Lemmon, SD is located on the Yellowstone Trails, the area is rich in history and culture of "taming the plains". Learn more about Native American heritage, Frontiesman Folklore of Hugh Glass; and G.E 'Dad' Lemmon founding the L-7 Cattle Co. and town of Lemmon by visiting local museums and historic sites. Have a first-time experience or renew your ties with ranch life at a local working guest ranch.
Spend a day or week at a local dinosaur dig. Visit the extensive outdoor display of petrified wood and fossils at the Petrified Park and Museum. Satisfy your curiosity for paleontology at the Grand River Museum's fantastic display of locally found triceratops, edmontosaurus an other dinosaur fossils.
Not only do the deer and antelope play here, but also the pheasant, grouse, partridge, turkey,ducks, canadian geese and numerous predators. 110 miles of shoreline and its reputation for prime walleye, small and large-mouth bass, crappie, northern pike, perch and bluegill fishing make Shadehill Reservoir a prime destination for fishing all seasons. Over 17,000 acres of public lands and 161,000 acres of National Grassland offer both hunting and fishing opportunities. Lodging is available in local motels, hunting cabins and campground facilities.
The Grand River and Cedar River National Grasslands comprise more than 161,000 acres of public lands interspersed with approximately 46,000 acres of private lands in Sioux County, ND and Perkins, Corson, and Ziebach Counties of SD. These lands are administered by the Grand River District of the Custer National Forest. The District Office is located in Lemmon. The rolling hills, river breaks, and scattered badlands of the Grand River and Cedar River National Grasslands sprawl across the Missouri Plateau of the Great Plains. Mixed-grass prairies dominate the landscape, and a few wooded draws occur where ground water is near the surface. The Grand River and its tributaries bisect the southern portion of the Ranger District; the Cedar River flows through the northern portion. Both of these Rivers flow eastward to the Missouri River.
A quaint and unique downtown shopping area, local restaurants and friendly faces round out your vising experiences in Lemmon. We know you will enjoy your visit to our beautiful corner of the world!
You can contact the Lemmon Area Chamber of Commerce at (605) 374-5716.