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Description - Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, is one of the state park system's most popular resort parks. Three separate units comprise this modern recreation area, attracting visitors from throughout the Midwest. Modern resort facilities - from marinas to camping cabins to sandy beaches - attract water lovers to Lewis and Clark.

Attractions - Sandy beaches provide endless satisfaction for sun lovers. Choose from 374 campsites or use one of the 13 rustic log-style camping cabins if you don't have a camper or tent. Also available is a Rent-A-Camper, a 24-foot trailer which includes a microwave oven and TV/VCR.

Camping & Fees: $10/non-electrical, $13/electrical, $15/prime (waterfront) site. 374 sites (350 electrical, 35 prime). Three accessible sites. Showers. Water. Dump station. Horse Camp: $13/site. Eight sites, all electrical. Rent-A-Camper: $65/night, includes electrical campsite, sleeps 6.

Camping Cabins: 13 cabins, three accessible. Each sleeps four people. $37/night.

A sunny swimming beach awaits you at this area. Hiking trails, a rustic horse camp and riding trails are also available for those who wish to explore the undeveloped portions of the park. There are eight equestrian campsites, a fish cleaning station, archery range, nature trail and much more! Learn more about horse camps and trails in South Dakota state parks.

Lewis and Clark Resort offers modern lodging accommodations, with 24 spacious motel units, ten modern two- and three- bedroom cabins and a swimming pool, providing a new dimension to outdoor fun. A marina operated by Lewis and Clark Marina, offers a floating fuel dock, slip and boat rentals to aid your water recreation. Afterwards, enjoy a meal in the waterfront restaurant. These facilities are privately operated under agreement with the Division of Parks and Recreation. Contact by phone: Resort: (605) 665-2680 Marina: (605) 665-3111.

Recreation - Archery area. Paved, accessible hiking/biking trail. Mountain bike area. Nine-hole disc golf course. Historical interest. Horse trail. Horseshoe pits. Eight picnic shelters. Playground equipment. Near snowmobile trail. Volleyball court. Soccer field with goals. Welcome center. Game/equipment checkout. Nearby golf course.

Swimming/Beaches: Ski beach, swimming beach. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Fishing/Boating: Three boat ramps. Accessible fishing dock. Fishing license required.

Location - Located 4 miles W of Yankton off SD Hwy 52

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Contact Information:
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, 43349 SD Hwy 52 , Yankton, South Dakota, 57078, Phone: (605) 668-2985
, Lewis-Clark@state.sd.us

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