Lake Sharpe behind "Big Bend Dam
|Location||"South Dakota, "United States. In the following counties: "Buffalo, "Lyman, "Hyde, "Hughes, and "Stanley.|
|"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)|
|"Islands||Farm Island and La Framboise Island, near "Pierre|
|Settlements||"Pierre, "Ft. Pierre, "Ft. Thompson, and "Lower Brule, South Dakota|
|1 Shore length is "not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Sharpe is a large "reservoir impounded by "Big Bend Dam on the "Missouri River in central "South Dakota, "United States. 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). Lake Sharpe is the 54th largest reservoir in the United States. The lake starts near "Ft. Thompson and stretches up to "Oahe Dam, near "Pierre
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. Big game animals include whitetail and mule deer, elk, bison, coyotes and wild turkeys. Waterfowl and upland game birds include ducks, geese, pheasants, prairie chickens, and grouse.
There is over 80,000 acres of public land and water associated around Lake Sharpe. 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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreation areas and wildlife areas near Big Bend Dam, including Left Tailrace Campground.