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Buryanek Recreation Area

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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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Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Historical interest
  • Swimming
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $19 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $15 per night
  • Cabins: $45 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 44 campsites and 3 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

20 miles northwest of Platte off SD Hwy 44

Nearest Town: Burke

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Maps

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Contact Info

Buryanek Recreation Area
27450 Buryanek Road
Burke, SD 57523
605.337.2587
Email: SnakeCreek@state.sd.us
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Amenities

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


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 43.41523
Longitude: -99.17316
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