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

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We rent the cabins in the off season. Wish the deck had an opening going down to the firepit It would same time from going all the way around it get there. It would be nice if the 2 bunk beds were above each other making it easier for the adults to get out of the full sized bed. If your partner is tall they either have to duck to get out or hit their forehead on the bunk above. The inside person has to crawl over the outer person to just get out otherwise they could go to the end of the bed and get out. Wish campers could also pick up some of the fallen branches for firewood otherwise it makes the park look unclean like no one takes care of this. The cabins however are clean and come with heat and air conditioner this alone makes it nice.
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Maxx
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funjob50
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This was such a beautiful campground, if we ever travel to South Dakota again we will definitely stay here again.
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gtreffers
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Reviewed 10/19/2016
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Love it!
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Love camping at Chief White Crane. We spend every weekend there in October and can't wait to get back there again.
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candj
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Nice & Quiet
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Camp ground is very well maintained and clean. Staff is friendly, clean bathrooms and nice playgrounds.
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Jecker
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Reviewed 10/08/2016