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Best Fishing and Camping Spots

Camp and Fish from Border to Border in South Dakota State Parks

From the legendary Missouri River to hidden gem lakes in state parks, South Dakota is a haven for anglers and campers of all levels. State parks make the ideal fishing and relaxation destination with nearby boat ramps and shoreline fishing opportunities. Cast your line into picturesque lakes and rivers abundant with walleye and bass to trout and salmon. Explore some of the best fishing and camping spots in every region across South Dakota in our state parks.


Fish and camp along the scenic Missouri River.


Fish and camp amongst the glacial lakes in the northeast. With abundant lakes and scenic prairie, the northeast has many hidden gem parks that often have last minute campsites late summer and into the fall. 


Southeast South Dakota offers great fishing and camping opportunities along the Missouri River and at hidden destinations on smaller lakes and rivers. 


Located in the Black Hills, Custer State Park, Angostura Recreation Area, Sheps Canyon Recreation Area, Rocky Point Recreation Area, and Bear Butte State Park all offer convenient access to fishing while camping.

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