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Boating in the Black Hills

Between Black Hills National Forest and the surrounding National and State Parks, a mountain lake, reservoir or river is waiting for your self-propelled or motoring watercraft.

Creeks and Rivers: Battle, Beaver, Castle, French, Iron, Spring, Rapid, and Spearfish Creeks; the Belle Fourche, Cheyenne, and Redwater Rivers

Lakes: Angostura, Pactola, Sheridan, Deerfield, Keyhole, Belle Fourche (Orman), Stockade, Sylvan, Legion, Lakota, Center, Horsethief, Bismarck, Dalton, Iron Creek, Mirror, Roubaix, Bear Butte, and Canyon

No Wake Boating Only: Deerfield, Horsethief, and Bismarck Lakes

Boating, Personal Watercraft, Water Skiing, and Sailing: Pactola, Sheridan, Angostura, Keyhole, Orman

Contact the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department or the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for individual state regulations and licensing information.

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