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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
    08/14/2018

    The Cleanest

    There was a concern in the comfort station but the cleaning crew was immediately there to tidy up! The park is always clean in general! The campground hosts are always available if questions arise!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/06/2018

    Fun

    We had a fun time a Chief White Crane! We took walks, visited family and friends, and learned to ride kayaks. We will be back!!!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/06/2018

    This is a GREAT campground

    We absolutely love camping here. It is peaceful and roomy. You're not on top of other campers. There is a lot of room between spots.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/06/2018

    Nice, Friendly Campground

    Our family has camped at Chief White Crane several times, and it is one of our favorite places to camp. We love that it is a small campground, and it doesn't take too long to find your way around or get in or out of. It is quiet, and the people we meet there are so friendly. The bathroom/shower is well kept. There are several different playground areas, so our two year old enjoyed playing on those this year. We will keep camping here!
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