West Bend Recreation Area

Fees

Daily: $8 per vehicle
Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
Campsites: - electrical: $23 per night
Campsites: - non-electrical: $19 per night
Lodge: $55 per night

Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
State Park Maps / Information
Amenities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Ski beach
  • Vault toilets

ADA/Accessible

Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Activities
    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Historical interest

    Address

    West Bend Recreation Area
    22154 West Bend Road
    Harrold, SD 57536
    605.773.2885
    Email: WestBend@state.sd.us
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    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.

    West Bend Recreation Area is one of the SD State Parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

    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

    Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

    Park Size: 120 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

    Directions:

    35 miles southeast of Pierre off SD Highway 34

    Nearest Town: Harrold

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