Description

Right off Highway 52, Pierson Ranch Recreation Area provides easy access to picnic shelters and campsites. In addition, the large day-use area serves as an excellent facility for hosting family reunions and large group picnics. Reserving a spot for overnight camping is quick and easy with the online system.

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area offers campsites with electricity as well as camping cabins that sleep four people. Cabins come with a set of bunk beds, double bed, tables and benches. For outdoor dining, there is a picnic table and fire grate. Campground amenities include showers and flush toilets, playground, dump station and tennis court. The kitchenette picnic shelter can also be rented.

Pierson Ranch opened in 1959 and is the oldest campground in the area. It was the first campground to be constructed after Gavins Point Dam was completed. Located between Chief White Crane and Lewis and Clark recreation areas, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities in all three parks.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Group Area
  • Picnic Area
  • ADA Accessible
  • Groups Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Lake
  • Dump Station
  • Horse Facility
  • Chapel Services

Recreation

Onsite

  • Playground
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Education Activity
  • Family Activity
  • Outdoor Games
  • Tennis

Nearby

  • Water Slides
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

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This was the first time I've visited Pierson Ranch and the family and I loved it! Adequate space for us and very very quiet!! Plenty for the family and kids to do!!!
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Pinklady
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We took a quick one-night tent camping trip to Pierson Ranch, which is part of the larger Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. Even though we are from SD we hadn't heard of Pierson Ranch before so it was a pleasant surprise to discover this campground! The campground was excellent for families. The camping spaces are well-shaded and have a good amount of space between sites. There are at least 4 playgrounds and we lucked out in having a playground behind our campsite, along with a bathroom, and a drinking fountain/faucet. So easy with small kids! The showers were the cleanest I've come across. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful and we toured the Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center just across the dam, hiked to Gavin's Point, and toured the fish hatchery. There were fun kids' events at the campsite as well. Can't believe we squeezed in so much fun in a short trip! Extremely pleased with our experience and plan to come again!
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happycamper
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Reviewed 08/08/2016
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Very clean, great shade, well kept grounds, staff is very nice and friendly overall it is a very nice campground.
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Grandma4
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Cleanest, largest sites in our US tour!
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We have just completed a 15 state cross country trip. We happened upon this park and it was perfect! Huge, grassy, shady sites. Very private, quiet feel. At least two pristine modern playgrounds. Paved walking / biking trails down to the water. Wish we could've stayed longer, this is a gem!
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FamCampsUS
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Reviewed 07/16/2016