Boat Docks to be Removed from Black Hills National Forest Reservoirs

Contact(s): Scott Jacobson, 605-440-1409

With winter weather rapidly approaching, boat docks on the three large reservoirs in the Black Hills National Forest are being removed for the season.

Boat docks to be removed include the north and south docks at Pactola Reservoir, the two docks at Sheridan Lake north ramp, and the docks on Deerfield Reservoir. The dock at Sheridan Lake south remains in place year round.

“The boat ramps will remain open but people should be extremely careful as the ramps are icy and slippery this time of year,” said Jim Gubbels, Mystic District Ranger. 

The boat docks will be put back in the water in the spring when conditions allow.

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest call (605) 673-9200 or visit


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