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Lewis and Clark Lake
P.O Box 710
NE Highway 121
Yankton, SD 57078-0710
Phone: (402) 667-2546

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See the Lewis and Clark Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Lewis and Clark Lake (402) 667-2546

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Yankton, west on SD 52 or north on northeast 121.

Factoid: Straddling the Nebraska/South Dakota border, Gavins Point Dam, SD is the smallest of the six Missouri River main stem dams and the southernmost dam on the river. Lewis and Clark Lake, named for the first documented explorers of the Louisiana Territory, is 25 miles long, has 90 miles of shoreline, and 27 recreation areas offering camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, water-skiing, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, photography, and biking opportunities.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information. Updated: 2/3/23

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

23 Recreation areas at Lewis and Clark Lake

 Recreation Area Column Header Image Area Status  Campsite Column Header Image  Lodging Column Header Image  Showers Column Header Image  Ramps Column Header Image  Marina Column Header Image  Fishing Column Header Image  Picnic Column Header Image  Playground Column Header Image  Swimming Column Header Image  Trails Column Header Image
Bloomfield N     X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cottonwood  Link ro reservation at   $   X       GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cottonwood Day Use         P A G GS X    
Fish Hatchery             GS      
Gavins Point Trails       X         BE Q
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Hiking Trail                   M
Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area       X         BE  
Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area Marina       X X       BE  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lewis and Clark Visitor Center                    
Miller Creek N     X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Nebraska Tailwaters  Link ro reservation at   $   X   C P A        
Niobrara                   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Overlook             A GS X   I
Pierson Ranch Camp E N D   X       G GS X   B M
Pierson Ranch Day             G GS X   H
Running Water       X            
Sand Creek       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Santee                  
South Shore                   M
Springfield Recreation Area       X   D        
Tabor       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Training Dike     X   C P A G GS X M
Weigand E N D   X X X D C P A G GS X BE  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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