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Richmond Lake Recreation Area

Richmond Lake

Three separate areas in this park cater to the needs of campers, swimmers, naturalists, boaters and anglers. Campers stay in the South Unit, while the 200-acre Forest Drive Unit is a great place for wildlife viewing. The Boat Ramp Unit provides access to the more than 1,000-acre lake.

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Richmond Lake Recreation Area

Campground Address:
12800 379th Ave.
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Office Address:
37908 Youth Camp Road
Aberdeen, SD 57401

GPS Coordinates

Forest Drive Nature Area, Disc Golf Course, Park Headquarters
Lat: 45.539902
Long: -98.611093

Campground and day-use area
Lat: 45.532958
Long: -98.619032

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Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing dock
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Vault toilets
  • Warming shelter


Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Bass
  • Perch
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Bullheads

ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite (21E)
  • Camping Cabin (#1)
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Fishing Dock

Park Specs


Northeastern South Dakota: 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen off US Hwy 281


Location Map
Campground Map
Trail map and guide
Walking map
Disc golf course

Area Attractions

Nearest Town



Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


Camping Cabins: