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Lewis And Clark Lake, SD

Straddling the South Dakota-Nebraska border, Lewis And Clark Lake is a 31,000-acre lake between Yankton and Springfield, SD. Fishing enthusiasts, boaters and vacationers will find over 90 miles of shoreline to explore and enjoy.

For boaters, there are several boat launch ramps on both the SD and NE sides of the lake. This fertile fishery is a 25-mile long impoundment on the Missouri River, with excellent fishing. Catfish, walleye, sauger and saugeye are among the favorites. Walleye, sauger, saugeye and catfish spend summers and winters in deeper water, often relating to the river channel, and move shallow in spring preferring rocky areas. The lake also has a healthy population of bass, crappie, sunfish and northern pike. You'll find plenty of shoreline accessible for fishing from the bank. There is a full marina with boat rentals plus boating, fishing and camping supplies. The marina area also has boat rentals and a restaurant.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, rock bass, white bass, northern pike, saugeye and sauger at Lewis And Clark Lake in South Dakota.

Primary fish species residing in Lewis And Clark Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Rock Bass White Bass Northern pike Sauger Saugeye

Lewis And Clark Lake, SD Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lewis & Clark Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
605 665-3111

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Gavin's Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Gavins Point Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp paved parking.

Lewis And Clark Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Shore Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Midway Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off State Route 52, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Lewis & Clark Marina
43527 Shore Dr.
Yankton, SD 57078

Click here for a South Dakota Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pierson Ranch State Recreation Area Campground - 605 668-2985

Cottonwood Recreation Area Campground - 402 667-2546

Midway Gulch Campground - 605 668-9574

Gavins Point Recreation Area Campground - 605 668-2985

Chief White Crane State Recreation Area Campground - 605 668-2985

Camping on the Nebraska side of Lewis And Clark Lake

Lewis And Clark Lake SD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lewis & Clark Lake
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
43349 SD-52
Yankton, SD 57078
605 668-2985


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