State Parks

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Pickerel Lake Recreation Area

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Noted for its cool, spring-fed waters, Pickerel Lake is one of the deepest natural lakes in the state. The 955-acre lake bears an American Indian name meaning "where you spear long fish." Excursion boats were common until the early 1900's. A fish hatchery was built in 1929 and abandoned in 1979, when a new facility was built at Blue Dog Lake.

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Activities

  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddleboarding
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $21 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $17 per night
  • Cabins: $45 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 2 campgrounds with 77 campsites and 6 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

Located 10 miles north of Waubay off US Hwy 12  

Nearest Town: Grenville

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Pickerel Lake Recreation Area
12980 446th Avenue
Grenville, SD 57239
605.486.4753
Email: PickerelLake@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • 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
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Site
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.48555
Longitude: -97.24813
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