La Framboise Island - Go Wandering
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La Framboise Island
La Framboise Island
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Lat: 44.352917
Lon: -100.35011
Ele: 1,434 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
South Dakota South Dakota
Lat: 44.352917   |    Lon: -100.35011   |    Ele: 1,434 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
South Dakota South Dakota

In 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition went through here and saw elk and buffalo. They called it "Good Humored Island" in reflection of their good spirits that day.

La Framboise Island is a Nature area located along the Missouri River. It features lots of trees and meadows and is home to various wildlife and bird species. The island was named after Joseph La Framboise, who had built Fort La Framboise at the mouth of the Bad River (located west of the island). Parts of the island were once used for farming. In the 1960s, upstream dams changed the water flow, and the tree habitat on this sand bar island changed to include cedar, ash, and Russian olive. The native cottonwood trees are part of the landscape and once flourished due to the river's natural flooding.

A causeway connects downtown Pierre with this scenic island, and bikers and pedestrians are allowed. There are many paths with quiet secluded beaches, great views of rolling hills in the distance, and a nice mix of woods and prairie fields across the island. Visitors can check the maps by the trailhead that explains the park features. Visitors are sure to see birds and wildlife. There are several flocks of turkey, coyote, pope, and whitetail deer. Check out the trails, boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and shore fishing while you're here. 

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Boating
Photography
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Wildlife
Fishing
Hiking
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Current conditions for La Framboise Island

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Monthly averages:

High / Low (°F)
Rain
JAN
26° / 13°
5 days
FEB
27° / 14°
4 days
MAR
44° / 29°
9 days
APR
55° / 38°
14 days
MAY
68° / 49°
17 days
JUN
81° / 60°
17 days
High / Low (°F)
Rain
JUL
89° / 67°
15 days
AUG
86° / 65°
15 days
SEP
77° / 57°
11 days
OCT
58° / 42°
9 days
NOV
45° / 30°
5 days
DEC
29° / 17°
5 days

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