Angostura State Recreation Area | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Angostura State Recreation Area

    Black Hills haven for fishing, swimming, boating or a day on the beach.

Angostura State Recreation Area is one of the few large reservoirs in western South Dakota. The lake’s crystal waters and strong fishery make it a a water enthusiast’s haven for fishing, swimming, boating or a day on the beach.

The dam was built in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation across the Cheyenne River for irrigation purposes, but it paved the way for a recreation area. The word “angostura” is Spanish for narrows.

Directions

Angostura Recreation Area is located 10 miles southeast of Hot Springs off US Hwy. 385/18.