Rocky Point Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Rocky Point Recreation Area

South Dakota

(605) 641-0023

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Things To Do

Overview

Rocky Point Recreation Area is located on the 8,000-acre Belle Fourche Reservoir. The reservoir was created in 1911 when Orman Dam was constructed to store water for agricultural use. At the time of its completion, Orman Dam was the largest earthen dam in the world. In 1989, Orman Dam was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Rocky Point is the newest park in the South Dakota state park system, and opened in 2006. Rocky Point has a boat ramp and there are kayak rentals available for visitors. There is also a moderately sized campground and several picnic sites. The reservoir is a great place for fishing; it is home to walleye, yellow perch, channel catfish, black crappie, smallmouth bass, white bass, and tigermuskie.

Map of Rocky Point Rec. Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.335510, -103.787080

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp provides access to the water. Visitors can rent kayaks.

  • Camping

    There is one campground with 61 campsites, three of which are accessible.

  • Fishing

    With a license, visitors can catch walleye, yellow perch, channel catfish, black crappie, smallmouth bass, white bass, and tigermuskie. There is a fish cleaning station.

  • Picnicking

    There are accessible picnic shelters.

  • RVing

    RVs are welcome in the campground.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open year-round, but fishing, boating, and picnicking are more suited to warmer weather.

Directions

Driving

Located 8 miles E of Belle Fourche off SD 212.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 641-0023

Campground reservations

(800) 710-2267

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