Lake Sharpe behind Big Bend Dam
|Primary inflows||Missouri River|
|Primary outflows||Missouri River|
|Catchment area||249,330 sq mi (645,800 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||80 miles (130 km)|
|Surface area||56,884 acres (23,020 ha)|
|Max. depth||78 ft (24 m)|
|Water volume||1,910,000 acre·ft (2.36 km3)|
|Shore length1||200 mi (320 km)|
|Surface elevation||1,444 ft (440 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Sharpe is a large reservoir behind Big Bend Dam on the Missouri River in central South Dakota, USA. The lake has an area of 56,884 acres (230.20 km2) and a maximum depth of 78 ft (24 m). Lake Sharpe is approximately 80 mi (130 km) long, with a shoreline of 200 mi (320 km).
Species of fish in the reservoir include walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and white bass. Walleye are the primary gamefish in the lake, and gizzard shad are the main food source for the walleye.
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks maintains several recreation areas and boat launching facilities around the lake. West Bend Recreation Area and Farm Island State Recreation Area are both located on the lake.
- "Lake Sharpe & Powerplant". United States Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Welcome to the Big Bend Project Homepage". United States Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "2010 Lake Sharpe Fishery Projections" (PDF). South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Location Map - West Bend Recreation Area" (PDF). South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Farm Island Recreation Area". South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Retrieved 2010-04-25.