Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

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Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

South Dakota

(605) 232-0873

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Things To Do


Spanning 1,500 acres along the Missouri River, this area was donated to the people of South Dakota in 1984 by Mary and Maud Adams, granddaughters of original homesteader Stephen Searl Adams. They envisioned the area as a place where people, particularly youth, could enjoy the land and learn more about the natural world surrounding them. Mary and Maud wanted to give others a "place for inner renewal."

Map of Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.563632, -96.527021



  • Bicycling

    Biking is permitted.

  • Hiking

    The preserve has more than 10 miles of trails that wind through prairie, forest and along the riverbank.

  • Historic Sites

    Guided golf cart tours are available by reservation for visitors with physical limitations, contact the park for details. Educational Nature Programs offered.

  • Picnicking

    Most chelters include: multiple grills, electricity, and picnic tables. Park Permit required. Available year-round.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross country skiing is among the most popular winter sports.



Located 2 miles SW of McCook Lake, Exit 4 off I-29

Phone Numbers


(605) 232-0873