Chief White Crane Recreation Area


Campground Type
State Park

43349 SD Hwy 52
Yankton, South Dakota 57442

(605) 668-2985

Chief White Crane Recreation Area

Campground Details

Open: Open may through October
Number of Sites: 146
Number of Sites with Electric: 144

Crane is in close proximity to the Missouri River and Gavins Point Dam. The park was named after Chief White Crane who met with Lewis and Clark in this area in 1804. The park has an abundance of large, mature cottonwood trees that provide excellent shade for the campground and serve as a place for bald eagles to roost during the winter.

Camping: 146 sites (144 electrical). Two accessible sites. Two tent-only sites. Showers. Water. Dump station.

Recreation: Camping. Cabins. Biking. Boating. Canoeing on Lake Yankton. Fishing. Game/equipment checkout. Hiking. Horseshoes. Picnic shelter. Playground. Volleyball. Bald eagle viewing in winter. Paved road connects to bike trail that goes from nearby Lewis and Clark Recreation Area to Yankton.

Swimming/Beaches: No swimming beach within park, but one within short walking distance. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Fishing/Boating: Fish cleaning stations. Two boat ramps. Accessible fishing dock. Bass, northern pike, walleye, panfish. Fishing license required.

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