Cottonwood Springs Dam, SD was constructed by the Corps of Engineers to reduce flood damages in the Fall River Basin. Located just west of Hot Springs and nestled in the rugged hills and evergreen trees of the southern Black Hills, Cottonwood Springs Lake is the place to go for nature lovers. This recreation area offers primitive camping only (no hookups), hiking, fishing (only electric motors), and picnicking. Hunting is allowed outside the recreation areas only. The area is not open to vehicle traffic during the winter months.
Location: 5 mi W of Hot Springs off U.S. Hwy 18