Sheps Canyon Recreation Area | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

  • Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

Occupying the eastern shore of Angostura Lake outside of Hot Springs, Sheps Canyon offers an abundance of outdoor activities in one location.

Take to the land or water, with access to boating, shore fishing opportunities and camping.

Camping is available at Sheps Canyon Campground, the newest campground in Angostura Recreation Area.


At the campground you will find 22 campsites that have the ability to accommodate various space requirements.

Horse Camp

The Black Hills provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy horseback riding.

11 campsites yeild access to explore the forest or keep it simple and follow the dedicated horse trails.


  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Horse camp
  • Lodge
  • Vault toilets
  • Wi-Fi

Southern Black Hills: 6 miles south of Hot Springs on SD 71, 5 miles east on Sheps Canyon Road.


Open Year Round


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

Temporary License:

  • Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle


  • $30 first vehicle
  • $15 for second vehicle
  • $65 transferable license


  • $19 electrical site
  • $15 non-electrical site

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