Deerfield Reservoir

Quick Facts

Deerfield Reservoir

South Dakota

(605) 574-2534

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Things To Do

Overview

The Deerfield Dam and Reservoir are part of the Rapid Valley Project. The reservoir is twenty-five miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota, on Castle Creek. The reservoir has 400 surface acres and 16 miles of shoreline. There are public use areas, campgrounds, picnic areas, and concessions around the reservoir, as well as opportunities for swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing. Available species include rainbow trout, brown trout, and rock bass. The reservoir is open year-round.

Map of Deerfield Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 44.013065, -103.805265

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Activities

  • Boating

    The reservoir has 400 surface acres and 16 miles of shoreline, providing boating opportunities.

  • Camping

    There is camping around the reservoir.

  • Fishing

    Visitors enjoy fishing in the reservoir. Available species include rainbow trout, brown trout, and rock bass.

  • Hiking

    There are hiking trails around the reservoir.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed on some of the land surrounding the reservoir.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnicking sites around the reservoir.

  • RVing

    RVs are welcome in the campgrounds around the reservoir.

Seasonality/Weather

The reservoir is open year-round. Summer temperatures range, on average from 80 F to the low 40s. Winter temperatures range from 16 F to 7 F.

Directions

Driving

The site is 25 miles west of Rapid City.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 574-2534

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