Lake Oahe, South Dakota

Southern Lake Oahe Weather
overcast clouds
humidity: 68%
wind: 5mph N
H 21 • L 21
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Lake Oahe

Lake Oahe in South Dakota is a popular vacation destination. It is created by an earth-rolled dam and has 2,250 miles of shoreline. It is the largest of the four reservoirs on the Missouri River. This cool clear lake is 205′ deep in places. It is excellent for sportsmen and fun-seekers alike. Speed boats, fishing boats, pontoons, canoes and kayaks are all welcome on the lake. There are year round facilities around Lake Oahe. Come for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Electricity stays on in some campgrounds. The cabins and group lodges are heated. Trails are ready and waiting for you to enjoy. You will have a vacation to remember if you spend it at Lake Oahe!


There are many choices for camping around Lake Oahe. You can pick completely isolated primitive sites where you live with nature without any comforts from home. You can be on the edge of the lake or deep in the trees. Or you can choose places to hook-up and camp with electricity and water. For even less work, you can rent a cabin and really relax. You can pick your spot. Visit website for reservations or call 1-800-710-CAMP (2267).

Historic Trail

The highway adjacent to Lake Oahe is an historic trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Noteworthy sites along the way tell their story. Learn the interesting facts about meetings with people and various wildlife encounters. Imagine yourself in their shoes as they explored the great western territory. Whatever you want in your vacation, boating, wildlife sighting, cultural and historic monuments, fishing, hunting, or camping, you can find all this and more in and around Lake Oahe, SD.