Pactola Reservoir Facilities

food nearby lodging nearby campground primitive campground bait and tackle public facilities Boatramp available hiking/nature trails swimming canoeing information center maps available license required

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest, 803 Soo San Dr., Rapid City, SD 57702; (605) 343-1567. Fifteen miles west of Miles City. Public use area, camping, picnic area, concession, visitor center, swimming, boating, and hiking. Available species include rainbow trout, brown trout, and perch. Open year-round.

Pactola Reservoir
Pick-Sloan MBP
(managing entity)
Forest Service USDA  
  Custer SD 57730  
Land Area (acres) Total 5970
  Developed Public Use 72
  Undeveloped 5890
Water Surface (acres) Total 860
  Available for Recreation 860
Shoreline (miles) Total 14
  Available for Recreation 14
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 2
  Campsites 88
  Tent Only Campsites 0
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities yes
  Picnic Areas 3
  Picnic Tables 26
  Picnic Shelters 0
  Swimming Beaches 1
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 3
  Boat Launch Lanes 3
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 172
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 2
  Picnic Areas 4
  Other Locations 3
Toilets Campgrounds 9
  Picnic Areas 4
  Other Locations 6
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 0
  Boat 0

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