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    Right off Highway 52, Pierson Ranch Recreation Area provides easy access to picnic shelters and campsites. In addition, the large day-use area serves as an excellent facility for hosting family reunions and large group picnics. Reserving a spot for overnight camping is quick and easy with the online system.

    Pierson Ranch Recreation Area offers campsites with electricity as well as camping cabins that sleep four people. Cabins come with a set of bunk beds, double bed, tables and benches. For outdoor dining, there is a picnic table and fire grate. Campground amenities include showers and flush toilets, playground, dump station and tennis court. The kitchenette picnic shelter can also be rented.

    Pierson Ranch opened in 1959 and is the oldest campground in the area. It was the first campground to be constructed after Gavins Point Dam was completed. Located between Chief White Crane and Lewis and Clark recreation areas, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities in all three parks.

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

    Overall another great experience. Well kept facilities, great camp hosts. Only concern is the exterior lights were not turned on for the restrooms, making it very difficult to see the sidewalks and entry doors. Plan on coming back real soon!
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    Fun in the rain

    My family enjoys going to Pierson Ranch. The lake is right across the road. My boys enjoy playing Friday golf. The bike path is right through this park so they can get to other parks quickly. We liove the fact it is right off the highway in case we have to run into town .
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    Great stay

    The local warden was nice enough to scoop all of the snow around our cabin before we arrived on our day to the cabin. It was a perfect location and was very practical for the cold weather conditions this April in SD. Would definitely recommend and do again!
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    We had a very good time at Pierson’s Ranvh, I gave it a “B” rating for cleanliness because this was the first time the women’s restroom was not clean, at least not as clean as it usually is. The toilets were bad, a lot of hair in the sinks. This is a nice place to camp, I do wish there were more sites with full hook ups, that’d be great!
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