The Pickerel Lake Recreation Area TRACK Trail adventures are for use on the Glacial Mounds Trail, a moderate 1 mile hike.
Experience the power of glaciers that shaped this land thousands of years ago while hiking to the breathtaking view of Pickerel Lake.
Noted for its cool, spring-fed waters, Pickerel Lake is one of the deepest natural lakes in the state. The 955-acre lake bears a Native American name meaning "where you spear long fish." Excursion boats were common until the early 1900's. A fish hatchery was built in 1929 and abandoned in 1979, when a new facility was built at Blue Dog Lake.
Adventures for Pickerel Lake Recreation Area
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Need for Trees: Pickerel LakeDifficulty:
Birds of South Dakota: Pickerel LakeDifficulty:
For directions and more information, please visit http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/pickerel-lake/
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 Pickerel Lake Recreation Area TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership between between the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program and the South Dakota State Parks Department.