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South Dakota has acres of lakes and miles of rivers tempting boaters, from a rowboat on grandpa's stock dam to sailing the mighty Missouri River reservoir system.

Boating rules and Regulations

Boat Ramps

Boating Safety

Boating Safety Courses

Boat Registration and Licensing

federal regulations for commercial vessels

Accessible Fishing Docks

These floating piers feature low railings, wheelchair accessible ramps, sidewalks and nearby parking.

Other accessible GFP fishing areas include piers on the LaFramboise Island causeway near Pierre, Lake Oahe tailwaters near Pierre, Mirror Lake and Coxes Lake near Spearfish, Ravine Lake near Huron and Lake Mitchell near Mitchell on the west end of the fishing bridge.

Aquatic Invasive Species

  • We need your help to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species or AIS in South Dakota. We need your friends, family and neighbors to help too. Stay committed to slowing the spread of AIS in South Dakota by complying with these state rules and regulations. Learn more by visiting