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    Roy Lake State Park is known for its excellent fishing, but you don't have to be an angler to enjoy all this park has to offer. Visitors will find sandy beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps and a variety of trails to keep them busy. Plan to enjoy all the park offers by camping overnight. You can save time using the online reservation system to book a campsite or cabin.

    Two campgrounds at Roy Lake State Park provide electrical and basic sites, modern comfort stations with showers and flush toilets and dump station. Snuggle into a charming camping cabin that sleeps four in a set of bunk beds and double bed. Savor a meal outdoors cooked on the grill and served at the picnic table. Fishermen will find the facilities they need: boat ramp, fishing dock, fishing pole checkout and fish-cleaning station. The privately operated Roy Lake Resort provides concessionaire services to the park through modern cabins and lodge-style accommodations, cafe, bait, convenience store and boat rentals.

    The earliest known inhabitants of Roy Lake were members of the Woodland Culture, who built large burial mounds. Artifacts dating between 900 and 1300 A.D. have been found near the park. The Roy (or Roi) family is credited with building the area's first white settlement. Local American Indians called the crops planted along the lakeshore the "Roy Planting" and the name persisted.

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    Directions

    3 miles SW of Lake City, SD off SD 10
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Lake
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • ADA Accessible
    • Pets Welcome
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Horse Facility
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Outdoor Games
    • Sailing/Windsurfing
    • Scenic Driving
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Boat Rentals
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
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    02/19/2020

    Winter Beware

    Because the fishing was so great we had a great time. The problem was that the website said vault toilets would be open and they weren't. Nobody ever answered the phone when we tried to call before arrival so we weren't aware of this fact. All would have been ok if we could have prepared for this. Website obviously needs to be updated!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/10/2019

    2 day stay

    Always a pleasant and clean place to camp.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/01/2019

    Great experience

    I drove up to Roy Lake with my kayaking group last weekend. Campsites were nice and comfort stations/campground was very clean. I loved the variety of small lakes and enjoyed kayaking and camping at the park. I have never been to this area of South Dakota and was surprised at how beautiful it is and the history of theI am sure I will be back!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    09/29/2019

    Beautiful

    This is our favorite park and favorite campground hosts of all. So clean and most beautiful views. The campground hosts are the “best”. We are anxious to see the building and completion of the new dump station. Too far to far to the East side through all the cabins to dump.
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