Oakwood Lakes State Park

State: South Dakota

Address 1: 20247 Oakwood Drive

City: Bruce

Zip: 57220

Phone: Phone: (605)627-5441

Open: Open May through October

Number of Sites: 135

Electric: 130

Camp URL: http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/GlacialLakes/OakwoodLakes.htm

Full Hook: Yes

Nestled among eight connecting glacial lakes, this park provides a never-ending variety of activities throughout the year, from hiking and swimming, to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Shaded campgrounds and picnic areas complement the park’s excellent swimming and boating facilities.

The park was once used as a summer camp and an annual gathering spot for American Indians. Later, Samuel Mortimer arrived in 1869 and built the log cabin that still stands at the park. The visitor center showcases an archeology display of items found in the area.

Camping: 135 sites (130 electric). Two accessible sites. Five tent-only sites. Showers. Water. Two dump stations. Horse Camp: no electricity. Ten sites

Recreation: Camping. Cabins. Basketball. Boating. Canoe and kayak launch areas, rentals available: $15 for 3 hours, $30/day. Cross-country skiing. Nine-hole disc golf course. Fishing. Game/equipment checkout. Accessible hiking. Historical interest. Horse trails and camp. Horseshoes. Two accessible picnic shelters, picnic areas. Warming shelter. Playground. Swimming. Volleyball.

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

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