Lakeside Use Areas

Basic boat launch and day-use services are provided at over 65 lakeside use areas throughout South Dakota. Facilities and services vary from area to area. Camping is permitted at some lakeside use areas.

Lakeside Use Area Location Park Entrance License Required $11 Basic Camping Fee Required Contact
Northeast South Dakota
Amsden Dam 6 E, 5.5 S, 1 E, 1 N of Groton off US 12
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605.626.3488
Bullhead 4 W, 1/2 S of Lake City off SD 10
605.448.5701
Clear Lake 4 E, 1/2 W of Lake City off SD 10
605.448.5701
Enemy Swim 2 E, 6 N of Waubay off US 12
605.882.5200
Four Mile 4 W, 1/2 S of Lake City
605.448.5701
James River 1 16 N, 2 W of Huron off SD 37
605.626.3488
James River 2 16 N, 2 W of Huron off SD 37
605.626.3488
Johnson's Point 3 SE of Madison off SD 34
605.256.5003
Lake Byron North 12 N, 3 E, 2 N of Huron off SD 37
605.626.3488
Lake Byron Northwest 15 NE of Huron off SD 37
605.626.3488
Lake Carthage 1/2 NE of Carthage
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605.256.5003
Lake Faulkton 2 W, 1/2 S of Faulkton off US 212
605.626.3488
Lake Hendricks 7 E, 3 N of White
605.627.5441
Lake Henry 4 S, 3 E or DeSmet
605.627.5441
Lake Oliver 5 S, 1 W of Gary
605.882.5200
Lake Thompson 4 S, 3 E of DeSmet
605.627.5441
Mina East 15 E, 1/2 N of Ipswich
605.626.3488
Mina West 13 E of Ipswich
605.626.3488
NW Pelican 4 W, 2 S of Watertown off US 212
605.882.5200
Rearing Ponds 3 N of Big Stone City off SD 109
605.882.5200
Richmond Boat Ramp 4 W, 6 N of Aberdeen
605.626.3488
Rose Hill 10 E, 12.5 S of Miller off US 14
605.626.3488
South Blue Dog 1 NE of Waubay off US 12
605.882.5200
Spink County Dam 5 E, 3 N, 1/2 E of Hitchcock
605.626.3488
Thompson's Point 4 W, 3 S of Watertown
605.822.5200
Twin Lakes 6 S, 3 W, 1 S of Woonsocket off SD 34
605.256.5003
Southeast South Dakota
Lake Vermillion South 5 E, 1 S of Canistota
605.296.3643
Wall Lake 7 W, 1 S, 1/2 W of Sioux Falls off SD 42
605.594.3824
Clay County 3 SW of Vermillion off SD 50
605.624.5571
Sand Creek 1 N, 3 E of Springfield off SD 37
X
605.668.2985
Tabor 6 S of Tabor off SD 52
X
605.668.2985
Central South Dakota
Antelope Creek 1 S, 11 E of Fort Pierre off SD 1806
605.773.2885
Bob's Landing 17 W of Gettysburg off US Hwy 212
X
605.765.9410
Bowdle Beach 10 NW of Akaska
605.845.7112
Bush's Landing 43 N, 3 W of Pierre of SD 1804
X
605.765.9410
Cedar Shore 3 NE of Oacoma off Loop 90
605.337.2587
Chantier Creek 15 NW of Oahe Dam off SD 1806
605.223.7722
DeGray 19 E, 1 S of Pierre
605.773.2885
Dodge Draw 11 N, 9 W of Jct. US 212 and US 83
605.765.9410
Dude Ranch Near Oacoma, Exit 260 off I-90
605.337.2587
East Shore 7 N of Pierre of SD 1804
X
605.223.7722
East Whitlock 12 W, 3 N of Gettysburg off US 212
X
X
605.765.9410
Elm Creek 18 S of Chamberlain off SD 50
605.337.2587
Fort George 15 E of Pierre off SD 34
605.773.2885
Foster Bay 26 N of Jct. US 14 and SD 63
605.223.7722
Joe Creek 23 E, 8 S, 3 E, 1/2 S of Pierre off SD 34
605.773.2885
Joe Day Bay 7 W, 2 N of Ft. Randall Dam off US 281
605.668.2985
Le Beau 4 S, 7 W of Akaska
605.765.9410
Little Bend 40 N, 13 W of Pierre off SD 1804
X
605.765.9410
Minneconjou 40 NW of Pierre off 1806
605.223.7722
North Bend 15 S, 1 E, 2 S, 2 E, 4 S of Harrold
605.773.2885
Peoria Flats 14 NW of Pierre of SD 1804
605.223.7722
Shaw Creek 7 S of Pollock off SD 1804
605.765.9410
South Scalp Creek 9 E, 5 N of Fair fax off US 18
X
605.668.2985
South Shore S end of Ft. Randall Dam off US 281
X
X
605.668.2985
South Wheeler 9 NE of Bonesteel off US 18
  605.668.2985
Spillway (Ft. Randall) 1 SW of PIckstown off US 281
X
  605.668.2985
Sutton Bay 46 N, 4 W of Pierre of SD 1804
  605.765.9410
Thomas Bay 12 SW of Selby off SD 1804
  605.765.9410
Walth Bay 15 SW of Selby off SD 1804
X
X
605.765.9410
West Bridge 15 W of Platte
  605.337.2587
West Shore W end of Oahe Dam off SD 1806
X
  605.223.7722
Whetstone Bay 10 N of Bonesteel off US 1806
X
X
605.487.7046
White Swan 8 SW of Lake Andes off SD 1804  
X
605.487.7046
Western South Dakota
Bear Butte Lake 6 NE of Sturgis off SD 79     605.584.3896
Hugh Glass 14 S of Lemmon off SD 73     605.374.5114
Newell Lake 8 N, 2 E of Newell off SD 79     605.584.3896
Bailey 16 S, 7 E, 2 N of Hot Springs off SD 71     605.745.6996

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