Mellette County | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Mellette County


Adventures Begin in Mellette County
Rodeos, powwows, ranch vacations, wagon train, hunting and bull riding to name a few. Come to Mellette County to relax and have fun!

Sunsets and More
Camping, photography, bicycling, bird watching, listening to the sounds of nature such as coyotes howl, historical museums, the beautiful Badlands and more.

Natural Beauty Abounds in Mellette County
Badlands: Once a wooded forest where dinosaurs roamed — now a haunting lunar-like landscape. A wonderland of colorful spires and pinnacles, massive buttes, deep gorges and even changing colors. Leaving White River on Highway 44 will take you to the main entrance to Badlands National Park. There is an excellent visitor center, and an opportunity to purchase authentic Lakota crafts and feast on a local dish — the Indian Taco.