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South Dakota Camping Lakes

South Dakota camping lakes map.

Camping at the lake adds fun activities like swimming, fishing, boating and waterskiing to any camping trip. South Dakota has many great lakes with camping areas or campgrounds near the lake. Pack up the tent and boat, and take the family camping at one of these camping lakes soon. Some lakes in SD may require reservations to camp. If you plan to go fishing, local and/or state fishing licenses may be required. On some lakes canoe or boat rentals are available. Camping lakes are listed by region on this page for SD camping lakes.

Camping near lakes with RVs, motorhomes and tents.

Northwest South Dakota

Lake Oahe

Shadehill Reservoir

Northeast South Dakota

Columbia Road Reservoir

Waubay Lake

Southwest South Dakota

Angostura Reservoir

Oglala Lake

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Francis Case

Lake Thompson

Camping at lakes in SD

Family boating while on a camping trip

Great camping opportunities await you and your family at lakes throughout South Dakota. Many are only a short walk to the water, others are right near the waters edge. Kids of all ages love to skip rocks on the water, go swimming or fishing. Spend a relaxed day boating or take the kids water skiing. There are plenty of terrific lakes for boating and camping in SD.

Camping lakes in the USA, by state.