• Reviews
  • OVERVIEW

    Description

    Naturalists enjoy the migrating birds and vast numbers of prairie grasses and wildflowers at Pelican Lake Recreation Area. Winter enthusiasts appreciate the park's cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Stay during the season in the campground or any time of year in a log-style cabin. Reserving your spot takes just a few minutes on the computer with the online system.

    Regular sites in the park come with electricity and comfort stations with showers and flush toilets. Sites in the horse camp include electricity and special amenities like hitching posts and corrals. Cabins provide scenic views, along with accommodations for four people. Included are a set of bunk beds, double bed, table, benches, outdoor fire grate and picnic table, and heating/air conditioning. Guests at Pelican Lake Recreation Area can relax on the beach, fish for walleye, northern pike, perch and bullheads, and check out games for family fun.

    Pelican Lake is a popular stopping point for migrating waterfowl. Each fall, geese and ducks use the lake's open waters as a resting area. A variety of shore birds spend their entire summer in or near the park. Most noticeable are the large white pelicans that frequent the lake. Pelicans were so numerous when the region was first settled that the lake was named in their honor. An observation tower on one of the hiking trails gives visitors a bird's-eye view of the area.

    more Detail

    Directions

    9 miles SW of Watertown, SD off US 212
    more Detail

    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Lake
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • Horse Facility
    • ADA Accessible
    • Groups Welcome
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
    more Detail

    Nearby

    more Detail

    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Planned Recreation
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Snowmobiling
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
    more Detail

    Nearby

    more Detail

    Guest Opinions are very important

    Have you stayed at this campground? Share your experience.

    A minusOverall Rating
    10/15/2020

    Horse sites

    Awesome experience. Very spacious campsites. I wish I could have stayed longer. The horses loved it,
    (more...)
    courtesy of GuestRated.com

    (more...)
    A minusOverall Rating
    10/14/2020

    Octobercampout

    Sites were well maintained. Shower facility was modern and clean. Area is well laid out and easy to navigate. Hiking trail and Archery range are a nice bonus. Eager to return.
    (more...)
    courtesy of GuestRated.com

    (more...)
    A minusOverall Rating
    10/13/2020

    Peaceful

    It was a great campground with beautiful views!
    (more...)
    courtesy of GuestRated.com

    (more...)
    A minusOverall Rating
    10/12/2020

    happy

    fall is a great time to be out, visited with 10 or more people enjoying our nice weather we had!!
    (more...)
    courtesy of GuestRated.com

    (more...)
    Back to top