Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

Fees

Daily: $8 per vehicle
Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
Campsites: - electrical: $26 per night
Campsites: - non-electrical: $22 per night
Cabins:: $55 per night

Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
Amenities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Electric campsites
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Visitor Center

ADA/Accessible

Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Visitor Center
  • Activities
    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Historical interest
    • Snowshoeing

    Address

    Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
    11907 434th Avenue
    Lake City, SD 57247
    605.448.5474
    Email: FortSisseton@state.sd.us
    Home » Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

    Named after the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, this historic fort is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the area’s past. Walk the grounds where the officers’ quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings that remain from the time of the western frontier.

    This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or hills of the prairies), was originally a frontier army outpost called Fort Wadsworth. The site was chosen because it provided a strong natural defense, an ample supply of lime and clay for making bricks, an abundance of lake water for drinking and a thick stand of trees for timber and fuel.

    Visitor Center with interpretive displays and gift shop is open daily from Open House Weekend through September. Guided tours are available, please call ahead.

    Join the festivities for entertainment, culture and history during the annual Fort Sisseton Historical Festival. The festival features period entertainment and activities and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

    Park Specs

    Open: Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

    Park Size: 14 campsites and 3 cabins (each sleeps 6 people)

    Directions:

    Hwy 20 to hwy 25, follow it all the way to Eden. Turn into town (Broadway Ave/122nd st) and keep going west 5 miles. Turn north on 434th Ave and go 3 miles. You will see the Fort on your left. Use north entrance.

    Nearest Town: Eden: 8 miles Lake City: 10 miles

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