Things to Do In Springfield
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy all the activities that Springfield has to offer. There are many different things to do from Golfing at the Springfield Golf Club to exploring the Lewis & Clark River. Bass Fishing and Duck Hunting are very popular sports for many people in the area. There are people that come from all over the US to Golf, Fish, Hunt, and enjoy Springfield. We encourage people to come and visit and experience the many opportunities!!!
The waters around Springfield produce a Bass Haven. You'll also find Walleye, Sauger, Northern, Crappie, Bluegills, and Catfish. Hunters will find an abundance of deer, ducks, geese, and turkey. You might even spot a few bald eagles while you are fishing near the Bluffs and Bottom Road!!!!
Visitors enjoy camping, boating, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking and fishing at this 45-acre state maintained recreation area where unique river scenery awaits. Facilities include 22 campsites most with Electricity, Showers, Dump Station, 2 Camping Cabins, Playground, Picnic Shelter, Fishing Dock, and Fish Cleaning Station. Website: gfp.sd.gov/springfield-recreation-area/
Additionally near Springfield on the north side of Lewis and Clark lake, Sand Creek has primitive camping available with pinic area and boat ramp. Website: mri.usd.edu/sandcreek.html
Terrace Park sits atop a high bluff overlooking Lewis and Clark Lake of the Missouri River. The park allows those following the Lewis and Clark Trail an opportunity to explore nature and view the Mighty Mo from a picturesque spot. Visitors to Terrace Park will see a Lewis and Clark informational kiosk.
A memorial has been added to Terrace Park dedicated to lost brothers who served their country, to remember and honor them. Springfield is full of Brothers in Arms. For too long their stories have been known only by their families and in some cases not even by their families. Read more about this on the following website. Website: www.springfieldsdveterans.com
Every Memorial Day the Springfield American Legion pays homage to the communities fallen soldiers with a Memorial Service that visits each of the seven local cemeteries where these soldiers are laid to rest. Facebook: facebook.com/springfieldveteransmemorial
The Springfield College Museum is a repository of a vast array of artifacts from its beginning in 1896 until the time of its closing in 1984. Through the kindness and generosity of businesses, donors and graduates, the museum houses over 2,000 items that show the success of this innovative institution.
The Springfield Historical Society Museum is home to a wide variety of artifacts that are unique to the area and specifically to the city of Springfield. This museum displays a pioneer home which is a reconstructed six-room house and a Model Main Street that depicts many of the types of businesses that were needed in a small town. There are so many historical collections, too many to mention, and is on the list of the must see when visiting Springfield, SD.
Talsma’s Trail Park
Join in the fun and adventure of trail riding along the Missouri River at Talsma's Trail Park on the Trails End Ranch. This trail park has several hundred acres of designated trails for all to enjoy which range from easy to extreme.
These are primitive trails which are open to ATV / UTV, dirt bikes, mountain bikes and horses. Please read park guidelines prior to planning your trip! There are age and safety equipment regulations all riders should be aware of. See website for more details and hours of operation. (605) 369-2401 Website: talsmastrailpark.com
Springfield Golf Club
The Springfield Golf Club is 9 hole layout known as the Pebble Beach of South Dakota as it's resting on a bluff above the Missouri River at the Lewis and Clark Lake. It's located in Springfield about an hour west of Yankton and 2 hours southwest of Sioux Falls just north of the Nebraska state line.
The layout's fairways are defined by trees with a modest amount of sand bunkers and water hazards in play as it moves over a mix of rolling and level terrain with postage stamp-sized greens. It features a special cabin clubhouse sitting on a hill overlooking the River with views for miles. The course was built in the mid-1980s by the locals who also help maintain it today. There's two sets of tees with the tips playing to 3,005 yards, 35.5/120, course/slope ratings. Facebook: facebook.com/ Springfield-Golf-Club-Dakotas-Pebble-Beach
Splendor and Beauty of Springfield
Springfield, SD and it's surrounding areas are a sight to behold like no other. One can't help but take in the beauty while visiting here.
The Lewis and Clark Lake (an expanded part of the Missouri River) displays beauty that will take one's breath away.
Nearby on the border of South Dakota and Nebraska one simply must make the time to take in the beauty of Standing Bear Bridge which provides a crossing point over the Missouri River between the two states.