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Farm Island Recreation Area

Farm Island

Located east of Pierre, Farm Island attracts all types of visitors - campers, swimmers, hikers, anglers, bird watchers and bicyclists. With easy access to Lake Sharpe and popular beaches and trails, this park stays busy throughout the year. Additionally, the park has ties to the Lewis and Clark expedition, which is detailed in the Lewis and Clark family center.

Nature Area & Trails

Farm Island features an island nature area, which provides an outdoor classroom for visitors. Eight miles of hiking trails wind through the island and give hikers, walkers, cross-country skiers and bicyclists a chance for peace, quiet and nature observation.

Deer and a variety of birds are very common to see on the island. Trail users may also notice traces of beaver activity near the water. Users also have access to a nature observation blind.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Farm Island Recreation Area

1301 Farm Island Road
Pierre, SD 57501
605.773.2885
Email: FarmIsland@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 44.345921
Long: -100.3

Make a camping reservation

Activities

BasketballBikingBirdwatchingBoatingCampingCanoeing/KayakingCross country skiingFishingHikingHistorical interestHorseshoesSnowshoeingSwimmingVolleyball

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing Dock
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game Checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Vault toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Warming shelter

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (52E, 53E)
  • Showers
  • Picnic Shelter

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites and Cabins: Available 90 days prior to arrival
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 2 campgrounds with 90 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions

Central South Dakota: 4 miles east of Pierre of SD Hwy 34

Nearest Town

Pierre

Maps

Location Map
Campground map
Trail map and guide
Walking map

Area Attractions

Fees

Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license

Campsites:

  • $19 (all sites are electrical)

Camping Cabins:

  • $40/night