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Richmond Lake Recreation Area

Richmond Lake

Three separate areas in this park cater to the needs of campers, swimmers, naturalists, boaters and anglers. Campers stay in the South Unit, while the 200-acre Forest Drive Unit is a great place for wildlife viewing. The Boat Ramp Unit provides access to the more than 1,000-acre lake.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Richmond Lake Recreation Area

37908 Youth Camp Road
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.3488
Email: RichmondLake@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Forest Drive Nature Area, Disc Golf Course, Park Headquarters
Lat: 45.539902
Long: -98.611093

Campground and day-use area
Lat: 45.532958
Long: -98.619032

Make a camping reservation

Activities

BikingBirdwatchingBoatingCampingCross country skiingDisc GolfFishingHikingHorse TrailSnowmobilingSwimmingVolleyball

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing Dock
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets
  • Warming shelter

Fishing

Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Bass
  • Perch
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Bullheads

ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite (21E)
  • Camping Cabin (#1)
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Fishing Dock

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites and Cabins: Available up to 90 days prior to arrival
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 24 campsites and 1 cabin (sleeps 4 people)

Directions

Northeastern South Dakota: 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen off US Hwy 281

Maps

Location Map
Campground map
Trail map and guide
Walking map
Disc golf course

Area Attractions

  • Mina Lake Recreation Area
  • Storybook Land
  • Dacotah Prairie Museum
  • Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Samuel H. Ordway Prairie

Nearest Town

Aberdeen

Fees

Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license

Campsites:

  • $15 non-electrical
  • $19 electrical site

Camping Cabins:

  • $40/night