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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
    05/31/2021

    Favorite Spot

    Chief White Crane is a very family-friendly campground. We love following the unbeaten paths that other campers have made. The beach is clean and it is just a wonderful place!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/31/2021

    Parting campers

    Our spot was wonderful, however 3 other close sites partied till 2:30 in the morning with loud music and shouting, given no regard to other campers. The campperson in charge did nothing the first night or any other nights following, very disappointing.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/19/2021

    Summer Fun

    Chief White Crane. Is a great place to spend some summer fun time. The sites are easy to ge into and they are spaced far apart which we like. We found everything to be very clean and ready to go.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    05/18/2021

    great visit to a great campground

    Cabins were very nice and very reasonably priced. Just what we had been looking forward to. Showers, restrooms very clean. Campsites large and well laid out.
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