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Sandy Shore Recreation Area

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On the banks of Lake Kampeska, Sandy Shore Recreation Area offers just that; a long, sandy beach. The beach is a great place to enjoy Lake Kampeska, which is a glacial lake named for its clear water. Early homesteaders settled along the shores of the lake. 

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Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • 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
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 17 campsites

Directions:

5 miles west of Watertown off US Highway 212

Nearest Town: Watertown

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

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Contact Info

Sandy Shore Recreation Area
1100 South Lake Drive
Watertown, SD 57201
605.882.5200
Email: SandyShore@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Game checkout
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 44.89384
Longitude: -97.24095
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