Fun, Friendly & Close to Home.

Nestled on the banks of Lake Vermillion, Battle Creek Bait Shop & Steak House is located just 22 miles west of Sioux Falls, SD, and 5 miles south of I-90.

Full-Service Bait Shop

Our bait shop is open daily for your convenience. We sell minnows, night crawlers, leeches and wax worms for all your fishing needs. We are also a South Dakota hunting and fishing license station. For those wishing to wind down after some time on the water, we also have a stocked beer cooler, a full menu, and video lottery.


Our steak house is open Tuesday through Sunday and offers a full bar, video lottery, a full dinner menu, and nightly specials.

Camping with Friends

We have 45 campsites for RV and tent camping, complete with a bath house, playground and complimentary RV dump station.

All on the Edge of Beautiful, Lake Vermillion

For the sportsman in you, Lake Vermillion boasts excellent bass, perch, catfish, bluegill, crappie and walleye fishing. We are a quarter mile from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area, which has a great swimming beach and two boat docks. There are also horse trails available for those of the equestrian persuasion.

Battle Creek
Station Band

  • Battle Creek Station Band plays at the campground a few times each year, and always bring the party. The members of the band are from southeast South Dakota and play top 40 country, some classics, southern rock, and some original music. A party blend that showcases all of the member's vocals and musical talents in different styles of music.

    Check out their web site for a list of upcoming shows.