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South Dakota United States #81 Highway Guide

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0.0
1155 ft.
South Dakota-Nebraska State Line
After crossing the Nebraska-South Dakota state line, US Highway 81 enters the city of Yankton, SD. Crosses the Missouri River via the Discovery Bridge.
0.4
0.7
1207 ft.
South Dakota State Highways 50/52
SD State Highway 50 goes east to the community of Gayville, SD. Limited services. NOTE: Overlaps US Highway 81 to the north. SD Highway 52 proceeds west to Pierson Ranch Recreation Area (Toe Rd, Yankton, SD), Midway Recreation Area (43349 S Dakota 52, Yankton, SD), Lewis and Clark Recreation Area (Kniest Ave, Yankton, SD) and Gavins Point Recreation Area (Gavins Point Rd, Yankton, SD).
1.8
2.9
1220 ft.
Yankton, SD

3.0
4.9
1266 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 50
NOTE: SD Highway 50 ends its overlap with US Highway 81 and goes west-north to the community of Tabor, SD. - Takota Park: basketball court, playground, softball diamond, sand volleyball court, tennis court, picnicking. - Annual Czech Days heritage celebration held every third weekend in June.
3.6
5.8
1302 ft.
Airport
East of highway. Chan Gurney Municipal Airport (700 E 31st Street, Yankton, SD, Tel. 605-665-1460), a public-use airport.
8.1
13.0
1322 ft.
304th Street
West to the community of Utica, SD. Limited services.
10.1
16.2
1322 ft.
302nd Street
West to Beaver Lake (Jamesville, SD). Fishing.
12.1
19.4
1273 ft.
300th Street
West to the community of Lesterville, SD. Limited services.
13.4
21.5
1165 ft.
Creek
Crossing.
15.1
24.3
1316 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 46
East to the community of Irene, SD. Limited services. West to the community of Wagner, SD. - Wagner City Park: picnic shelter, play structure, trees. - Wagner Lake: stone picnic tables, picnic shelter, artesian well, gazebo, ponds, rock waterfall.
21.1
34.0
1473 ft.
291st Street/County Highway 365
East to the community of Viborg, SD. - Annual Danish Days (every third weekend in July). - Swan Lake (fishing).
26.7
43.0
1545 ft.
US Highway 18
West to the community of Menno, SD. - Menno City Park (Park St): camping facilities, picnic shelters, horseshoes, veterans' memorial, playground equipment, sand volleyball court, restrooms. - Lake Menno Recreation Area/Fredrick P. Huber Memorial Campground: picnic facilities, campsites, fishing. East to the community of Davis, SD. Limited services.
34.4
55.3
1512 ft.
Freeman, SD
Community of Freeman, SD. - Freeman Swimming Pool Park (North Wipf St): camping, playground equipment, swimming pool, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, tennis courts, trailer hookups. - Freeman Lions Park (Juniper & Railway Sts): horseshoe courts, picnic shelters, playground equipment. - Annual Schmerckfest.
37.8
60.9
1467 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 44
East to the community of Marion, SD. - Hieb Memorial Park: lake, camping, playground equipment, baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball court, picnicking, suspension bridge; and the community of Parker, SD (limited services). West to the communities of Milltown, SD (limited services) and Parkston, SD. - Parkston East Park (East Main St): softball/baseball field, swimming pool. - Rose Bormann Memorial Park (Maple & Ash Sts).
41.1
66.2
1440 ft.
Silver Lake
East of highway; Dolton, SD. Fishing.
46.2
74.4
1447 ft.
N Dolton Avenue
South to the community of Dolton, SD. Limited services.
49.0
78.9
1447 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 42
Intersection of SD State Highway 42
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85.3
1453 ft.
261st Street
East to the community of Canistota, SD. - Lake Vermillion Recreation Area (26140 451st Ave, Tel. 605-296-3643): campground, cabins, fishing dock, fish cleaning station, playground, boat ramp, beach, canoe/kayak rentals, picnic shelter, vault/flush toilets, showers. West to the community of Emery, SD (limited services).
57.6
92.7
1503 ft.
US Interstate Highway 90
East to the community of Humboldt, SD. - Pressler Park: tennis court, basketball court, playground equipment, picnic shelters, restrooms; and the community of Hartford, SD. - Hartford City Park (North Vandemark Ave/Second St & David Roe Dr). - Turtle Creek Park (South Feyder Ave). - Century Square Park (cor of First St & Main Ave). West to Gross Lake South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (435th Ave, Salem, SD); Forsch Lake South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (258th St, Bridgewater, SD); Lehrman Slough South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (431st Ave, Spencer, SD); and the community of Alexandria, SD (limited services).
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96.7
1519 ft.
254th Street
West to Tuschen Slough and Schimmel Slough. Fishing.
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98.4
1522 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 38
West to the community of Spencer, SD. Limited services. East to the community of Montrose, SD. Limited services.
61.7
99.3
1522 ft.
