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Burke Lake Recreation Area

Burke Lake

Like an oasis on the prairie, Burke Lake Recreation Area sits next to a 25-acre lake which is surrounded by trees. Whether boating, kayaking or canoeing, visitors enjoy this lake that averages only eight feet in depth. Native and introduced prairie grasses and wildflowers abound in the 206-acre park, and wildlife of all kinds inhabit this unique area.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Burke Lake Recreation Area

29145 Burke Lake Road
Burke, SD 57523
Email: SnakeCreek@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 43.183192
Long: -99.260023



Lodging Info

Campsite details

Facilities / Services

  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Vault toilets


Fishing License Required

  • Northern Pike
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Perch
  • Bluegill
  • Bullheads

Park Specs

  • Campsites: Available year-round on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 15 campsites


South Central South Dakota: 2 miles east of Burke off US Hwy 18

Nearest Town



Park entrance license not required.

Camping fees are subject to sales tax.


  • $11 non-electrical