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Angostura Recreation Area


Angostura Reservoir is a water-lover's haven with breathtaking, scenic views. Offering crystal clear waters, 36 miles of shoreline, and some of the finest sandy beaches in the state, the area boasts many water sports and summer fun activities - camping, boating, fishing, and swimming.

Its strong fishery is well known for its walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, and also supports northern pike, largemouth bass, perch and bluegill.

The word "angostura" is Spanish for "narrows"

Angostura is one of the few large reservoirs in western South Dakota. The dam was built in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation across the Cheyenne River for irrigation purposes.

The average depth of this reservoir is 29 feet and the deepest portion of the pool is 75 feet deep when full. The lake's average summer temperature is 66 degrees F.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Angostura Recreation Area

13157 N. Angostura Road
Hot Springs, SD 57747

GPS Coordinates

North Entrance
Lat: 43.345873
Long: -103.42202

South Entrance
Lat: 43.292346
Long: -103.38174

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BoatingCampingCanoeing/KayakingDisc GolfFishingHikingHorseshoesSwimmingVolleyball

Naturalist activity schedule



Four campgrounds offer a variety of camping opportunities along the reservoir's shores. Cascade and Horsehead are the larger of the four. Cheyenne and Hat Creek are the smaller. Eight cabins overlook the reservoir.

Fire restrictions

When Current Fire Danger indicates MODERATE or LOW levels campfires are allowed.

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing dock
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Marina
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Resort
  • Vault toilets
  • Visitor Center

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (1E, 85E, 87E, 103E, 132E, 141E)
  • Camping Cabins (C-6, C-8, C-9, C-10)
  • Fishing Docks
  • Hiking Trail
  • Showers


Angostura Resort is privately operated under agreement with the Division of Parks and Recreation. The resort provides concessionaire services to the park through a marina with 3 locations and 155 boat slips, a beach club, six rental lodges with outdoor pool and a full service floating convenience store in the marina.

Contact by phone: 800.364.8831

  • Lodges
  • Beach Club
  • Convenience store
  • Boat Slips

Park Specs


Southern Black Hills: 10 miles southeast of Hot Springs off US Hwy 385/18


Location Map
Campground Map
Cascade Campground Map
Hat Creek Campground Map
Horsehead Campground Map
Trail map and guide
Walking map
Disc Golf

Area Attractions

Nearest Town

Hot Springs


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


Camping Cabins: