Date: Monday August 15 – Monday August 22, 2016 (7 nights)
Rate: $20/night (plus $30 year or $6 day car pass)
Website: Lewis and Clark Recreation Area State Park (SD)
43349 SD Hwy 52
Yankton, SD 57078
Description: Located in the south east tip of South Dakota on Lewis and Clark Lake (Missouri River). This is a huge cg with over 400 sites divided into four sections. All roads and sites are paved with electric only hook up. We stayed on site 362 which is 50A but most sites are 30A. Fill up your fresh tank at the dump station before going to your site because there are very few accessible spigots near the camp sites. The Yankton Section (about 100 sites) is same day reservation only (first come, first serve). There are several swim areas along the shore and a couple of boat ramps. Several cabins are available for reservation and a separate Marina and Resort are next to the cg. About any activity you can think of is available here, such as disc golf, soccer, basketball, archery, one mile nature trail, six mile bike trail and boat rentals for the large lake.
Trash and Recycle: Several dumpsters in the cg with recycle bins for drink cans sponsored by BSA.
Activities: Yankton (pop 15,000) has about all the conveniences needed to make your stay here pleasant. Even though this is a huge cg, there’s plenty of space between sites. The bathhouse was modern and clean so we both took showers there to easily stretch our tanks. I got my exercise by riding the bike on the paved six mile bike trail and walked the one mile nature trail. We did manage to go to the COE Lewis and Clark Visitors Center to get a little history of the area. They have nice displays about fallout shelters and the Missouri River history. We saw deer across from our site just about every day along with one day visits from wild turkey.
New neighbors in the hood
On site 362
Hail storm... several were golf ball size
Gavins Point boat ramp Large swim beach
White cliffs of Nebraska (Chalk Stone Bluffs)
Bike trail near the waterfront
Sharing the wooded part of the bike trail
Gavins Point Dam and Powerplant COE Lewis and Clark Visitor Center
Sleeping and pooping in Fallout Shelters
Early history of the Missouri River History of Louisiana Purchase and exploration
At the helm of a steamboat
Powerplant and Lake history View of dam and lake from VC
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood… on the nature trail
Interpretive shelter at the top of the hill… nice view!