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Oahe Dam

Pierre, SD
+1 605-224-5862
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A nice view from high up. It is a short drive out of the city.

The drive was nice and relaxing. We came upon the dam and pulled into the parking area up the hill... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Detroit, Michigan
Interesting place

My teenage daughter and I really enjoyed the tour of the Oahe Dam. Took about one hour. The... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Dam and power plant.
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“walleye” (3 reviews)
Pierre, SD
+1 605-224-5862
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The drive was nice and relaxing. We came upon the dam and pulled into the parking area up the hill. This gave a great perspective on the damn and the surrounding waters. Very quiet out here and relaxing. Did see a lot of birds in...More

1  Thank Marathon59
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I really enjoyed the tour of the Oahe Dam. Took about one hour. The visitor center has interesting displays and the staff were very nice and informative.

Thank KSTravers
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Nice area. Corp park. Beautiful scenery. Only drove around did not do any activities. Just off the reservation.

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Always such a beautiful experience. Amazing the construction that took place to make this place as it is. We fished at the Stilling Basins, not as pretty here as other areas but still a nice little get away.

1  Thank Chels1411
Reviewed 25 June 2017

You won't want to pass up the chance to see how this dam was built and the views on both sides! Incredible to see how the water is better controlled to prevent flooding and generates electricity.

1  Thank CHBrooke
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I purposely rode a detour to see the dam and Oahe Chapel, but was not too excited when arriving. Nonetheless, I tour the country to see America, and this is part of it.

1  Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The dam and surrounding areas were well kept and a beautiful place to go. I went fishing for walleye and had to throw my only one back due to size issues. I did however catch a. I've stringer of cat fish. Plenty of area to...More

1  Thank Randy F
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Took the driving tour option given the time of year/day of our visit. Staying in Pierre it is a short drive and I recommend doing the loop going up West river and down East river. It is a site to see the engineering that went...More

1  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

it has a lot of information about he rest of Pierre and the state, the other dams and fishing/hunting laws. great view of the dam as well.

1  Thank stlcathy
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Great walking path around the dam , can see the Girl scout log cabin built in 1920, bridges, and people watch

1  Thank MKTravelingMed
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Rick B
12 August 2017|
Response from Calvin G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about travel trailers but South Dakota parks and rec have cabins for rent at there locations below the Oahe dam and Farm Island rec areas - hope this helps
Diane H
24 July 2016|
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