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Description - Located on the shores of the Missouri River, just above Fort Randall Dam, the park provides a spectacular river view. Lewis and Clark came up the river in late-August, early-September in 1804. In this area, they saw their first prairie dogs, which they called "barking squirrels." They were also told to watch for an infrequent phenomenon called "burning bluffs," where the shale ignites and smokes.

Attractions - North Point's 111 electrical campsites and six camping cabins provide plenty of room for the growing number of people that visit the park. Visitors enjoy a number of activities both on land, with paved trails, rifle range and volleyball court, and on the 102,000-acre Lake Francis Case. On any given summer day, water-skiers, boaters anglers and swimmers flock to the cool waters of the Missouri River.

Camping & Fees: $13/site. 111 sites (all electrical). One wheelchair accessible site. Showers. Water. Dump station. Camping Cabins: Six cabins, two accessible. Each sleeps four people. $32/night.

Recreation - Paved, accessible hiking/biking trail. Horseshoe pits. Accessible picnic shelter. Playground equipment. Volleyball court. Rifle range, shotgun trap shooting range. Game/equipment checkout. Nearby golf course.

Swimming/Beaches: Two swimming beaches. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Fishing/Boating: Fish cleaning station. Four boat ramps. Walleye, northern pike, bass, sturgeon, channel fish. License required.

Location - Located 1 mile NW of Pickstown off US Hwy 281


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Contact Information:
North Point Recreation Area , 38180 297th Street , Lake Andes, South Dakota, 57356, Phone: (605) 487-7046
, NorthPoint@state.sd.us

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