This recreation area is part of Lake Oahe
We stopped at Oahe Rec Area during our family vacation in Aug. 2019. Nice, well kept campgrounds with playground & good places for the kids to run/explore. Only drawback was, when we were there, the swim beach had a bunch of dead fish everywhere. Someone had picked all of them up from the beach, but you could see the indents of the fish & see them on both sides of the swim beach area. On our way out, we stopped at the butterfly/flower garden where a park staff was tagging butterflies. We got to join in the fun - was such a cool experience for both my son & me!
We love going to Oahe Downstream Campground every year. We have camped in both Campgrounds. Campground # 2 is closer to the river so it feels much cooler than Campground 1. Lots of things to enjoy if you have kids or even Teens. They have a 18 hole Disc Golf coarse . Bring your bikes because you can ride to the trailrace area or around the campgrounds. There are other biking & hiking areas with in the area and Pierre Sd. You can go kayak or visit the beautiful Butterfly garden. If you love to camp in the fall this is the place beautiful foliage and always quiet.
There are 2 campgrounds in this area. They are Electric only, have picnic tables and fire rings and are fairly level. The area is clean and well kept and the showers and toilets are also clean. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. We were able to get cell service here and there was plenty of room between sites.
This area is great for Bird watching, hiking, fishing, and relaxing. We stayed in Campground 2 for a bit the 3rd week of May and I would advise people to go earlier or a week after. We couldn't control nature but the cottonwoods were dropping their seed pods and they were sticking to everything, including in between my dogs pads of their feet and it was hard and painful to remove them. Just 1 week and it would have not been a problem. Otherwise this is a wonderful place to visit.