Having a Picnic in Spearfish, SD.

by Kory Otterberg | May 24, 2018
Family Friendly Outdoor Adventure Nature & Recreation

Summer is here and that means it’s time to enjoy a nice meal while also being able to spend time outdoors. Yes, it’s picnic season! There is no better place to enjoy a nice picnic than Spearfish, South Dakota. With its vast outdoor adventure opportunities to spend time with the family, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to grab a bite to eat outside as well.

                First, where are you going to do your shopping. Every picnic needs great food, as well as blankets, coolers and of course the basket. In Spearfish, there are plenty of places to stop including Lueders Food Center, located on the corner of 7th St. and Hudson St., Lueders is a great place to stock up on all the essentials for great picnic. With their selection of beverages and in house deli, you’ll find anything you need. Safeway, located on North Ave. and Walmart, located on 1st Ave., is a larger store with a larger selection and you can find something to eat, even for the pickiest of family members! Also, are you looking for that organic option? Good Earth Natural foods has you covered and they are located right downtown.


                Okay, now that we have the food covered. Next, we need a location. Well, Spearfish is not short of options. With 11 picnic shelters at 9 different parks, Spearfish has enough room to fit the whole family, even your great aunt you just met before your family reunion. To reserve a picnic shelter, click here to be taken to the City of Spearfish website!


                Are you looking to have a little more lowkey picnic? Every park is still a good option, with most parks located next to Spearfish Creek it’s a great way to keep cool on a hot summers day. And for those of you who will be in Spearfish Canyon, there are plenty of picnic locations there as well.  The Black Hills National Forest Service website has a great list of picnicking areas as well as other activities to do within the Spearfish Area.


So, now that you have everything you need to know about picnicking, make sure you go grab the family, grab the chips, get out there and enjoy the sun!

*Friendly reminder to pack up what you pack in! We have to work together to keep these areas clean for everyone to enjoy!

The breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon – albeit much closer together. Accessible only by horseback until 1893, Spearfish Canyon’s narrow, 1000-foot walls are among the most spectacular scenery in the Black Hills. Explore this More Located in the heart of the community, Spearfish City Park is a premier location for many activities and events. Explore this More Whether you are looking to relax and unwind or playtime, Spearfish Parks are a great place to escape and enjoy the outdoors. Explore this More Running mostly along Spearfish Creek, the Spearfish recreation and bike path winds its way through town offering over 7.5 miles of outdoor fun. Explore this More

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