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West Bend Recreation Area

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Excellent walleye and small mouth bass fishing is supported by a relatively stable lake level and cool water temperatures. With most fishing done from boats, the protected marina offers convenient boat launching, regardless of the wind direction. In the autumn, hunters use this as a base camp to hunt pheasants and Canada geese.

West Bend Recreation Area is one of the SD State Parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Boat and camper storage is available at West Bend Recreation Area between April 30 and September 30. Call 605.773.2885 for more information. Reserve a storage spot online or by calling 1.800.710.2267.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Historical interest
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $19 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $15 per night
  • Lodge: $45 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 120 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

35 miles southeast of Pierre off SD Highway 34

Nearest Town: Harrold

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

West Bend Recreation Area
22154 West Bend Road
Harrold, SD 57536
605.773.2885
Email: WestBend@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Ski beach
  • Vault toilets
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Picnic Shelter
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 44.17075
Longitude: -99.72102
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