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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

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 44.170744
Long: -99.721021

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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

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.

  • Reserve a storage spot online or by calling 1.800.710.2267.

Park Specs


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


Location Map
Campground map
Walking map

Area Attractions

In Pierre

Nearest Town

Harrold, SD


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


Camping Cabins: