Evans Plunge Hot Springs
Where are we going today?
If we asked you, what do you think is the OLDEST tourist attraction in the Black Hills was, would you guess it was a water park? If you did - you'd be correct!
Evans Plunge was established in 1890, which means there have been a LOT of happy families making a splash since they started!
What is different about Evans Plunge, is that it uses natural spring-fed mountain water, giving the water an average temperature of 87F. Around 5,000 gallons of water flows every minute from a thermal spring at the north end of the pool - how amazing is that!?
Not only is there a pool to splash around in, but there are a number of water attractions to entertain the whole family! If you love slides, you're in luck, because Evans Plunge has a number of them! From the jet slide, to the whale slide, and even the kids frog slide for those little ones - you'll be sliding the day away!
Lap swimming is available for those who want to practice those strokes, and kids can have a great time using up all that energy with games such as water basketball and water volleyball. If you have little kids in the family, then they will love the two kids pools which are perfect for them to spend time away from the bigger kids.
With Tarzan Rings, 2 hot tubs, a sauna, steam room and gym, Evans Plunge certainly is not only the oldest, but one of the best!
Relax, splash AND rejuvinate in this South Dakota water park!
How much does it cost?
- Children$10 (ages 3 to 12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
6am - 9pm weekdays / 10am - 9pm weekends
All year round
They offer group rates so why not bring the students down for some swimming fun!.
There is food and drink available at the desk area. Not outside food is allowed. .
If you do travel with food, there are green spaces available nearby where you can enjoy a picnic!.
Any Top Tips?
They rent fresh towels for $2 if you forget!.
Doing our bit
Life jackets are free if you want to use them - safety first!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call before you arrive to see how they might be able to assist you!.
Can I get one of those?
They have a gift shop where you can pick up swimsuits or towels if you forget them .
The history of the springs are amazing so why not give them a read before you go, then you can really appreciate them!.
What people are saying?
"Much better now"
by JustinGausman on Apr 23rd, 2015
Evans Plunge has undergone management changes and renovations. There are still a few things that need work here or there but once you hit the water, that all goes away. I've always enjoyed every trip I've taken but it's only gotten better in the last two years.