Farm Island Recreation Area

Fees

Daily: $8 per vehicle
Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
Campsites: - electrical: $26 per night
Cabins:: $55 per night

Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
Amenities
  • Beach
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing dock
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Visitor Center
  • Warming shelter
  • Wi-Fi

ADA/Accessible

Camping Site
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers
  • Activities
    • Archery range
    • Basketball
    • Biking
    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Cross country skiing
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Historical interest
    • Paddleboarding
    • Snowshoeing
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

    Address

    Farm Island Recreation Area
    1301 Farm Island Road
    Pierre, SD 57501
    605.773.2885
    Email: FarmIsland@state.sd.us
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    Located east of Pierre, Farm Island attracts all types of visitors – campers, swimmers, hikers, anglers, bird watchers and bicyclists. With easy access to Lake Sharpe and popular beaches and trails, this park stays busy throughout the year. Additionally, the park has ties to the Lewis and Clark expedition, which is detailed in the Lewis and Clark family center.

    Farm Island features an island nature area, which provides an outdoor classroom for visitors. Eight miles of hiking trails wind through the island and give hikers, walkers, cross-country skiers and bicyclists a chance for peace, quiet and nature observation.

    Deer and a variety of birds are very common to see on the island. Trail users may also notice traces of beaver activity near the water. Users also have access to a nature observation blind.

    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: 2 campground with 90 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

    Directions:

    4 miles east of Pierre off SD Highway 34.

    Nearest Town: Pierre

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