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Platte Creek Recreation Area

Platte Creek

Fishing and water recreation draws a quieter crowd to Platte Creek Recreation Area to enjoy Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River. Visitors to Platte Creek enjoy natural features similar to those at Snake Creek, but from a quieter campground with similar amenities.

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Platte Creek Recreation Area

35910 282nd Street
Platte, SD  57369

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 43.298531
Long: -98.997651

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BoatingCampingFishingHistorical interestSwimming

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground

ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite (19E)
  • Showers


The earliest maps refer to this stream as Fish Creek. After the 1880s, the creek was renamed to honor Bernard Pratte, who operated a fur post near the mouth of the creek. A spelling error forever changed the name to Platte Creek. It was in this area, also, that Lewis and Clark were told to watch for the "burning bluffs."


Park Specs


South Central South Dakota:


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Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round