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    Nestled among eight connecting glacial lakes, Oakwood Lakes State Park provides a never-ending variety of activities throughout the year, from hiking and swimming, to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Shaded campgrounds and picnic areas complement the park's excellent swimming and boating facilities.

    Plan to stay either at a campsite, with or without electricity, in a cozy one-room cabin or in horse camp. The reservation process is quick and secure with the online system. Guests at Oakwood Lakes State Park enjoy such amenities as the beach, boat ramp, showers, playground and picnic shelter. Canoes and kayaks can be rented for gliding along on the water. For fishermen eager to pull in walleye, perch, northern pike and bullheads, a fishing dock is proved along with fishing poles to check out for use at the park.

    Oakwood Lakes State Park was once used as a summer camp and an annual gathering spot for American Indians. Later, Samuel Mortimer arrived in 1869 and built the log cabin that still stands at the park. The visitor center showcases an archeology display of items found in the area.

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    10 miles NW of Volga, SD off US 14
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    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Lake
    • Forest Areas
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • Horse Facility
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Lodging - Other
    • Chapel Services
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • Conven Store
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Good Shopping
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    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Water Sports
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Mother's Day

    My husband and I used to camp at Oakwood when our children were young. That was a long time ago! We went back this spring and were amazed at the many upgrades the state has made to the park. We are planning a large family gathering there later this year.
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    Camping cabin

    Cabins are clean the grounds were neat. You should have more shore fishing areas. Overall we had a great time.
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    We are formerly from Brookings, SD, and have visited Oakwood State Park many many times, always staying in Campground # 2 on the south loop. But since last year, we noticed alterations to the park which were not attractive! On our most recent visit we stayed in site # 98E. ALL of the shrubbery and hedges have since been removed, and even some of the trees! So our PRIVACY between sites was gone, our WINDBREAKS were gone, some of our shade was even removed. We were not even able to have a campfire because our site was so windy. Also, the pit toilet right across the road from us was completely without toilet paper from Saturday until Monday! So apparently no one was manning the park, not even the hosts; we couldn't find anybody. So, yeah, we were fairly disappointed. We will still continue to some and stay, however. But we will pick another site.
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    we have enjoyed Oakwood Lakes state park since our kids were growing up in the 70's and 80's and current time. park just keeps getting better and better each year.
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