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North Point Recreation Area

North Point

Located on the shores of the Missouri River just above Fort Randall Dam, North Point Recreation Area provides a spectacular river view. Lewis and Clark came up the river in late-August, early-September in 1804. In this area, they saw their first prairie dogs, which they called "barking squirrels." They were also told to watch for an infrequent phenomenon called "burning bluffs," where the shale ignites and smokes.

Restrictions / Safety

North Point Recreation Area

38180 297th Street
Lake Andes, SD 57356
Email: NorthPoint@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 43.083064
Long: -98.550327


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BikingBoatingCampingCanoeing/KayakingFishingGolfHikingHorseshoesSwimmingTrapshooting/rifle rangeVolleyball

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game Checkout
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Resort
  • Vault toilets


Fishing and Boating Access Map

Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Bass
  • Crappie
  • Catfish

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (42E, 16)
  • Camping Cabins (E, F)
  • Hiking/biking Trail
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers


Fort Randall Marina is privately operated under agreement with the Division of Parks and Recreation.

Contact by phone: 605.487.7272

  • Marina
  • Floating Fuel Dock

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites and Cabins: Available 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 111 campsites and 7 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)


Southeastern South Dakota: 1 mile NW of Pickstown off US Hwy 281 


Location Map
Campground map
Trail map and guide
Walking map

Area Attractions

Nearest Town



Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license


  • $19 (all sites electrical)

Camping Cabins:

  • $40/night