Belle Fourche Reservoir, South Dakota

Located just 8 miles east of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, Belle Fourche Reservoir offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. The reservoir is a public lake, managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Wildlife, and is open year-round. Visitors can fish for walleye, catfish, and white bass without any fees, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and amenities available at this historic site.

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Belle Fourche Reservoir, South Dakota State Resources

South Dakota DNR Website

If you’re looking for the most up-to-date information on fishing licenses, requirements, and information about Belle Fourche Reservoir you should definitely check out the South Dakota DNR. Here is their contact information and other useful links right here.

Belle Fourche Reservoir Location

Belle Fourche Reservoir 18513 Fishermans Rd Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Fishing at Belle Fourche Reservoir, South Dakota

Belle Fourche Reservoir is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with anglers able to catch walleye, catfish, and white bass. The best locations to fish vary depending on the species targeted, but generally, fishing near the shoreline and around underwater structures can be productive.

  • Walleye
  • Catfish
  • White Bass

Amenities at Belle Fourche Reservoir, South Dakota

Amenities available at the reservoir include:

  • Marina: No
  • Boat Rental: No
  • Boat Launch Ramp: Yes
  • Campgrounds: Yes
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Lodging: No
  • Convenience Store: No
  • Bait & Tackle: No
  • Restaurant: No

Available Activities at Belle Fourche Reservoir, South Dakota

In addition to fishing, visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, picnicking, and exploring the nearby historic sites and interpretive programs.


  • Excellent fishing opportunities
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Free access to the reservoir
  • Good amenities for camping and RVs


  • Limited facilities for boat rentals and supplies
  • No on-site restaurant or convenience store


Is Belle Fourche Reservoir open year-round?

Yes, the reservoir is open year-round.

Do I need a fishing license to fish at Belle Fourche Reservoir?

No, there are no fees required to fish at Belle Fourche Reservoir.

Are there any boat rental facilities at Belle Fourche Reservoir?

No, there are no boat rental facilities available at the reservoir.

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