In Northeastern South Dakota, not far from the Minnesota state line, Oakwood Lakes State Park offers plenty to do for any kind of outdoor enthusiast. Situated among eight glacial lakes, the park is home to year-round entertainment for all visitors. Activities in the park include sports like basketball, disc golf, horseshoes, and volleyball, as well as hiking, camping, fishing, biking, and much more.
The park is also an excellent place to relax and observe wildlife. On the water, guests can swim, boat, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and fish. The total area of the lakes exceeds 3,000 acres of water. With so much room, there’s plenty for visitors to enjoy the water in peace and solitude. Fishing on the water may yield walleye, northern pike, and yellow perch.
There are five walking trails in Oakwood Lakes State Park, which cover more than four-and-a-half miles of shady terrain. If you bring your dog walking with you, be sure to bring plenty of water, as well as waste bags for cleaning up after your pet. In the winter, the park is open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Oakwood Lakes State Park is open all year-round. There is a $6 fee for entry per vehicle. Annual passes are available as well. You can make reservations for camping or cabin rentals online or by phone. There are 145 campsites at Oakwood Lakes State Park, most with electricity hookups. There are also equestrian sites for visitors who wish to bring horses and enjoy the equestrian trails.
Dogs are allowed, but they must be on a leash. Keep pets away from other park guests and do not allow your dog to be disruptive. You should always clean up after your pet and keep the park clean. In Eastern South Dakota, Oakwood Lakes State Park has more than enough room for all of your outdoor recreation interests. Bring your family and furry companion and enjoy all that the park has to offer.