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“Good Resort for Oahe Fishing”

South Whitlock Resort
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South Whitlock Resort
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“Good Resort for Oahe Fishing”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

South Whitlock Resort (SWR) features a convenience store with groceries, licenses, beer, ice, gas, bait, tackle, etc . SWR has a variety of lodging options to accommodate just about everyone. Besides the campground, they also have a small motel, cabins and trailers for rent. See their website southwhitlock.com for info. They have an onsite boat ramp on Lake Oahe. Fishing guide services are also available at SWR. We booked with Curtis Lagan Guiding, see his website for info. The couple Randy and Pat Harer who own/run the place are very friendly. Randy is more than willing to bend your ear awhile if time permits.

There is shower/restroom building with laundry facilities. Showers were clean compared to alot of fishcamps I've been. There was no separate dressing room in each shower, or hooks or shelves in the shower stall but the door was far enough back you could hang your clothes over it and they didn't get wet. SWR's water comes from an artesian well instead of rural water, so has what I call a minerally/iron ore smell/taste to it. Our site #2 with W/E/S was on the eastside of the resort facing the gravel road which runs between SWR and a restaurant across the road. Not much traffic on road besides campers & local residents. Kiddie-corner across intersection from our site was a pasture with cows and calfs grazing. Our site was not real level. Sites are grass so if it rains alot could get mushy. Water pressure was good. Most peoples cell phones seemed to work OK. There was WiFi but the signal strength was not always reliable. Site widths were a little tight as most campers also had a vehicle and a boat to fit on their site. Sites on rows further to the west seem to have more room to spread out. There are mature native cedar windbreaks planted to the west of each row. One evening a sudden rainstorm blew in from the west with gusty 60/70 MPH microburst winds. Dust was blowing so hard at times you couldn't see across the gravel road to our south. Luckily the 3 rows of thick cedars to our west protected our RVs from most of the wind. I told Randy we were very thankfull to whoever planted those trees decades ago. Fishing was good, I would stay here again.

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Property: South Whitlock Resort
Address: 29500 US Highway 212, Gettysburg, SD 57442-8606
Location: United States > South Dakota > Gettysburg
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Gettysburg
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to South Whitlock Resort located on beautiful Lake Oahe. South Whitlock Resort is a family owned and operated business offering a relaxing atmosphere and plenty of amenities including a boat ramp onsite and a family recreation area featuring a playground. South Whitlock Resort features a convenience store with everything you need including groceries, licenses, beer, gas, bait and tackle. We offer a variety of lodging accommodations to accommodate everyone from singles to a large group. We also have a campground with full hookups, a shower house and laundry facilities. We invite you to come stay with us! ... more   less 

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