Pactola Lake
Pactola Lake is the largest lake or reservoir in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


Lake Info:
Area: 800 acres
Temps: 30 deg. to 70 deg.
Depth: +150 feet
Shoreline: 14 miles
Elevation: 4600 feet
Inlet: Silver City Creek, Rapid Creek & Castle Creek 
Outlet: Rapid Creek

Dam Info:
Completed: 08/15/1956
Height: 230 feet
Length: 1255 feet
Spillway crest: 1232 acres

Boat Launches:
Jenney Gulch - Non Motorized - donation
North Boat Launch - Motorized - $6 fee
Restroom - Concession - Slip Rental
South Boat Launch - Motorized - $6 fee
Restroom - Lots of Parking

Campgrounds:
Open: Memorial Day to Labor Day
No hook ups, Restrooms - Showers - Laundry
Pactola Lake Camp Area:
77 Sites - $24 fee
(To Reserve a campsite)
(Map of camp sites)
Bear Gulch Camp Site:
Group Camping - 60 people
(To Reserve Site)


Picnic Areas:
Jenney Gulch Picnic Area:
8 sites, donation
Pactola Point Picnic Area:
10 sites, $6 fee
Veterans Point Picnic Area: 
4 sites, No Fee

Swimming Area:  
Pactola Point - Sandy Beach

Marina:
Pactola Pines Marina, Inc.
Store: South Marina & North Marina
Boat Slip Rentals
Boat Rental:
Pontoons, Fishing Boat & Canoe


Pactola Visitors Center:

Scenic view of Pactola Reservoir - Exhibits - info

Pactola Lake Cemetery:
West of Jenney Gulch picnic area.


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