Wasta | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


2,896 ft.

This hamlet is located off Interstate 90's Exit 99, along the Cheyenne River, about 35 miles east of Rapid City. Food, gas and lodging are available. The Sioux Indians called this location "waste'" (wash-tay) or "Good!" because of the sparkling clear springs of cold water that seep from the base of the river bluffs.

We pronounce is "whah-stuh." In addition to the town, there is a riverside Interstate Rest Area and visitor info center at this location.