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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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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/14/2020

    Nice

    Very nice campground, we really enjoy our stay here!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/14/2020

    Great Stay!

    Absolutely one of the best campgrounds in a 10 state area. Beautiful, quiet, clean, and meticulously maintained. Park hosts and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Facilities sparkled. I've stayed here before on a few occasions and CWC has become my favorite park!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/14/2020

    Love this campground

    The campground hosts are simply amazing. So nice and helpful. The people before us had a dog that had diarrhea in several spots. We had our grandchildren arriving and did not want them to walk on it. We informed the hosts and they arrived shortly after and brought dirt to cover up the area. They went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant and we saw them picking up sticks and garbage constantly. We have always loved the SD park system.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/14/2020

    Love!!

    Always enjoy our stay!!
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