Big Bend Dam, SD takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River 7 miles upstream from the dam. At this point in its course, the Missouri makes almost a complete loop, traveling 25 miles before returning to the "neck" where the land is not quite a mile wide. The 19 Lake Sharpe recreation areas vary from primitive to highly developed and provide opportunities for camping, boating, picnicking, and fishing.
From Sioux Falls, west on I-90 to Reliance, then north on SD 47.
Big Bend Project HC 69, Box 74 Chamberlain, SD 57325-9801
Boating Historic & Cultural Site Camping Fishing Picnicking Water Sports Wildlife Viewing Playground Park Specialized Sport Site Environmental Education
USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers