South Dakota Boating
Plenty of fun places to go boating in South Dakota. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Whether you live in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, chances there are plenty of opportunities to go boating nearby.
Boating in SD
For further information about boating in South Dakota, contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue & Regulation - Boating Licenses located at 445 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501. The phone number is 605-773-3311.
This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, repairs, accessories, storage and more.
For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the South Dakota, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in SD. Cities listed in this section include Belle Fourche, Buffalo, Mobridge, North Eagle Butte, Spearfish, Aberdeen, Gettysburg, Sisseton, Watertown, Webster, Custer, Fort Pierre, Hot Springs, Mission, Rapid City, Brookings , Chamberlain, Huron, Mitchell and Sioux Falls.
Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area, Rocky Point Recreation Area, Shadehill Recreation Area, Pickerel Lake Recreation Area, Roy Lake State Park, Sandy Shore Recreation Area, Angostura Recreation Area, Bear Butte State Park, Snake Creek Recreation Area, Lake Herman State Park, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area and Walker's Point Recreation Area .
Rivers & Lakes For Boating in SD
South Dakota lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of South Dakota include Belle Fourche Reservoir, Lake Gardner, Lake Oahe, Shadehill Reservoir, Spring Lake, Big Stone Lake, Lake Kampeska, Lake Thompson, Lake Traverse, Waubay Lake, Alkali Lake , Angostura Reservoir, Lacreek Lake, Limestone Butte Reservoir, Oglala Lake, Lake Albert, Lake Francis Case, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe and Lewis And Clark Lake. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.
South Dakota also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Cherry River, Grand River, Elm River, Snake Creek, Spring Creek, White River, Keye Paha River and Vermillion River.
Boating opportunities in South Dakota
Northwest SD Boating
Northeast SD Boating
Southwest SD Boating
Southeast SD Boating
SD boating equipment and gear.
Throughout South Dakota you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.
Go boating in South Dakota
Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of South Dakota accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.