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    Description

    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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    Directions

    4 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
    • 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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    Nearby

    • 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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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Playground
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Outdoor Games
    • Planned Recreation
    • Tennis
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    Nearby

    • 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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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/31/2021

    Nice campground

    We love Pierson Ranch and stay there 2or 3 times a summer.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/16/2021

    Weekday trip

    Very quiet and peaceful this time of year. Little disappointed in the firewood quality. Lots of cottonwood which burns fast, Chief white crane appeared to have all ash, much better choice. Will look around next time before buying.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    04/09/2021

    Lots of space

    This park is very spacious! When we camped there were hardly any other campers, but the space allotted is very generous. We enjoyed our peaceful stay very much. There are waterfowl to watch and listen to which I enjoyed. Yankton, SD offers great family fun activities, too many to mention, our kids lie the skate park. Also tried to go fishing buy was rained out. This was our first time staying at Pierson Ranch and we enjoyed our stay.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/22/2020

    Nice stay

    We enjoyed our few days at Pierson Ranch. We stayed late in the season so there were only a few other campers there. The bathrooms / showers were clean and very nice. We are bikers and runners and having the trail so close was very nice. We would definitely stay again if we were in the area.
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