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Belle Fourche Reservoir - Rocky Point Recreation Area, SD

Bureau of Reclamation

Overview

Belle Fourche Dam and reservoir are features of the Belle Fourche Project. The reservoir is located on Owl Creek, about 8 miles east of Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The name means "Beautiful Forks" in French and refers to the confluence of the Redwater and Belle Fourche Rivers. The primary historic site is Belle Fourche Dam, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. An interpretive area on the dam's south side contains exhibits and displays about the dam's construction, and a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp located near the dam that later served as a World War II Prisoner of War camp. Rocky Point Recreation Area is managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Wildlife. The reservoir has approximately 8,040 water surface, acres, 6,694 land acres and 58 miles of shoreline. ; Available fish species include walleye, catfish, and white bass. Activities also include public use and picnic area, swimming, and boating. Open year-round. Current Reservoir Levels.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • HUNTING
  • PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • WINTER SPORTS

Address:

South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
11361 Nevada Gulch Road
Lead,SD,57754
Phone: 605-584-3896
Email: RockyPoint@state.sd.us

Directions:

Eight miles east of Belle Fourche, SD on US 212. The city of Belle Fourche is about 57 miles north of Rapid City, SD using I-90W to SR-34, to US-85 to US-212

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