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    Description

    Located on the shores of the Missouri River just above Fort Randall Dam, North Point Recreation Area provides a spectacular river view. Lewis and Clark came up the river in late-August, early-September in 1804. In this area, they saw their first prairie dogs, which they called "barking squirrels." They were also told to watch for an infrequent phenomenon called "burning bluffs," where the shale ignites and smokes.

    Modern-day visitors can follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and explore the area. If you'd like to stay overnight at North Point Recreation Area, the first step is reserve a campsite or camping cabin. The online reservation system is fast and easy-to-use. All campsites have electric hookups, with access to a dump station and restrooms equipped with flush toilets and showers. Cabins, open year-round, have a set of bunk beds and a double bed to accommodate four people. Sleep comfortably with air-conditioning and heating. Although cooking is not allowed indoors, a picnic table and fire grate give you outdoor options.

    From the beach, cool off in the water, or see if the fish--walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie and catfish--are biting. Bike or hike on the North Point trail. It's rated easy, with a few moderate grades. Checkout a game for fun and bring a picnic. You'll find a floating fuel dock and convenience store at The Fort Randall Marina onsite at North Point Recreation Area.

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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Lake
    • River
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Fishing
    • Sailing/Windsurfing
    • Scenic Driving
    • Swimming
    • Trap/Skeet Shooting
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/27/2018

    good times

    fun place to camp
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    Management Response

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will camp with us again in the future!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/19/2018

    Beautiful spot with lots to do...

    We stayed at this campground for 4 days and wished we could have stayed longer. The lake is beautiful with large sites. There are trails, multiple boat docks and a beach area. The only thing we were unhappy about is when I booked online it only showed 2 available sites, but when we got there numerous sites were open with no tag. I don't know if people book for the max time, but do not occupy their site the entire time or if it is an error on the site. Either way, many sites were open while we were there with no rigs on them. Other than this, we loved the park and would definitely return.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/19/2018

    Great views

    Other than someone taking out the power pole, and no power for a few hours at night...the experience was great
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/15/2018

    Great Weekend

    We camped an August weekend Friday through Sunday. The campground is pretty with a swimming beach right in the campground. Camp sites are more spacious than most State Park campgrounds. Wetter area of South Dakota so mosquitoes were quite bad. Fishing is not good but boating is really fun. Water was calm enough that we floated in our boat and played games on a table in the boat. Several "bays" to explore. Electricity was lost about 10pm due to a hit/run accident in the park. Staff had electricity back on before 1:30am. Very impressed with quick response.
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