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    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area

    1.

    Yankton — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area

    18 Reviews
    33 Photos
    50 Saves
    Homme Lake, Nebraska

    Yankton's Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in South Dakota is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure. Nestled near Yankton, this campground offers a fantastic escape with plenty of amenities to keep everyone happy.

    The campground is open year-round and boasts a high rating from visitors, who rave about its cleanliness and family-friendly atmosphere. The spacious sites can accommodate big rigs, and there are cabins and glamping options for those who prefer a bit more comfort. Electric and sewer hookups, drinking water, and clean restrooms with showers are available, making it a convenient spot for extended stays.

    One of the standout features is the beautiful beach area, perfect for swimming and soaking up the sun. The water is clean, and the beach is well-maintained, providing a great spot for families to relax. There are also several playgrounds and bike trails, ensuring that kids have plenty to do. If you're into hiking, there are trails that offer stunning views and a chance to explore the local flora and fauna.

    For those who enjoy water activities, the campground has boat docks and fishing spots. The lake is large and clear, ideal for boating, fishing, or just enjoying the serene water views. Some visitors have mentioned the fun disc golf course and the opportunity to stargaze under the dark skies, which are filled with stars on clear nights.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There's also a market on-site for any essentials you might need. Whether you're planning a family trip or a quiet getaway, Lewis and Clark Recreation Area has something to offer everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Nebraska Tailwaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Nebraska Tailwaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Nebraska Tailwaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Nebraska Tailwaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Nebraska Tailwaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Nebraska Tailwaters

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    Nebraska Tailwaters

    11 Reviews
    42 Photos
    18 Saves
    Yankton, South Dakota

    Overview

    Nebraska Tailwaters Campground is nestled along the Nebraska bank of the Missouri River, is a fun-filled camping destination just downstream of Gavins Point Dam and Lewis & Clark Lake.__The 31,400-acre Lewis & Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam are nestled in the golden, chalkstone-lined valley of the Missouri River growing into one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Great Plains.__ For more information, please visit the Gavins Point Project Website.

    Recreation

    Located just below Gavins Point Dam in the dam "Tailwaters" provides exceptional access to the Missouri River. A large 2-lane boat ramp, large parking area is available, along with an accessible fishing pier and many areas for bank fishing. The Lewis and Clark Lake area attracts more than 2 million visitors each year to its shores. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, sailing, swimming, bird-watching, and photography. For the biking and hiking enthusiasts, three trails are available in the area. They include a paved trail that runs from Yankton to the Gavins Point area, a multi-use trail in the Gavins Point area and the Calumet Bluff hiking trail located near the visitor center. Wintertime activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sledding. Developed public parks and recreation areas surround the lake above and below Gavins Point Dam. Camping facilities provided by the Corps and the States of South Dakota and Nebraska include boat ramps, picnic areas, campsites with electricity, modern restrooms, playground equipment and trailer dump stations.

    Facilities

    Located just below Gavins Point Dam in the dam "Tailwaters" provides exceptional access to the Missouri River. A large 2-lane boat ramp, large parking area is available, along with an accessible fishing pier and many areas for bank fishing. The Lewis and Clark Lake area attracts more than 2 million visitors each year to its shores. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, sailing, swimming, bird-watching, and photography. For the biking and hiking enthusiasts, three trails are available in the area. They include a paved trail that runs from Yankton to the Gavins Point area, a multi-use trail in the Gavins Point area and the Calumet Bluff hiking trail located near the visitor center. Wintertime activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sledding. Developed public parks and recreation areas surround the lake above and below Gavins Point Dam. Camping facilities provided by the Corps and the States of South Dakota and Nebraska include boat ramps, picnic areas, campsites with electricity, modern restrooms, playground equipment and trailer dump stations.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the south bank of the Missouri River, along the tailwaters of Gavins Point Dam. Surrounding the area is the golden, chalkstone-lined Missouri River Valley.__Nebraska Tailwaters is known for its exceptional Bald Eagle viewing year-round, along with many other birds of prey.__

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (402) 667-2546.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center , exhibits on Missouri River and area history including the Lewis and Clark Expedition with stunning views of Lewis and Clark Lake along with the Missouri River. Powerhouse Tours are available on weekends. Please contact the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at (402) 667-2546 for more information. The Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium__ Visit nearby Yankton, South Dakota - the historic capitol of the Dakota Territory.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation changes and cancellations can be made on Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.____ For more information on rules and policies regarding reservation cancellations and changes, please visit: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies.______

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground

    3.

