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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The first thing we noticed when we arrived was the trash on our site. There were a couple pop cans, about seven 4-inch long yarn needles, and other trash. The next day we noticed more trash along the water. A member of our group showed up on the second day of the stay. He said that the person at the booth just stared at him and did not come over to talk to him and sell him an entrance license. Other than our site needing to be cleaned and the person at the booth not being very helpful, we enjoyed our stay. We will likely return in the future.
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Reviewed 07/23/2014
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Chief White Crane Rocks!
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This was our first visit to Chief White Crane State Park! It was absolutely a great facility for our family reunion. The kids didn't have to worry about riding their bikes in the area, there was a small beach just outside one of the camping cabins, and there was a great playground. The trees are so big and shady, that we didn't suffer from the heat at all. The staff was visible and safety was not a concern. The cleanliness of the showers and bathrooms was great. We were there for 3 nights of camping, and plan to make this an annual reunion headquarters. Thanks to all who helped make this a very pleasant stay!
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Reviewed 07/19/2014
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White Crane.
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We came to Yankton to visit friends at Avera. Sharon the hostess at the adjoining park was VERY helpful!!! We noticed the cleaning crew every morning and note that the park was built by the Army Corps of engineers. We have stayed at many of those excellent sites. We may not be there again because of our ages. EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY!!!!!
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Reviewed 07/12/2014
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do not know what it was but the people were not real friendly, the other campers the workers were nice.
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Reviewed 07/10/2014