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Swan Creek Recreation Area

Swan Creek

Situated on the rolling prairie bluffs, the east and west campgrounds provide anglers the opportunity to stay overnight. Two ramps offer access to Lake Oahe for boating and fishing fun. Swan Creek is one of the SD state parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Restrictions / Safety

Swan Creek Recreation Area

C/O West Whitlock
16157A West Whitlock Road
Gettysburg, SD 57442
Email: WhitlockRec@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 45.319177
Long: -100.3

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Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Vault toilets


Fishing License Required

  • Walleye
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • White Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (11E)

Park Specs

  • Reservations: www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
    • Campsites: Available up to 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 2 campgrounds with 26 campsites


North central South Dakota: 9 miles west of Akaska off US Hwy 83


Location Map
Campground 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


  • $13 non-electrical
  • $17 electrical site