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    Description

    With its more than 140 campsites and 10 camping cabins, Chief White Crane Recreation Area is a great place for groups to gather to spend the weekend. Combined with its own facilities and the features of the other two state parks nearby, Lewis & Clark and Pierson Ranch, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities.

    Snug one-room cabins sleep four in a set of bunk beds and a double bed. Stay in comfort in a picturesque setting with heating, air conditioning and electricity. Dine outdoors using the picnic table and fire grate. Don't forget to bring bedding, cooking utensils and a cooler for food storage. Campers may choose from non-electrical and electrical sites, and for a few dollars more, upgrade to a waterfront site. Reservations may be made quickly and securely with the online system. Once at Chief White Crane Recreation Area, enjoy the park's amenities: picnic shelter, playground, comfort station with showers and flush toilets and game checkout.

    Chief White Crane Recreation Area is one of the South Dakota state parks that offers the opportunity for visitors to see the majestic bald eagle. In South Dakota, many bald eagles spend their winters below the Missouri River dams where they are able to catch fish and prey on waterfowl attracted to the open water. They typically perch within 50 feet of the riverbank in tall cottonwood trees. The birds usually feed in the morning and rest in their roosting trees in the afternoon.

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    Directions

    5 miles W of Yankton, SD off SD 52
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • Forest Areas
    • Conven Store
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Groups Welcome
    • Planned Activities
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Resort Atmosphere
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • 24hr Courtesy Patrol
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Internet Access
    • River
    • Laundry
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Horse Facility
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
    • Resident Owned
    • Good Shopping
    • Monthly Rates
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Planned Recreation
    • Scenic Driving
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Water Sports
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Pool
    • Marina
    • Boat Rentals
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Billiards
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Entertainment
    • Golfing
    • Group Outings
    • Horseback Riding
    • Miniature Golf
    • Sailing/Windsurfing
    • Tennis
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/15/2021

    Great trip! Will be back

    Good time! It was fun! Park rangers and volunteer we’re great even when the campsite wasn’t very full
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/12/2021

    Family campout

    Camp fire every night. Grand kids love all the play grounds Enjoy nature walks . Love the very spacious camper pads
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/11/2021

    Under the stars

    Everything was great about the campsite until the people parked next to us parked a second vehicle in our campsite about a foot away from our fire pit so we were unable to have a campfire the second night because they left that afternoon and didn’t return until after 11pm.. We also had a couple people walk between our RV and picnic table several times going to the bathroom. I con fronted them and they were very rude. People just don’t have respect for anyone but themselves!!!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/11/2021

    Lee

    This park was one of the best I’ve stayed in clean bathrooms and clean park plenty of dumpstation and fresh water fill up sites .I will come back
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