We stayed at a small private RV park, Kemo Sabay, just a mile North of town. The park is extremely rustic, but very peaceful and it suited our needs just fine.
We did some town walking one day among the many historical buildings, many made from native sandstone and dating back to the early 1890's.
|Some well preserved old homes sit atop the bluff overlooking downtown.|
|Opened in 1907 as the Battle Mountain Sanitarium, this beautiful, historic sandstone building is now a VA hospital.|
|Downtown Hot Springs.|
|Fall River walking path through town.|
Our arrival in South Dakota coincided with a mini heat wave between rain storms, so we found a local swimming hole, Cascade Falls, for a cool down. This multi-level, multi-depth falls and pools with 67 degree crystal clear water was just the ticket for a refreshing, fun cool down.
|We shared the cascade with a few families since it was a Saturday.|
There is a restroom and several picnic tables at the falls and we were impressed by how clean it all was.
|The place where Hans was sitting in the photo above is upstream to the right of the two people sitting in this photo.|
The pool in front of these people is at least 10 feet deep.
Another day we visited Angostura Recreation Area, a reservoir just south of town that has camping (beautiful sites, some with electric hookups) and water sports as well as a nine hole disc golf course.
|This was a relatively easy and wide open disc golf course, though there was the danger of hitting some poison oak |
if your disc went too far off course in some spots.
|This nest was exposed by the mower.|
|Great views on this course.|
With all the rain lately the mosquito's are coming out even in the grassy areas...Hans is whacking them in this shot!
|There are some nice beaches along Angostura Reservoir.|
|We saw this guy on the way out and stopped to put him off the road.|
|No, it's not a snapping turtle!|
|That's the trail after we've already walked through. It has barely been used this spring!|
Fortunately we were able to follow posts every few hundred feet to keep us on track.
|We would follow the ridge ahead to the high point on the left.|
|When we reached the end of the bluff we were treated to a group of bison just hanging out |
grazing and resting and rolling and just being bison!
The perfect spot for lunchtime entertainment!
|We loved watching these big guys roll in their red dirt wallows!|
|You handsome red devil you!|
|Rolling in the grass feels good too!|
That's it for Hot Springs, tomorrow we make tracks to Custer. We hope you come along for the ride!
|Rosie loved checking out all the old farm equipment lying around the RV park.|