Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
NOTICE:: Park currently closed
Heavy rains this spring washed out the bridge and dam on the road to the park, which is the only way to access the area. The park will be closed indefinitely as officials assess the situation and future options.
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.
- Daily: $6 per vehicle
- Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
- Campsites - electrical: $15 per night
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: 13 campsites
5 miles Northeast of Selby off Highway 12/83.
Nearest Town: Selby
Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
- Boat Ramp
- Drinking water
- Electric campsites
- Picnic Shelter