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Amsden Lakeside Use Area

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Amsden Lakeside Use Area is a small, primitive-style park with a boat ramp, beach, and 11 non-electrical campsites. The Lakeside Use Area provides campsites that offer privacy and access to the 235-acre lake, while anglers enjoy both on- and off-shore fishing. The Lakeside Use Area is known for muskie fishing because of an old gravel pit below the lake surface, providing a depth of 27 feet. The state record Muskellunge weighing 40 pounds was caught at Amsden Lake in 1991.
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  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking (on park roads)
  • Wildlife Watching
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  • Campsites - non-electrical: $11 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Vault toilets usually remain open all year. No water at the park.

Park Size: 11 campsites

Directions: From Groton go 6 miles East on US-12, then South on 412th Ave for 5 miles. Turn East on 423rd for a mile and finally North on 413th Ave.

Nearest Town: Groton

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Contact Info

Amsden Lakeside Use Area
Amsden Lake Lakeside Use Area
140th St.
Groton, SD 57442
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  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Swim Beach(es)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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ADA / Accessible

  • Boat Ramp Access
  • Fishing Access
  • Picnic Tables
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.3562
Longitude: -97.9623
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