Angostura State Recreation Area | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Angostura State Recreation Area

  • Angostura State Recreation Area

Angostura State Recreation Area is a beautiful and tranquil destination located just a few miles from historic Hot Springs. This popular natural retreat offers year-round recreation opportunities for visitors, including fishing, swimming, boating, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Water Recreation

Go fishing, swimming, or boating on the magnificent 4,000-acre Angostura Reservoir. The reservoir has several boat launch sites, and boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards can be rented from the park's marina.


Explore the park's hiking trails and soak in the stunning landscape of the Black Hills. With numerous trails available, from easy family-friendly walks to more challenging hikes, visitors can experience the beauty of the area while surrounded by unique rock formations, prairies, and forested areas.


With 129 campsites, both standard and electric, visitors can choose from a variety of camping experiences. There are also several group camping areas that can accommodate a large number of people.

Wildlife Viewing

Observe the park's diverse wildlife, including bison, bighorn sheep, and pronghorns in their natural habitat. The park is also a popular destination for birdwatching enthusiasts due to the diverse bird species that inhabit the area.

Angostura State Recreation Area is a majestic and peaceful natural retreat that offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Plan a visit today and discover a wide variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing, that can be enjoyed throughout the year.


Angostura is open year-round,
24 hours per day.


Click here to see the current fees, purchase passes, and reserve campsites and cabins online.


Angostura Recreation Area is located 10 miles southeast of Hot Springs off US Hwy. 385/18.

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