Deadwood, South Dakota Attractions

Deadwood, South Dakota Attractions
Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane made Deadwood famous as a Wild West town for gamblers, and that tradition continues to this day with casinos lining the downtown area. Deadwood is also a town of the Black Hills with access to outdoor activities for any season. Summer offers biking, running, and camping opportunities followed by snowmobile trips in the winter.

Mickelson Trail

The George S. Mickelson trail provides 108 miles of biking and hiking paths between the cities of Deadwood and Edgemont. Parking, bathrooms, and picnic tables are available at trail heads in addition to water during the summer season. Hikers can witness the Black Hills scenery with its Ponderosa Pines while traversing over converted railway bridges. An annual Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon is held with the finish line at the Deadwood trail head. A half-marathon, and kids two-kilometer race is also held during the weekend that took place during the month of June in 2009.

Trout Haven Resort

The Trout Haven Resort off Highway 385 provides campgrounds for tents, and RV hookups. Guests can also reserve a cabin with private bath or sleep inside a furnished Tipi with a propane fire pit. Trout Haven maintains two fishing ponds for catching trout. The resort provides fishing equipment and does not require a license. The Trout Haven Saloon & Grill serves drinks at its bar, and will cook your trout in addition to a menu of American dishes. All Terrain Vehicles, or ATVs, can be rented and used on adjoining trails. Trout Haven advertises their resort as a destination for bikers during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held each August.

Trout Haven Resort
22485 Hwy 385, Deadwood, SD 57732

Mad Mountain Adventures

ATVs and snowmobiles are available for rental at Mad Mountain Adventures during their respected seasons. Mad Mountain typically provides ATVs from May to September, or between the spring thaw, and first snowfall. The 500cc and 570cc snowmobiles may be used between December and March with exceptions for weather and snowfall. Children must be at least 14 years old to use a snowmobile. Both one and two person snowmobile models are available. Customers receive US Forest Service maps on nearby trails when renting for either a half or full day of riding.

Mad Mountain Adventures
21443 Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732

Tomahawk Lake Country Club

The Tomahawk Lake Country Club is a nine-hole golf course located south of Deadwood. Tomahawk's architect, Lawrence Hughes, designed the course in the 1930s that later went on the National Register of Historic Places. Hughes also designed the Desert Inn Golf Club in Las Vegas. The Country Club offers a 350-yard driving range and putting green for practicing your technique. The Tomahawk course itself features tall pine trees and a reoccurring creek. Golf carts are available for rental and an on-site clubhouse and pro shop offers an assortment of food, drinks and equipment.

Tomahawk Lake Country Club
Hwy. 385, Deadwood, SD 57732

Article Written By Matt Becht

Matt Becht is a freelance filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio. Becht’s college curriculum included courses in English composition, creative writing, and scriptwriting. He began writing professionally in 2009, and has been published in eHow,, and Becht holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University.

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