Regional Info

Martin rests on U.S. Highway 18, 130 miles southeast of Rapid City. Surrounded by the tall prairie grasses of south central South Dakota, our heartland town of Martin has a population of 1,106 and serves a market area of approximately 8,000. The largest community in Bennett County and the county seat, Martin is the center for business, education and medical care.

It’s the people in our small town who make living here so special. We share a strong community spirit that comes from active civic involvement, volunteerism, and positive relationships between business, schools and government.
Play Video about A view of the countryside in Bennett County at sundown

Outdoor Recreation

Aeriel view of the colorful cliffs of Badlands National Park.

Badlands National Park (59.1 mil)

View of Black Hills National Park at sunset.

Black Hills National Park (156 mil)

View of the president faces at Mt. Rushmore.

Mt. Rushmore (138.5 mil)

Lacreek Wildlife Refuge


Located 12 miles southeast of Martin, S.D., the Lacreek Wildlife Refuge’s wet lands, wet meadows, and grasslands are home to a wide range of local wildlife.The Refuge provides an excellent location for bird watching, photography, archery, hunting, fishing, walking trails, and environmental education.

Hunting and Fishing

For decades, both locals and visitors enjoy Bennett County’s many hunting and fishing opportunities. Our area offers excellent opportunities for hunting antelope, mule and whitetail deer, ducks, pheasants and grouse. Many of the dams and lakes provide excellent bass fishing.


Looking for something to do? The bowling alley and Public Library are all excellent things for you to check out in your free time.
In addition, Martin has two city parks, Brooks Memorial Park and Hodson Park. These beautiful parks offer visitors playground equipment, volley ball courts, horse shoe pits, basketball courts, baseball field, picnic shelters, and walking trails.


The city of Martin has a number of Christian churches that serve the community with the Gospel.
  • Lindsey Memorial (Presbyterian)
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic)
  • Our Redeemer’s (Lutheran)
  • St Katherine’s (Episcopal)
  • Living World Community Church (non-denominational)