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    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.

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    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
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    Nearby

    • Courtesy Dock
    • Horse Facility
    • Chapel Services
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    Recreation

    Onsite

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

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

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    07/11/2018

    4th of July

    Attend the activities that they have. Staff work hard making it a good experience for all.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/10/2018

    vac

    So we love camping at chief white crane, its a very clean place to camp and not to close to all of the other campers. We did however want to rent bean bag toss and they didn't have it so that would be a plus if they could get that. We would have also rented a cannon or a paddle board for you guys but instead we had to go somewhere else to rent them. But the over all experience was great the staff is very friendly.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/10/2018

    Wonderful

    Having stayed at many state parks in the Midwest, this park is the best. Space between campers is huge. Campers were quiet after 11 p.m. Nature trail worth the walk. Restrooms clean - water nice and hot. Easy back in sites. Nice view of the lake. Best park for the price.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/09/2018

    nice

    very nice place to take a few days and relax
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