GF&P releases list of South Dakota ice-fishing access sites

The state Department of Game, Fish and Parks just release a new list of ice-fishing access sites.

The list contains public access sites on popular ice-fishing lakes that are maintained throughout the winter months, the department said in a news release. As snow conditions warrant, GF&P will attempt to clear snow prior to noon each Friday at over 50 lakes.

Here’s the list:

cellspacing=”0″ border=”1″ class=”treatment”> County Body of Water Access Site Park Entrance License Required Special Conditions Bon Homme Lake Henry Lake Henry Public Water Access

No
  Brookings Lake Poinsett Lake Pointsett Recreation Area
Yes
  Brookings Oakwood Lake Oakwood Lakes State Park
Yes
  Brookings Oakwood Lake Public Water Access – east
No
  Brown Richmond Lake Richmond Lake Recreation Area
Yes
  Butte Belle Fourche Reservoir Rocky Point Recreation Area
Yes
  Campbell Lake Oahe West Pollock Recreation Area
Yes
  Codington Lake Kampeska Sailboat Landing
No
  Day Pickerel Lake Pickerel Lake Recreation Area – west
Yes
  Gregory Burke Lake Burke Lake Recreation Area
Yes
  Gregory Fairfax Lake Public Water Access
No
  Gregory Missouri River below Ft. Randall Dam Randall Creek Recreation Area
Yes
  Hughes Lake Sharpe Farm Island Recreation Area
Yes
  Hughes Lake Sharpe Joe Creek Lakeside Use Area
No
  Hughes Lake Sharpe West Bend Recreation Area
Yes
  Hughes Lake Oahe East Shore Lakeside Use Area
Yes
Open water Kingsbury Lake Albert  Public Water Access – east
No
  Kingsbury Lake Thompson Lake Thompson Recreation Area
Yes
  Lake Brant Lake Public Water Access – west
No
  Lake Lake Herman Lake Herman State Park – east
Yes
  Lake Lake Madison Walker’s Point Recreation Area
Yes
  Lincoln Lake Alvin Lake Alvin Recreation Area
Yes
  Lincoln Lake Lakota State Park
Yes
  Lyman Brakke Dam Public Water Access
No
  Lyman Fate Dam Public Water Access
No
  Marshall Cattail Fort Sisseton State Park
Yes
  Marshall Roy Lake Roy Lake State Park – west
Yes
  McCook Lake Vermillion Lake Vermillion Recreation Area – east and west
Yes
  McCook/Minnehaha Island Lake Public Water Access
No
  Minnehaha Beaver Lake Public Water Access
No
  Minnehaha Scott Lake Public Water Access
No
  Minnehaha Wall Lake Lakeside Use Area
No
  Pennington Deerfield Reservoir Whitetail Loop Road
No
  Pennington Wall Dam 236th Street
No
  Perkins Shadehill Reservoir Shadehill Recreation Area
Yes
  Potter Lake Oahe Bob’s Landing Lakeside Use Area
Yes
  Potter Lake Oahe Dodge Draw Lakeside Use Area
No
  Potter Lake Oahe West Whitlock Recreation Area
Yes
  Potter Pott’s Dam Public Water Access
No
  Roberts Hartford Beach Hartford Beach State Park
Yes
  Stanley Lake Oahe West Shore Lakeside Use Area
Yes
Open water Sully Lake Oahe Bush’s Landing Lakeside Use Area
Yes
  Sully Lake Oahe Cow Creek Recreation Area
Yes
  Tripp Rosevelt Public Water Access
No
  Walworth Lake Hiddenwood Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
Yes
  Walworth Lake Oahe Indian Creek Recreation Area – east and west
Yes
  Walworth Lake Oahe Swan Creek Recreation Area
Yes
  Walworth Lake Oahe Walth Bay Lakeside Use Area
Yes
  Yankton Lake Marindahl Public Water Access
No
  Yankton Lewis & Clark Lake Lewis & Clark Recreation Area – East Midway
Yes
  Yankton Lewis & Clark Lake Lewis & Clark Recreation Area – Gavins
Yes
  Yankton Lewis & Clark Lake Lewis & Clark Recreation Area – Marina
Yes
 

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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