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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Can't Fight Mother Nature
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Four of us headed to Lewis and Clark Lake intending to camp Friday, kayak to Springfield Saturday, camp there and return on Sunday. Mother Nature had other plans. Saturday AM was overcast with storms predicted to roll in between 11 and 5. So we cooked breakfast, checked out the water...INCREDIBLY windy...and packed our gear. The Park Ranger checked for us and there was a Camping Cabin available at Springfield, so she changed our reservation from tent site to Cabin and we headed for Springfield to ride out the rain. We finally got on the water at about 4PM and kayaked through the marshes at Springfield. WOW!! You may not think kayaking a marsh would be fun, but that's only because you haven't tried it. It's like trying to find the right track through a maze, but the towering limestone cliffs are always an easy indicator as to direction home. We had a BLAST!! Sunday was equally as windy, with predictions of winds reaching 28MPH in the afternoon, so we did a nature walk...through the golf course (LOL!)...packed up and took off early. This may sound like a failure to you, but with the right people and the right attitude--and a great staff to help you out of a precarious situation--this park is a MUST SEE. The marshes were an unexpected treat, the staff was as helpful as we could have ask for, the limestone geology is a must see and on a good day, I'm sure Lewis and Clark Lake would be a great paddle. (Good thing is, I still have a lot to look forward to up there in S.D.) See ya' on the water deepewater PS. Thanks to the staff at the Golf Course and Amy, even locking ourselves out of the cabin was no big deal. Thanks guys!
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deepewater
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Reviewed 09/25/2016
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L & C Lake
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We have traveled the entire United States and can honestly say that Lewis & Clark Campground is head and shoulders above all other campgrounds when considering all aspects of the campground, i.e., staff, absolute beauty, cleanliness of both the camping areas and bathroom facilities, spaciousness, etc... The on-line registration is second to none.
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M & M
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Lewis & Clark Campground
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The campground is outstanding. The lake is huge. Our only negative feedback was that our cabin had a lot of flies in it.
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HappyCamper
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Reviewed 09/22/2016
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Enjoying the wildlife
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We had a super fantastic experience in the Yankton Unit of Lewis and Clark Recreation. We camped throughout the week and weekend. Wildlife was abundant which was super great to view. We viewed fawns, does, lots of squirrels storing walnuts etc. for their winter ventures as well as many, many turkeys which came right up to our camper for wonderful viewing. Bathrooms were exceptionally cleans and well maintained. Park rangers were friendly with helpful hints on helping our close friends next door to zooom in on the satellites so they could use their cable TV. All in all we had a super fantastic 8 days at the park. See you next year!
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Wildlife Watcher
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Reviewed 09/21/2016