Gay Guide

South Dakota
Pink Star Rating

6

Capital

Pierre

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen

Gay Age of Consent

Legal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Legal

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Sodomy laws were repealed in South Dakota through legislative action in 1977.

Population

755,000

Climate

South Dakota has a very continental climate. The summers are warm with very few days of hot and humid weather. Nights, with few exceptions, are cool. The winter months are very cold and dry with maximum temperatures rising above freezing only on an average of 6 days each month, The best time to visit is during the summer months from May to September.