Pactola | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
Pactola | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Pactola

Pactola is not a town, but rather a recreation district surrounding Lake Pactola Reservoir 19 miles west of Rapid City.

Pactola is not a town, but rather a recreation district surrounding Lake Pactola Reservoir 19 miles west of Rapid City. The mountain lake has marinas, campgrounds, picnic areas, swimming beach and Black Hills National Forest Visitor Center. Heights above the lake are dotted with vacation home rentals and B&Bs hidden among the pines.

Attractions nearby include Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Music Show, Thunderhead Falls and Black Hills Caverns to name a few.