Pierson Ranch Recreation Area NTDGC

Map of Disc Golf Course

The Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Nature Trail Disc Golf Course is a beginner-friendly, 1/2 mile (one-way), 9-hole course on grassy, flat terrain.

Nestled between Lake Yankton and the Missouri River, the Pierson Ranch Disc Golf Course offers beautiful views for all ages. If you don’t have a frisbee, it’s not a problem. The park entrance booth has discs available to check out free of charge on a first-come basis. 

The park provides a multitude of facilities and activities, including: campsites and cabins, picnic shelters, a tennis court, a playground and a bicycle/pedestrian trail. There is a day-use entrance fee of $4 per person or $6 per vehicle.

Pierson Ranch is located between Chief White Crane and Lewis and Clark Recreation Areas. 

Track an adventure here
Nature Trail Disc Golf Course logo

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Disc Golf, Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Lodging Cabins
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Hole 9 disc golf basket
Red Cedar fruit
Hole 1 starting point on the course
Close up of Red Cedar trunk
Kids in Parks course map, kiosk, and hole 1 starting point

Adventures for Pierson Ranch Recreation Area NTDGC

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Disc Golf


Trail length:
0.50 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 at Enka High School, and in the Blue Ridge Mountains. How many "Birdies" will you see during your round today?
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Disc Golf


Trail length:
0.50 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 at Enka High School. 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.


31144 Toe Road
Yankton, SD 57078
Latitude: 42.874000000000
Longitude: -97.484714300000

Southeastern South Dakota: 4 miles W of Yankton off SD Hwy 52. Please see the Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Location Map.


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 Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Nature Trail 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