Rocky Point State Recreation Area | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Rocky Point State Recreation Area

    Orman Dam creates the 8,000-acre Belle Fourche Reservoir. Enjoy camping at 57 electrical sites ($19/nt), 5 nonelectrical group camping pods ($15/nt) or 2 camping cabins ($40/nt). We have a comfort station, dump station, fish cleaning area & boat launch ramps. This popular lake yields walleye & black crappies, as well as both smallmouth & white bass. Park entrance license required.

A popular fishing destination located just east of Belle Fourche, Rocky Point State Recreation Area is one of South Dakota's more recent additions to its park system. In 2006, Rocky Point was created at the Belle Fourche Reservoir which has been a part of the Black Hills since 1911, when Orman Dam was constructed to store water for agricultural use. At the time of its completion, Orman Dam was the largest earthen dam in the world. In 1989, Orman Dam was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. More recently, Rocky Point is popular with local anglers for walleye, bass, perch, catfish and tigermuskie. 

New Facilities
Rocky Point features:
• 61 electrical campsites
• 5 group camping pods
• Comfort station (showers and flush toilets)
• Dump station
• Boating/ramps
• Fishing/fish cleaning station
• Paved roads
• Picnic area/shelter
• Play equipment
• Kayak available for rent

Directions

Located 8 miles E of Belle Fourche off SD 212