Belle Fourche Dam

Overview
The reservoir is located on Owl Creek, about 8 miles east of Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The name means "Beautiful Forks" in French and refers to the confluence of the Redwater and Belle Fourche Rivers. The primary historic site is Belle Fourche Dam, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. An interpretive area on the dam's south side contains exhibits and displays about the dam's construction, and a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp located near the dam that later served as a World War II Prisoner of War camp. Rocky Point Recreation Area is managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Wildlife. The reservoir has approximately 8,040 water surface, acres, 6,694 land acres and 58 miles of shoreline. ; Available fish species include walleye, catfish, and white bass. Activities also include public use and picnic area, swimming, and boating.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateSouth Dakota
CountyButte
ProjectBelle Fourche
Dam Type
Reservoir
WatercourseBelle Fourch River
Location
Longitude-103.6700
Latitude44.7367
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Hydraulics & Hydrology
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Contact Information
OwnerNo value defined
OperatorNo value defined


Last updated: Mar 29, 2013