Sheridan Lake Complex
Sheridan Lake is located 15 miles west of Rapid City. This warm 375 acre lake provides anglers with opportunities to fish for trout, northern pike, perch, bass and other pan fish. Fly fishing is popular in Spring Creek below the dam, and Ice Fishing is popular on the lake in winter. The largest campground (129 camp sites) on the Black Hills National Forest is located on the south shore, along with a boat launch, swim beach, picnic area and trailheads for the Flume Trail and access to the Centennial Trail. The north shore has a group campground, marina with slip rental, groceries and angler supplies, the largest swim beach on the forest, a picnic area and large boat launch. Fishing piers are located in various areas around the lake.
At a Glance
|Fees:||$7/vehicle/day day use; campground fee variable|
|Closest Towns:||Rapid City, SD and Hill City, SD|
|Operated By:||Forest Recreation Management|
General InformationDirections: Take Highway 228, Sheridan Lake Road 15 miles west of Rapid City to 1/2 mile from Highway 385; turn east or left to the north shore area; follow 228 to 385 and turn left or south; travel 1 1/2 miles to inlet at Calumet road; turn east or left and take road to campground (1 mile)
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
The Sheridan Lake South Shore Campground has RV camp sites available.
Group CampingRecreation areas with activity Group Camping:
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
River and Stream FishingRecreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:
Ice FishingRecreation areas with activity Ice Fishing:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Group PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Group Picnicking:
Boating - MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:
Boating - Non-MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
SwimmingRecreation areas with activity Swimming:
The Sheridan Lake Swim Beach on the north shore is the largest swim beach on the Black Hills National Forest.
WaterskiingRecreation areas with activity Waterskiing:
Ice SkatingRecreation areas with activity Ice Skating:
Ice skating is allowed on all lakes in the Black Hills National Forest, including Sheridan Lake, although none of the lakes are groomed for ice skating.