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Pickerel Lake Recreation Area

Pickerel Lake

Noted for its cool, spring-fed waters, Pickerel Lake is one of the deepest natural lakes in the state. The 955-acre lake bears an American Indian name meaning "where you spear long fish." Excursion boats were common until the early 1900's. A fish hatchery was built in 1929 and abandoned in 1979, when a new facility was built at Blue Dog Lake.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Pickerel Lake Recreation Area

12980 446th Ave
Grenville, SD 57239
605.486.4753
Email: PickerelLake@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 45.485552
Long: -97.248139


 

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Activities

BasketballBoatingCampingCanoeing/KayakingFishingHikingHorseshoesSwimmingVolleyball

Lodging Info

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
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets

Fishing

Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Crappie
  • Perch
  • Bass

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (25E)
  • Camping Cabins (3,4)
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Fishing Dock
  • Showers

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites and Cabins: Available up to 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 2 campgrounds with 77 campsites and 6 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions

Northeastern South Dakota: Located 10 miles N of Waubay off US Hwy 12 

Maps

Location Map
Campground map
Trail map and guide
Walking map

Area Attractions

Nearest Town

Grenville

Fees

Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license

Campsites:

  • $15 non-electrical
  • $19 electrical site

Camping Cabins:

  • $40/night