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Burke Lake Recreation Area

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Like an oasis on the prairie, Burke Lake Recreation Area sits next to a 25-acre lake which is surrounded by trees. Whether boating, kayaking or canoeing, visitors enjoy this lake that averages only eight feet in depth. Native and introduced prairie grasses and wildflowers abound in the 206-acre park, and wildlife of all kinds inhabit this unique area.

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  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Picnicking
  • Walking (on park roads)
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  • Campsites - non-electrical: $11 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: 15 campsites; first-come, first-served basis.

Directions: 2 miles east of Burke off US Hwy 18

Nearest Town: Burke

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Contact Info

Burke Lake Recreation Area
29145 Burke Lake Road
Burke, SD 57523
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  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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ADA / Accessible

  • Boat Ramp Access
  • Fishing Pier(s)
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 43.18319
Longitude: -99.26003
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