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    Nestled along the wooded shores of Mina Lake, Mina Lake Recreation Area is a water-lover's haven with plenty of room for boating, fishing and swimming. When you leave the water, a spacious campground, hiking trail, and several picnic areas provide hours of family fun. Reserving either a campsite or cabin is simple, using the online system.

    The cozy three-bedroom modern cabin sleeps up to eight people and includes a kitchen, lake access and dock--even a dog house and kennel. Guests can relax on the deck overlooking beautiful Mina Lake. Reservations for this popular place can be made a year in advance. Campground sites are available with electricity, and the one-room cabin is furnished with beds, heating/air-conditioning and electricity. Among the amenities at Mina Lake Recreation Area are a fishing dock, modern comfort station, playground and games ready to check out.

    Mina was one of the first man-made lakes in northeast South Dakota. Its beginning dates back to the 1930s, when area residents sought relief from years of drought. In 1934, the Mina Dam was completed and the lake was named Shake Maza, a Lakota word for "shaped like a horseshoe." The name never quite caught on, however, and it was later renamed in honor of a railroad president's daughter.

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    11 miles W of Aberdeen and 1 mile N off US 12
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    • 50 Amp Available
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • Forest Areas
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Groups Welcome
    • Planned Activities
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • Full Hookups
    • WiFi
    • Internet Access
    • River
    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Bike Rentals
    • Lodging - Other
    • Club/Meeting Room
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
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    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Planned Recreation
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    • Pool
    • Water Slides
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Biking - Road
    • Education Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Golfing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Miniature Golf
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Snowmobiling
    • Tennis
    • Trap/Skeet Shooting
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    THis was a very nice, peaceful campground. We enjoyed our stay here very much.
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    Lake Mina

    We stay here every year on our way back from the Black Hills, always clean and enjoyable.
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    Beautiful View

    Great campsite, beautiful view of lake.
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    Great Experiance

    My wife & I were both very impressed with the cleaniness of the sites & all facilities, hiking trails were mowed & nice, no issues with noise or anything to make us not want to stay again
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