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Swan Creek Recreation Area

Looking for reccord breaking sized fish? This is an area you'll want to spend time on the water! 

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 South Dakota state parks along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.



16157A West Whitlock Road, Ste A Gettysburg, SD 57442

Hours of Operation

Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.
Swan Creek Recreation Area


  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)

ADA / Accessible

  • Campsite(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
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