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Roy Lake State Park

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Roy Lake is known for its excellent fishing, but you don't have to be an angler to enjoy all this park has to offer. Visitors will find sandy beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps and an island trail to keep them busy.

The earliest known inhabitants of Roy Lake were members of the Woodland Culture, who built large burial mounds. Artifacts dating between 900 and 1300 A.D. have been found near the park. The Roy (or Roi) family is credited with building the area's first white settlement. Local American Indians called the crops planted along the lakeshore the "Roy Planting" and the name persisted. 

Roy Lake Resort is privately operated under agreement with the Division of Parks and Recreation. Roy Lake Resort provides concessionaire services to the park through modern cabins and lodge-style accommodations, bait, convenience store and boat rentals.

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Activities

  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Disc Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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Upcoming Events

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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 100 campsites and 3 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

3 miles southwest of Lake City off SD Hwy 10

Nearest Town: Lake City

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Roy Lake State Park
11545 Northside Drive
Lake City, SD 57247
605.448.5701
Email: RoyLake@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
  • Resort
  • Ski beach
  • Vault toilets
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Park Rating


Resort Prospectus

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ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Site
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Shelter
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GPS Coordinates

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 45.70969
Longitude: -97.44881
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