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AKA: Thompson Reservoir

Fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Thompson in South Dakota.
Lake Thompson, SD

Rocky shorelines and submerged timber create great cover for all the fish species thriving in Lake Thompson, a 15,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at De Smet. Bass, crappie and bluegill spend much of their time in the shallower water of over forty miles of shoreline . Walleye and perch tend to remain offshore around the river channel, ledges and humps. There is a nice boat landing at Lake Thompson Public Water Access on the northwest shore, and a boat ramp at Lake Thompson State Recreation Area in the northeast corner of the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Thompson

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Smallmouth bass Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Lake Thompson Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Thompson State Recreation Campground - 605 847-4893

North Shore Lodging and Campground - 605 690-5729

Lake Thompson SD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Thompson
Lake Thompson State Recreation
21199 Flood Club Rd
Lake Preston, SD 57249
605 847-4893

 

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