Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

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Dakota Dunes
Dakota Dunes is located in South Dakota
Dakota Dunes
Dakota Dunes
Location within the state of South Dakota
Dakota Dunes is located in the United States
Dakota Dunes
Dakota Dunes
Dakota Dunes (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 96°29′11″W / 42.48750°N 96.48639°W / 42.48750; -96.48639Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 96°29′11″W / 42.48750°N 96.48639°W / 42.48750; -96.48639
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
 • Total2,569
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes

Dakota Dunes is an unincorporated community, master-planned residential and commercial development covering about 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) in Union County in the extreme southeast corner of the U.S. state of South Dakota.


The development is sandwiched between the Big Sioux River and the Missouri River. The nearest incorporated municipality is North Sioux City, South Dakota, with which Dakota Dunes shares the zip code 57049. Dakota Dunes is about five miles (8 km) west of downtown Sioux City, Iowa. As of March 31, 2013, its population stood at 2,688.[2] Law enforcement is provided by the Union County Sheriff.[3]

Dakota Dunes has five main neighborhoods including the Country Club Estates, the Meadows, the Prairie, the Willows, and Upscale Apartment Living.

Dakota Dunes is owned and developed by Berkshire Hathaway Energy of Des Moines, Iowa, which unveiled plans for the community in 1988.[4] The development is home to Dakota Dunes Country Club, a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer's design company. Two Rivers Golf Club, which existed as the Sioux City Boat Club prior to the existence of Dakota Dunes, is also nearby. KMEG-14/KPTH Fox-44 studios are also within the vicinity.

In 2011 and 2019, historic flooding along the Big Sioux and Missouri Rivers threatened the town.[5][6]


  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Demographics". Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-07-26.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Dakota Dunes South Dakota History". Archived from the original on 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  5. ^ Sulzberger, A. G. (30 July 2011). "In the Flood Zone, but Astonished by High Water". New York Times. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  6. ^ Associated Press (September 17, 2019). "Third round of flooding in 2019 likely along Missouri River". KOMU.com. Retrieved 2019-09-22.

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