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Established Camping

Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area

About

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Tucked along the shore of Lake Carthage, this small but complete park with a boat ramp, boat beach, 13 electrical campsites and multiple primitive tent sites. In the town of Carthage just a short distance away, campers can use the dump station, and shower house. The Lakeside Use Area provides Campsites that offer picturesque views of the 1,300-acre lake, while anglers enjoy both on- and off-shore fishing.

Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

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Location

Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area is located in South Dakota

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

44.188261131110394 N
97.6901501544592 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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Bibs O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2024

We stayed overnight here

2 fire pits. 1 porta-potty. Open area you can camp anywhere. No water, no electric, no dump station, no potable water.

Town is 2 miles away, and they have a free dump station. Town also offers free showers. The laundry mat is available next to showers.

One mile out of town is a paid campground at the Lake Carthage campgrounds.

In town at the city park is a paid campground ss well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area?

Camping at Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area can cost between $11.00 and $15.00 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area?

Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area allows vehicles up to 45 feet.

Are fires allowed at Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area does not have wifi.