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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. 

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Activities

  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Biking (on trails)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Disc Golf
  • Disc Golf Checkout
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Kayak Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Lawn Game Checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Paddleboard Rental
  • Paddleboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Softball
  • Softball Equipment Checkout
  • Swimming
  • Walking (on park roads)
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Fees

  • 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
  • Modern Cabins: $120-150 per night
  • Suites: $120-175 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: 2 campgrounds with 98 campsites, 3 camping cabins, 8 modern cabins, and 5 suites

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

  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Biking Trail(s)
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Modern Lodging
  • Playground(s)
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Showers
  • Swim Beach(es)
  • Tent-only Campsite(s)
  • TRACK Trail(s)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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Modern Lodging

The modern lodging accommodations at Roy Lake offer increased comforts in an outdoor setting any time of the year.

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Convenience Store

Enhance your time on the water with a stop at the on-site convenience store. Canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals are available as well as bait, ice and snacks. Hours vary.  

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ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 45.70969
Longitude: -97.44881
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Additional Info

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