Salem, SD
Community of Salem, SD. Limited services.
67.1
108.0
1542 ft.
247th Street
West to Spencer South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (246th St, Spencer, SD) and Long Lake South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (248th St, Alexandria, SD).
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116.2
1604 ft.
242nd Street
West to the community of Canova, SD. Limited services.
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130.7
1686 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 34
West to the community of Howard, SD. - Noble Park (Main St): picnic tables, shelter, restroom facilities. - Loe Park (Chet Corey Dr): softball fields, picnic tables/shelter, swimming pool, playground equipment. - Taschner Park (SD State Highway 54): picnic tables, camper/trailer parking; and the community of Vilas, SD (limited services). NOTE: To the east, joins US Highway 81.
82.5
132.8
1722 ft.
Winfred, SD
Community of Winfred, SD. Limited services. - Lake Winfred (fishing).
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142.3
1759 ft.
Junius, SD
Community of Junius, SD. Limited services.
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146.7
1706 ft.
451st Avenue/County Highway 41
South to St. Thomas Recreation Area (Madison, SD) and Lake Herman (fishing).
94.3
151.7
1719 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 34/2nd Street NW
NOTE: SD State Highway 34 ends its overlap with US Highway 81. South-east to the communities of Wentworth, SD (limited services) and Egan, SD (limited services). 2nd Street NW goes east to the community of Madison, SD. - Lake Herman South Dakota State Park (23409 State Park Dr, Tel. 605-256-5003): campground, cabins, canoe/kayak rentals, playground, boat ramp, beach, fishing dock, picnic shelter, playground, flush/vault toilets. - Baughman Park (NE 3rd St): baseball/softball fields, open space, basketball court.
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159.8
1762 ft.
228th Street/County Highway 26
East to the community of Rutland, SD. Limited services.
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164.6
1722 ft.
225th Streeet/County Highway 20
West to the community of Ramona, SD. Limited services.
104.3
167.9
1762 ft.
County Highway 16
West to Lake Badus (Madison, SD). East to the community of Nunda, SD. Limited services.
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175.9
1804 ft.
218th Street
West to Spring Lake (Colton, SD; fishing), the community of Oldham, SD (limited services), and Lake Thompson (Lake Preston, SD; fishing).
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177.5
1811 ft.
217th Street
East to the community of Sinai, SD. Limited services. West to Spring Lake (Madison, SD). Fishing.
112.3
180.7
1752 ft.
Lake Sinai
East of highway; Lake Sinai, SD. Fishing.
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184.8
1765 ft.
Ahnberg, SD
East of highway. Community of Ahnberg, SD. Limited services.
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187.4
1854 ft.
US Highway 14
East to the community of Volga, SD. - Volga City Park: swimming pool, playground equipment, volleyball court, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits. NOTE: Overlaps US Highway 81 to the north.
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191.2
1831 ft.
US Highway 14
NOTE: US Highway 14 ends its concurrency with US Highway 81. Goes north-east to the community of Hetland, SD (limited services) and the community of Lake Preston, SD. Nearby is Lake Preston (fishing).
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191.9
1814 ft.
Arlington, SD
Community of Arlington, SD. Limited services.
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195.0
1808 ft.
Airport
East of highway. Arlington Municipal Airport.
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198.6
1791 ft.
204th Street
East to Lake Tetonkaha (fishing), Round Lake (fishing), Lake Oakwood (fishing).
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200.2
1775 ft.
203rd Street
East to Turtle Lake (fishing) and Lake Tetonkaha (fishing).
125.4
201.8
1732 ft.
202nd Street
West to Lake Badger. Fishing.
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203.4
1719 ft.
201st Street
West to Lake Thisted. Fishing.
127.4
205.0
1706 ft.
Main Street
West to the community of Badger, SD. Limited services.
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210.1
1663 ft.
Lake Albert
West of highway. Fishing.
131.4
211.5
1683 ft.
196th Street/S Lake Drive
East to Lake Poinsett (fishing).
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214.7
1673 ft.
194th Street
West to Lake Saint John. Fishing.
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216.3
1683 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 28
West to Lake Mary (fishing), Lake Norden (fishing), and the community of Lake Norden, SD. NOTE: To the north, runs concurrently with US Highway 81.
135.4
217.9
1673 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 28
NOTE: SD State Highway 28 exits US Highway 81. East-south-east to the community of Estelline, SD (limited services).
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219.6
1745 ft.
Harju South Dakota State Public Shooting Area
West of highway; 44701-44799 County Rd N, Lake Norden, SD.
137.5
221.2
1722 ft.
Dry Lake
East of highway. Fishing.
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224.4
1703 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 21
West to the community of Hayti, SD. Nearby is Lake Marsh (fishing).
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233.0
1785 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 22
East to the community of Castlewood, SD. - City Park: picnic area, football field, playground, baseball field. NOTE: North overlap with US Highway 81.
