The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum and Nature Area TRACK Trail is a flat 0.3 mile loop that features a gazebo and several benches to relax and enjoy.
The Arboretum covers 4 acres of the 24 acre nature area along the Missouri River. The area offers an example of plants, mammals and birds found in a mixed flood plain community. Look for deer, wild turkey, mourning doves, bald eagles, songbirds and pheasant.
The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum is located off the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail which runs several miles along the Missouri River shoreline.
Adventures for Pierre Native Plant Arboretum
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Pierre: Finding Fall FoliageDifficulty:
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
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Animal Tracks and TracesDifficulty:
The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum is located in the City of Pierre, SD. From Hwy 90, go north on US-83 for 33 miles. Once you get into Pierre, SD, turn right onto S Washington Ave, left on E Park St, right on S Lincoln Ave and left on E Pawn St. Izaak Walton Rd will be on your right. The Arboretum can also be accessed along the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail.
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 Pierre Native Plant Arboretum TRACK Trail was made possible through partnerships formed between the South Dakota State Parks Department, the City of Pierre and the Kids in Parks program with funds provided by South Dakota Department of Health, Healthy South Dakota Program.