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Last updated October 17, 2011 11:38 AM

State Parks & Recreation Areas

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve (McCook Lake)

  • Sections of River Loop trail is closed.
  • Sections of Lake Loop trail is closed.

Buryanek Recreation Area (Lake Francis Case)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramp: Open

Chief White Crane Recreation Area (Yankton)

  • Campground: Open

Cow Creek Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

Farm Island Recreation Area (Pierre)

  • Campground: West campground closed for the summer. The east campground is open on a first-come, first-served basis with 17 campsites and 3 camping cabins. Reservations are being take for Labor Day weekend. The comfort stations and dump station remain closed.
  • Boat Ramp: East ramp open
  • View map of flooded areas

Indian Creek Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

LaFramboise Island Nature Area (Pierre)

  • Closed

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area (Yankton)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

North Point Recreation Area (Lake Francis Case)

  • North Point campground: closed
  • The Recreation Area, Prairie Dog Bay and St Francis Bay boat ramps, fish cleaning station, dump station: Open

North Wheeler Recreation Area (Lake Francis Case)

  • Campground: Open, No electrical campsites
  • Boat ramp: Open

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area (Pierre)

  • Campsites: Electrical campsites are available in Campground 1 (31 sites) and Campground 3 (24 sites). Comfort stations and the dump station are open. Sites are first-come, first-served.
  • Group Lodge: Open, reservations taken.
  • Boat ramp: Open

Okobojo Point Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

Pease Creek Recreation Area (Lake Francis Case)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramp: Open

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area (Yankton)

  • Campground: Open

Platte Creek Recreation Area (Lake Francis Case)

  • Campground: Open. Comfort station remains closed.
  • Boat ramp: Open

Randall Creek Recreation Area (Pickstown)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Recreation Area boat ramp is open. Spillway ramp remains closed.

Snake Creek Recreation Area (Lake Francis Case)

  • Campground: The following campsites are closed: 74E, 75, 76E, 77, 78E, 79, 80E.
  • Boat ramps: Open
  • Swimming beach is closed

Spring Creek Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

Springfield Recreation Area (Lewis and Clark Lake)

  • Campground: Campistes 4 and 6 are closed.
  • Boat ramps: Bay ramp open

Swan Creek Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

West Bend Recreation Area (Lake Sharpe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

West Pollock Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

West Whitlock Recreation Area (Lake Oahe)

  • Campground: Open
  • Boat ramps: Open

Boating Restrictions

The Missouri River and Big Sioux Rivers are now open to boating traffic.

Other Lake/River Boating restrictions

Closed Boat Ramps

The following boat ramps on the Missouri River are closed until further notice:

  • Antelope Creek, Stanley County
  • Bolton Public Water Access, Clay County
  • Cedar Shores (High water ramp open), Lyman County
  • Down's Marina, Hughes County
  • Dude Ranch Lakeside Use Area, Lyman County
  • Elm Creek Lakeside Use Area, Brule County
  • Farm Island West, Hughes County
  • Fort George Lakeside Use Area, Hughes County
  • Fort Pierre, Stanley County
  • Fort Pierre (Bad River), Stanley County
  • Gavin's Tailrace, Yankton County
  • LaFramboise, Hughes County
  • Riverside Park, Yankton County
  • Rosenbaum Public Water Access, Union County
  • South Wheeler Lakeside Use Area, Gregory County
  • Spillway Lakeside Use Area, Charles Mix County
  • Thomas Bay, Walworth County
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