Lake Thompson State Recreation Area in Lake Preston, South Dakota: 8 reviews, 2 photos, & 1 tips from fellow RVers. GPS Coordinates. A State Recreation Area Located on the NE corner of Lake Thompson Lat: 44.323468 Long: -97.434631 Restrictions / Safety. In the 1930s, the lake â¦ Lake Thompson Recreation Area. Mina was one of the first man-made lakes in northeast South Dakota. Otherwise, cool off on the epic Lake Thompsonâat over 12,000 square feet, this is one of the largest natural bodies of water in the entire state. Lake Thompson Recreation Area. Wander through the many hiking trails, and get a sense for some of South Dakotaâs peaceful landscapes, whether on foot, bike, or horse. When you leave the water, a spacious campground, hiking trail, and several picnic areas provide hours of family fun. 796 likes. West Bay Camping Resort showcases the natural ground cover, shrubs, hardwoods, and pines of the forest that surrounds it. West Bay Camping Resort and its' individual campsites are cradled in the woods along 1,700 feet on beautiful Lake Thompson, provides all the excitement, activities, and fun that woods and water can offer. North Shore Lodging and Campground is located on Beautiful Lake Thompson. Thompson's Lake Campground, nestled in the mountains just four miles from the Helderberg Escarpment, is a popular camping ground and recreation area. Lake Thompson South Dakota goose hunting and walleye fishing information and hunting and fishing reports. If you are looking for a great family vacation or reunion we offer clean, comfortable accommodations with modern amenities while providing a fun, authentic lake getaway. Lake Thompson itself is also mentioned as one of the Twin Lakes in her books, including By the Shores of Silver Lake and The Long Winter. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch. It is approximately 26 feet deep at its deepest point. This lake is 12,455 acres in size. Be prepared with the most accurate 10-day forecast for De Smet, SD with highs, lows, chance of precipitation from The Weather Channel and Weather.com DOT Road Report . Originally called Dry Woods Lake by American Indians, the lake was renamed for Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior under President James Buchanan. Our Rusty Lure â¦ Also included in this site is information and links on: real estate for sale, lodging and dining facilities, camping, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lake Thompson state park recreation area, wildlife, Arlington, Lake Preston, DeSmet, South Dakota's Kingsbury County Glacial lakes region Lake Thompson State Recreation Area in Lake Preston is rated 8.4 of 10 at Campground Reviews. Lake Thompson is located in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. Nestled along the wooded shores of Mina Lake, Mina Recreation Area is a water-lover's haven with plenty of room for boating, fishing and swimming. 21176 Flood Club Road Lake Preston, SD 57249 605.847.4893 Email: LakeThompson@state.sd.us.