Fisher Grove State Park encompasses 277-acres of land in Spink County, South Dakota and sits along the James River. The park which is mostly known for its historical significance gets its name from one of the first permanent European settlers called Frank I. Fisher who settled in Spink County.
Some of the historical features at Fisher Grove State Park include a hotel for tourists that was used by travelers crossing the James River along the Watertown-to-Pierre stage line. Additionally, within the park is a restored 1884 country-style house, as well as other historical sites like Belcher's Ford, where Native Americans and early European settlers to the land crossed the river. Additionally, the park also includes historical sites where Native Americans stored food caches in the ground.
Today, the park is maintained and kept running by the Fisher Grove Country Club that also maintains a golf course adjacent to the park. To get to the main entrance to the park, just travel 7 miles east of Redfield off US 212.
When at the park, you can enjoy several activities including learning about the historical past of the local area. Some of the other popular activities at the park include boating, canoeing, fishing, (which can be done on the James River), Camping, hiking, interpretive program. These activities are facilitated by amenities at the park which include the historical sites, picnic areas, picnic shelter, playground, 28 modern campsites (22 with electrical hookups), warming house, hiking trails, and a boat launch.
If you choose to bring your dog with you for the fun, make sure that you follow the standard South Dakota park rules which include the following. First, you must not let your dog get closer than 200 feet near other visitors at the park. Additionally, you must always attend to your dog and keep them on a leash no longer than 10 feet long. Furthermore, you must keep your doggie away from designated swimming areas as well as public buildings. If your dog poops while at the park, you must immediately clean up after your dog. Access to the park for your dog is absolutely free.