Every year in May, we return to Oahe Downstream and usually get site 196 facing the River. The bird watching is wonderful here and the Bald Eagles will put on a show for you. The area is picture perfect. This area is very popular. There is a swimming beach, a nice playground, hiking trails, and great fishing spots. In this campground they also offer cute cabins. The bathrooms/showers are clean as is the campgrounds.
Oahe also offers an archery range, shooting range, disc golf and horseshoe pits, a marina and bike rentals.
Our site is $19/day for Electric and we usually get good cell service here.
This campground lies just below the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River and offers lots of opportunities for boating activities of all kinds. With over 200 sites there are plenty of options for everyone, from large trailers to small tents. Showers (cost included in campground fee) and bathrooms are sparkling clean and warm. Water spigots are scattered throughout the campground and nearby.
All reservations must be done through their online system (http://travel.campsd.com/Reserve-A-Campsite) or over the phone, although there is a campground office open during the day. We arrived late without a reservation and found the smartphone app non-functional and needed to call in order to make one, which cost us another $2.
In the prime campgrounds (flush toilets & showers), electric sites are $21; in the preferred campgrounds, electric sites are $19; and non-electric sites are $15. The $5 per day entrance fee is not included in the reservation.