Spring Creek Resort & Deep Water Marina
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Spring Creek, the Premiere Outdoors Destination in the Midwest.

28229 Spring Creek Place

Pierre, SD 57501

(605) 224-8336

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Spring Creek Fishing & Hunting Resort and Marina

Spring Creek Resort is situated in the heart of South Dakota’s finest fishing and hunting territory. Overlooking beautiful Lake Oahe just 17 miles north of Pierre, SD. Spring Creek Resort specializes in fully guided fishing and pheasant hunting, goose hunting adventure. We are also the destination of choice for family reunions, corporate retreats, special occasion gatherings, and nationally known fishing tournaments.

Smallmouth Bass on Lake OaheNational spotlight to shine on Lake Oahe bass - B.A.S.S. Elite Series tournament scheduled on Oahe for next summer

Lake Oahe’s smallmouth bass will take center stage next summer when the Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society Elite Series of bass fishing tournaments hosts a tournament in Pierre.

The tournament is scheduled for June 29 to July 2 in 2018 and will launch out of Spring Creek Resort. It’ll be the first time that a major, national bass tournament has been held in South Dakota.

“We like to try different fisheries from time to time,” said Dave Precht, a spokesman for B.A.S.S.

The Elite Series is an invitation-only series of tournaments founded 12 years ago by B.A.S.S. as a way to allow 108 of the best bass anglers in the country to compete against each other. Each tournament awards thousands of dollars worth of prizes and, in some locations, has been known to attract as many as 30,000 spectators.

That likely won’t be the case in Pierre, given the city’s isolation, but even 5,000 spectators would be huge for the area, said Lois Riess with the Pierre Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Riess helped coordinate local efforts to attract the B.A.S.S. tournament to Lake Oahe.

“This is going to be great for our area,” she said. “They pretty much come in and if there’s a good catch, you’ve got a great reputation.”

Pierre and Fort Pierre tourism officials have been trying to capitalize on Lake Oahe’s smallmouth bass fishing for a few years now, Reiss said. Bringing the Elite Series tournament to Pierre, she said, could be just the thing the area needs to get some national attention for what has become a world-class bass fishery.

“We’ve always been known for walleyes but we’ve got great bass fishing, too,” Reiss said.

Getting the tournament hasn’t been easy, Reiss said, as she’s been promoting and negotiating with the B.A.S.S. organization for more than a year. The Pierre Business Improvement District, South Dakota Tourism and the Fort Pierre Tourism office also needed to provide $50,000 in order to secure the tournament.

Bassmaster Magazine, which is owned by B.A.S.S., already is billing Lake Oahe as the wildcard lake in tournament series. A story by Bryan Basher published on the magazine’s website on July 10, said that Lake Oahe might be the closest thing to an unknown body of water many of the Elite Series anglers have ever faced.

Precht echoed that sentiment.

“The thing that will make it interesting is that very few of the anglers in the tournament have ever fished Lake Oahe,” Precht said.

That inexperience with the lake will be compounded by a new rule that bans Elite Series anglers from asking locals for information for nearly 30 days prior to the tournament. They’ll be limited to publicly available information and what they can learn from their two-to-three-days worth of practice fishing before the tournament, Precht said.

Part of the reason that Lake Oahe landed on B.A.S.S.’s radar is the abundance of big bass in the lake. Bass Master Magazine recently named the reservoir one of the top 10 lakes in the Central United States for bass fishing, for example.

“We’re very excited about going out there,” Precht said.

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Fishing at Spring Creek Resort on Lake OaheFishing

LAKE OAHE OFFERS PHENOMENAL FISHING!! With nearly 30 fish species that provide anglers with a variety of fishing adventures. The most popular fish include walleye, salmon, small mouth bass, trophy northern pike, and channel catfish. We are also home to a handy convenience store/bait shop offering the freshest bait of the season and tackle necessary to catch the "Big One"! Read more at our Spring Creek fishing page.


Hunting at Spring Creek South Dakota OutfittersHunting

Pheasant Hunt and Goose Hunt with our very own Spring Creek South Dakota Outfitters. The fall pheasant and goose hunting is spectacular!!! We have thousands of privately owned acres of the best pheasant hunting and waterfowl habitat in South Dakota. Read more at our Spring Creek hunting page.



Restaurant & Lounge

Fish or hunt during the day...relax and enjoy our peaceful surroundings at night. Our lodge is the central gathering place in the evenings for sharing your outdoor tales.

Good food goes hand in hand with a great vacation or adventure. At Spring Creek Resort, you'll also enjoy an affordable Premier Steakhouse featuring mouthwatering, U.S.D.A. prime steaks and a cozy lounge where you can settle in with a favorite cocktail. Read more at our restaurant & lounge page.

Spring Creek Resort AccommodationsAccommodations

Our completely remodeled cabins include a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, (with coffee) and cable TV & Wi-Fi. We offer 2 and 3 bedroom cabins and 4 single bedroom units, with 2 units featuring handicapped accessibility. Pristine and peaceful, these comfortable accommodations are great places to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Oahe’s Spring Creek! An on-site boat ramp and fish cleaning facilities round out the amenities. Read more at our accommodations page.

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