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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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    Directions

    1 mile NW of Pickstown, SD off US 281
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 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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    Nearby

    • Laundry
    • Lodging - Other
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • 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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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/06/2020

    Great vacation

    We spent 10 days camping and enjoyed the entire visit. It was very quiet and relaxing during the entire time. The facilities were very clean and the check in process was very easy! Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/15/2020

    Unneeded Traffic, Night time

    Need to keep the golf carts and side by sides from Sand Dollar and other neighboring campgrounds to day time only in the park. Most don't have park passes. No reason for them to be driving around after dark. Alot of camper sites were missing items from their coolers, beverages. Ranger, campground host and campground employees need to control this.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/15/2020

    Greatest view on the Missouri River!

    Great visit! Campsite host is great! Watching the boats,, sailboats and swimmers was a highlight!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/15/2020

    Mens bathroom cleanliness not good

    One of the mens bathroom toilet area was not clean for our entire weekend stay
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