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Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area

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Melting glaciers carved the valley of Hiddenwood Creek. Traditionally, this area was home for several American Indian tribes. Early explorers crossed this area on their way between Big Stone Lake and the Rocky Mountains. The first European settlers named the area because no trees were visible on the vast prairie until they reached the crest of the hills overlooking the valley. In 1927, the Department of Game and Fish used a new technique called an earthen dam to make Lake Hiddenwood, one of the first artificial lakes in South Dakota.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Swimming
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $15 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 13 campsites

Directions:

5 miles Northeast of Selby off Highway 12/83.

Nearest Town: Selby

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
Selby, SD
605.845.7112
Email: IndianCreek@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Electric campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.54985
Longitude: -99.985
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