Roy Lake State Park encompasses a total area of 560 acres in Marshall County, South Dakota. Access to the main entrance to the park is relatively easy if you travel three miles southwest of Lake City off SD 10. Once you get to the park, you will find a beautiful place where you can have plenty of fun and entertaining activities to do. Some of the popular activities that you can enjoy at this park include camping, swimming, boating, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, snowmobiling, and hiking.
The amenities at the park that can facilitate these activities include the Roy Lake beach, ski beach, resort, camping cabins, two campgrounds with 100 campsites and three cabins (each accommodates four people), picnic shelter, playground, dump station, boat ramp, canoe/kayak rentals, drinking water, fishing dock, fishing pole checkout, fish cleaning station, flush toilets/showers, game check out, paddleboard rentals, and vault toilets.
The park gained its name to commemorate the unfortunate incident where a dog named Roy drowned at the lake. Needless to say that the park is actually quite a safe place to be today, it is important to mention that adherence to state park rules is always important for your safety, your dog's safety, and everyone else’s safety as well. The park has several rules that are strictly enforced.
You must keep your dog on a leash no longer than 10 feet long. You must always maintain immediate control of your dog and you shouldn’t let your dog get closer than 200 feet away from other guests. You must not let your dog wander into buildings and designated swimming areas, but you are allowed to bring your dog into tent and camping areas. Finally, you must clean up after your dog and preferably bring poop bags for your convenience. Admission to the park for your dog is free of charge.