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Big Bend closing boats ramps

Published May 29, 2019
Big Bend Dam is located near Chamberlain, S.D., at River Mile 987.4. Although, the dam has a unique bend in its embankement, 
Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. At this point in its course, the Missouri makes almost a complete loop, traveling 25 miles before returning to the "neck" where the land is only about one mile wide.

Big Bend Dam is located near Chamberlain, S.D., at River Mile 987.4. Although, the dam has a unique bend in its embankement, Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. At this point in its course, the Missouri makes almost a complete loop, traveling 25 miles before returning to the "neck" where the land is only about one mile wide.

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. -- Starting tomorrow (May 30) the Left Tailrace Boat Ramp and the Spillway Dike Boat Ramp at Big Bend Project will be closed. The closure is due to an elevated pool level on Lake Francis Case which makes boat ramps dangerous and unusable to the public. The Left Tailrace Campground, Old Fort Thompson Recreation Area and Right Tailrace Boat Ramp continue to remain closed.

There are currently no open boat ramps to access Lake Francis Case at Big Bend Dam.

All Lake Sharpe boat ramps at Big Bend will remain open.

Any questions can be directed to the Big Bend Project Office at 605-245-2255.


Contact
Big Bend Project Office
605-245-2255

Release no. 19-081