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Campbell County: A Memorable Adventure


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s landscape is renowned for providing memorable outdoor adventures. Travelers in search of one such adventure can find it in Campbell County. This north-central region includes the inviting communities of Herreid, Pollock, Mound City and Artas.

See wildlife in their natural habitat at Pocasse National Wildlife Refuge. Stop at the refuge and observe birds indigenous to the prairie region. The upland, marsh and open water habitats are home to such wildlife species as Canada geese, ducks, whitetail deer, ring-necked pheasants, mink and fox. The refuge includes nearly 50 miles of rolling glacial hills within 10 miles of the Missouri River. Visitors may spot bald eagles, whooping cranes and peregrine falcons which occasionally land in the refuge. 

Anglers enjoy the West Pollock Recreation Area as a prime location for catching walleye and an abundance of other Lake Oahe fish. The Missouri River, which serves as the county’s western border, is known for providing outstanding water recreation opportunities. 

A historic marker north of Pollock tells the story of the town’s relocation due to the creation of Oahe Dam. The decision to relocate was made when citizens realized the dam would submerge the old town site. Today Pollock rests near two lakes, Lake Oahe and Lake Pocasse. 

Discover clues of the first people to inhabit the region at the Vanderbuilt Indian Village National Historical Landmark in Campbell County. 

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Shayla Waugh, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.


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