South Dakota Recreation

2014 Annual Pass  - Photo by Katherine Hawkins-2012 Share the Experience Photo Contest Grand Prize winner "America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass" (replaces Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access and National Parks passports) discounts are NOT ACCEPTED for admission to Reclamation managed facilities or parks – with the exception of the New Melones Lake Reclamation managed recreation areas. This pass can be used for admission to facilities and parks that receive benefits and revenues from the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, like New Melones Lake; however, other Reclamation facilities do not receive revenues through this Act.



Angostura Reservoir:

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 South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, P.O. Box 131-A, Hot Springs, SD 57747; (605) 745-6996. Located 9 miles southeast of Hot Springs. Public-use area, camping, picnic areas, trailer dump station, concession, boat rental, swimming. Available species include walleye, bass, and crappie. Open year-round. Click here for specific public facilities for this site. For more information regarding Current Reservoir Data, click here.

Belle Fourche Reservoir:

food nearby primitive campground bait and tackle public facilities Boatramp available swimming canoeing maps available

Managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, 3305 W. South St., Rapid City, SD 57702; (605) 394-2391. Eight miles east of Belle Fourche. Public-use area, swimming, boating, and fishing. Available fish species include walleye, catfish, and white bass. Open year-round. Click here for specific public facilities for this site. For more information regarding Current Reservoir Data, click here.

Deerfield Reservoir:

food nearby lodging nearby campground primitive campground bait and tackle public facilities Boatramp available swimming canoeing license required

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest, Star Rt., Box 51, Hill City, SD 57745; (605) 574-2534. Twenty-five miles west of Rapid City. Public use area, camping, picnic areas, concession, swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing. Available species include rainbow trout, brown trout, and rock bass. Open year-round. Click here for specific public facilities for this site. For more information regarding Current Reservoir Data, click here.

James Diversion Reservoir:

public facilities Boatramp available swimming canoeing license required

Managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 915, Huron, SD 57350: (605) 353-7145. Located 17 miles north of Huron. Public-use area, picnic area, and boating. Available species include crappie, catfish, and walleye. Open year-round. Click here for specific public facilities for this site.

Pactola Reservoir:

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 Rapid 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. Click here for specific public facilities for this site. For more information regarding Current Reservoir Data, click here.

Shadehill Reservoir:

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

Managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, P.O. Box 63, Shadehill, SD 57635; (605) 374-5114. Located 12 miles south of Lemmon. Public-use area, camping, picnic areas, trailer dump station, swimming, boating, and hiking. Available species include walleye, catfish, and bass. Open year-round. Click here for specific public facilities for this site. For more information regarding Current Reservoir Data, click here.

Last Updated: 6/2/15