Our Community

Watertown is in Codington County, South Dakota, United States. The population is approximately 25,000 residents and is the fifth-largest city in South Dakota.

There are multiple things to do in Watertown and the area offers many activities and sites without the      big-city crowds.

About Brown Clinic


Brown Clinic is located in the heart of Watertown, SD, with a second location, Northridge Clinic, located on the north side of the city. The clinic medical providers are highly respected for their quality of care and operational success throughout a remarkable 85-year history.

The clinic has a strong foundation of fiscal management and carries no debt. In addition, the clinic participates in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and is certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Certified Level III. Brown Clinic is committed to providing exceptional coordinated care in a core service area consisting of eight counties and a population of more than 200,000 lives.

The clinic has everything in place to enhance patient care and efficiency, including state-of-the-art digital imaging, CT, MRI (available Summer 2022), ultrasound, mammography, bone-density, advanced laboratory services, pharmacy, and utilizes EClinicalWorks for its EMR. The clinic operates Monday through Friday and includes “Kids Care Clinic” for walk-in patients.

Cost of Living

Source: Watertown, South Dakota Cost Of Living (areavibes.com)

South Dakota Tax Structure

The South Dakota business climate is number one in the nation for entrepreneurs according to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. South Dakota’s overall tax burden is ranked 2nd in the country according to the Tax Foundation. This section reviews the few business taxes and costs your company will have to pay in South Dakota:

  • No personal income tax
  • No personal property tax
  • No business inventory tax
  • No inheritance tax
  • No corporate income tax
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Watertown School District

Watertown High School is ranked fourth within South Dakota. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Watertown High School is 24%. The total minority enrollment is 10%, and 23% of students are economically disadvantaged. Watertown High School is the only high school in the Watertown School District 14-4.

Great Plains Lutheran High School
Private Lutheran High School | Great Plains Lutheran High School | United States (gplhs.org)

Immaculate Conception School (K-6)
Home | icschool (icschoolwatertown.org)

St. Martin's Lutheran School 
Home | St. Martin's Lutheran Church (stmartinschurch.com)

Trinity Lutheran School
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Lake Area Technical College


Watertown, South Dakota gets approximately 24 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Watertown averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Watertown. The US average is 205 sunny days.


Lake Kampeska

Lake Kampeska is a popular site for recreational activities including fishing, sail boating, biking, swimming, waterskiing and camping.

Public access is available on the north, east, south (State Recreation Area), and west shores of the lake. Lake Kampeska has one state park: Sandy Shores, one county-owned park: Memorial Park, and two city-owned park: Jackson Park and Stokes-Thomas City Park.

Lake Kampeska also has 15 miles of bike trails and two golf courses that border the lake: Prairie Winds Golf Course and Cattail Crossing Golf Course.


Home to the nation’s best pheasant hunting, South Dakota offers hunting opportunities for big game, waterfowl, turkey, and more.

Hunting Preserves near Watertown
      Ingalls Prairie Wildfowl Hunts - Bryant, SD
      Dakota Ridge - Clear Lake, SD
      Clover Leaf Pheasant Farm & Sporting Clays - Estelline, SD
      Oak Tree Lodge - Clark, SD
      South Dakota Pheasant Hunts - Gary, SD
      Spring Lake Hunting Lodge & Resort

The Redlin Art Center

Thousands of visitors come to experience Terry’s cherished oil paintings every year. Every exhibit at the Redlin Art Center tells a story about the life of Terry Redlin. The Redlin Center features many areas that encourage visitors to connect with the artist and what he loved most.

Bramble Park Zoo

The Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown open year-round and is the second-largest zoo in South Dakota. On 18 acres, you’ll find approximately 800 animals representing 130 species from around the world and those native to South Dakota. Also, on-site is the Discovery Center, Australian Adventure, Bear Crossing, Terry Redlin Environmental Center, Diversity of Life Complex, and an interactive KidZoo.

Watertown Family Aquatic Center

The Watertown Family Aquatic Center features a three-pool complex including:

A main pool with zero-depth entry, lap area, floatables, basketball goal, ¾ meter diving board, drop slide, water walk, frog slide, in-water playground, and four additional interactive play features that are guaranteed to get you wet.

Take a leisurely float down our 550-foot Lazy River on a single tube, or float with a friend on the double tubes.


Watertown Regional Airport

  • Carrier – United Airlines
  • Direct flights to Denver and Chicago

 Sioux Falls Regional Airport

  • Carriers – Delta, American Airlines, United, Allegiant, Frontier
  • Direct flights to many major US cities

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