Things to Do Around Mobridge SD
If you are travelling to the Mobridge SD area and looking for things to do, here are some of our favorite destinations as well as favorites from our guests.
Mobridge is known for its amazing outdoor opportunities. With miles and miles of Lake Oahe riverfront right at our doorstep, great fishing is just a cast away. We are famous for our walleye fishing, having hosted many national and regional tournaments every year. Lake Oahe also offers several species of other fish that are plentiful and fun to catch, from the smallmouth & silver bass to trophy-sized catfish and northern pike. You are sure to have a great time on Lake Oahe!
The unmatched ringneck pheasant hunting in the fall is just the beginning of the fun. Try your hand at these other exciting hunting adventures that are located just out our backdoor: sharptail grouse in the river breaks of the Missouri River, prairie dog hunting on the thousands of acres of wide-open prairie land of western South Dakota, call in a coyote in the winter, test your aim at the quick and agile antelope or the trophy mounts of the whitetail and mule deer that roam the prairies surrounding Mobridge.
Oscar Howe Murals
Born May 13th, 1915, Oscar Howe grew up among his Yanktonai Dakota Sioux people and spoke the Dakota language fluently.
The ten Mobridge murals are some of his earliest works. Made possible by WPA funding and done under the direction of his mentor, Andre Boratko, in the midst of World War II (1941-1942), these murals depict Dakota life at contact and interactions with settlers. Howe, a member of the U.S. military himself, was given a 12-day furlough to complete the murals before being sent into active duty. Upon his return, his career as an artist flourished. He is now one of the most popular and well-known Native American artists in U.S. History.
Sitting Bull Monument
Located about seven miles southwest of Mobridge, Chief Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Iyotake, was a Hunkpapa Teton Sioux spiritual leader. In the 1870s, Sitting Bull had relocated to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near the Grand River in present-day Corson County. He became a great spiritual leader and organized a resistance movement against US expansion on treaty-reserved lands. On December 15, 1890, nine years after surrendering to the US government, he was shot to death by Indian police. The police had been executing an arrest warrant in order to prevent Sitting Bull from attending a Ghost Dance revivalist ceremony. The warrant was issued by Indian Agent James McLaughlin, the namesake of the current local community of McLaughlin, SD. Sitting Bull was buried about 500 yards south of the agency cemetery in present-day Ft. Yates.
Indian Creek Recreational Area State Park is a great place to get on the water, grab a bite to eat at the marina, or hike the rolling hills.
The Bay located in Indian Memorial Recreational Area on Standing Rock offers fishing, boating, and other water recreation on Lake Oahe.
Revheim Bay Recreation is a day-use park with an archery range, four picnic shelters, a playground, an off-highway vehicle area, two sets of horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court. The picnic shelters range in size from large groups to small families and is a great place to host a family reunion, company picnic, or spend a relaxing day.