About Spearfish

Spearfish, located in the northern Black Hills, is a year-round playground for outdoor adventure. With five convenient exits off Interstate 90 and a wealth of quality places to stay, it is the place to call home during your Black Hills vacation – anytime, any season.

Incorporated in 1888, the community continues to thrive as an outdoor recreational paradise, a center for art and culture, and home to Black Hills State University.

Summer days are sunny and warm with pleasantly cooler evenings – perfect for all activities. But, summer is just one of the seasons that visitors enjoy Spearfish as their vacation destination. In addition to rock climbing and hiking, colorful fall foliage brings visitors from all parts of the country and with 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and uncharted trails for snowshoers, ice climbers and fat bike riders alike, opportunities abound.

But how is it that I’ve heard so little of this miracle and we, toward the Atlantic, have heard so much of the Grand Canyon when this is even more miraculous. All the better eventually…that the Dakotas are not on the through line to the Coast...

—   Frank Lloyd Wright

Community Partners

City of Spearfish Municipal Government

City of Spearfish

The City of Spearfish Municipal Government is the governing body for the community. 


Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

The Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce serves its membership as the leading voice of business by providing advocacy, leadership, and resources.


Spearfish Economic Development Corp.

Spearfish Economic Development Corp.

The Spearfish Economic Development Corporation grows our community by expanding business development and job creation.


Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is a liberal arts university located near the Black Hills in Spearfish, South Dakota.

The Black Hills of South Dakota give us the unique opportunity to explore and thrive in the outdoors while studying and seeking inspiration. 



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