Nestled along the wooded shores of Mina Lake, Mina Recreation Area is a water-lover's haven with plenty of room for boating, fishing and swimming. When you leave the water, a spacious campground, hiking trail, and several picnic areas provide hours of family fun.
Minawas one of the first man-made lakes in northeast South Dakota. Its beginning dates back to the 1930s, when area residents sought relief from years of drought.
In 1934, the Mina Dam was completed and the lake was named Shake Maza, a Lakota word for "shaped like a horseshoe." The name never quite caught-on, however, and it was later renamed in honor of a railroad president's daughter.
Beach - Boat Ramp - Campground - Camping cabins - Drinking water - Dump station - Fishing Dock - Flush toilets/showers - Game Checkout - Lodge - Picnic Shelter - Playground - Vault toilets
Fishing License Required
Walleye - Northern Pike - Perch - Bass - Bullhead
Northeastern South Dakota: 11 miles W of Aberdeen off US Hwy 12
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