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Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

Higway 50, Yankton, SD
605-668-2985
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Yankton
Type: Beaches, Marinas, Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Marinas, Trails, Outdoors
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Iowa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We drove thru the Rec area to case out a future vacation. The accommodations look great. Camping, lodge, mini cabins etc...it has lots of shade and beach areas. We will definitely be back for some fun in the sun.

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Redding, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a beautiful area! There are many outdoor activities to see and do. The drive around the lake is worth it. The day we were there we saw many sailboats out on the water!

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Yankton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cabins are nice and clean. They aren't huge, but they are nice if you don't have a camper. The cabins are right on the lake. Very nice view. They keep the area very clean, not a lot of litter.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The cabins are set right on the shore of the lake, very nice. They are basic cabins- nothing special. The kitchen was very lacking in serving dishes, sharp knives and silverware. There was one sharp knife. There were no bowls or dishes to use in the microwave or to serve food with. There were only 4 teaspoons and the cabin... More 

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Howard, Colorado
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171 reviews 171 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very beautiful setting on the Missouri River. If you have an interest in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the visitors center offers a very unique perspective as the view is priceless. Great place for a picnic as the area is very well maintained, an opportunity to watch the boaters, and a very close-up look at the Gavin Point Dam. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a must visit area for Yankton South Dakota. All kinds of things to do. Places to see and enjoy. Has some really nice camping spots if you are into camping. Also some good tenting sites available.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

we were at the recreation area below the dam and it is very shaded and quiet. We reserve a shelter for our reunion and have food catered in and there are all the amenities needed for a large group. There is a lot of playground equipment for kids and very nice restrooms.

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Freeman, South Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A lot of people from the area come here to "go to the beach". The river has been okay for this at times but can be full of various "things"... Jet skiing and sailing are very popular for good reason. The bike trails are some of the best in the state and are very well-kept and mostly (if not completely)... More 

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El Dorado Hills, Ca
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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

So, took a quick day trip from Norfolk, Nebraska up to see the recreation area and Gavins Point Dam. To begin with, it was a great day of sightseeing. Secondly, the recreation area is really beautiful. The people in the area are friendly as were those in Yankton.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area is an excellent park for camping, cycling, and swimming. Campsites are large, not jam-packed together. There is a fire ring and picnic table at each site, and paved parking spot on most sites. The premium sites along the lake are well worth the extra couple of dollars. South Dakota has the best kept parks in... More 

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