Chief White Crane Recreation Area

31323 Toe Road
Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-2985

Description

With its more than 140 campsites and 10 camping cabins, Chief White Crane Recreation Area is a great place for groups to gather to spend the weekend. Combined with its own facilities and the features of the other two state parks nearby, Lewis & Clark and Pierson Ranch, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities.

Snug one-room cabins sleep four in a set of bunk beds and a double bed. Stay in comfort in a picturesque setting with heating, air conditioning and electricity. Dine outdoors using the picnic table and fire grate. Don't forget to bring bedding, cooking utensils and a cooler for food storage. Campers may choose from non-electrical and electrical sites, and for a few dollars more, upgrade to a waterfront site. Reservations may be made quickly and securely with the online system. Once at Chief White Crane Recreation Area, enjoy the park's amenities: picnic shelter, playground, comfort station with showers and flush toilets and game checkout.

Chief White Crane Recreation Area is one of the South Dakota state parks that offers the opportunity for visitors to see the majestic bald eagle. In South Dakota, many bald eagles spend their winters below the Missouri River dams where they are able to catch fish and prey on waterfowl attracted to the open water. They typically perch within 50 feet of the riverbank in tall cottonwood trees. The birds usually feed in the morning and rest in their roosting trees in the afternoon.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Lake
  • River
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • ADA Accessible
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Courtesy Dock
  • Horse Facility
  • Chapel Services

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Biking - Road
  • Boating - Limited
  • Education Activity
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Entertainment
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sailing/Windsurfing

Recent Reviews

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Camping S.D.
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Great time love camping Chief Whitecrane. Fishing could be better.
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Outdoors
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Reviewed 08/22/2017
A+
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Clean quiet campground
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Campground was well kept up and clean bathrooms. Campground was nice and quiet.gal at the booth was very helpful and answered all are questions.
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Bob
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Reviewed 08/21/2017
B
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Great for families
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This area is beautiful and would certainly be great for families. Not to far from Yankton where we went to find a restaurant for dinner. We were traveling as a couple
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licn
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Reviewed 08/15/2017
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Need upgrade BAD!
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The park is great with a lot of opportunity to fish, kayak and spend time at the beach. The biggest draw back is the facilities that need a total upgrade. The bathrooms look extremely dirty and need expansion to meet the number of campers and people that are occasionally using the facilities.
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a2medic
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Reviewed 08/15/2017