Cedar River National Grassland

A lone windmill rising above the tallgrass prairie

Cedar River National Grassland is a 6,717-acre property, a patchwork of units interspersed with private holdings. Part of the Grassland is also on Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

The land is a mix of open prairie and rolling hills. There are small streams crossing the property everywhere: some dry, some ephemeral, some perrenial.

Cedar River National Grassland is administered along with Grand River National Grassland out of a shared office in Lemmon, South Dakota.

Another typical view of the grassland
Another view of the grassland
Upper left photo courtesy of Paul Drayton, US Forest Service
Lower photo courtesy of Dan Svingen, US Forest Service
Upper photo courtesy of the US Forest Service