Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Disc Golf Course

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Nature Trail Disc Golf Course map

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Nature Trail Disc Golf Course is a 1.2 miles (one way) 18-hole course on grassy terrain in the woods. If you don’t have a frisbee, it’s not a problem. The park entrance booth has discs available to check out free of charge on a first-come basis. The park's three campgrounds give visitors a variety of recreational opportunities, from boating to hiking to disc golf. The Corps of Engineers began building the dam in 1948 and in 1962 started generating electricity. It's one of the largest constructed reservoirs in the United States, measuring 231 miles connecting the capital cities of South Dakota and North Dakota. Oahe Downstream is one of the South Dakota state parks that offers the opportunity for visitors to see the majestic bald eagle. During the winter, bird watchers can view the eagles that roost in the treetops below the dam. They typically perch within 50 feet of the riverbank in tall cottonwood trees.

Oahe Downstream is one of the South Dakota state parks that offers the opportunity for visitors to see the majestic bald eagle. During the winter, bird watchers can view the eagles that roost in the treetops below the dam. They typically perch within 50 feet of the riverbank in tall cottonwood trees.

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Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Nature Trail Disc Golf Course sticker

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Mountain Bike Trails, Disc Golf, Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop, Pet Area, Lodging Cabins
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
dam
3 young girls hanging out by a disc golf basket
river
disc golf basket
Kiosk for the course with a course map and description of the program and course
3 young girls near disc golf basket and one of them is throwing a disc at the basket
close up of a disc golf sign
close up of someone holding a yellow disc with red writing and a scorecard
picnic shelter
large informational kiosk for the course
trees in late summer
disc golf basket
trees

Adventures for Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Disc Golf Course

Oahe Downstream Bird Scorecard brochure
Disc Golf

Oahe Downstream Bird Scorecard

Trail length:
1.20 miles
Whether in good shots or in actual birds, it's always good to see as many "Birdies" as possible during your round of disc golf. The "Birdies" scorecard/field-guide was designed to help players identify some of the more common birds found here. How many "Birdies" will you see during your round today?
Oahe Downstream Tree Scorecard brochure
Disc Golf

Oahe Downstream Tree Scorecard

Trail length:
1.20 miles
When disc golfers hit a tree with their disc and get a favorable bounce, they call that “Tree Love.” Use the pictures on this scorecard to identify a few of the trees found here. Every time you hit a tree with your frisbee, take a second to try to identify it. Look at its bark, leaf shape and other identifying features. Soon, identifying trees will be as easy as making a five foot putt.

Directions

20422 Marina Loop
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Latitude: 44.438314300000
Longitude: -100.389212600000

West Side through Ft. Pierre

Travel north of Ft. Pierre on SD Hwy 1806 (Christy Lumber intersection) approximately 4 miles, follow road to right at Y-intersection on Powerhouse Road into the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. Travel .6 miles and turn right, you will see the ODS Welcome Center office directly in front of you. Proceed past office and take first next right. Travel .5 miles turning right at sign that directs into the group lodge.

East Side through Pierre

Travel north of Pierre on SD Hwy 1804 approximately 6 miles until you reach the Oahe Dam and Hwy 204, turn left on Hwy 204 and take first left and proceed to bottom of dam. Turn right and proceed 1.3 miles past the US Corps of Engineers Oahe Project office following the curve until signs direct you left into the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. Turn left and you will see the ODS Welcome Center office directly in front of you. Proceed past office and take first next right. Travel .5 miles turning right at sign that directs into the group lodge.

Please see the South Dakota State Parks Department map for details.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Disc Golf Course was made possible through partnerships formed between the Kids in Parks program and the South Dakota State Parks Department, with funds provided by South Dakota Department of Health, Healthy South Dakota Program.