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Oacoma Flatts



Welcome to Oacoma Flatts, a dispersed camping area right on the banks of the Missouri River in South Dakota. If you're looking for a peaceful spot to pitch your tent or park your rig, this place has got you covered. It's free to camp here, and you can stay for up to seven days.

One of the best things about Oacoma Flatts is the stunning river views. You can camp right by the water and enjoy the serene landscape. Some visitors have mentioned that the sunsets and moonlit nights are particularly beautiful. If you're into birdwatching, keep an eye out for woodpeckers in the dead trees along the shore.

While the area doesn't offer amenities like drinking water or electric hookups, it does allow campfires, so you can still enjoy a cozy evening by the fire. Just remember to bring your own firewood. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

Access is easy, even for larger vehicles, and the dirt roads are manageable with a 2WD. It's close to I-90, so you might hear some road noise, but most folks find it quiet and relaxing. The area is also known for its wildlife, so you might spot some interesting critters during your stay.

Whether you're passing through on a road trip or looking for a quiet spot to unwind, Oacoma Flatts offers a simple, natural camping experience. Just be prepared for the basics—no showers, no trash service, and no picnic tables. But if you can handle a bit of roughing it, you'll find this spot to be a peaceful retreat by the river.

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Oacoma Flatts is located in South Dakota

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43.792433082166866 N
99.39501266004461 W

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Site Types

  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Oacoma Flatts?

Yes, according to campers on, fires are allowed at Oacoma Flatts, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Oacoma Flatts have wifi?

No, according to campers on, Oacoma Flatts does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Oacoma Flatts?

According to campers on, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.