Lake Herman State Park NTDGC

Map of Lake Herman State Park Disc Golf Course

The Lake Herman State Park Nature Trail Disc Golf Course is an easy 0.4 mile (one way) 9-hole course on grassy flat terrain.

Melting glacial ice formed Lake Herman thousands of years ago. Lake Herman State Park is located on a peninsula and offers visitors spectacular views of Lake Herman. Camping, boating, fishing, and cross country skiing are favorite activities at the park. Observe wildlife in the native oak woodlands and prairie grasses that inhabitat a variety of birds and animals.

Track an adventure here
Disc Golf Sticker

Location Details

Recreational Features: Disc Golf, Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Bur Oak leaves
Scotch pine bark
Honey locust leaves
Black Hills spruce
Kentucky coffee tree bark
Scotch Pine Cone
View of Lake Herman
Green Ash seed pod

Adventures for Lake Herman State Park NTDGC

"Birdies" Scorecard
Disc Golf

Lake Herman Birds

Trail length:
0.40 miles
Whether in good shots or in actual birds, it's always good to see as many "Birdies" as possible during your round of disc golf. The "Birdies" scorecard/field-guide was designed to help players identify some of the more common birds found here. How many "Birdies" will you see during your round today?
"Tree Love" scorecard
Disc Golf

Lake Herman Trees

Trail length:
0.40 miles
When disc golfers hit a tree with their disc and get a favorable bounce, they call that “Tree Love.” Use the pictures on this scorecard to identify a few of the trees found here. Every time you hit a tree with your frisbee, take a second to try to identify it. Look at its bark, leaf shape and other identifying features. Soon, identifying trees will be as easy as making a five foot putt.


23409 State Park Drive
Madison, SD 57042
Latitude: 43.991709000000
Longitude: -97.165109000000

Lake Herman State Park is located in southeastern South Dakota, two miles west of Madison off of SD Hwy 34. 


The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Disc Golf Course was made possible through partnerships formed between the Kids in Parks program and the South Dakota State Parks Department, with funds provided by South Dakota Department of Health, Healthy South Dakota Program.