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West Whitlock Recreation Area

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A popular campsite for the Arikara and Mandan people in the past, West Whitlock now draws modern-day campers and fishermen to its shores. When the area became a park, it was named for Mrs. J.F. Whitlock, whose pioneering family once owned the land. Whitlock Crossing was the name given to a small settlement that operated a ferry across the river near the area.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $17 per night
  • Cabins: $45 per person
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 105 campsites and 2 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

18 miles west of Gettysburg off US Highway 212.

Nearest Town: Gettysburg

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

West Whitlock Recreation Area
61157 West Whitlock, Ste A
Gettysburg, SD 57442
605.765.9410
Email: WhitlockRec@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Vault toilets
  • Wi-Fi
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ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Site
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.0481
Longitude: -100.2661
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