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Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area

Hiddenwood Rd

Melting glaciers carved the valley of Hiddenwood Creek. Traditionally, this area was home for several American Indian tribes. Early explorers crossed this area on their way between Big Stone Lake and the Rocky Mountains. The first European settlers named the area because no trees were visible on the vast prairie until they reached the crest of the hills overlooking the valley. In 1927, the Department of Game and Fish used a new technique called an earthen dam to make Lake Hiddenwood, one of the first artificial lakes in South Dakota. 


Tye Z

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
I was the only one there on a Tuesday night camping. It was awesome. I'll be back for sure with my family for a campout. The park manager was very nice and helpful, it's secluded and I love being away from people and cities, so Lake Hiddenwood was a perfect place for me. I saw 4 people total in my 12 hours there.

Renee McMullen

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
Love the hiking trails and the swimming area.

Blaine Aman

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016
Quiet little camp ground clean just fun to go to

Alejandra Gonzalez

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

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