Lakes to Paddle

It is recommended that children under the age of 15 first paddle on a lake

1. Lake Alvin – Harrisburg, SD

Calm and large lake to paddle with plenty of areas to explore and great places to stop for breaks.

Lake Alvin State Recreation Area, 47954 273rd St, Harrisburg, SD 57032

3. Covell Lake – Sioux Falls, SD

Found right here in Sioux Falls at  Terrace Park and is known as a safe lake go float for the day as well as a great lake for fishing.

Covell Lake, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

2. Wall Lake – Hartford, SD

Very nice wide open lake known for recreation here in Sioux Falls. Great spot for fishing! Better for a short paddle.

Wall Lake Park, 46290 266th St, Hartford, SD 57033

4. Family Park Pond– Sioux Falls, SD

Tucked away park perfect for beginners and small children! Very calm waters for a relaxing day outside.

Family Park, S Ellis Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Paddling Locations

For the City of Sioux Falls

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1. Legacy Park – Begin at Legacy Park (Off of 12th  Street) – Paddle to the Farm Field Park    (point 2)    

[5 miles from point 1 -    point 2]
Recommended paddling level = 4.5 feet and up 

Skunk Creek Flow/Depth

2. Farm Field Park – Point 2 begins at Farm Field Park

(57th  Street and Western Avenue)

[4.15 miles from point 2 - point 3]

Recommended  at 250cfs+

Farm Field Park Flow/Depth

3. Rotary Park – Point 3 begins at Rotary Park (26th  Street and Southeastern Avenue)

[2.25 miles from point 3 -    point 4]    

Recommended  at 250cfs+
Rotary Park Flow/Depth

4. Cherapa Place – Point 4 begins at Cherapa Place

(Between 8th  street and 6th  Street Downtown)

[0.15    miles from point 4 - point 5]

Recommended  at 250cfs+
Cherapa Place Flow/Depth

5. Killian College – Point 5 is found at Kilian College

( Off of 6th  Street Downtown) 

[Great/Required Ending Point]

Recommended  at 250cfs+
Killian College Flow/Depth

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Verde Valley – Begin at Legacy Park (Off of 12th  Street) – Paddle to  Farm Field Park    (point 2)    

[5 miles]
Recommended paddling level = 4.5 feet and up 

Verde Valley Flow/Depth

Rapid Greenway – Begins at Farm Field Park

(57th  Street and Western Avenue)

Paddle to   Rotary Park (26th  Street and Southeastern Avenue)

[4.15 miles]

Recommended  at 250cfs+

Rapid Greenway Flow/Depth

YAKKERS METRO  - Begins at Rotary Park (26th  Street and Southeastern Avenue)

Paddle to   Cherapa Place   (Between 8th  street and 6th  Street Downtown) 

[2.25 miles]    

Recommended  at 250cfs+
Yakkers Metro Flow/Depth

Eagles Retreat – Begins at Lien Park

(Near Rice Street and Cliff Avenue)

Paddle to Brandon Rec Area (North)  (Near West Holly Blvd and S Sioux Blvd)

[8.6   miles]

Recommended  at 250cfs+
Eagles Retreat Flow/Depth

Ying-Yang – Begins    at   Brandon Rec Area (North)  (Near West Holly Blvd and S Sioux Blvd)

Launch/Landing at: Brandon Rec Area (South) (Just across from Robert Bennis Elementry the State Park) 

Paddle to Highway 42 Landing (Near Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum off Hwy 11)

[7.6 Miles]

Recommended  at 250cfs+
Ying-Yang Flow/Depth