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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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    09/08/2018

    Spot on the Missouri

    This campground is off the beaten path, but the trip is worth it. The staff are helpful, the grounds are beautifully maintained, and the fish are biting! The camping sites are generously-spaced and most are shaded. During the week, only a few sites are occupied, so, except for holidays, getting a site is no problem.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    09/05/2018

    Bank Fishing

    We were disappointed that there wasn’t more places to bank fish in the campground.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    09/03/2018

    Great

    Was a great place to camp
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    09/03/2018

    Steady Eddy

    This is my family and I's 10th year returning to this park. Looking at this summer's reviews regarding the host and water temps of showers, I was surprised. And after my weekend stay, I would assure others that this park remains at the top of my list of getaways. It's always clean, the showers are abundant with warm water, the campground hosts are there if you need them, and the staff are friendly. The scenery is refreshing and the nature opportunities were great for my son. He had a lot of fun finding toads and looking at all the different caterpillars we don't get a chance to see in the city. Looking forward to our stay next year!
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