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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Had fun camping at Chief White Crane. Great place to take your bikes and kick back and relax too
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Happy Campers
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Fantastic experience. Clean and quiet. Extremley well maintained bathroom / shower. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Campsite was right on the lake, and we were able to walk down to swim and fish, or take a short walk / bike ride to a small beach. Easy fishing access to both the lake and the river. A bit longer bike ride to the dam or the aquarium, but doable for older children. We would definately return. Campmed in a 34 ft motorhome.
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Barry
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We rented a cabin for Sunday night. Very few people in the park check in is at 4 pm which I think is way to late but anyway got there at 1230 pm and asked if we could check in early and the girl working there was very rude and had a smart comment about check in is not till 4 even though the cabin was empty and cleaned already. Went back at 3:45 to check in and they let me check in but not with out a glare at the clock and angry look. But camp ground is awesome. My favorite 1 in yankton area.
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camper1
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Very quite, very clean camp areas, very clean restrooms, and very friendly nice and helpful employees. It is a very peaceful camp area we really enjoy camping there.
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Sammy
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Reviewed 08/15/2014