Cow Creek Recreation Area

Fees

Daily: $8 per vehicle
Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
Campsites: - electrical: $20 per night
Campsites: - non-electrical: $16 per night
Cabins:: $55 per night

Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
State Park Maps / Information
Amenities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Vault toilets
Activities
  • Biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Address

Cow Creek Recreation Area
28229 Cow Creek Road
Pierre, SD 57501
605.773.3117
Email: COWCREEK@state.sd.us
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Water-lovers enjoy fishing, boating, or just watching the waves at Cow Creek. Both primitive shoreline camping and campground camping are available. The shoreline sites offer outstanding views of Oahe Reservoir while providing a great deal of privacy. Campsites in the campground have easy access to drinking water and restrooms/showers.

Lake Oahe Reservoir, located on the Missouri River, provides hours of outdoor fun. The lake has more than 2,000 miles of shoreline and its clear waters are ideal for boating, sailing, fishing, water skiing and diving. Campers, history buffs, mountain bikers and hikers will find new adventures in this rugged land first explored by Lewis and Clark.

Park Specs

Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

Park Size: 46 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

15 miles northwest of Pierre off SD Highway 1804.

Nearest Town: Pierre

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