Welcome to Woonsocket, South Dakota!

We are a vibrant and active community located in south central South Dakota!  We offer over 60  businesses and services, medical services including a clinic and nursing facility, full service banking, a grocery store, and a K-12 school system.  Woonsocket is the county seat for Sanborn County and the home to the Sanborn County Courthouse which houses the following offices:  Auditor, Clerk of Courts, Director of Equalization, Extension/4-H, Nurse, Public Welfare, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, Treasurer, and Veterans Service Office. We are home to a beautiful lake, and offer many recreational opportunities, with peaceful and friendly small-town living.  

The website is currently undergoing many updates so check back as we add information and pictures! 
      Recent update:  Housing Options


Woonsocket News:

Woonsocket has an annual Water Festival with multiple events over the 4th of July, including a parade, 5K, fishing derby, volleyball tourney, bean bag tourney, Jamball tourney, turtle races, Cook-off, Firemen's Challenge, worship services and individual activities around the lake!  See the full schedule with links to information on the events for 2024 here:  Water Festival July 3-4-5-6-7, 2024!  You can also follow the Water Festival Facebook page here.  

Woonsocket Community Care and Learning Center is excited to announce they are OPEN!!!  If you have any questions or would like to get your child signed up please call or text our director Kayla at 605.933.1797!!

Would you like your event listed on the Community Calendar?  Email us!
Would you like your business added to our business listings??   Email us!


Our local newspaper, the Sanborn Weekly Journal is Online

The Woonsocket Community Center Calendar is Online for scheduling. If you would like to reserve the Center for an event, email luci.grassel@k12.sd.us or call 605-796-4431.

Learn about opportunities and activities of Sanborn County 4-H!