Angostura Reservoir

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Angostura Reservoir

South Dakota

(605) 745-6996

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Overview

The Angostura Dam and Reservoir are located at the southeast edge of the Black Hills on the Cheyenne River in southwestern South Dakota near the Nebraska border. Recreation on this 4,706 acre reservoir is managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks for the Bureau of Reclamation and includes campgrounds, boat ramps, a fishing pier, and a marina. Fish species include walleye, bass, northern pike, perch, bluegill, and crappie. Because the reservoir is located on the southeastern edge of the Black Hills and is the only large body of water in an isolated area of arid southwestern South Dakota, it is attractive to migrating waterbirds that follow the eastern edge of the Black Hills. The lake also provides habitat for migrant passerine species that travel along the Cheyenne River on their twice-yearly flights to and from the north and the west. The best birding area is along the undeveloped western side.

Map of Angostura Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 43.271768, -103.435890

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are five boat ramps to provide access to the reservoir, with a total of ten boat launch lanes. There are 86 slip mooring spaces.

  • Camping

    The reservoir has four campgrounds, with a total of 167 campsites. There are 15 campsites designated as tent-only. There are 50 RV hookups and 85 mobile home sites. There are shower facilities in the campgrounds.

  • Fishing

    The reservoir's strong fishery is well known for its walleye, smallmouth bass, and crappie, and it also supports northern pike, largemouth bass, perch, and bluegill. There are fishing docks and fish cleaning stations in the parks around the reservoir.

  • Hiking

    There are a variety of trails around the reservoir, including the Angostura Breaks Nature Trail and the Reservoir View Bike Trail. Both are located in Angostura Recreation Area.

  • Hunting

    Some hunting is allowed in designated seasons. Interested visitors should contact the office of the state park they wish to visit.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic sites in the parks around the reservoir.

  • RVing

    RVs are welcome in the campgrounds.

  • Water Sports

    The reservoir provides opportunities for swimming and spending time out on the water.

  • Winter Sports

    The trails around the reservoir are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Seasonality/Weather

The reservoir is open to visitors all year round, and it provides recreational opportunities for every season.

Park Partners

Angostura Resort

The resort provides a marina with 3 locations and 155 boat slips, a beach club, six rental lodges with an outdoor pool, and a full service floating convenience store in the marina.

(800) 364-8831

Directions

Driving

Angostura Reservoir is located 10 miles southeast of Hot Springs, off U.S. 385-18.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 745-6996

Campground reservations

(800) 710-2267

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