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Spring Creek Recreation Area

Spring Creek

A day-use park, Spring Creek offers water-lovers access to the Oahe Reservoir. The lake has more than 2,000 miles of shoreline and its clear waters are ideal for boating, sailing, fishing, water skiing and diving. Campers, history buffs, mountain bikers and hikers will find new adventures in this rugged land first explored by Lewis and Clark.

Restrictions / Safety

Spring Creek Recreation Area

C/O Oahe Downstream Recreation Area
20439 Marina Loop Road
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Email: Oahe@state.sd.us



Facilities / Services

  • Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Marina
  • Resort


Fishing License Required.

  • Walleye
  • Sauger
  • Northern Pike
  • Channel Catfish
  • Trout
  • Bass


Spring Creek Resort is privately operated under agreement with the Division of Parks and Recreation.

Contact by phone: 605.224.8336.

  • Restaurant
  • Boat Slips
  • Floating Fuel Dock
  • Cabins

Park Specs

  • Open: Year-round


Central South Dakota: 15 miles northwest of Pierre off SD Hwy 1804

Nearest Town



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


Location Map

Area Attractions

In Pierre:

  • SD State Capitol
  • Cultural Heritage Center
  • Discovery Center and Aquarium