Angostura Lake Recreation Area

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Angostura Recreation Area

Located near Hot Springs, South Dakota, Angostura Recreation Area is the perfect place to enjoy water-based activities including fishing, boating and swimming as well as camping and educational programs for kids.

  • Angostura Recreation Area is located 12 miles south of Hot Springs, SD.
  • Fish for walleye, northern pike, bass and other pan fish. 
  • Stay in one of 4 campgrounds overlooking Angostura Lake. 
  • Play a game of disc golf, rent a canoe or kayak, or lounge on a beach. 
  • Open year-round


Angostura Lake offers a range of water-based activities along endless sandy shoreline including fishing, boating and swimming. Between the north and south entrance, visitors will find 4 campgrounds, a visitor center, picnic areas, disc golf course, marina and boat ramps, and biking and hiking trails.


Angostura Recreation Area is located approximately 13 miles south of Hot Springs, SD.

From Hot Springs, follow Hwy 385 until it merges with Hwy 79. Follow Hwy 79 South for 2 miles and turn right at the large sign for the lake. The lake entrance is just 2 morel miles down the road.

For information, call (605) 745-6996 or Visit them Online


Open year-round, entrance fees are as follows:

  • Daily: $4/person OR $6/vehicle
  • Annual: $30


Angostura Lake is a popular fishery with walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass and other pan fish cruising its waters. Four boat ramps, fish docks and a fish cleaning stations are located here. Check with SD Game, Fish and Parks for license information.

169 camping sites within 4 designated campgrounds surround Angostura Lake, open from May through September. $15/non-electrical, $19/electrical.

For those who prefer something more durable than a tent, 10 camping cabins are available year-round (each sleeps 4 people). $40/night. For reservations, call 1-800-710-2267 or Book Online.

Bring your own watercraft or rent a canoe or kayak and paddle to your heart's content. A full service marina with boat rentals is also available.

After you've had your fill of sun on the boat, dock near one of the beaches, spread a towel, and then dive into the cool water for a relaxing swim. (Average summer water temperature often exceeds 70 degrees F.)

Bring along your hiking boots or bicycle and get some land-based exercise. Try the 1.2 mile dirt hiking trail or the 1.2 mile gravel biking trail.

Additional Information

During summer, Angostura Recreation Area offers educational nature programs and day camps for kids. Children have their choice of fun activities including a fishing derby, night hikes, and GPS navigational courses.

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Angostura Recreation Area

Angostura Recreation Area is located in Hot Springs, South Dakota.