Black Hills State University is located in beautiful Spearfish, SD, the hub of the Northern Black Hills with a population of more than 10,000. Located on I-90, 10 minutes from the Wyoming border, Spearfish is only 46 miles from Rapid City, 65 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial and is an hour drive from Devils Tower and the Badlands of South Dakota. Spearfish Canyon, one of the oldest and most scenic canyons in the west, is a local favorite for hiking, biking and sightseeing.
As the second largest city in Western South Dakota, Spearfish offers a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, specialty stores, historic landmarks, movie theatres and other entertainment outlets. Students can enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills while skiing, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing and hiking.
While visiting Spearfish, don’t miss the D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery and Matthews Opera House.
In 2009, National Geographic Adventure magazine named Spearfish one of 100 of "America's Best Adventure Towns". See National Geographic Article
In 2013, South Dakota's Mickelson Trail was name one of the World's Top 10 Bike Rides.
Are you coming to BHSU and need a place to stay? This website offers a list of hotels in the surrounding area.