Nemo | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


  • Nemo
4,580 ft.
546 as of 2010

This tiny mountain town sets on the edge of Paradise Valley, overshadowed by Steamboat Rock mountain, about midway between Rapid City and Deadwood.  Nemo was first established in 1877, but began to flourish in 1898 when Homestake set up camp to harvest timber for use in their gold mine near Lead. The gold mines are gone, along with their need for lumber, but Nemo continues today as a pleasant, beautiful respite from life's fast pace.

Nemo is frequently used as a base for camping, trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, deer hunting and back country treks. The Centennial Trail (hike, bike, horse) passes nearby.

Services include a general store, gas, food, lodging, post office, church, guest ranch and trail rides.

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