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Farm Island Recreation Area

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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.

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.

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Activities

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Basketball Checkout
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Biking (on trails)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • GPS Unit Checkout
  • Hiking
  • Historical Interest
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Kayak Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Museum/Visitor Center
  • Paddleboard Rental
  • Paddleboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Snowshoe Checkout
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Checkout
  • Walking (on park roads)
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Fees

  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Camping Cabins: $55 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

Park Size: 2 campground with 90 campsites and 4 camping cabins

Directions:

4 miles east of Pierre off SD Highway 34.

Nearest Town: Pierre

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

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

  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Hoop(s)
  • Biking Trail(s)
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Paved Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground(s)
  • Pollinator Plot(s)
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Showers
  • Swim Beach(es)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
  • Visitor Center(s)
  • Warming Shelter(s)
  • WiFi
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Park Rating


Riverman Triathlon

The 2020 Riverman/Riverwoman and Riverkids Triathlons have been cancelled. Please look to join us in 2021.

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ADA / Accessible

  • Archery Range
  • Boat Ramp Access
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Fishing Access
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Paved Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Swim Beach Access
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
  • Visitor Center(s)
  • Warming Shelter(s)
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 44.34592
Longitude: -100.28
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