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Plankinton has many active, community-oriented organizations, which sponsor various year-round events, in addition to our many recreational activities.  These include:


Click on any of these activities to learn more or scroll down the page!



Pheasant picture

Plankinton is alive in October with pheasant hunters from all across the United States,
 as well as other countries. 

Plankinton boasts:

  • Finest Quality pheasant hunting preserves
  • Friendly hunting lodges (Check the Business Directory)
  • An abundance of area farmers who provide rooms
    in their homes and
    land for hunting

Twin Lakes

There are some excellent fishing spots in the immediate area: 

Twin Lakes
is open to the general public for camping, swimming, fishing, and boating.

Wilmarth Lake
is also open to the general public for
 fishing and boating.

Plankinton is just a short 40-mile drive from one of the world's best walleye fishing locations:
Missouri River.

The Jail Pond

Jail Pond
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

The historical "Jail Pond" is stocked
 with fish and provides family fishing fun.

Located in the "Heart of Mother Nature's" finest area, Plankinton is a hunting and fishing paradise, with an abundance of native wildlife and bountiful cropland.

* Contact SD Game, Fish, and Parks Conservation Officer Lynn Geuke at 605-220-6943 *

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Plankinton is known for being a great hunting area for many wildlife including white-tail deer.

Check out the
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Web Site for more information.

Ron's Market can help with pheasant processing needs for Plankinton hunters!

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Fish Lake Country Club is a 9-hole golf course overlooking the scenic beauty of Fish Lake.

After you burn up the course, head to the clubhouse for refreshments and a fine meal at Fish Lake Country Club.

Photo courtesy Jim Cody

Enjoy golfing at one of the finest
9-hole public golf courses in     south central South Dakota.  Activities include open golfing, shootouts, league play, and tournaments.


Fish Lake Country Club has well-kept grass greens!

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4-H kids
Photo courtesy SD Mail
Our County Fair is held at the 4-H Fair Grounds on the east side of town.

4-H Grounds
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

County Fairgrounds

This event is held in early August of each year.  Purple ribbon winners go on to the State Fair held in Huron, SD. 



Historical Musuem
Photo courtesy Evette Rihanek

The Historical Museum is located just one block from the Aurora County Court House in Plankinton. 

Buildings and artifacts from the pioneering days of Plankinton and Aurora County are on display.

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The City of Plankinton has two large parks for your family enjoyment!

Pool-Side Park
Photo courtesy of Jim Cody

West-Side Park
Photo courtesy of Jim Cody

Memorial Park
Photo courtesy of Jim Cody
Pool Side Park is located on the east side of town and is the site of Plankinton's large public swimming pool!  The park also has tennis courts, a basketball court,  and picnic shelters.  Amazing new playground equipment has just been installed!

Westside Park can be found on the west side of town and offers a picnic shelter, shaded areas, and new playground equipment.  Join generations of Plankinton family life in teaching your kids how to fish at the adjacent Jail Pond!

Memorial Park was historically located one block from Main Street.  This park had a concrete stage with lighting.  For many years school pep rallies, graduations, and Memorial Day services were held there. Flash: This location is now hosting the new Plankinton water tower!
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Plankinton has several dart-throwing leagues that compete in contests throughout the state.  Leagues generally start in mid-October and end with tournaments in late February and March.

 Inquire about joining a four-person team in one or more of the leagues!

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Baseball/softball picture
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

Join in the fun by watching your kids play in city summer baseball and softball leagues.  The City of Plankinton sponsors both boys and girls teams.

Picture of Bingo Playing

The Plankinton Service Club sponsors an annual Holiday Extravaganza each year in early December.
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas!

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