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Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Cottonwood Campground

Cottonwood recreation area is on a lush piece of land between the border of Nebraska and South Dakota.

On one side is the smaller Lake Yankton and on the other, visitors will find the much larger, Lewis and Clark Lake--an impoundment of the Missouri River.

Natural Features:

Lewis and Clark Lake forms behind Gavins Point Dam, which was part of the Pick Sloan plan enacted in 1944.

The lake is nestled in the golden, chalkstone-lined valley of the Missouri River, and has grown to become one of the most popular recreation areas in the Great Plains region.

Recreation:

Both land and water based recreational activities are abundant around the lakes.

Facilities:

All sites have electric hookups, and all sites are reservable. Other amenities include a playground, picnic shelter, shore fishing, showers, modern restrooms and a nearby boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

Enjoy the nearby Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, take of tour of Gavins Point Dam, or visit the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium.

Visit nearby Yankton, South Dakota, the historic capitol of the Dakota Territory.

Sites
77
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
Drinking Water
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Toilets
Trash Available
Contact
Location
Cottonwood Campground is located in South Dakota
Latitude
42.8586 N
Longitude
-97.4825 W
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Directions
From Yankton, South Dakota, drive four miles west on SD Highway 52, then south onDam Toe Road and follow signs.
1 Review of Cottonwood Campground
First to Review
Great

Great campground with caring staff. Run by the Corps of Engineers. Well-maintained and great prices. No water or sewer at the campsite, but they are close-by.