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Angostura Recreation Area

13157 N. Angostura Road

Angostura Reservoir is a water-lover's haven with breathtaking, scenic views. Offering crystal clear waters, 36 miles of shoreline, and some of the finest sandy beaches in the state, the area boasts many water sports and summer fun activities - camping, boating, fishing, and swimming.

Its strong fishery is well known for its walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, and also supports northern pike, largemouth bass, perch and bluegill.

The word "angostura" is Spanish for "narrows"

Angostura is one of the few large reservoirs in western South Dakota. The dam was built in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation across the Cheyenne River for irrigation purposes.

The average depth of this reservoir is 29 feet and the deepest portion of the pool is 75 feet deep when full. The lake's average summer temperature is 66 degrees F.


Steve Nguyen

Friday, June 29, 2018
We stayed at the campground for 4 nights. The area is well maintained and kept up. Pit toilets and shower bathroom areas were cleaned on a daily basis. We had a lot of fun staying here and the kids enjoyed the swimming beach area. Would definitely stay here again.

Bob Harris

Monday, June 18, 2018
Stayed in Space #1 in Cheyenne Campground. Amazing views, remarkable park, facilities and amenities!! The Ranger office staff, camp hosts and all the Park volunteers were the kindest, most courteous and helpful folk we've ever encountered at ANY RV campground anywhere. Will DEFINITELY be returning here again!

Carson Hunter

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A very good lake for boating, tubing, and doing pretty much every water sport that exist. The waters clean and clear and you can see fish swimming in it. There are also good sandy beaches.

Priscilla Abeleda

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
We were here on the 4th of July so it's packed with people. I've been to other lakes but this one is not my was ok. Fee is $6 you pay at the entrance. Lots of beach area where you can set up your chairs, tables and tent. Lots of bugs in the area where we were at so bring bug spray. There are bike trails which I'd like to try if ever I come back here (not on a holiday where there are tons of people and it's hard to get a parking spot).

Paul Boyle

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Very nice campground with a good view and a great price. Bathrooms and showers were super clean and the campground was very neat.

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