Description

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.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Group Area
  • WiFi
  • Internet Access
  • Lake
  • River
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • Horse Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Groups Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Resort Atmosphere
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park

Nearby

  • Tent Sites Available
  • Laundry
  • Conven Store
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Courtesy Dock
  • Club/Meeting Room
  • Repair Services
  • Chapel Services

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Backpacking
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Education Activity
  • Entertainment
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sailing/Windsurfing
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Nearby

  • Pool
  • Water Slides
  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Golfing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Senior Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife Viewing

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June 2015
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We love Lewis & Clark but were somewhat discouraged this year by the difficulty in scheduling. Our week of vacation was booked 90 days in advance, but a member of our group was not able to come the entire week. It was impossible to schedule that family so they could camp near us, even though attempting exactly 90 days before their arrival. I attempted to rectify the problem by taking spots in Yankton, thinking that between Monday and Thursday I could certainly move my son's family to a spot in the Yankton section. That was not possible even with attempts to connect at exactly 7:00 AM. Lesson learned --if you have any hope of camping with a group of variable arrival days, it is necessary to pay for days for which part of your group may not be present. I followed the rule that Yankton section must have the camping accommodation that will be on the site the entire time. That has changed and people were holding spots with pup tents with no one staying for most of the week.
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Returning for 20+ years
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Never ending oportunities
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I have to say all the opportunities at this camp site are amazing! I wish it was not so hard to find a spot to camp here. I know why it is hard there is so many good things to do. With big camp sites!
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MansonHusker
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Best place so far!
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Awesome park. Campsites were spaced out so you didn't feel like you were too close. Awesome beaches. Beautiful lake. Extremely friendly park employees / volunteers. Such a nice stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. This is the very best place we have stayed in SD as of this time. Would love to go again. Would like to see a waiting list for campsites as this park is full most of the time. I will try to reserve sev err al weekends there next year. Absolutely beautiful there.
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pender77
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Only one thing missing
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I have always enjoyed my stays at the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, the only thing missing is a fish cleaning station.
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davewmc
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