Bridal Veil Falls is the easiest of the three waterfalls in Spearfish Canyon to locate as it can be seen from the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway (US Hwy 14A).
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.
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway throngs with summertime pleasure drivers. Thousand-foot-high limestone palisades in shades of brown, pink and gray tower to the right and left of Highway 14A as it twists through the 19-mile gorge.
Spearfish Falls was actually one of the most popular tourist stops in the northern Black Hills around the beginning of the 19th century when a Burlington Railroad line took passengers directly over it, parts of which can s
Places to Stay
Enjoy your quiet stay at our beautiful creekside location in the heart of Spearfish. We're removed from the busy streets, yet within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Adjacent to city walking path. Swim in our heated pool, picnic or fish just outside your door. A/C, CC, TV DD phones.
A secluded retreat in Spearfish Canyon. Surrounded by steep canyon walls with breathtaking views, this historic property has newly renovated cabins, three new luxury suites, and spacious indoor & outdoor event areas. Perfect for relaxing family vacations, reunions, romantic getaways and business retreats.
Close to scenic Spearfish Canyon, Historic Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore National Monument and winter recreational activities. 100% smoke-free! Enjoy a complimentary hot continental breakfast, indoor heated pool and spa, business center, guest laundry and fitness center. Refrigerator, microwave & free high-speed internet in every room.
Newly renovated and located at the mouth of beautiful Spearfish Canyon. Featuring the area’s largest indoor pool and home of Lucky’s 13 Pub which combines music, sports, nightly promos and specials with an extensive Americana menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
I-90 Exit 12 on to Jackson Blvd. turn left on Canyon St. South 10 blocks and cross the bridge. Full hookups and tent sites along Spearfish Creek. All level site, most with shade. Police patrolled. Within walking distance of downtown, City Park and D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery.
Nestled along the border on Spearfish Creek Spearfish. 12 modern 1 bedroom with extra futon. WiFi, A/C, equipped kitchenette, large yard, seating, gas grills. Central to area attractions. Nightly - late spring to late summer. Monthly - only off-season. Nonsmoking, no pets. Check out great reviews on TripAdvisor.
I-90 Exit 14. Good Sam & AAA. Full service with full hookup 30/50 amp, large pull-thru sites, cable TV, free WIFI. Tent sites and rustic cabins also available. Level , shady sites. Clean restrooms, outdoor kennels, laundries, kids activities. 3 heated pools, campfires, animal petting farm with daily bottle feedings. laundry. Close to scenic Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood and Devils Tower. Open May-Oct. Family owned and operated for 48 years. Come inspect us first. Let us help you plan your 1, 2 or 3 day sightseeing tours of our breathtaking area. We look forward to meeting each of you.
Make this KOA your home base - There's plenty of nearby golf, fishing, theater, dining, hiking/biking trails and even an outdoor water park! Explore the Northern Hills including Devils Tower National Memorial, Historic Deadwood and Lead. We are the closest KOA in South Dakota to Yellowstone National Park.
Places to Eat
Enjoy delicious casual dining with daily lunch & dinner specials. Prepared fresh; soups, salads, sandwiches, excellent beef, buffalo, elk, trout, seafood, pasta, vegetarian as well as specialty desserts, wine, beer & delivery too! View & purchase local art. Free WiFi. Book our private party room. Groups and buses welcome with reservation. Open Mon. - Sat. 11:00 - 8:00 pm.