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    Located on the shores of the Missouri River just above Fort Randall Dam, North Point Recreation Area provides a spectacular river view. Lewis and Clark came up the river in late-August, early-September in 1804. In this area, they saw their first prairie dogs, which they called "barking squirrels." They were also told to watch for an infrequent phenomenon called "burning bluffs," where the shale ignites and smokes.

    Modern-day visitors can follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and explore the area. If you'd like to stay overnight at North Point Recreation Area, the first step is reserve a campsite or camping cabin. The online reservation system is fast and easy-to-use. All campsites have electric hookups, with access to a dump station and restrooms equipped with flush toilets and showers. Cabins, open year-round, have a set of bunk beds and a double bed to accommodate four people. Sleep comfortably with air-conditioning and heating. Although cooking is not allowed indoors, a picnic table and fire grate give you outdoor options.

    From the beach, cool off in the water, or see if the fish--walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie and catfish--are biting. Bike or hike on the North Point trail. It's rated easy, with a few moderate grades. Checkout a game for fun and bring a picnic. You'll find a floating fuel dock and convenience store at The Fort Randall Marina onsite at North Point Recreation Area.

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    1 mile NW of Pickstown, SD off US 281
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    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Lake
    • River
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • Laundry
    • Lodging - Other
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    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Marina
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Sailing/Windsurfing
    • Scuba/Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Trap/Skeet Shooting
    • Water Skiing
    • Water Sports
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    North Shore Review

    While mother nature did not cooperate, we had a great time. Entire park was maintained very well. Our camp site was very clean & ready for us. Shower facility was very clean & accommodating. We will definitely return!!
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    Ok but not great

    The mosquitoes and flies enjoyed our camp out more than we did. It would be a good idea for the GF&P to spray more frequently when there is standing water in the camp ground. Our campsite was well maintained.
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    kids driving ATV's

    I enjoy going to this camp ground, however, this weekend all I heard and saw was kids younger than 12 without an adult driving an ATV around the camp ground circle. I go camping to get some peace and quiet away from motor vehicles. I don't mind kids screaming and yelling but I don't want to hear an ATV constantly driving around. Need to put an end to that.
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    Great place

    We have been coming her for more than 20 years and every year we find something new or see a wonderful improvement! Even with all the flooding the staff has kept up the park nicely and done a great job! I hope other families enjoy their quiet time at the park!
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