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South Dakota
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South Dakota State Parks

USA Parks
South Dakota
Glacial Lakes & Prairies Region
Oakwood Lakes State Park
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Our campspot down at the horse corrals. Getting ready in the early morning to hit the trails.
Oakwood Lakes State Park Ready for breakfast © Camilie Baker
Down at the horse corrals.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Bridget Berigan
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Bridget Berigan
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Setting sun down by the lake at the swimming area.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
The old cabin
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Our secluded, beautiful camping spot.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Early morning breakfast over the campfire, down at the horse sites.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Far North end of the park.
Oakwood Lakes State Park Lake © Camilie Baker
Enjoying a peaceful evening down by the swimming area and doing a little fishing too.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
Down on the fishing dock.
Oakwood Lakes State Park © Camilie Baker
OAKWOOD LAKES STATE PARK
OAKWOOD LAKES STATE PARK
20247 Oakwood Drive
Bruce, South Dakota   57220

Phone: 605-627-5441
Reservations: 800-710-2267
Email:
Nestled among eight connecting glacial lakes, this park provides a never-ending variety of activities throughout the year, from hiking and swimming, to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Shaded campgrounds and picnic areas complement the park?s excellent swimming and boating facilities.
History of the Area
The park was once used as a summer camp and an annual gathering spot for American Indians. Later, Samuel Mortimer arrived in 1869 and built the log cabin that still stands at the park. The visitor center showcases an archeology display of items found in the area.
Camping
Trails at Oakwood Lakes State Park beckon all types of users - horseback riders, hikers, cross-country skiers and bicyclists. Use common courtesy when exploring the park's trails. Three trails take visitors on an island trail and near several historical sites.

The park is also home to a horse camp that allows horseback riders a base camp from which to explore the park's extensive trail system. Learn more about horse camps and trails in South Dakota state parks.
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Fishing
Nearly 3,000 acres of lake invite boaters and anglers of all types to Oakwood Lakes. In July, the park hosts an annual family canoe tour. Additionally, visitors can rent canoes and paddle the chain of lakes.


Location
Oakwood Lakes State Park is located near Brookings

Area Attractions
Lake Poinsett, Lake Thompson, Pelican Lake and Sandy Shore recreation areas

SD Art Museum, Brookings, SD Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings

Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder Home, DeSmet

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South Dakota State Parks

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