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Angostura Recreation Area

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Angostura Reservoir is a water-lover's haven with breathtaking, scenic views. Offering crystal clear waters, 36 miles of shoreline, and some of the finest sandy beaches in the state, the area boasts many water sports and summer fun activities - camping, boating, fishing, and swimming.

Its strong fishery is well known for its walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, and also supports northern pike, largemouth bass, perch and bluegill.

The word "angostura" is Spanish for "narrows"

Angostura is one of the few large reservoirs in western South Dakota. The dam was built in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation across the Cheyenne River for irrigation purposes.

The average depth of this reservoir is 29 feet and the deepest portion of the pool is 75 feet deep when full. The lake's average summer temperature is 66 degrees F.

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Activities

  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Biking (on trails)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Disc Golf
  • Disc Golf Checkout
  • Fishing
  • Floating Water Mat Rental
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Checkout
  • Horseshoes
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Kayak Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboard Rental
  • Paddleboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Checkout
  • Walking (on park roads)
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Fees

  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 second vehicle (with coupon) | $80 transferable license

    Purchase Online

  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $22 per night
  • Camping Cabins: $55 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

Park Size: 4 campgrounds with 169 campsites and 12 camping cabins

Directions: 10 miles southeast of Hot Springs off US Highway 385/18

Nearest Town: Hot Springs

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Angostura Recreation Area
13157 N. Angostura Road
Hot Springs, SD 57747
605.745.6996
Email: Angostura@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Concessionaire Facility
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground(s)
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Showers
  • Swim Beach(es)
  • Tent-only Campsite(s)
  • TRACK Trail(s)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
  • Visitor Center(s)
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Resort

Angostura Resort is privately operated under agreement with the Division of Parks and Recreation. The resort provides concessionaire services to the park through a marina with 3 locations and 155 boat slips, a restaurant, six rental lodges with outdoor pool and a full service floating convenience store in the marina.

Contact by phone: 800.364.8831

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ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center(s)
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GPS Coordinates

North Entrance
Latitude: 43.34587
Longitude: -103.422


South Entrance
Latitude: 43.29235
Longitude: -103.3817
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