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    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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    35 miles SE of Pierre, SD off SD 34
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    • 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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    • Chapel Services
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    • 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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    • Boat Rentals
    • Golfing
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    Quality camping

    West Bend is a very nice place to spend a few days (or longer), nice lake to enjoy, watch the turkeys block the road. Enjoyment abounds camping at West Bend.
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    A friend and I spent 4 nights 2 times in the last few weeks.We enjoyed being away and enjoyed the facilities and convenience, but fishing was poor both times. Had enough for a fish fry though.
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    Nice park

    This is a very nice park with large wide open sites.
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    Loved this campground!

    Beautiful campground right on the water. Very clean and quiet. We were one of two campers so go in the off season. Sites are well spaced with lots of trees. Would definitely come back.
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