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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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  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $22 per night
  • 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 cabins (each sleeps 4 or 5 people)


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
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  • Beach
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing dock
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Marina
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Resort
  • Vault toilets
  • Visitor Center
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Park Rating


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 Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Fishing Dock
  • Showers
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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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