In Belle Fourche

Belle Fourche Reservoir & Orman Dam

  • East of Belle Fourche off U.S. 212
  • National Register 11/23/77

Belle Fourche Dam is a principal feature of the Belle Fourche Project, which was among the first irrigation projects constructed under the Reclamation Act of 1902. The primary purpose of the dam is to store water for agricultural use downstream in the general vicinity of Newell, Vale, and Nisland, SD.

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The dam is a massive homogeneous earth-filled structure with a crest length of 6,262 feet. When completed in 1911, the dam was the largest of its type in the world at 8,000 acres.  In April 1989, Belle Fourche Dam was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Recreational activities include fishing for walleye, catfish, and white bass, hunting, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, and historical sites.

For more information visit, www.bellefourchereservoir.com.

Rocky Point Recreation Area Open to the Public

Rocky Point is the newest park in the South Dakota state park system, and opened in 2006.  Located on the 8,000 acre Belle Fourche Reservoir, the park will bring improved access and recreation to the area.

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It features 61 campsites, including 50 with electricity and three accessible sites, as well as accessible showers and restrooms, dump station, playground, picnic shelter, fish cleaning station and boat ramp.

For more information visit, www.bellefourchereservoir.com.

Belle Fourche Country Club

Nestled in the northern corner of the Black Hills, this 9-hole course offers a challenging opportunity to everyone. The course is surrounded by pine trees with wildlife and abundant ground foliage, sure to test even the most avid golfer!

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In fact, the second hole is rated the second-hardest par-3 in the state. Recent renovations to the course include: new tee boxes, sand traps, water hazards and grass bunkers.

For more information visit, www.bellefourchecountryclub.com.

Center of the Nation Sportsman’s Club & Shooting Range

The club is an outdoor shooting range that provides a safe, clean environment to promote shooting sports and shooting safety.  Located just west of Belle Fourche, the club hosts events and trap leagues.

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Disc Golf Course

Play along side the Belle Fourche River bank with our nine hole course that starts alongside the Center of the Nation Monument. Located at 415 5th Ave.  Click here for more information.

River Walk

There are signs posted for the River Walk along the whole path. A map is located inside the Belle Fourche Magazine, which can be picked up at the Chamber office located at 620 State St or the Center of the Nation Visitor Center, located at 415 5th Ave.  Click here for more information.

Other Black Hills Attractions Nearby

Belle Fourche is centrally located in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota such that day trips out to nearby attractions is quite convenient.  Check out our short list of some of the larger attractions.

Spearfish Canyon

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Spearfish Canyon is a great spot for viewing breath-taking waterfalls, viewing the fall colors or wildlife enthusiasts, as the diverse array of plant life provides a comfortable home for deer, mountain goats, porcupines and bobcats.

The breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon – albeit much closer together. Accessible only by horseback until 1893, Spearfish Canyon’s narrow, 1,000-foot walls are among the most spectacular scenery in the Black Hills. Click here for more information.

Mount Rushmore

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Symbolizing the ideals of freedom and democracy, it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the United States. Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents not only the past, but also a promise for the future. It is a place surrounded by American history, where the names of Gutzon Borglum and Crazy Horse are still heard; where the buffalo once again run free in Custer State Park and the vision of the Keystone miners still cast a dim shadow on long deserted claims.  Click here for more information.

Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Memorial is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. The mountain is 6,532 ft and ranks 27th highest mountain in South Dakota. It is made of pegmatite granite and was chosen by Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear for the Crazy Horse Memorial.  The complex is open year-round and work continues on the mountain throughout the year and hosts over ONE MILLION visitors per year! Click here for more information

Custer State Park

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Custer State Park is home to roaming buffalo, towering peaks and cool mountain lakes. It’s a place filled with history, adventures and countless family activities. Spanning 71,000 acres, the park is one of the largest state parks in the country and is the best nature has to offer.  Custer State Park is home to Harney Peak, the highest summit in the continental United States east of the Rocky Mountains.  Click here for more information.

Devils Tower

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Devils Tower National Monument, which looms more than 1,200 feet above Wyoming’s eastern plains and the Belle Fourche River, is a one-of-a-kind natural wonder. The flat-topped volcanic formation is found amid some of the state’s most beautiful country, leaving you plenty to do after you behold its otherworldly presence.   Click here for more information.