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Lake Sharpe
Big Bend Project
HC 69, Box 74
Chamberlain, SD 57325-9801
Phone: (605) 245-2255

See the Lake Sharpe website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Sioux Falls, west on I-90 to Reliance, then north on SD 47.

Lake History

Factoid: Big Bend Dam, SD takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River 7 miles upstream from the dam. At this point in its course, the Missouri makes almost a complete loop, traveling 25 miles before returning to the "neck" where the land is not quite a mile wide. The 19 Lake Sharpe recreation areas vary from primitive to highly developed and provide opportunities for camping, boating, picnicking, and fishing.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information. Updated: 3/28/23

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

9 Recreation areas at Lake Sharpe

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Good Soldier           A   X    
Jiggs Ramp       X     A   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Shore Beach     X       A   X  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Old Fort Thompson   X     GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Right Tailrace       C P A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Spillway Dike           A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Spillway Overlook             A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Tailrace Left   $   X   C A   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Visitor Center             GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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