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Snake Creek Recreation Area

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Lake Francis Case draws visitors to Snake Creek Recreation Area. The park 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

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical interest
  • Horseshoes
  • 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
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $17 per ngiht
  • Cabins: $45 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 2 campgrounds with 115 campsites and 10 cabins (each sleep 4 people)

Directions:

14 miles west of Platte off SD Hwy 44. 

Nearest Town: Platte

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Snake Creek Recreation Area
35316 SD Hwy 44
Platte, SD 57369
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
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Resort
  • Vault toilets
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Picnic Shelter
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 43.38998
Longitude: -99.11949
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