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Lake Sharpe In South Dakota

Lake Sharpe, South Dakota

Boating, camping and fishing at Lake Sharpe

Notorious as a great fishing lake, Lake Sharpe is also a great destination for boating and water sport activities. Sharpe Lake is located in the central part of the state, running from Pierre to Fort Thompson. There are plenty of camping and lodging options, mostly gathered nearby the cities at the two ends of the lake. Boat ramps are located at numerous spots around the lake. Fishing enthusiasts can pursue bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, white bass, perch, salmon, pike and sturgeon in this 80-mile long impoundment of the Missouri River. There are over 55,000 acres, and 200 miles of shoreline, so there are plenty of places to wet a line. There are plenty of places to fish from the bank at recreational areas, campgrounds and other public access areas.

Lake Sharpe Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Campground - 605 223-7722

Farm Island Recreation Area Campground - 605 773-2885

Fischers Lilly Park Campground - 605 223-7690

West Bend State Recreation Area Campground - 605 773-2885

Left Tailrace Campground - 605 245-2173

River View RV Park - 605 280-6266

Lake Sharpe Map


Fish species found in Lake Sharpe include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, white bass, yellow perch, Chinook salmon, northern pike, sauger and sturgeon.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye White Bass Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon

Click here for a South Dakota Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Downs Marina
800 S Washington Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
605 224-5533

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