Oahe Dam and Reservoir

28563 Powerhouse Rd.
Pierre, SD 57501- Map It
Phone: (605) 224-5862

AAA Editor Notes

Oahe Dam and Reservoir is about 8 mi. n. on SR 1804, on the Missouri River. Oahe Dam provides flood control, navigation, irrigation, electricity, and fish and wildlife habitats. Exhibits and models in the visitor center at the power plant depict the construction and operation of the dam and Lake Oahe. Guided tours of the hydroelectric power plant are offered. Note: Photo ID is required. Designated security levels may affect public access; phone ahead to verify schedule. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Visitor center open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. 9:30-4:30, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Mon.-Fri. 9-5, rest of year. Guided power plant tours, which start at the visitor center, are given Thurs.-Mon. at 10, 1 and 4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.