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Platte Creek Recreation Area

Platte Creek

Fishing and water recreation draws a quieter crowd to Platte Creek Recreation Area to enjoy Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River. Visitors to Platte Creek enjoy natural features similar to those at Snake Creek, but from a quieter campground with similar amenities.

Restrictions / Safety

Platte Creek Recreation Area

35910 282nd Street
Platte, SD  57369
605.337.2587
Email: SnakeCreek@state.sd.us  

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 43.298531
Long: -98.997652

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Activities

BoatingCampingFishingHistorical interest

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Flush toilets/showers

ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite (19E)
  • Showers

History

The earliest maps refer to this stream as Fish Creek. After the 1880s, the creek was renamed to honor Bernard Pratte, who operated a fur post near the mouth of the creek. A spelling error forever changed the name to Platte Creek. It was in this area, also, that Lewis and Clark were told to watch for the "burning bluffs."

 

Park Specs

Directions

South Central South Dakota: 8 miles west and 10 miles south of Platte of SD Hwy 44

Maps

Location Map
Campground map

Area Attractions

Nearest Town

Platte

Fees

Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

Campsites: