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Cow Creek Recreation Area

Cow Creek

Water-lovers enjoy fishing, boating, or just watching the waves at Cow Creek. Both primitive shoreline camping and campground camping are available. The shoreline sites offer outstanding views of Oahe Reservoir while providing a great deal of privacy. Campsites in the campground have easy access to drinking water and restrooms/showers.

Oahe Reservoir

Lake Oahe Reservoir, located on the Missouri River, provides hours of outdoor fun. The lake has more than 2,000 miles of shoreline and its clear waters are ideal for boating, sailing, fishing, water skiing and diving. Campers, history buffs, mountain bikers and hikers will find new adventures in this rugged land first explored by Lewis and Clark.

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DOT Road Report

Cow Creek Recreation Area

28229 Cow Creek Road
Pierre, SD 57532

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 44.555685
Long: -100.47618

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Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Vault toilets


Fishing License Required

Park Specs


Central South Dakota: 15 miles northwest of Pierre off SD 1804

Nearest Town



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Area Attractions

In Pierre:


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


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