Pierson Ranch Recreation Area

Fees

Daily: $8 per vehicle
Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
Campsites: - electrical: $26 per night
Campsites: - non-electrical: $22 per night
Cabins:: $55 per night

Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
Amenities
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets

ADA/Accessible

Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Activities
    • Basketball
    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Disc Golf
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseshoes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

    Address

    Pierson Ranch Recreation Area
    31144 Toe Road
    Yankton, SD 57078
    605.668.2985
    Email: Lewis-Clark@state.sd.us
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    Pierson Ranch opened in 1959 and is the oldest campground in the area. It was the first campground to be constructed after Gavins Point Dam was completed. Located between Chief White Crane and Lewis and Clark Recreation Areas, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of recreation opportunities in all three parks.

    Right off Highway 52, the park provides easy access to picnic shelters and campsites. In addition, the large day-use area serves as an excellent facility for hosting family reunions and large group picnics.

    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: 67 campsites, 2 cabins (each sleeps 4 people) and 1 kitchenette picnic shelter available to rent for $50

    Directions:

    4 miles W of Yankton off SD Hwy 52

    Nearest Town: Yankton

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