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Lakeside Use Areas

A park entrance license is required to access boat ramps inside the boundaries of all South Dakota state parks and recreation areas as well as some lakeside use areas.

A complete list of lakeside use areas is below marked by those that require a park entrance license or camping fee.

Facilities and services vary from area to area.

Lakeside Use Area Park Entrance License Camping Fee 
Northeast Region
1. Amsden Dam at 6 E, 5.5 S, 1 E, 1 N of Groton off US 12 X
2. Bullhead at 4 W, 1/2 S of Lake City off SD 10
3. Clear Lake at 4 E, 1/2 W of Lake City off SD 10
4. Enemy Swim at 2 E, 6 N of Waubay off US 12
5. Four Mile at 4 W, 1/2 S of Lake City
6. James River 1 at 16 N, 2 W of Huron off SD 37
7. James River 2 at 16 N, 2 W of Huron off SD 37
8. Johnson's Point 3 SE of Madison off SD 34
9. Laky Byron North at 12 N, 3 E, 2 N of Huron off SD 37
10. Lake Byron Northwest at 15 NE of Huron off SD 37
11. Lake Carthage at 1/2 NE of Carthage X
12. Lake Faulkton at 2 W, 1/2 S of Faulkton off US 212
13. Lake Hendricks at 7 E, 3 N of White
14. Lake Henry at 4 S, 3 E or DeSmet
15. Lake Oliver at 5 S, 1 W of Gary
16. Lake Thompson at 4 S, 3 E of DeSmet
17. Mina East at 15 E, 1/2 N of Ipswich
18. Mina West at 13 E of Ipswich
19. Pelican Northwest at 4 W, 2 S of Watertown off US 212
20. Rearing Ponds at 3 N of Big Stone City off SD 109
21. Richmond at 4 W, 6 N of Aberdeen
22. South Blue Dog at 1 NE of Waubay off US 12
23. Spink County Dam at 5 E, 3 N, 1/2 E of Hitchcock
24. Thompson's Point at 4 W, 3 S of Watertown
25. Twin Lakes at 6 S, 3 W, 1 S of Woonsocket off SD 34
Southeast Region
1. Lake Vermillion South at 5 E, 1 S of Canistota
2. Wall Lake at 7 W, 1 S, 1/2 W of Sioux Falls off SD 42
3. Clay County at 3 SW of Vermillion off SD 50
4. Sand Creek at 1 N, 3 E of Springfield off SD 37 X
5. Tabor at 6 S of Tabor off SD 52 X
Central Region
1. Antelope Creek 1 S, 11 E of Fort Pierre off SD 1806
2. Bob's Landing at 17 W of Gettysburg off US Hwy 212 X
3. Bowdle Beach at 10 NW of Akaska
4. Bush's Landing at 43 N, 3 W of Pierre of SD 1804 X
5. Cedar Shore at 3 NE of Oacoma off Loop 90
6. Chantier Creek at 15 NW of Oahe Dam off SD 1806
7. DeGray at 19 E, 1 S of Pierre
8. Dodge Draw at 11 N, 9 W of Jct. US 212 and US 83
9. Dude Ranch at Oacoma, Exit 260 off I-90
10. East Shore at 7 N of Pierre of SD 1804 X
11. East Whitlock at 12 W, 3 N of Gettysburg off US 212 X X
12. Elm Creek at 18 S of Chamberlain off SD 50
13. Fort George at 15 E of Pierre off SD 34
14. Foster Bay at 26 N of Jct. US 14 and SD 63
15. Joe Creek at 23 E, 8 S, 3 E, 1/2 S of Pierre off SD 34
16. Joe Day Bay at 7 W, 2 N of Ft. Randall Dam off US 281
17. Le Beau ay 4 S, 7 W of Akaska
18. Little Bend at 40 N, 13 W of Pierre off SD 1804 X
19. Minneconjou 40 NW of Pierre off 1806
20. North Bend at 15 S, 1 E, 2 S, 2 E, 4 S of Harrold
21. Peoria Flats at 14 NW of Pierre of SD 1804
22. Shaw Creek at 7 S of Pollock off SD 1804
23. South Scalp Creek at 9 E, 5 N of Fairfax off US 18 X
24. South Shore at S end of Ft. Randall Dam off US 281 X X
25. South Wheeler at 9 NE of Bonesteel off US 18
26. Spillway (Ft. Randall) at 1 SW of PIckstown off US 281 X
27. Sutton Bay at 50 N of Pierre on SD 1804
28. Thomas Bay at 12 SW of Selby off SD 1804
29. Walth Bay at 15 SW of Selby off SD 1804 X X
30. West Bridge at 15 W of Platte
31. West Shore at W end of Oahe Dam off SD 1806 X
32. Whetstone Bay at 10 N of Bonesteel off US 1806 X X
33. White Swan at 8 SW of Lake Andes off SD 1804 X
Western Region
1. Bear Butte Lake at 6 NE of Sturgis off SD 79
2. Hugh Glass at 14 S of Lemmon off SD 73
3. Newell Lake at 8 N, 2 E of Newell off SD 79
4. Bailey at 16 S, 7 E, 2 N of Hot Springs off SD 71