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Oak Wood Lakes Lodge

About Us

Oak Wood Lakes Lodge (OWLL) operates a self service hunting lodge operation on the shores of the Oakwood Lakes; near Bruce, South Dakota.  Goodfellow’s have owned and farmed the ground of the present Oak Wood Lakes Lodge since 1910. Vance grew up on the working family farm until 1983 when the passing of his father Marc and some hard times forced the family to have a farm sale and rent the land out. Vance decided to fulfill a lifelong dream to own and operate a first rate hunting lodge in “God’s Country” aka his home state of South Dakota.  As Vance works toward a military retirement the decision has been made to turn the farm into a hunting lodge operation.  With the abundant pheasants/wildlife present, it only seemed natural that a hunting lodge would be better use of the ground than traditional farming... so Oak Wood Lakes Lodge was born.  It has been a busy, but satisfying journey that we hope puts many smiles on our clients’ faces for years to come.  Vance’s brother and Mother assist in the day to day operations of the lodge while Vance is serving on active duty in the Air Force.

Land Available

There are over 20,000 acres of prime public hunting ground within 30 miles of the lodge.  Land includes CRP, food plots, corn, wheat, sloughs, and shelter belts.

Game Offered

Pheasant, Waterfowl (non-residents must apply for a non-resident waterfowl license), and Deer (archery tags are available via a draw for both residents and non-residents) all on over 20,000 acres of public land.  Non-toxic shot is required for all public land wingshooting and waterfowl hunting.


The deluxe lodge includes a fully furnished kitchen, 4 different lounge areas, a heated game cleaning facility, and 4 bedrooms with sleeping for 12.  Lounges include satellite TV, hot tub, poker table, darts, bean bags, shuffleboard and a pool table.  Warm up before the pheasant fields with the clay pigeon range (clay pigeons not included).  The lodge is located on 40 acres of its own where you can enjoy a beautiful South Dakota sunset and an abundance of wildlife after the hunt.  The lodge is located only one hour from Sioux Falls regional airport, and is less than 20 miles from Brookings, SD.   Rates are $100 per hunter per day, or $3,000 for up to 12 hunters for 5 days. Lodge and Event Center rates May through September are: $300 per day, $750 for weekend rental, or $1,400 for a week rental. Lodge is only 10 miles from popular Lake Poinsett and 18 miles from walleye haven Lake Thompson.


 On your own.  The lodge has a fully furnished ranch kitchen; there are several towns with grocery stores within a 20 mile radius of the lodge, including Brookings, Volga, Bruce and Arlington.  A lakeside restaurant and store is located across the road from the lodge.


On your own.  Hunters may also fly into Sioux Falls regional airport (about 80 miles from lodge) and rent a vehicle to get to the lodge.

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