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West Bend Recreation Area

West Bend

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.

Lewis & Clark Trail

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

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

West Bend Recreation Area

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

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 44.170744
Long: -99.721022

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Activities

BoatingCampingFishingHistorical interestSoftball

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Ski beach
  • Vault toilets
  • Wi-Fi

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (31E)
  • Camping Cabins (C2, C3)
  • Picnic Shelter

Boat / Camper Storage

Boat and camper storage is available at West Bend Recreation Area between April 30 and September 30. Call 605.773.2885 for more information.

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites and Cabins: Available up to 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 127 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions

Central South Dakota: 35 miles southeast of Pierre off SD Hwy 34

Maps

Location Map
Campground map
Walking map

Area Attractions

In Pierre

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

Nearest Town

Harrold, SD

Fees

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

Campsites:

  • $15 non-electrical
  • $19 electrical site

Camping Cabins:

  • $40/night