This One Destination Has The Absolute Bluest Water In South Dakota
You won’t believe your eyes when you see how bright, blue, and beautiful this lake in South Dakota is. The amazing color and pristine conditions of the lake make it quite the stunning sight to see, and if you haven’t been there yet then add it on to your bucket list ASAP!
This lake is actually a reservoir created as a result of the Pactola Dam, which is where it got its name – Pactola Lake. The resulting lake is now one of South Dakota’s top destinations for tons of fun in the water. Swimming, boating, and fishing are especially popular here. If you’re daring enough, there are many people who cliff dive off of huge rocky outcrops around the edges of the lake. You can’t truly experience it unless you go there yourself, but if you take a look at these photos, I hope you can be convinced to squeeze in one or two more trips here before summer is officially over. It’s so worth it!
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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Here’s another fun fact about this lake that makes it all the more unique: there is a ghost town hiding at the bottom! Read more about it here.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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