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Water Sports

Enjoy Rapid City's Man-Made Lakes


Fourteen man-made lakes provide boat launching, water skiing, sailing, paddle boating, canoeing, wind-surfing and scuba diving. Swimming in the crystal-clear water offers a refreshing and invigorating experience that you’ll never forget. Rentals can be found throughout the city. There is a never ending list of places to "explore" in the Black Hills.

 

Rapid City Area Lakes and Creeks


 

RAPID CREEK

  
Yes, this park has this activity. Canoeing
  
Yes, this park has this activity. Kayaking

Yes, this park has this activity. Tubing

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CANYON LAKE

Yes, this park has this activity. Boat Launch
       (non-motorized)
Yes, this park has this activity. Canoeing
  
Yes, this park has this activity. Kayaking

Yes, this park has this activity. Paddle Boating

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Black Hills Area Lakes


 

DEERFIELD LAKE

Yes, this park has this activity. Boat Launch
  
Yes, this park has this activity. Canoeing
  
Yes, this park has this activity. Kayaking

Yes, this park has this activity. No Wake Lake
 


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HORSETHIEF LAKE

Yes, this park has this activity. Canoeing

Yes, this park has this activity. Kayaking

Yes, this park has this activity. No Wake Lake



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PACTOLA LAKE

Yes, this park has this activity. Canoeing

Yes, this park has this activity. Boat Launch

Yes, this park has this activity. Kayaking

Yes, this park has this activity. Boating

Yes, this park has this activity. Beaches


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SHERIDAN LAKE

Yes, this park has this activity. Canoeing

Yes, this park has this activity. Boat Launch

Yes, this park has this activity. Kayaking

Yes, this park has this activity. Boating

Yes, this park has this activity. Beaches


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