Lake Oahe

Lake Oahe is surrounded by mixed grass prairie with trees growing down to the shore in occasional steep draws. People travel from all over the nation to participate in recreational activities on the 461,000 acres of land and water that comprise the project. There are 51 recreation areas located around the reservoir. Recreation opportunities at the lake include camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, biking, and photography.

  • 7 miles north of Pierre, South Dakota, on South Dakota Highway 1804; or 5 miles north of Fort Pierre, South Dakota on South Dakota Highway 1806
  • Summer