Description

With its more than 140 campsites and 10 camping cabins, Chief White Crane Recreation Area is a great place for groups to gather to spend the weekend. Combined with its own facilities and the features of the other two state parks nearby, Lewis & Clark and Pierson Ranch, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities.

Snug one-room cabins sleep four in a set of bunk beds and a double bed. Stay in comfort in a picturesque setting with heating, air conditioning and electricity. Dine outdoors using the picnic table and fire grate. Don't forget to bring bedding, cooking utensils and a cooler for food storage. Campers may choose from non-electrical and electrical sites, and for a few dollars more, upgrade to a waterfront site. Reservations may be made quickly and securely with the online system. Once at Chief White Crane Recreation Area, enjoy the park's amenities: picnic shelter, playground, comfort station with showers and flush toilets and game checkout.

Chief White Crane Recreation Area is one of the South Dakota state parks that offers the opportunity for visitors to see the majestic bald eagle. In South Dakota, many bald eagles spend their winters below the Missouri River dams where they are able to catch fish and prey on waterfowl attracted to the open water. They typically perch within 50 feet of the riverbank in tall cottonwood trees. The birds usually feed in the morning and rest in their roosting trees in the afternoon.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Lake
  • River
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • ADA Accessible
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Courtesy Dock
  • Horse Facility
  • Chapel Services

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Biking - Road
  • Boating - Limited
  • Education Activity
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Entertainment
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sailing/Windsurfing

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This was our first visit to Chief White Crane. My son loves to fish on the river and in Lake Yankton. We normally stay at Lewis and Clark so we have to drive him over. We decided to try it here and we had a really nice time. Its very quiet and clean here. My son was in heaven, as fishing was a short walk away. The shower had the hottest water of any campground i've ever stayed at. The camp host was very friendly, as were our neighbors. We will stay again.
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doublemks
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The park was very nice and kept up good. Awesome bike trail that goes by the lake.
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derbygal
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Paddlefisherman
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For the most part clean and lots of room. Close to the river.
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FirstTimePaddlefisherman
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Great Stay
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We stayed in the Cabins on the lake. The inside of the cabins is very clean, they also already come equipped with a flyswatter and broom and dust pan as well. The mattress in the beds are very good for short stay, just need to bring whatever you will sleep on. There is a small covering just outside the door as well to cover you from any rain, which worked well for keeping things dry that did not fit inside the cabin. the deck is plenty big and also has a steel picnic table that is very handy. Down below the deck is also a fire pit for which we used each night. The entire campground was quiet and peaceful. The bathroom and shower facilities were also very clean. Overall everything was very well kept. We enjoyed our three night stay and would highly recommend to anyone.
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Big Fish
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Reviewed 10/09/2017