South Dakota has acres of lakes and miles of rivers tempting boaters, from a rowboat on Grandpa's stock dam to sailing the mighty Missouri River reservoir system.
Boat Registration and Licensing
Boating Safety Courses
- Boat Ed South Dakota Online Course
- Boat US Foundation South Dakota Online Course
- Boater Exam South Dakota Online Course
Boating Access Map
- Interactive map showing shorefishing and boat dock locations.
Ramp status updated if and when conditions change throughout the boating season.
Fishing waters information (location, size, facilities, type of fish)
Protect our waters
You can do your part for the health and productivity of South Dakota's waters by being proactive in preventing the spread of invasive plant, fish and animal species that threaten to crowd out native species.