Snake Creek 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
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Life Jacket Checkout
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Resort
  • Vault toilets

ADA/Accessible

Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Activities
    • Basketball
    • Biking
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Historical interest
    • Horseshoes
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

    Address

    Snake Creek Recreation Area
    35316 SD Hwy 44
    Platte, SD 57369
    605.337.2587
    Email: SnakeCreek@state.sd.us
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    Lake Francis Case draws visitors to Snake Creek Recreation Area. The park is popular with boaters and anglers, as well those looking for scenic beauty along the Missouri River. History buffs will enjoy knowing that the Lewis and Clark expedition traveled through the area, where they were told to watch for “burning bluffs” along the river.

    The Lewis and Clark expedition has forever left its mark on this area with the story of Private George Shannon. Shannon, the youngest member of the expedition at 19 years old, became lost when he was sent to fetch strayed horses. Thinking the crew had moved up river, Shannon raced to meet the boats. When he was found exhausted and starving two weeks later, he quickly learned that the expedition had been downstream from him the entire time.

    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 campgrounds with 115 campsites and 10 cabins (each sleep 4 people)

    Directions:

    14 miles west of Platte off SD Hwy 44.

    Nearest Town: Platte

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