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

Rocky Point State Recreation Area

  • Rocky Point State Recreation Area
GPS Location: 
Latitude: 44.710085233813
Longitude: -103.709306784640

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


Open year-round


Daily - $6 per vehicle.

Annual - $30 first vehicle, $15 for the second, and $65 for a transferable license. 

Campsite (Electrical) - $21 per night.

Campsite (Non-Electrial) - $17 per night.

Cabins - $45 per night. 


Located 8 miles E of Belle Fourche off SD 212

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