    Cottonwood Campground

    9 Reviews
    28 Photos
    15 Saves
    Yankton, South Dakota

    Overview

    Cottonwood Recreation Area is located just downstream of Gavins Point Dam and Lewis & Clark Lake along the western shore of Lake Yankton. The numerous outdoor recreational opportunities attract more than 2 million visitors annually to the Lewis & Clark Lake area, making it one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Upper Great Plains.__Lewis & Clark Lake is 31,400-acres in size with more than 90 miles of shoreline is impounded by Gavins Point Dam, which was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944, commonly called the Pick-Sloan Plan.____ For more information about Lewis and Clark Lake, please visit the Gavins Point Project website .__

    Recreation

    Cottonwood Recreation Area is conveniently located between Lewis and Clark Lake and Lake Yankton. Lewis and Clark Lake is known for great boating, sailing, swimming and other water-based recreation activities. Lake Yankton is popular with families as a popular fishing spot along with the excellent kayaking, canoeing and paddling opportunities. Numerous paved, multi-use trails connect the area with the additional numerous recreation areas located along Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Yankton and the Missouri River.__Lewis and Clark Lake attracts more than 2 million visitors each year to its shores. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, sailing, swimming, bird-watching, and photography.__ For the biking and hiking enthusiasts, three trails are available in the area. They include a paved trail that runs from Yankton to the Gavins Point area, a multi-use trail in the Gavins Point area and the Calumet Bluff hiking trail located near the visitor center. Wintertime activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sledding.__ Developed public parks and recreation areas surround the lake above and below Gavins Point Dam. Camping facilities provided by the Corps and the States of South Dakota and Nebraska include marinas, boat ramps, trails, campsites with electricity, modern restrooms, playground equipment and trailer dump stations.

    Facilities

    Cottonwood Recreation Area is conveniently located between Lewis and Clark Lake and Lake Yankton. Lewis and Clark Lake is known for great boating, sailing, swimming and other water-based recreation activities. Lake Yankton is popular with families as a popular fishing spot along with the excellent kayaking, canoeing and paddling opportunities. Numerous paved, multi-use trails connect the area with the additional numerous recreation areas located along Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Yankton and the Missouri River.__Lewis and Clark Lake attracts more than 2 million visitors each year to its shores. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, sailing, swimming, bird-watching, and photography.__ For the biking and hiking enthusiasts, three trails are available in the area. They include a paved trail that runs from Yankton to the Gavins Point area, a multi-use trail in the Gavins Point area and the Calumet Bluff hiking trail located near the visitor center. Wintertime activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sledding.__ Developed public parks and recreation areas surround the lake above and below Gavins Point Dam. Camping facilities provided by the Corps and the States of South Dakota and Nebraska include marinas, boat ramps, trails, campsites with electricity, modern restrooms, playground equipment and trailer dump stations.

    Natural Features

    Cottonwood Recreation Area is located in the in the lush golden chalkstone-lined Missouri River Valley. Many visitors to the lake area prefer to stay at Cottonwood because of the calmer, quieter waters of Lake Yankton, a much smaller lake of approximately 250-acres in size - versus the much larger Lewis and Clark Lake upstream of the dam.__Lake Yankton provides excellent habitat for a variety of waterfowl and other bird species. The area abounds with wildlife including Whitetail Deer, turkeys, and other game species. Bald Eagles and other birds of prey are spotted by visitors regularly due to the great fishing opportunities available year-round.__

    Nearby Attractions

    The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center: Contains exhibits on the Missouri River and area history including the Lewis and Clark Expedition with stunning views of Lewis and Clark Lake along with the Missouri River. Powerhouse Tours are available on weekends. Please contact the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at (402) 667-2546 for more information. The Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium__ Visit nearby Yankton, South Dakota - the historic capitol of the Dakota Territory. Located both upstream and downstream of Lewis and Clark Lake, visit the Missouri National Recreational River .

