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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We only got to stay one night because we were on our way to custer sd, but we loved the campground. The bathrooms were nice and clean. The beach was beautiful and clean. The campsites are well spread out and the fire pits have useful cooking grates. If we ever pass through again we will definitely stay longer. We would come regularly if we lived closer.
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Pander
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Reviewed 07/27/2015
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Service / Campground Degraded
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Our fire rings were crooked,and the ring itself was completely rusted and mostly gone. Not hardly usable for cooking. Gophers had tunnels right in the fire ring. The lawn was not mowed. The weeds were up to the kid's knees. We asked to have it mowed and for 4 days no mower showed up. I think the upkeep and quality of the campground have greatly diminished over the last few years while the prices keep going up. I dont think it is poor employees, i think it is low staffing. Boats and jet ski's are allowed in the swimming areas and it is dangerous. I can't wait until someone gets injured and sues the SD GF&P so they will realize they need to enforce some rules to keep the campers/swimmers safe. Dogs and glass bottles are not monitored on the beach. It just seems like there is no staff around. I think this is a treasure park that is being run into the ground. There are lots of violaters that don't abide by purchasing the park sticker for their moped/golf cart. Many campers have extra people staying on their site and they are never checked. Many sites are overrun with vehicles and boats having as many as 8 vehicles on one site. This should not happen. Lately i would only give it a C- rating at best due to the lack of care and follow up on freeloaders and over users who are not paying. Also, absolutely NO recycling of plastic and bottles. This is unacceptable. Get with the times, Lewis and Clark!!
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Campman
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Reviewed 07/27/2015
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As I was walking my dogs, I noticed in the first come first stay section, how many sites had campers, tents, & pop up campers on them and ABSOLUTELY no one there in them. I thought you had to be there and not just your camper. It was very obvious when there is no vehicle or the pop up camper is not open at all that the people just put their camper to take the spot! I would really like to know the rules and if they are enforced! Otherwise, I always enjoy camping down in Lewis & Clark & Chef White Crane!
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racingmom
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Reviewed 07/26/2015
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Unhappy Camper
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We were told we would have water and electric when we arrived, we only had electric. You had to fill your trailer with water before you parked. We were assigned a spot that was on a slop, in a loop with no other campers and below the septic clean out that had no lid. We smelled the sewer all night. There was absolutely no view of the lake. We drove the park at dusk and there were many, many campsites that were level and had a beautiful view of the lake. We were very disappointed with this park and will not return.
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Dissapointed Visitor
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Reviewed 07/25/2015