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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Chief White Crane
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Clean, quiet campground. Good restroom facilities.
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Goose69
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Reviewed 04/25/2015
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Awesome
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I don't know what most folks expect from "camping" but I had the most wonderful, peaceful experience just last weekend. (April) The cabin was nice and clean, the heater was great, the park ranger Dan was soooo incredibly nice. The bathrooms were the best. I am not a public shower kinda gal, but the facilities met my needs and I was overjoyed.
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Connie
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Reviewed 04/23/2015
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disappointed in facilities
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Because it is early in the season, I know you only open one shower house. However, when our friends registered, it was not disclosed which shower house was open. I reserved a campsite (120) next to theirs and soon several more campsites in the same area were reserved. Now a half dozen campsites filed near the site 120 area, but the shower house that was open was a block away. It would have been helpful to know which shower house was open or if after we were there, the shower house near us would have been opened.
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Camper friendly
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Reviewed 04/21/2015
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cool camping
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Had a great weekend new camper first trip out all went well. Had the whole family great time not many other campers. Had a great time watching eagle's.
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Pete
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Reviewed 04/20/2015