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Description - According to history, American Indian people had encampments in this area. In 1804, George Shannon of the Lewis and Clark expedition was found near the area after being lost for 16 days. Years later, Gregory County began mining gravel from the site. Campground development started in the early 1990s and now Buryanek takes its place as one of the great state parks along the Missouri River.

Attractions - Camping & Fees: $8/non-electrical site, $11/electrical site. 44 sites (41 electrical). Showers. Water. Dump station available at nearby Snake Creek Recreation Area. Camping Cabins: Two wheelchair accessible cabins. Each sleeps four people. $32/night.

Recreation - Picnic shelter. Playground equipment. Swimming/Beaches: Swimming beach. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk. Fishing/Boating: Fish cleaning station and boat ramp. Walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, sauger, panfish. License required.

Location - Located 20 miles NW of Platte off SD Highway 44

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Buryanek Recreation Area, 35316 South Dakota Hwy 44 , Platte, South Dakota, 57369, Phone: (605) 337-2587
, SnakeCreek@state.sd.us

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