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Swan Creek Recreation Area

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Situated on the rolling prairie bluffs, the east and west campgrounds provide anglers the opportunity to stay overnight. Two ramps offer access to Lake Oahe for boating and fishing fun. Swan Creek is one of the South Dakota state parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

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  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Walking (on park roads)
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  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 second vehicle (with coupon) | $80 transferable license

    Purchase Online

  • Campsites - electrical: $20 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: $15 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 campgrounds with 26 campsites

Directions: 9 miles west of Akaska off US Hwy 83

Nearest Town: Akaska

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.


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Contact Info

Swan Creek Recreation Area
C/O West Whitlock
16157A West Whitlock Road, Ste A
Gettysburg, SD 57442
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  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.31918
Longitude: -100.3
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