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Fishing License

A South Dakota fishing license is required.

Fly Fishing

Fly fisherman prefer French Creek or the Walk-In Fishing area, located between Grace Coolidge Campground and Center Lake.

Where to fish

Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake, in the shadow of Black Elk Peak, offers some excellent trout fishing for rainbow and brown trout.

Center Lake

In Center Lake, one of the most pristine lakes in the Black Hills, anglers will find rainbow and brook trout.

Stockade Lake

Stockade Lake, the largest lake in the park, offers a variety of fish including large and small mouth bass and northern pike along with a variety of pan fish.

Legion Lake

Legion Lake, named after the American Legion Camp that was founded in the area is the smallest of the lakes in the park. Here fisherman will find trout and large mouth bass.

Grace Coolidge and French Creeks

Grace Coolidge Creek and French Creek offer the best stream fishing within the park. Fisherman will find a variety of trout including rainbow, brown and brook trout.