Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, is one of the state park system's most popular resort parks. Campgrounds along the shore of this modern recreation area draw visitors from throughout the Midwest. Modern resort facilities - from marinas to camping cabins to sandy beaches - attract water lovers to the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area.

Planning for your stay at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area takes just a few minutes when you use the online reservation system. It's secure and ready when you are. All sites are electrical, with an upgrade to a prime waterfront site available. Equestrians may opt for the Horse Trail Campground. Cozy one-room, log-style cabins are open year-round. Accommodations for four people include a set of bunk beds, double bed, table, benches, air conditioning/heating and electricity.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area has all the amenities to enjoy the lake: beach, boat ramp, fishing dock and ski beach. South Dakota's largest marina is located on the grounds of the park. Lewis and Clark Resort & Marina is privately operated and features nearly 400 boat slips. The resort opened in 2012 with cabins and motel rooms encircling a sparking outdoor pool. For trips outside the park, nearby attractions include the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium and the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center adjacent to Gavins Point Dam.

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6 miles W of Yankton, SD off SD 52
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  • 50 Amp Available
  • Accom Big Rigs
  • Group Area
  • Lake
  • River
  • Forest Areas
  • Conven Store
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Firewood Available
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Courtesy Dock
  • Horse Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Phone
  • Lodging - Other
  • 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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  • Tent Sites Available
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Fitness Equipmt
  • Repair Services
  • Chapel Services
  • Good Shopping
  • Monthly Rates
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  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Marina
  • Boat Ramp
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Limited
  • Education Activity
  • Entertainment
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Planned Recreation
  • Sailing/Windsurfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
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  • Pool
  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Billiards
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Golfing
  • Group Outings
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Driving
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife Viewing
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Away from it all- off season

We were stopping en route to our home for the winter and it was our family on the west side of Gavin’s point and one other RV family on the east side of Gavin’s point. We basically had the place all to ourselves in late October! In July the hundreds of campsites are packed! We emptied our RV tanks and rinsed them at the front dump site near the welcome center and winterized it, after making sure the bathroom closest to us would still be open. The comfort stations, whether you stay in July or October, are always spotless! The workers were trimming trees and taking down weakened ones as they prepared for winter. This is in my opinion the #1 SD recreation area!! The property is well cared for and each site has fire pit, picnic table, and grassy area - and tons of trees!!
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Bad Time to Clean

We love camping at Lewis & Clark Gavin's section and find the campground & bathhouses hard to beat. We actually pull our camper to Yankton in May and spend our 4 weeks vacation at Gavin's throughout the summer. Normally all the staff is very friendly and we don't have any issues. Our most recent trip in October 2017, I was very disappointed with the cleaning woman. We were camping during a cold windy October week and the cleaning lady decided it was acceptable to open the door to the bath house and start cleaning when I'm in the shower letting all the cold air in. In addition to this she was spraying the cleaning chemicals around me as I'm trying to comb my hair. I felt she could have waiting another 10-15 minutes before starting her cleaning routine. This isn't the first time they have opened the doors when I've been in the shower but considering how cold and windy it was it was very rude. She also never spoke and gave me the impression I was in her way. Normally the cleaning women are very friendly and I've not found it an issue. Despite this we will continue to spend our vacations at Lewis & Clark.
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love this place

Always love coming here!
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Great family camping experience

We stayed in the Gavin's Point section along the shore line. Our family loved the views, the spacious sites, and the proximity to the play ground. The cool weather and beautiful fall colors made for a great trip. This is definitely one of our favorite vacation spots.
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