Iron Creek Lake Campground & Store, LLC
Iron Creek Lake is located in an untouched area of the pristine Black Hills west of scenic Spearfish Canyon. While it is off the beaten tourism path, a trip to the lake is just a 20-minute excursion south of Spearfish on a well-maintained gravel road. The lake was created through a WPA project to create jobs in the mid 1930s and to provide a recreation site in Lawrence County. The trail circling the lake is just about one mile in length, making the lake small enough to prohibit wakes and high-speed watercraft. The atmosphere is quiet and oriented towards families. Iron Creek Lake offers the perfect venue for swimming, picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing and boating. Or just come and relax! While visitors to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are always welcome, before making reservations please consider that getting to the lake involves traveling 12 miles on a well-maintained gravel road, and we do not have showers. But the scenery and the atmosphere are well worth the trip!
To access Iron Creek Lake from I-90, take Exit 8 on the west edge of Spearfish and head south. McGuigan Road turns into Tinton Road (FSR 134) a couple miles south. After traveling about 13 miles south, a wooden sign will indicate where to turn right or west onto Beaver Creek Road. In just a half mile, another wooden sign marks a left-hand turn onto Iron Creek Road which leads directly to the lake. The lake can also be accessed from Spearfish Canyon by following the signs west of Roughlock Falls