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

Recent Reviews

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Chief White Crane Review
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Love this park! We are from Iowa and come to stay here a few times a year. This park puts us close to where we like to fish as a family. The restrooms and showers are clean. The roads are in good condition. The pads have some thistle plants going in them so watch your feet. Some trees need to be trimmed up. But overall this is the best place to camp in Yankton by far. Oh, the view is beautiful!
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Dalaca
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Reviewed 05/21/2015
A+
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great quiet
0 % of users found this review helpful
Our experience was great. Bathrooms were clean. All park personnel were extra friendly.
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rving
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Reviewed 05/20/2015
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Needs some dirt.
0 % of users found this review helpful
Our pad needed some dirt put around it...was large drop off the I fell off of. Needs some fill dirt put around some of the pads in this park.
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sonnichk
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Reviewed 05/19/2015
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rain
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Nice cool Rainey weekend get away but not a complete washout had fun with grand kids
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pete
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Reviewed 05/19/2015