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    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.

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    6 miles W of Yankton, SD off SD 52
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    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • River
    • Forest Areas
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • Horse Facility
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Lodging - Other
    • 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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    • Tent Sites Available
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
    • Good Shopping
    • Monthly Rates
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    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Marina
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Education Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Planned Recreation
    • Sailing/Windsurfing
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
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    • Pool
    • Boat Rentals
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Billiards
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Golfing
    • Group Outings
    • Miniature Golf
    • Scenic Driving
    • Tennis
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Great park

    We enjoyed our camping week in spite of the COVID. Park was in beautiful shape, even without the DOC Guys. Rest rooms were clean, and checked often.
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    We love camping at Lewis and Clark, however I would not choose the area we did last time. We wanted to be able to see the lake so we chose a section in West Midway. We t would have been great if it was later in the summer and super warm outside. But in May it was super cold and windy. Couldn’t even get a fire going. We looked at other areas on our way out and it wasn’t windy at all, they had trees surrounding the areas. Good to know for next time! We ended up leaving after one night because it was miserable for our little kids. Was super disappointed for our first trip this year.
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    We arrived at the park prior to Memorial weekend intentionally to avoid the crowds. We felt we had the whole park and lake to ourselves. We biked the trails and noticed the improvements being made, including new landscaping and plantings edging the campgrounds and the rocks at the waters edge. We enjoyed the many bird species and deer and turkey. We went to nearby Mary Shrine and walked the meditation trail there and read of the saints and enjoyed the grounds. Except for the rain, it was a relaxing trip. We will be back!
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    first time

    This is the first time I used the "same day" area. I called reservation also this time. Both were excellent. CS did a great job explaining service and of course camping is alway a great experience.
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