Father’s Day Getaway

by Katlyn Richter on June 9, 2011 · 1 comment

Father’s Day is right around the corner. I never know what to buy my dad for a gift, but often, I think that it is the time together that my dad has always valued most. Why not head up to the northeast corner of South Dakota with dad and give him the simple gift of time spent together? The memories will last forever!

Dads have all different interests. But in this area of the state, there is something for every dad. Fishing and boating, bird watching, hiking, camping, history and unique events all can be found in this region.

Maybe your dad likes to race? Why not head over to Wylie Park and Campground. Race dad around Wylie Thunder Road on go-karts – remember, since its Father’s Day, you can let him win, just once! The whole family won’t believe their eyes when the volcano at Thunder Mountain Mini-Golf explodes shooting flames 30 feet into the air!

If he’s into history, you can’t go wrong by taking him to Fort Sisseton State Historical Park. This military outpost was established in 1864, after the nearby Dakota Conflict in western Minnesota. It was named Fort Sisseton after a nearby tribe of Native Americans. It is one of the nation’s most well-preserved frontier forts.

If your dad is an outdoorsman, there is no shortage of things to do with him in northeast South Dakota. The fishing is amazing and there are hundreds of campgrounds in the area. The whole family can enjoy Big Stone Lake with activities like fishing, swimming, camping and hiking. Other great lakes to enjoy include Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning a get-away with dad; he’ll be surprised and elated to begin an adventure with his family. Time spent together can be an everlasting gift.

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