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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
    10/23/2018

    execellent view

    Excellent view of the river and lake. Wonderful experience paddle fishing with my son. Everyone we came in contact with were friendly.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/16/2018

    Need more shower house heat

    Late Fall camping, beautiful. Not crowded, but sure could of used a little extra heat in the shower houses for showers. Brrrrr
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    10/16/2018

    Paddlefish frenzy

    Chief White Crane is a beautiful campground. the spacing between campers is excellent-you don't feel like your in someone else's space. facilities are clean, warm and well lit at night. The weather hampered our visit this year but we will be back!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/09/2018

    Mr.

    A bit pricey especially for us out of state campers, seemed water was turned off early in the season with no forecast of freezing temps. Otherwise a very nice campground with impeccably clean restrooms/showers
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