Explore South Dakota's Great Plains At This Underrated State Park
The Mount Rushmore State is known and revered for its rolling Black Hills but did you know that there is an entirely different and often-overlooked part of the state? To get a better look at South Dakota’s prairie and plains, you will want to visit this underrated state park:
Welcome to the Oakwood Lakes State Park!
Located near the northeast town of Bruce, Oakwood Lakes State Park is tucked away amidst 8 glacial lakes, making for a true outdoor oasis.
Thanks to the easy access to so many bodies of water, Oakwood Lakes is the perfect place for year-round water adventures, including (ice) fishing, boating, paddleboarding, and swimming.
As it is located along the plains, there are plenty of hiking, biking, and exploration opportunities that will get you up close and personal with the serene landscape.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, as native wildlife sightings can vary from birds to deer, antelope, and foxes.
What's a great state park without stellar camping opportunities? Oakwood Lakes has those, too, via rustic tent sites, RV hookups, and cozy cabins.
Admission to Oakwood Lakes is $8 per day per vehicle.
To learn more about Oakwood Lakes State Park - including camping reservations - please visit the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Wildlife's
Oakwood Lakes State Park is open every day from sun up to sun down year-round.
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Oakwood Lakes State Park, 20247 S Oakwood Shoreline Dr, Bruce, SD 57220, USA