The Outdoor Campus - West

4130 Adventure Trail

The purpose of the facility is to provide outdoor education experiences to youth and adults throughout western South Dakota and to serve as the headquarters for the Wildlife Division staff of the western South Dakota region.


The Outdoor Campus mission is to provide education about outdoor skills, wildlife, conservation and management practices of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to all ages in order to preserve our outdoor heritage.


Arthur Saunders

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Lots of programs for all ages. Excellent taxidermy. Super helpful staff. Great place to go learn what it was like b4 the phone screen epidemic. Basic human survival. Something that is missing in today's world.

Elena MatoTamaHece

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017

Learning while exercising 😁 had a great lil expedition at the Outdoor campus west. Loved it! Plan to return during regular season to take part in the awesome activities they do here.

Shannon P

Monday, Sep. 4, 2017

We love the outdoor campus west! It is FREE. You can walk on the trial or hang out inside of the building which is kid friendly!

Taylor Bargmann

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This is a very great and fun place for kids and adults. I used to volunteer here when it first opened and got to see the ribbon cutting, I can definitely say the people that work here and volunteer are amazing! They have kids classes and adult classes and the best part is it's free! I would definitely take your kids here to see the animals and learn some stuff or take a class.

Alyciea Kotnour

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Amazing place for kids. Mostly everything here is free. I took a four year old little boy here, and he spent almost half the day just adventuring out, playing and learning. There is a large fish aquarium, videos on wild life, taxidermy wildlife up all over with plaques to learn about them, and many interactive activities for the kids. During summer months they also offer much more, but outside.