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (402) 667-2546.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation changes and cancellations can be made on Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.____ For more information on rules and policies regarding reservation cancellations and changes, please visit: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies.______

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Chief White Crane Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief White Crane Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief White Crane Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief White Crane Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief White Crane Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief White Crane Recreation Area

    4.

    Chief White Crane Recreation Area

    7 Reviews
    17 Photos
    17 Saves
    Homme Lake, Nebraska

    With its 146 campsites and ten camping cabins, Chief White Crane is a great place for groups to gather to spend the weekend. Combined with its own facilities and the features of the other two state parks nearby, Lewis & Clark and Pierson Ranch, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities.

    Chief White Crane is one of the South Dakota state parks that offers the opportunity for visitors to see the majestic bald eagle.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $8 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA
    Camper-submitted photo from Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA
    Camper-submitted photo from Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA
    Camper-submitted photo from Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA
    Camper-submitted photo from Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA
    Camper-submitted photo from Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA

    5.

    Weigand - Lewis and Clark SRA

    7 Reviews
    11 Photos
    14 Saves
    Homme Lake, Nebraska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey
    Camper-submitted photo from Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey

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    Yankton - Missouri River KOA Journey

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    1 Save
    Yankton, South Dakota

    Lewis and Clark held council with the Yankton Sioux near the site of this KOA next to the Missouri River. The campground is located in Yankton, where history abounds! This KOA, with RV Sites and Tent Sites, as well as Cabins and Deluxe Cabins, is next door to the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex, that includes archery ranges, a museum and NFAA headquarters. At this facility, you can hone your skills at indoor, outdoor, 3-D and Olympic archery (equipment available for rent).

    At the campground, you can relax and unwind, cool off at the pool and have fun playing horseshoes, sand volleyball or basketball. Join the kids on the Jumping Pillow or playground. Fido will enjoy the dog park too! Six miles west, at Lewis and Clark Lake, you'll find opportunities for boating, sailing, fishing, Jet Skiing and kayaking, as well as swimming and sunbathing, on miles of beaches. Yankton also has some of the best pheasant, waterfowl, deer and turkey hunting in the area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 - $48 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from East Midway — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from East Midway — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from East Midway — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Niobrara State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Niobrara State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Niobrara State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Niobrara State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Niobrara State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Niobrara State Park Campground

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    Niobrara State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    71 Photos
    33 Saves
    Niobrara, Nebraska

    Welcome to Niobrara State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Niobrara, Nebraska. This spot is a favorite among campers for its clean, well-maintained grounds and beautiful scenery. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or staying in one of the cozy cabins, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.

    The campground offers electric hookups, and while there's no water hookup at the sites, drinking water is available. You'll also find a sanitary dump station nearby. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. The park is big rig friendly, making it a great choice for RV travelers.

    For those who love outdoor activities, Niobrara State Park has a lot to offer. There are hiking trails that provide stunning views of where the Niobrara River meets the Missouri River. The park also features a playground for kids, horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court. If you're into fishing, there's a small pond stocked right in the middle of the tent camping area.

    Visitors have praised the campground for its peaceful atmosphere and the abundance of trees providing shade. The bathrooms are cleaned daily, and there's even a market nearby for any essentials you might need. Just a heads-up, though—ticks can be plentiful, so take precautions if you're bringing pets or planning to hike.

    In the off-season, some amenities like showers and restrooms may be limited, but the park's natural beauty and tranquility make it worth the visit any time of year. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Niobrara State Park Campground is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Gavins Horse Camp — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gavins Horse Camp — Lewis And Clark Recreation Area
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    Burbach Park

    3 Reviews
    22 Photos
    1 Save
    Homme Lake, Nebraska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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