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1732 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 22
NOTE: End of overlap with US Highway 81. West to Clear Lake (fishing), and the community of Hazel, SD. - Baxter Slough South Dakota Public State Public Shooting Area (444th Ave). - Wolf South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (178th St).
147.1
236.8
1709 ft.
Creek
Crossing.
151.8
244.3
1791 ft.
176th Street
West to Goose Lake South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (174th St, Watertown, SD).
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245.9
1798 ft.
175th Street
West to Pelican Lake (fishing) and Thompson's Point (Thompson's Point Rd, Watertown, SD).
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247.6
1798 ft.
Pelican Lake
West of US Highway 81. Fishing.
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250.7
1716 ft.
US Highway 212
East to the communities of Kranzburg, SD (limited services) and Goodwin, SD (limited services). West to Christopherson South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (446th Ave, Watertown, SD).
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252.4
1749 ft.
Watertown, SD
City of Watertown, SD. - Bramble Park (Kampeska Blvd/3rd Avenue NW, Tel. 605-882-6269): zoo (has over 500 animals), gift shop, concession area, educational exhibits, playground, classrooms. - Highland Park (N Maple & Highland Blvd): ballfields, basketball court, playground, restrooms, sand volleyball court, tennis courts. - McKinley Park: gardens, picnic facilities, playground, restrooms, walking path, sand volleyball court.
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255.6
1762 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 20
North-east to the community of South Shore, SD. - Larson South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (157th St, South Shore, SD), Round Lake (fishing), Punished Woman's Lake (fishing), and Punished Woman's Lake South Dakota State Public Shooting Area (156th St, South Shore, SD).
161.3
259.6
1811 ft.
US Interstate Highway 29
South to the communities of Estelline, SD; Toronto, SD (limited services); Bruce, SD (limited services; and White, SD (limited services). NOTE: Overlaps US Highway 81 to the north.
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279.2
1913 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 20
West-south to another junction with US Highway 81. East to the community of South Shore, SD.
178.5
287.2
1965 ft.
Lonesome Lake, SD
West of highway. Fishing.
179.6
289.0
1952 ft.
Mazepa South Dakota State Public Shooting Area
East of highway; on County Highway 5, Twin Brooks, SD. Myers Lake (fishing).
187.4
301.5
1978 ft.
Summit, SD
Community of Summit, SD. Limited services.
187.8
302.3
1998 ft.
US Highway 12
East-southeast to the community of Marvin, SD. Limited services. West to the community of Ortley, SD. Limited services.
192.0
309.0
1972 ft.
Mollie Lake, SD
East of US Highway 81. Fishing.
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312.9
1772 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 15
East to the community of Wilmot, SD. Limited services. West to an intersection with County Highway 34/458th Avenue.
196.4
316.0
1460 ft.
Bullhead Lake/Owl Lake/Enemy Swim Lake
East of highway. Fishing.
200.0
321.8
1348 ft.
Mud Lake, SD
East of US Highway 81. Fishing.
201.7
324.6
1296 ft.
Agency Township, SD
West of highway. Community of Township, SD. Limited services.
203.5
327.5
1247 ft.
Eastman South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area
East of highway, on 128th St, Sisseton, SD.
207.3
333.6
1214 ft.
Peever Slough South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area
East of highway. County Road 20, Peever, SD.
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342.4
1152 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 10
On an east-south route, crosses the South Dakota-Minnesota state line into the community of Browns Valley, MN. West to the community of Sisseton, SD. - Sica Hollow South Dakota State Park (44950 Park Rd, Tel. 605-448-5701): picnic shelter, campground, horse camp, vault toilets, drinking water.
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353.2
1220 ft.
Drywood Lakes, SD
West of highway. Fishing.
221.0
355.6
1250 ft.
127th Street/County Road 5
East to the community of Peever, SD. Nearby is Roberts County South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area (County Road 20, Peever, SD).
236.5
380.6
1145 ft.
Dry Run Number 2 South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area
East of highway, on 466th Ave, Sisseton, SD.
239.1
384.8
1089 ft.
110th Street/County Road 23
West to Slather Slough South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area and Knebel Slough South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area (both on County Road 23, New Effington, SD). East to Dry Run Number 3 South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area (County Road 23, New Effington, SD).
241.2
388.1
1096 ft.
Crawford South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area
East of highway, on County Road 2, New Effington, SD.
242.3
390.0
1093 ft.
Bratten Area South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area
East of US Highway 81, on 470th Ave, New Effington, SD.
243.0
391.0
1089 ft.
Cottonwood Lake South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area
East of highway, on 469th Ave, New Effington, SD.
243.6
392.0
1093 ft.
South Dakota State Highway 127
East to Victor South Dakota State Wildlife Management Area (105th St, New Effington, SD), and the community of Rosholt, SD. Limited services. West to the community of New Effington, SD (limited services) and the community of Claire City, SD (limited services).
249.7
401.9
1096 ft.
South Dakota-North Dakota State Line
US Highway 81 crosses the South Dakota-North Dakota state line and enters Richland County, ND. LD12e