International Information Discover America
Get a Free Vacation Guide Sign up for the Travelsmart e-Newsletter
Request a Free Vacation Guide Download Free Vacation Guides

Home > Attractions

Attractions

Oahe Project

Pierre, SD

Oahe Dam is one of six main stem projects operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the upper Missouri River basin. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944, the Corps began construction of Oahe Dam in 1948 and began generating hydroelectric power in 1962. President John F. Kennedy officially dedicated the dam and lake on August 17, 1962.

Lake Oahe is the 14th-largest man-made reservoir by volume in the world with a storage capacity of 23.5 million acre-feet.

Powerplant Tours
Tours are given daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours start at the Visitor Center, with check in at 10:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m, and 4:00 p.m. Plan an hour and a half per tour, and bring a photo ID. Groups of 10 or more should call to schedule a tour.

Tours in the off-season by special appointment only. For large groups and off-season tours, please call (605) 224-5862.

This business is located here:

Central Region

7 people "Like" this business.
Do you?

[Gmap]

Address

28563 Powerhouse Road
Pierre, SD 57501

Website

www.nwo.usace.army.mil

Phones

Phone: 605-224-5862

Fax: 605-224-5945

Tags

National Parks & Natural Wonders

Property Amenities

Group Friendly