Lake Thompson: A Place to Relax

Monday, October 24, 2016

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A lot of people love to fish. Have you ever wondered how many? According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, 33.1 million U.S. residents fished in the year 2011. That’s more than 10% of the population of the United States! Needless to say, it’s a popular pastime, and people will travel great distances “land the big one.”

People living in De Smet are fortunate. The drive to the boat landing at Lake Thompson is a pretty short one. To be exact, it’s just 8 miles to South Dakota’s largest natural lake (14,000 acres) and some of the best fishing around. The lake is known for its Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch and Crappies. Combine that with its beautiful campground and amenities, and you’ve got a recipe for relaxation!

For residents of De Smet and Kingsbury County, Lake Thompson is just one of the many benefits of living there. People who live elsewhere, however, can also take advantage of beautiful Lake Thompson and numerous other events and activities in the area. Want to learn more about what De Smet and the surrounding area have to offer? Click on this link. There’s a lot going on in De Smet!

For a complete list of regulations and fees, refer to or contact the SD Department of Game, Fish & Parks district office in Huron 605-353-7145.

Category: Tourism; Recreation