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    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.

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    Directions

    5 miles W of Yankton, SD off SD 52
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • Forest Areas
    • Conven Store
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Groups Welcome
    • Planned Activities
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Resort Atmosphere
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • 24hr Courtesy Patrol
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Internet Access
    • River
    • Laundry
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Horse Facility
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
    • Resident Owned
    • Good Shopping
    • Monthly Rates
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Planned Recreation
    • Scenic Driving
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Water Sports
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Pool
    • Marina
    • Boat Rentals
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Billiards
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Entertainment
    • Golfing
    • Group Outings
    • Horseback Riding
    • Miniature Golf
    • Sailing/Windsurfing
    • Tennis
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/13/2018

    Nice, except for the Lake and weedsC

    Great camping sites and facilities. One of our main concerns is the massive amounts of poison ivy in the surrounding wooded areas. We are highly allergic to the oils and wish the weeds could be controlled, so our kids could enjoy playing in the trees! Also, we picked up parasites called “Swimmer’s Itch” from Lake Yankton. We love the campground, but it created very itchy campers. Campers BEWARE!!! If kayaking on Lake Yankton, you MUST have a life jacket on or in your boat. We met a very eager Nebraska Game Warden looking for anyone he could ticket $100 for not having a life jacket!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/11/2018

    Camping fun

    We had a fun and relaxing weekend. All staff was wonderful and we enjoyed the parks and lake area. Well kept and clean facility. We will be returning..
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/11/2018

    Mostly excellent

    This is a great park! Camp sites are spaced apart nicely. Facilities are nice and very well maintained and super clean. Just one complaint...very bright street lights! Kind of ruined the ambience.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/05/2018

    Our experience

    Clean, well kept campground. We didn't like our reserved site due to other nearby campers. The agent happily assisted us in changing to a quiet site.
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