Snake Creek Recreation Area

State Park

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35316 SD Hwy 44
Platte, SD 57369
Reservations: 800-710-2267
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GPS: 43.3904, -99.1194

Last Price Paid: $21
Number of Sites: 115
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1421 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ford F150
51 reviews
Nightly rate: $21
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 113

Zamia Ventures would stay here again

“Outstanding camping and fishing”

Reviewed May 22, 2018

Overall Rating

We just stayed here for one night on our way to the Badlands, but could easily have stayed longer. The park is located along the eastern bank of the Missouri River / Lake Francis Case, and offers some of the nicest camping facilities we've seen in a while. Camping sites are very large, paved, and generally pretty level. Site separation and privacy is unusually good. The premier sites are the waterfront sites, but the interior sites are really lovely as well, with wide sweeping lawns and trees and flowering shrubs separating the sites. Sites are electric only, with potable water available throughout the campground. The bathhouse is exceptionally clean and modern, with nice hot water for the showers. FYI, the dump station is on the north side of 44, while the two sections of campsites are on the south side. Traffic was minimal during our visit so it was no challenge to get to the north side if needed.

The main attractions of the park are related to the water. There's a really nice beach area for swimming, which is within an easy walk from all areas of the campground, along with ample picnic areas, playgrounds, etc. Fishing is the main attraction here, with many campers having boats, and the park offering fish cleaning stations. The park also has a concession area with a restaurant, which we did not visit. Gas and groceries are available in Platte, located about 15 miles east of the park along 44.

After a day of driving across South Dakota, this park was just a lovely oasis of water views, birds, and lush landscaping. Internet service was also great, with three bars of LTE service on AT&T! Download: 10.07 Mbps Upload: 4.32 Mbps

My only criticism would be that if you are not into fishing or water activities, then there may be limited entertainment. We didn't find any good hiking in the immediate vicinity.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • basketball court
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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