If your tastes run toward power boating
four lakes come to mind: Angostura, Deerfield, Sheridan and Pactola. Most
other Black Hills lakes are closed to power boats, however many are open
for oar or paddle users.
Sheridan Lake has a public marina where
you can rent canoes, fishing boats, pontoons or personal water craft. Rates
start at $6 per hour for a canoe or a small fishing boat. A standard 6-person
pontoon or a large fishing boat with a 25hp outboard is $60 per day. Personal
water craft, i.e. Ski Doos, rent for $30 to $50 per hour.
If you just want to get out on some water,
two lakes, Sylvan in Custer State Park and Canyon Lake in Rapid City, feature
Most of the streams in the Black Hills
are not suitable for boating or canoeing, the exception being portions
of Rapid Creek west of Rapid City.