Outdoor Recreation


Backcountry aficionados with a taste for muddy trails, powderhounds dreaming of your own perfect snow,  weekend warriors looking to make the most of that well deserved break: we have what you are looking for. Lead is an outdoors enthusiast’s dream – come and play to your heart’s content!

Just minutes away from downtown, you will find prime golfing with the stunning Black Hills as a backdrop, hiking on hundreds of hiking trails, fishing in Spearfish Canyon and other small streams, great trails to explore on your ATV, the Mickelson Trail – a local favorite for biking and running, as well as many great spots for camping, rock climbing, and hunting.  Every winter, our playground turns into a snow-smothered paradise. With over 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, as well as two great ski areas right at our front doors, we can really boast four seasons worth of some of the best outdoors fun. Best part of it all? We don’t mind sharing!

ASSOCIATION
Northern Hills Recreation Association, (605) 920-0465

ATV & SNOWMOBILE RENTAL
Black Hills ATV Rentals, (605) 584-1700
Black Hills Offroad Rentals, (605) 584-4777
Mad Mountain Adventures Snowmobile, (605) 578-1878
Trailshead Lodge, (605) 584-3464

BIKE RENTAL
High Mountain Outfitters, (605) 717-2980
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, (605) 584-3110

BOWLING
Bed Rock Lanes, (605) 584-9013

CAMPING
(see all the available lodging here)
Deadwood KOA Campground, (605) 578-3830
Fish ‘N Fry Campground, (605) 578-2150
Hidden Valley Campground, (605) 578-1342
Mystic Hills Hideaway, (605) 584-4713
Whistler Gulch Campground, (605) 578-2092

FITNESS & HEALTH
Lead Handley Center, (605) 584-1113

FLY FISHING
Northern Hills Fly Fishing, (605) 343-2290

GOLFING
Lead Country Club, (605) 584-1852
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, (605) 584-3110

HORSEBACK RIDING
Andy’s Trails Rides, (605) 645-2211

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Ski Mystic Deer Mountain, (605) 580-1169
Terry Peak Ski Area, (605) 584-2165

TOURS
Discovery Tours, (605) 722-4800
Original Deadwood Tours, (605) 578-2091
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, (605) 584-3110

TRAILS
Mickelson Trail and Black Hills Trails Office, (605) 584-3896

TUBING
Zero Gravity Park at Deer Mountain
, (605) 580-1169

WILDLIFE VIEWING
Bear Country USA, (605) 343-2290