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Sandy Shore Recreation Area

Sandy Shore

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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Sandy Shore Recreation Area

1100 South Lake Drive
Watertown, SD 57201
Email: SandyShore@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 44.893844
Long: -97.240953

Make a camping reservation



Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets


Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Bass

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites: Available up to 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 1 campground with 23 campsites


Northeastern South Dakota: 5 miles west of Watertown off US Hwy 212


Location Map
Campground map

Area Attractions

In Watertown:

  • Terry Redlin Art Center
  • Mellette House
  • Bramble Park Zoo and Discovery Center
  • Codington County Historical Museum

Nearest Town



Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license


  • $15 non-electrical
  • $19 electrical site