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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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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    08/03/2021

    Great Time!

    The campground hosts are hands down the best we've encountered in 50+ years of camping around the US & in Germany!
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    07/19/2021

    Great Camping

    the campground was very clean ,very kept up and I enjoyed it because there’s plenty therThere is lots of space between each camper
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    07/10/2021

    Best Campground I Have Seen

    We spent 3 nights at North Point fishing and stayed in one of the cabins. This is one of the best, cleanest facilities we have ever seen. The cabin, grounds, bathrooms/showers, swim beaches, boat ramp, docks, etc were all in fantastic condition. The view of the lake was beautiful and the staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning. Thanks for the great experience!
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    07/08/2021

    Best kept secret

    The North Point Recreation Area is a Treasure! The campsites are VERY roomy and beautifully designed. Great hard surface walking/bike trails. Wonderful beaches and scenery.
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