Spearfish is in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Get in

Although Spearfish is a small community with 14,000 residents, it is the commercial and academic center for several towns in the Black Hills and nearby Wyoming and Montana, attracting more than a million visitors each year with its museums, festivals and natural beauty.

US I-90 runs East/West through Spearfish, Exits 8, 10, 12, 14, 17

US 85 (on the CanAm highway) South from Belle Fourche through Spearfish and continues to Deadwood/Lead

Get around

By car

Jackson Boulevard runs West from I-90 Exit 12 through the center of town

Main Street runs North/South. On the south end of town Main turns into Colorado Blvd, on the North end, North Ave.

North/South streets are (mostly) numbered streets: i.e. 3rd, Canyon, 5th, Main, 7th, 8th, etc.

East/West streets are named from A to Z: i.e. Hudson, Illinois, Jackson, Kansas, Lincoln, Michigan, etc.

Spearfish is a small town. It's difficult to get lost but keeping this in mind will help you find your way around if you're looking for a certain street.

By foot

A paved walking path follows Spearfish Creek from one end of town to the other. The path leads you through five parks. Some city sidewalks on 3rd St. connect portions of the trail. The easiest entry point with public parking is from Spearfish City Park on the South end of Canyon St. The walking path crosses under the bridges on Jackson and Utah allowing safe and easy passage without waiting for signals on busy streets.



Perfect for rock climbing, hiking, fly fishing and more, Spearfish’s beautiful forests and cascading waterfalls are naturally inviting.

Hikers, bikers, photographers and group travelers can discover inspiration amid the spruces and ponderosa pines. Inside the charm of the city, you’ll find great conversation and keepsakes in our coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Take in a theater performance, splash around at the waterpark or hear the engines purr at the annual Black Hills Corvette Classic. In Spearfish, you can fill your sense and your scrapbook.

Visit the Spearfish Forest Service Office for more information on enjoying the outdoors



There are many selections to choose from.

Jacket Java- Coffee shop located in the library on the BHSU campus. Offers all of the regular drinks, plus a selection of soups and fresh backed goods.


Bed & Breakfast


Located in the City:

Forest Service Campgrounds:


The Spearfish Visitor Information Center is a great place to start your trip to Spearfish. You can find information on everything Spearfish - sites to see, things to do, where to stay and where to eat - at the Visitor Information Center. They also have information on the Black Hills area. The Visitor Information Center is located at 603 N Main Street (on the corner of Main and Hudson) in downtown Spearfish.

The Spearfish United States Postal Code is 57783

Go next

20 minutes east of Spearfish on I-90 is Sturgis, famous for its annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Scenic Driving

Highway (Alt) 14 runs through Spearfish Canyon and intersects with Hwy 85 at Cheyenne Crossing. Take 85 East to Lead/Deadwood, West to Newcastle, Wyoming.

Routes through Spearfish

Sheridan Moorcroft  W  E  Sturgis Rapid City
Williston Belle Fourche  N  S  Deadwood Cheyenne

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