Lake Alvin Recreation Area

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Lake Alvin Recreation Area

South Dakota

(605) 987-2263

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Overview

Although small in size, Lake Alvin is very popular for its beaches and excellent fishing. Its proximity to both Sioux Falls and Newton Hills State Park make it a great place to enjoy a day on the beach. The focus of Lake Alvin Recreation Area is water recreation. The park has become a popular gathering place for swimmers, boaters and anglers. The 105-acre lake is the perfect size for any boat. The lake is designated as a no-wake zone to protect the shoreline from erosion. An accessible picnic shelter and an alcohol-free beach provide a great setting for families to spend the day in the sun. An accessible fishing pier makes the lake ideal for people of all. Anglers can expect to snag walleye, northern pike, crappie, perch, catfish and bullheads. Lake Alvin is an artificial lake, formed by a dam on Nine Mile Creek directly before it empties into the Big Sioux River.

Map of Lake Alvin Rec. Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.443073, -96.618061

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Activities

  • Boating

    The 105 acre lake is the perfect size for any boat and motor; however, the lake is designated as a no-wake zone to protect the shoreline from erosion. At no time can any boat exceed 5 mph or produce a visible wake.

  • Fishing

    Anglers can expect to snag walleye, northern pike, crappie, sunfish, perch, catfish and bullheads. There are boat ramps and accessible fishing docks.

  • Picnicking

    There is a picnic table and the beach is alcohol-free, making it perfect for families.

  • Water Sports

    There is a swimming beach, but no lifeguard is on duty. The whole lake is designated as a "no-wake" zone, making it ideal for small children.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open year-round. In the summer, temperatures range from the 60s to the 80s. In the winter, temperatures can be as cold as 0 F at night.

Directions

Driving

Located 4 miles east and 1 mile north of Harrisburg off County 135.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 987-2263

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