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Fort Pierre National Grassland

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You'll get diofferent perspective on "fly-over country"

I spend a lot of time looking for prairie grouse on the grasslands. You'll undertand what they mean... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
GeoChemProf
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Brookings, South Dakota
Lots of birds

This is a great place if you like wildlife and birding. Miles and miles of grassland. We saw... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2016
Pumpkinheaver
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Desloge, Missouri
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Just a few miles outside of Pierre is a 116,000-acre block of public land made up of rolling hills and prairie and serving as home to antelope, mule deer, prairie dogs, prairie chickens and myriad waterfowl. Many small, scattered dams offer great fishing.
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Dec 26, 2017
“You'll get diofferent perspective on "fly-over country"”
Jun 24, 2016
“Lots of birds”
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

I spend a lot of time looking for prairie grouse on the grasslands. You'll undertand what they mean by "big-sky country" if you walk them. Their beauty is subtle (did you know that some grasses have beautiful flowers?) and unless you get out there and...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place if you like wildlife and birding. Miles and miles of grassland. We saw prairie dogs, antelope, deer numerous species of birds. Stay on the gravel roads if it is wet at all as the side roads become slick and treacherous...More

Thank Pumpkinheaver
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Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is not Virgin prairie, but U.S. Reclaimed and dedicated to return to a natural state. A magnificent example of prairie preservation. A desolate one as well. And speaking of desolation, be sure to visit the marker for Fort Pierre Chouteau in northern Fort Pierre...More

1  Thank etweeden
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Reviewed January 30, 2015

Visited on a Fall afternoon during Pheasant season. They were so thick on the ground you could practically run up and catch one. The swarms of mosquitoes were equally thick. A few deer were moving in and out of the corn on the private land...More

1  Thank MLyndaO
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you want to take full advantage then slow down. The speed limit may say 70-75 but to thoroughly enjoy the vista, you need to drop the speed. Even though my wife and I were passing through, to see the largeness of the grasslands. You...More

3  Thank John D
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Beautiful fall, lots of tall grass, nice sunsets, plenty of birds to hunt in the area. You must enjoy the solitude of the prairie. No lights to mess with viewing the night sky, so clear, you never knew there were that many stars. Here you...More

1  Thank Earl J
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I had a Prairie Chicken encounter on 5/7/13 at the Fort Pierre National Grasslands. We went out to the grasslands with my brother and his wife. We were in a blind from about 5:25a.m. to 7:30a.m. and observed mainly male Prairie Chickens....More

4  Thank tworxers
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I took a drive once but it is a major case of trying to get some tourism where there ought not be. There isn't anything there. I suppose you can find an old decrepit house to photograph but other than that, you are plain out...More

3  Thank Samuel B
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We camped on the grasslands for a night and it was wonderfully peaceful and the scenery was beautiful. We occasionally heard the far off moos of some cows but other than that, it was a nice one night stop for us.

3  Thank Vanessa Y
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

If you like getting out in the middle of nowhere just to hear yourself think- then this is for you. We have horses and like to be out in open spaces. Reminds you of the old west days and western movies.

Thank darCfly
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