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Description - Excellent walleye fishing is supported by a relatively stable lake level and cool water temperatures. With most fishing done from boats, the protected marina offers convenient boat launching, regardless of the wind direction. Add shaded campgrounds and showers, and this park is a dream come true. In the autumn, hunters use this as a base camp to hunt pheasants and Canada geese.

Attractions - Camping & Fees: $8/non-electrical, $11/electrical site. 126 sites (110 electrical). One wheelchair accessible site. Showers. Water. Dump station.

Camping Cabins: Four cabins. Each sleep four people. $32/night.

West Bend is one of the SD state parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Recreation - Historical sites. Two accessible picnic shelters. Playground equipment.

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

Fishing/Boating: Fish cleaning station. Boat ramp protected from wind. Walleye. Fishing license required.

Location - Located 35 miles SE of Pierre off SD Hwy 34

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Contact Information:
West Bend Recreation Area , 1301 Farm Island Rd , Pierre, South Dakota, 57501, Phone: (605) 773-2885
, WestBend@state.sd.us

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