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Buryanek Recreation Area


Buryanek Recreation Area is popular with boaters and anglers, as well those looking for scenic beauty along the Missouri River. History buffs will enjoy knowing that the Lewis and Clark expedition traveled through the area, where they were told to watch for "burning bluffs" along the river.


The Lewis and Clark expedition has forever left its mark on this area with the story of Private George Shannon. Shannon, the youngest member of the expedition at 19 years old, became lost when he was sent to fetch strayed horses. Thinking the crew had moved up river, Shannon raced to meet the boats. When he was found exhausted and starving two weeks later, he quickly learned that the expedition had been downstream from him the entire time.

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DOT Road Report

Buryanek Recreation Area

27450 Buryanek Road
Burke, SD 57523

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 43.415231
Long: -99.173167

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Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets


Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Sauger
  • Pan Fish
  • Channel Catfish

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Site (2E)
  • Camping Cabins (C1, C2)
  • Showers

Park Specs


South Central South Dakota: 20 miles NW of Platte off SD Hwy 44


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Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


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