Spencer is located in Boyd County, situated at the Hwy 12 and US Hwy 281 junction, between Butte and Bristow, just south of the South Dakota boarder.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 490, a decrease of 46 since 1990.
Spencer has been dubbed the Sportsman's Paradise, offering excellent fishing in the local ponds and rivers. The hunting is unsurpassed, and the recreational water activities are absolutely fantastic. The town has many athletic functions and an excellent park system, complete with pool and camping facilities.
The Niobrara River is only 7 miles to the south and offers some of the best catfishing in the state. The Missouri River is a mere 25 miles to the north and offers a wide array of fishing opportunities. There you will find walleye, northern pike and many other species of game fish.
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08/17 Coming to The area
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.
Sidewalk Arts Festival Sioux Falls SD September7 The Sidewalk Arts Festival is the Sioux Salls region's largest one day outdoor festival. Held each year in historic downtown Sioux falls, the festival fills Phillips Avenue from 9th to 14th streets, draws 65,000 visitors and showcases 375 fine art, folk art, and craft booths.