West Whitlock Recreation Area

Fees

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

Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.
State Park Maps / Information
Amenities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Vault toilets

ADA/Accessible

Camping Site
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers
  • Activities
    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Snowshoeing
    • Swimming

    Address

    West Whitlock Recreation Area
    16157 West Whitlock, Ste A
    Gettysburg, SD 57442
    605.765.9410
    Email: WhitlockRec@state.sd.us
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    A popular campsite for the Arikara and Mandan people in the past, West Whitlock now draws modern-day campers and fishermen to its shores. When the area became a park, it was named for Mrs. J.F. Whitlock, whose pioneering family once owned the land. Whitlock Crossing was the name given to a small settlement that operated a ferry across the river near the area.

    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: 105 campsites and 2 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

    Directions:

    18 miles west of Gettysburg off US Highway 212.

    Nearest Town: Gettysburg

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