History and adventure abound along and on the waters of the Mighty Mo’. Free-flowing sections and four reservoirs – Lake Oahe, Lake Sharpe, Lake Francis Case and Lewis & Clark Lake – are prime for fishing, boating and water recreation.


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North to south, a band of shimmering water cuts the prairie in two. Reservoirs of abundant life, along with stretches of mighty currents, tease the imagination of outdoor explorers past and present.

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

With 417 shaded campsites, 17 cabins, sandy beaches, hiking trails, beautiful chalkstone bluffs and a modern marina along Lewis & Clark Lake, there is a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

They Call It “Big Water”

Dedicated by President Kennedy in 1962, the Oahe Dam controls the waters surrounded by Lake Oahe’s 2,250 miles of shoreline. More than a million people, annually, visit the country’s fourth-largest reservoir.

Drop A Line

One of the best walleye fishing spots in the country with a season that never ends.

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Water Recreation

From sailboats and houseboats to kayaks and canoes, there are many ways to play.

While You're Here

While You're Here

A Cultural Route

South Dakota’s cultural roots unfold when following the Missouri River through the lands of five Native American tribes. The route follows Highway 37 at Running Water north to Highway 1806 near Kenel in the north central part of the state.

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