Public Land: Hunting and Fishing in South Dakota

With nearly 4 million acres of public land, South Dakota offers solid access to a state with some of the … Continued

With nearly 4 million acres of public land, South Dakota offers solid access to a state with some of the nation’s top hunting and fishing options.

Walk-In Areas

• More than 1.25 million acres enrolled

• Program allows for public access to private lands

• Walk-in access only

Angostura Recreation Area

• 36 miles of shore line

• Good fishing for walleyes, smallmouth bass and crappies

• Offers boat launch and camping

Black Hills National Forest

• 1.25 million acres

• Excellent deer and turkey hunting

• Trout fishing in streams

Dakota Prairie National Grassland

• 1.2 million acres

• Hunting for antelope, deer, elk and sheep

• Excellent predator and prairie dog hunting

More Links

Boat Ramps

Campsites

Landowner Access and Habitat Program

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: Black Hills National Forest

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