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West Bend State Rec Area

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State Park

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  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups


3 Reviews of West Bend State Rec Area

Ratings Breakdown

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NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2021

Peace on the Lake

  • Reservations 800-710-2267 or 
  •  GPS 44.17075  -99.72102
  •  Sites 120 campsites 4 camping cabins 
  • Fees   Daily $8.00 entrance   Annual $36.00 entrance   
  • $23.00 electrical campsites (50 avail) 
  • $19.00 non electrical
  • Open year round Between Oct 1– Apr 30…
Month of VisitSeptember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 22, 2021

Great campsite at West Bend Recreation Area

West Bend is a really lovely campground.  We only spent one night there so we did not get to enjoy the beautiful lake and surrounding area.  Our campsite was great as it was right on the lake and we could wade in and swim if we liked.  Kids were everywhere having fun on the lake, on the playground…

Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2018

Clean, quiet, well-maintained

Super helpful and friendly staff, clean bathrooms, well-maintained sites. Gorgeous views of the Missouri River. The only negative was the amazing number of flies. It was hard to cook with the flies diving into our pots and pans and biting us. It was my first trip to South Dakota. Maybe flies are a…

Month of VisitSeptember


West Bend State Rec Area is located in South Dakota


In Central South Dakota: 35 miles southeast of Pierre off SD Hwy 34.


44.17200055 N
99.71700036 W

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Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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