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

Angostura State Recreation Area

  • Angostura State Recreation Area

Angostura State Recreation Area is one of the few large reservoirs in western South Dakota. The lake’s crystal waters and strong fishery make it a a water enthusiast’s haven for fishing, swimming, boating or a day on the beach.

The dam was built in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation across the Cheyenne River for irrigation purposes, but it paved the way for a recreation area. The word “angostura” is Spanish for narrows.


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


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

Things to See and Do at Angostura State Recreation Area

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Boating & Fishing

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Nature Day Camps

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Swimming & Beach Fun

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