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La Framboise Island

Pierre, SD
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Disgusting Picnic Area

We stopped for a picnic lunch here. I packed a cooler and needed to make sandwiches. The picnic... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Pamela B
Archery hunting paradise

Laframboise island has many hiking trails and is a great place to archery hunt in city limits... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Calvin G
Pierre, South Dakota
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A causeway connects downtown Pierre with this scenic island where only foot-traffic is allowed.
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22 May 2017
“Archery hunting paradise”
18 Jul 2017
“Disgusting Picnic Area”
Pierre, SD
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stopped for a picnic lunch here. I packed a cooler and needed to make sandwiches. The picnic area was infested with mice and covered with their droppings. The place was gross. We didn't bother to go look through the trails; I just wanted to...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Laframboise island has many hiking trails and is a great place to archery hunt in city limits. There are several flocks of Turkey, coyote and Pope and Young class whitetail deer. There are hardly any hunters to compete with come and try it you will...More

Thank Calvin G
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was a pretty fun area to hike. All flat and surrounded by the Missouri River. Very pretty with a couple historic markers on it.

Thank Cmkastanek
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We love it, perfect for long walks. A lot of history there, pretty fascinating actually. You can chose your length of walk, paths are generally always clear and wide. Well maintained by staff

Thank Matt O
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I was glad to see that the island, once called "I'll humored island" by Lewis and Clark has been maintained as a natural preserve. There are hiking trails into the woods. We enjoyed the trail by the river, which is excellent for running, walking, or...More

Thank mclpcb
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Taking a walk on La Framboise Island was the best part of our visit to Pierre. Even during a late morning stroll, there were so many birds flying about and chattering that I think it would have been a phenomenal birding outing in the early...More

2  Thank MeanderingMax
Reviewed 20 May 2015

There is an amazing variety on La Framboise Island. You can run from forest to a patch of prairie to beaches along the river. It's a great place for a stroll, or, in my case, a great place for some trail running. If you're up...More

3  Thank Brett M
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Where trees are scarce on the prairie La Framboise Island is a great escape to the woods. Located right in Pierre, it's super convenient. Lots of trails that you can spend hours on. Watch out for ticks in the spring though!

1  Thank Thankyouhaveaniceday
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I was looking forward to a walk after a long car ride. The Island is definitely a worthy hike but there were too many bugs the afternoon we were in Pierre. We liked the view of the water and the park by the Island.

1  Thank Ekehl
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I enjoyed walking the trail along the outside of the island. Will have to hike some more of them when I am back another time.

Thank jeffswmn
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