Platte Creek Recreation Area

35910 282nd Street
Platte, SD 57369

(605) 337-2587


Fishing and water recreation draws a quiet crowd to Platte Creek Recreation Area to enjoy Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River. Visitors enjoy natural features similar to those at Snake Creek Recreation Area, but from a quieter campground with similar amenities.

Plan a relaxing vacation at Platte Creek Recreation Area that lets you get away from it all. Select either a campsite with or without electricity and make your reservation using the online system. It's fast, easy and secure. Features at the park to make your stay more pleasant include a boat ramp, comfort station with flush toilets and showers, dump station and fish-cleaning station.

The earliest maps refer to the stream at Platte Creek Recreation Area as Fish Creek. After the 1880s, the creek was renamed to honor Bernard Pratte, who operated a fur post near the mouth of the creek. A spelling error forever changed the name to Platte Creek. It was in this area, also, that Lewis and Clark were told to watch for the "burning bluffs."







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