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    Description

    A popular campsite for the Arikara and Mandan people in the past, West Whitlock Recreation Area now draws modern-day campers and fishermen to its shores. When the area became a park, it was named for Mrs. J.F. Whitlock, whose pioneering family once owned the land. Whitlock Crossing was the name given to a small settlement that operated a ferry across the river near the area.

    The replica of an Arikara earth lodge found in West Whitlock Recreation Area is a reminder of the many lodges that the Lewis and Clark expedition saw as they traveled this area. Each lodge, made of cottonwood logs, willow branches and grass, could house up to 20 people. The Arikara people were farmers and grew crops such as corn, beans, squash, sunflowers and tobacco.

    Visitors today will find much different places to stay at West Whitlock. Cozy camping cabins, open all year, are furnished with bunk beds and a double bed to accommodate four people. Keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter with heating and air conditioning. All the campsites come with electricity. To reserve either a cabin or campsite, use your computer to access the online system. It's quick and easy. Then you can enjoy all West Whitlock Recreation Area has to offer: beach, boat ramp, modern comfort station, fish-cleaning station, ski beach, picnic shelter and playground.

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    Directions

    18 miles W of Gettysburg, SD off US 212
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • WiFi
    • Internet Access
    • River
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Lake
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Chapel Services
    • Resort Atmosphere
    • Resident Owned
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Pool
    • Entertainment
    • Golfing
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/17/2019

    Great Park

    We camp at West Whitlock State Park often throughout the summer. There is no place better to relax and enjoy the peaceful outdoors! The park is always clean, nicely mowed, and well taken care of and so are the shower houses! The workers, from the manager down to the cleaning crew are always very friendly and helpful! A GREAT PARK!!!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/17/2019

    Love this place!

    We love this place! Its our favorite campground in SD!!!Been coming here for 3 years now, after am excellent time, we just booked a site for next month! Can't wait to come back!!!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/15/2019

    Stayed 6=06to6-21

    One of the best state park campground I've stayed in,the people[workers]were outstanding in every way and park was very clean thanks for the enjoyable time
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/15/2019

    Camping

    very clean and well kept facilities
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