The Water Is A Brilliant Blue At Pactola Lake, A Refreshing Roadside Stop In South Dakota

If you are thinking of taking a road trip, you are in luck. South Dakota is home to some of the most incredible sights and attractions in the country, meaning you don’t have to go elsewhere to have a memorable experience. If you are planning a Mount Rushmore State staycation and road trip (or if you are from out-of-state and looking for unique ideas and suggestions), we recommend stopping at the brilliantly blue Pactola Lake:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Did you know that Pactola Lake is not only brilliantly blue but also hiding an old ghost town within its waters? To learn more about this fascinating legend, read There’s An Underwater Ghost Town Hiding Under This Reservoir In South Dakota. Do you want to see your favorite SoDak restaurant or attraction featured on Only in South Dakota? You can nominate it here!

Address: Pactola Lake, West Pennington, SD 57702, USA