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Richmond Lake Recreation Area

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Three separate areas in this park cater to the needs of campers, swimmers, naturalists, boaters and anglers. Campers stay in the South Unit, while the 200-acre Forest Drive Unit is a great place for wildlife viewing. The Boat Ramp Unit provides access to the more than 1,000-acre lake.

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Activities

  • Biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross country skiing
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • 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: 24 campsites and 1 cabin (sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

11 miles northwest of Aberdeen off US Highway 281

Nearest Town: Aberdeen

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Richmond Lake Recreation Area
12800 379th Avenue - Campground
37908 Youth Camp Road - Office
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.3488
Email: RichmondLake@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing dock
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Vault toilets
  • Warming shelter
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Fishing Dock
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Shelter
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GPS Coordinates

Forest Drive Nature Area, Disc Gold Course, Park Office
Latitude: 45.5399
Longitude: -98.61109


Campground and day-use area
Latitude: 45.53296
Longitude: -98.61903
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