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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christmas in july
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we had a great time camping here the bath house was spotless and the Christmas in July decorating was really fun to walk around and look at...we will be back for sure!!
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family of 5
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It was a great experience for my family and I. We would definitely return to camp their again.
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kmay
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This was our 3rd time taking two grandsons camping to the Christmas in July at CWC. We all have such an AWESOME time. I highly recommend experiencing this weekend at least once to see the lights and the activities for the kids is tons of fun for them as well as us. The Staff in charge of the Christmas in July activities do a wonderful job with so many kids participating. With the swimming beach and play areas close, it makes it very easy to keep kids busy. As always, great job CWC Staff and see you next year!!
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Becher
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We had a family campout there. Had a great time. The park celebrated "Christmas in July". It was fun to see all the campsites decorated. The beach & swimming area are amazing. Very nice. We are never disappointed with Chief White Crane.
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Sarah
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