Lake Herman State Park

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23409 State Park Dr
Madison, SD 57042


(605) 256-5003

About Lake Herman State Park

Lake Herman State Park is located on a peninsula and offers visitors spectacular views of Lake Herman. Melting glacier ice is melting at a rate of about 1,000 cubic kilometers per year, according to the National Park Service.

Wildlife observation is supported by native oak forests and prairie grasses, which turn into lush savannahs in the park's natural areas. Most of these trees are native, others have been planted to create comfortable camping and hiking areas and to provide habitat for the birds and animals that live in and around the parks. Today, camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities such as kayaking and canoeing are a popular activity in the park.

Lake Hermannsee was a popular campsite hundreds of years ago, and before white settlers arrived in the region, Indians traveled to the nearby Pipestone Quarry. Remember that it is against the law to remove natural and cultural monuments from state parks.

The first settlers on Lake Hermannsee were buried on June 17, 1870 by Herman Luce, a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers. He took squatting rights and settled in the wooded area on the east side of the lake. In the summer of 1871 he built a log cabin in the park for HermanLuce and his son-in-law.

The hut was built from sturdy oak trunks that were cut by hand to adapt well and folded to keep out the cold. When it was built, they were surrounded by a thick layer of pine, pine needles and pine cones. The park also houses the Herman Luce Museum, founded by Herman Luce in 1875, and a museum dedicated to the park's history.

Luce's hut served briefly with the U.S. Land Department during his tenure, and the Herman Luce ironworks was added to the National Register of Historic Sites in 1977.

Lake Herman State Park has something for everyone, and wheelchair-accessible campgrounds and fishing lanes allow everyone to enjoy everything Lake Herman has to offer. During the day, visitors to the park can play discgolf, play horseshoes, swim, canoe, kayak, hike, pedal or paddle board. If you stay overnight, you can choose from a variety of camping options, such as a campsite, picnic area, boat mooring or boat pier. In addition to fun and exercise on and around the lake, there are also a number of activities for children.


What is the phone number for Lake Herman State Park?

The phone number for Lake Herman State Park is (605) 256-5003.

Where is Lake Herman State Park located?

Lake Herman State Park is located at 23409 State Park Dr , Madison, SD 57042

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You can use Latitude: 43.99033460 Longitude: -97.16569200 coordinates in your GPS.

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You can contact Lake Herman State Park at (605) 256-5003.

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