Pelican Lake State Recreation Area

State: South Dakota

Address 1: 400 West Kemp

City: Watertown

Zip: 57201

Phone: (605) 882-5200

Open: Open May through October

Number of Sites: 76

Electric: 76

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

For those who enjoy a wide variety of activities, Pelican Lake is the place to go. Nestled among a grove of conifer trees, campers can enjoy the shade while still being close to the sandy beach, prairie trails and the boat dock. Naturalists enjoy the migrating birds and vast numbers of prairie grasses and wildflowers. Winter enthusiasts appreciate the park’s cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Camping: 76 campsites (all electrical). One accessible campsite. Showers. Water. Dump station. Horse Camp: Six electrical sites

Recreation: Camping. Cabins. Archery. Biking. Boating. Cross-country skiing. Fishing. Game/equipment checkout. Hiking. Horse trail and camp. Accessible picnic shelter near shore. Playground. Swimming.

Swimming/Beaches: Sandy beach. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Fishing/Boating: Walleye, Northern pike, perch and bullheads. Boat ramp. License required.