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Lake Cochrane Recreation Area

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Nestled between Lake Cochrane and Lake Oliver is an 88-acre playground for campers, anglers, boaters and those who simply enjoy the outdoors. Both the quality of the park and the clear, spring-fed lake bring people to this area. Lake Cochrane was named for the area's first homesteader, Byron J. Cochrane, who settled on the south side of the lake in 1872. The area's rich farmlands and attractive setting soon attracted other homesteaders.

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Activities

  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $21 per night
  • Cabins: $45 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 30 campsites and 1 cabin (sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

10 miles east of Clear Lake off SD Highway 22

Nearest Town: Clear Lake

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Maps

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Contact Info

Lake Cochrane Recreation Area
3454 Edgewater Drive
Gary, SD 57237
605.882.5200
Email: LakeCochrane@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Vault toilets
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabins
  • Picnic Shelter
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 44.71419
Longitude: -96.47894
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