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Description - Although small in size, Lake Alvin has become a very popular area. This 59-acre park is best known for its beach facilities and excellent fishing. Its proximity to both Sioux Falls and Newton Hills State Park make it a great place to enjoy a day on the beach

Attractions - The focus of Lake Alvin Recreation Area is water recreation. The park has become a popular gathering place for swimmers, boaters and anglers.

A wheelchair accessible picnic shelter and an alcohol-free beach provide a great setting for families to spend the day in the sun.

An accessible fishing pier makes the lake ideal for people of all ages and abilities. Anglers can expect to snag walleye, northern pike, crappie, perch, catfish and bullheads.

Recreation - Wheelchair accessible picnic shelter. Picnic area.

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

Fishing/Boating: Boat ramp. Boat motor restriction: no wake. Accessible fishing pier. Walleye, northern pike, crappie, perch, catfish, bullheads. Fishing license required.

Location - Located 4 miles east, 1 mile north of Harrisburg off County 135

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Lake Alvin Recreation Area, 28771 482nd Ave. , Canton, South Dakota, 57013, Phone: (605) 987-2263
, NewtonHills@state.sd.us

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