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    Description

    Excellent walleye and small mouth bass fishing is supported by a relatively stable lake level and cool water temperatures at West Bend Recreation Area. With most fishing done from boats, the protected marina offers convenient boat launching, regardless of the wind direction. In the autumn, hunters use this as a base camp to hunt pheasant and Canadian geese.

    No matter the weather, camping cabins provide comfortable accommodations year-round at West Bend Recreation Area. The one-room cabins can be reserved online, with the convenient system in place. Four people can sleep in the cabin with the two bunk beds and double bed provided. Heating, air conditioning and electricity are included, as well as an outdoor fire grate and picnic table. Campsites on the grounds can also be reserved online. Electric sites are available, and the restrooms come with showers and flush toilets.

    West Bend Recreation Area is one of the South Dakota parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Other nearby parks are the Farm Island Recreation Area and the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. West Bend Recreation Area counts among its amenities a boat ramp, beach, fish-cleaning station, playground, ski beach and Wi-Fi. Boat and camper storage is available at West Bend Recreation Area between April 30 and September 30.

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    Directions

    35 miles SE of Pierre, SD off SD 34
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Lake
    • River
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • Bike Rentals
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Resort Atmosphere
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Chapel Services
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Scenic Driving
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Boat Rentals
    • Golfing
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    08/12/2019

    West Bend Camping Trip

    We had a really good experience, it would be nice if they sold bait at the entrance gate. My airyated system quit working and I lost all of my minnows. Its like over a 30 mile round trip anywhere to get some more minnows.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/12/2019

    NEVER DISAPPOINTS

    Great campground. This was our 3rd year in a row. Good fishing and great fun. We even got to spend an hour in the shower house for a tornado warning. There was adequate warning and we were all kept up to speed.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/07/2019

    The WIDE Missouri

    This park made us realize just how huge the Missouri River is. It gave us great respect for Lewis & Clark!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/06/2019

    Dump Station

    It would be nice at the dump station if the water had a garden hose on the end of it so you can flush your campers easier. Currently it has just a rubber end and makes it very difficult to flush your camper.
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