Oahe Dam Lake Oahe

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Oahe Dam Lake Oahe

South Dakota

(605) 224-5862

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Oahe Dam, SD takes its name from the Oahe Indian Mission established among the Lakota Sioux Indians in 1874. Lake Oahe's 230-mile long lake runs from Pierre, South Dakota to near Bismarck North Dakota, and the surrounding area is rich in historic sites--fort, trading posts, and Lewis and Clark campsites. The 2,250-mile shoreline offers myriad of opportunities to outdoor recreationists including swimming, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and picnicking. Special fishing and hunting activities are held each year for the disabled.

Map of Oahe Dam Lake Oahe

Latitude, Longitude: 44.449222, -100.402679



  • Boating

    Ramp available.

  • Bicycling

    Biking available.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Auto touring available.

  • Camping

    Camping permitted.

  • Fishing

    Fishing permitted.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails available.

  • Historic Sites

    Historical/Cultural sites available.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding permitted.

  • Hunting

    Hunting permitted.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Off-road driving permitted.

  • Picnicking

    Picknicking areas available.

  • RVing

    Dump station available.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming permitted.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter sports available.


The visitor center is open to the public Memorial Day to Labor Day daily from 9 am - 5 pm.



From Pierre, 8 mi N on SD 1804.

Phone Numbers


(605) 224-5862