Pierson Ranch State Recreation Area – SD State Parks

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area, opened in 1959, 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.

2020 Rates

  • 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

 67 campsites, 2 cabins (each sleeps 4 people) and 1 kitchenette picnic shelter available to rent for $50,  playground equipment, picnic shelters, paved hiking trail, volleyball courts, amphitheater, disc golf course, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer field, one handicap accessible site, dump station and tents allowed.

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 the current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

Website

piersonranchrecreationarea

Contact

605-668-2985

Location
Three miles West on Highway 52 – 31144 Toe Rd.

 

 

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