About Deerfield Reservoir Complex
Deerfield Reservoir is located 20 miles west of Hill City, SD. The Bureau of Reclamation manages the dam and water. Castle Creek flows into and out of the reservoir and provides additional fishing opportunities. Ice fishing, snowmobiling and ice skating are popular winter sports here. The complex has three campgrounds, two boat launches, two picnic areas and the Deerfield Lake Loop Trail (Trail #40L). Travel on the reservoir is limited to five miles per hour and there is a no-wake restriction which provides for peaceful fishing and boating experiences. Reservoir water levels and boat ramp data can be found on the Bureau of Reclamation website for Pactola and Deerfield Reservoirs: http://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/ Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Spin, Ice; Boat Launch available
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Deerfield Reservoir Complex is located in South Dakota
Take highway 17 west of Hill City 20 miles to Deerfield Reservoir; a dead end 3 mile road, FSR 607 is the first access you have to Dutchman Campground and boat ramp off Highway 17; continue on past this road a mile or two and you will come to Whitetail Loop; a campground and 2 picnic areas are on this loop.
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