Day Trips In The Black Hills

Any vacation to South Dakota’s Black Hills should include plenty of outdoor adventure at the many top-rated golf courses, swimming holes, lakes, reservoirs, hiking and biking trails, historic attractions and more.

As the top resource on everything related to outdoor adventure in the Black Hills, Executive Lodging has you covered! On this page you can find several great ideas to fill out your daily vacation schedule and cover all the top outdoor attractions in the Black Hills.

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Head out to scenic Sheridan Lake for exciting fishing opportunities for perch, bass, and pike, boating, hiking and picnicking. Pactola Lake is vast and offers a convenient central location for a day trip for similar activities. Deerfield Lake is a no wake zone and popular for fishing, kayaking and canoeing throughout the year and offers some gorgeous hiking trails.

Of course, you won’t want to miss Mount Rushmore for an unforgettable day trip, which is very accessible from several of our locations in the Black Hills. Or maybe you want something a bit more laid back, such as a quick trip to one of the many amazing pro designed golf courses nearby such as Elkridge Horn Golf Course or the top-rated Golf Club at Red Rock.

So much more awaits in the Black Hills in every season, from pristine summer swimming holes to winter activities like snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing, family-friendly attractions like the Beautiful Wonderland Cave and Reptile Gardens, theme parks, and museums.

No matter how you want to plan your vacation, Executive Lodging has the perfect lodge and cabin rental accommodations featuring unrivaled luxury and amenities to make your stay comfortable.

Choose from several of the most desirable locations in the Black Hills including Deadwood & Sturgis, Mt. Rushmore, Keystone, Rapid City and Spearfish.

Our lodge and cabin rentals range from 2 to 6+ bedrooms depending on your unique needs. You’ll find plenty of great information on this page about planning a day trip, but we are always here to help and can provide some specific recommendations on the best area to stay in or things to do, depending on what you are looking for.