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Rocky Point Recreation Area

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Rocky Point Recreation Area is located on the 8,000-acre Belle Fourche Reservoir. The reservior was created in 1911, when Orman Dam was constructed to store water for agricultural use. At the time of its completion, Orman Dam was the largest earthen dam in the world. In 1989, Orman Dam was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

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  • Archery
  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Horseshoe Checkout
  • Horseshoes
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Checkout
  • Walking (on park roads)
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  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 second vehicle (with coupon) | $80 transferable license

    Purchase Online

  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $22 per night
  • Camping Cabins: $55 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: 62 campsites

Directions: 8 miles east of Belle Fourche off SD Hwy 212

Nearest Town: Belle Fourche

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Rocky Point Recreation Area
18513 Fisherman's Road
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
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  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Archery Range
  • Archery Trail(s)
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Dog Park/Training Area(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground(s)
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Showers
  • Swim Beach(es)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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Park Rating

Burn Ban

Fire restrictions are currently in place for all of Belle Fourche Reservoir, including at Rocky Point Recreation Area and all surrounding lands managed by either Reclamation or the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks:

  • No campfires are allowed.
  • Cooking is allowed only in elevated grills or stoves using propane gas.
  • Vehicle access is allowed only on graveled roads or roads clear of vegetation.

Learn more in the Bureau of Reclamation's press release.

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Lake Cams

Several cameras around the reservior let you monitor recent conditions.

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ADA / Accessible

  • Boat Ramp Access
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 44.70923
Longitude: -103.7125
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