Faith Travel Guide to Fun Outdoor Activities

This Faith travel guide will provide you with information on a variety of fun outdoor activities in Meade County. Faith, with a population of about 519 people, is one of the smallest cities in the county, but Sturgis is only about 75 miles away.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
1040 2nd Street, Ste. 201
Sturgis, SD 57785
(605) 720-0800
www.strugismotorcyclerally.com

Every year sometime during the month of August this well-known motorcycle rally takes place. The first rally was held in 1938 thanks to Clarence Hoel and certain members of the Jackpine Gypsie Motorcycle Club. If you are looking for anything that has to do with motorcycles, no matter what style of bike you have, this is the place to come because all of the best vendors will be in town showing you what they have to offer. You can even buy a new bike while at the Sturgis Rally. Numerous events and a variety of entertainment take place during the course of the rally, including freestyle stunts and custom bike building. If you still haven't had enough before heading on back to your Faith Bed and Breakfast stop in at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

Bear Butte
Meade County, SD

Bear Butte is perhaps the most important state park in South Dakota's history, especially to the Native Americans. Some of the most notable visitors to Bear Butte include Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Red Cloud. Bear Butte is well known for a variety of religious ceremonies that take place all throughout the year. Inside the park you can take part in a variety of activities including horseback riding, boating, hiking and fishing. On the summit side of the park you can see a herd of buffalo that roams along the base of the mountain and you can visit the education center. If you plan to visit Bear Butte the only thing that you need to remember is to leave any religious offerings that you see alone and to respect any worshippers that you might run into. To reach Bear Butte from Faith, travel about an hour towards Sturgis.

Durkee Lake
Highway 73
Faith, SD 57626

Durkee Lake is located about three miles south of your Faith Inn. Lake Durkee is a great place to go if you are looking to spend the day outdoors because of the variety of activities that they have to offer. Durkee Lake is not as large as some of the other reservoirs in South Dakota, but it still offers a range of water activities. Out on the lake you have the choice of fishing or other boating activities, including skiing and tubing. There is also a beach for those people that do not want to spend the day out on the boat. Lake Durkee also has a small golf course for people who are looking for land-based activities.

Prairie Dog Hunting
Faith, SD 57626

For the best places to hunt prairie dogs in Faith, travel to the outskirts of town. You can find a variety of different places to hunt prairie dogs by looking in the phone book upon your arrival. One place that you can go for sure is the Cheyenne Indian Reservation. For more information call them at (605) 964-7812.