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    Description

    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." Visitors to the Pickerel Lake Recreation Area can try their hand at reeling in a catch, as well as swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities.

    Making a reservation to spend the night in the park's natural beauty is easy with the online system. Choose from among the options of an electrical or basic campsite, or a snug one-room cabin. The log-style cabins are open year-round, with air conditioning and heating to keep the indoor temperature comfortable. Each is furnished with beds for four people (a set of bunk beds and a double bed), table and benches. You'll be able to use the fire grate and picnic table for dining outdoors.

    If you're at Pickerel Lake Recreation Area fishing for walleye, northern pike, crappie, perch and bass, the fishing dock, fish-cleaning station and fishing pole checkout will come in handy. Canoes and kayaks can be rented, and games are available for use at the park. A hike on the Glacial Mounds Trail shows several examples of how glaciers formed the landscape of the area, and the Ponderosa trail provides visitors with the chance to surround themselves with the delightful sight and smell of pine trees.

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    Directions

    10 miles N of Waubay, SD off US 12
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Lake
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • ADA Accessible
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Full Hookups
    • Forest Areas
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Sewer Hookups
    • Lodging - Other
    • Monthly Rates
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    10/19/2020

    Cabins for the weekend

    Cabins were very clean and keys were there when we got there. We have rented these 3 years in a row now and will do it again next year. Was really glad that fish cleaning station was still open, that really was nice.
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    10/12/2020

    Annual Fall Trip to Pickerel

    The Way this park is kept up is second to none. I return year after year because it's such a beautiful place. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The fishing isn't bad either. .
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/08/2020

    Great place to Stay

    Great park! very clean and well maintained. Setting is beautiful!
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    09/30/2020

    Great place to camp

    Beautiful clean level campground plenty of space between sites large trees all grass NO water only electrical in sites 30 and 50 amp We will go back for sure
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