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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 Convenience Store

You can find everything you need for your time on the water at the convenience store! Canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals are available as well as bait, ice and snacks.

Hours are variable.  

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Roy Lake Modern Cabins and Suites

There are eight modern cabins along the shorelines of the lake. All of these cabins feature a living area, kitchen, bathroom with a shower and one or two bedrooms. 

There are six suites available overlooking the lake. All of these suites feature a living area, kitchen, bathroom with a shower and one or two bedrooms.

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All the cabins and suites have the following:

  • Full kitchens with refrigerators, stoves with ovens, microwaves, coffee pots, toasters, dishes, pots and pans, silverware, and various cooking utensils
  • Weber type grills that use charcoal
  • Fire pits
  • Picnic tables

Items not at the cabins or suites:

  • Bed linens
  • Kitchen or bath towels
  • Personal hygiene products

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  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Disc Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $22 per night
  • Cabins: $55/night for Camping. $150/night for Modern.
  • Lodge: Lodge Suite: $150 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 100 campsites and 3 cabins (each sleeps 4 people) 6 modern cabins (each sleeps 3-6 people) 6 suites (each sleeps 4-10 people)


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
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  • 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
  • Lodge
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Ski beach
  • Vault toilets
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Park Rating

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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