Pelican Lake State Recreation Area is located 7 miles southwest of Watertown SD off Highway 212.  Pelican Lake State Recreation Area offers family vacation fun with a variety of lake activities. 

Fishing, boating, swimming, & water skiing keep everyone entertained.  Visitors enjoy hiking, the archery range, multipurpose trail, & hunting. Camping pads & Electricity are available year round. Camping cabins are available. For thrill seekers there’s  snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and ice fishing in the winter.

All naturalists can enjoy the migrating birds, prairie grasses and wildflowers. An observation tower on one of the hiking trails gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of the area.