Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

272 Westshore Dr • McCook Lake, SD 57049

(605) 232-0873 • Visit Website

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve consist of 1,500 acres along the Missouri River. It has picnic shelters, and a visitor's center, as well as cross-country ski rentals in the winter.

Chief White Crane Recreation Area

31323 Toe Rd • Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-2985 • Visit Website

Chief White Crane offers numerous campsites and several cabins. The recreation area is also known for its Bald Eagles.
Electric sites $26/night. Non-electric sites $15/night. Cabins $55/night.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

43349 SD Hwy 52 • Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-2985 • Visit Website

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area offers camping along the shores of the Lewis and Clark lake, as well as a resort, marina, and restaurant. In addition, the recreation area has trails for hiking, biking and horse back riding.
Electric sites $26/night. Non-electric site $15/night. Cabins $55/night.

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area

54731 897 Rd • Crofton, NE 68730

(402) 388-4169 • Visit Website

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area sits on the northeast border of the Lewis and Clark lake. Lewis and Clark offers modern cabins, boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching and scenic vistas.

Missouri Recreational River

508 E 2nd St • Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 665-0209 • Visit Website

100 miles of free-flowing river with opportunities for a variety of water-related sports.

Niobrara State Park

89261 522 Ave • Niobrara, NE 68760

(402) 857-3373 • Visit Website

Niobrara State Park is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Niobrara rivers. The park has excellent camping, horseback trails, and opportunities for hiking and fishing.

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area

31144 Toe Rd • Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-2985 • Visit Website

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area is near the Gavins Point Dam and has both picnic shelters and campsites in addition to a playground and tennis courts.
Electric sites $26/night. Cabins $55/night.

Snake Creek Recreation Area

35316 SD Hwy 44 • Platte, SD 57369

(605) 337-2587 • Visit Website

Snake Creek Recreation Area features Lake Francis Case.  It has picnic shelters and campsites in addition to boating and fishing opportunities.

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

31148 SD Hwy 19 • Vermillion, SD 57069

(605) 987-2263 • Visit Website

Spirit Mount Historic Prairie is one of the few places where you can walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, who visited the site on their remarkable expedition.

Springfield Recreation Area

1412 Boat Basin Dr • Springfield, SD 57062

(605) 668-2985 • Visit Website

Springfield Recreation Area is along the banks of the Missouri River and features a nine-hole golf course, and a bike trail, as well as campsites and picnic shelters.

City of Yankton's Parks and Recreation

1801 Summit St • Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-5231  • Visit Website

With 16 parks in Yankton, there's a place for everyone and part to suit every need. But Yankton's Department of Parks and Recreation is more than parks, also providing summer activities for kids and sport leagues for the whole family. View 2021's Summer Activity Information!

Indoor Recreation

NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex

800 Archery Lane • Yankton, SD 57078

605-260-9282 • Visit Website

Situated on nearly 100 acres; the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center includes three outdoor field ranges, a 3D range with a 40' elevated platform, two FITA ranges, a 90m indoor range, two classrooms, a fitness studio, indoor tennis courts, and indoor air rifle. *New: Two indoor pickleball courts added to Community Center offerings.

Summit Activity Center

1801 Summit St. • Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-5234 • Visit Website

With an indoor pool and several athletic courts, Summit Activity Center is a great resource for the winter months. It also offers a weight and fitness room, an indoor track, and numerous classes.

Looking for more exciting things to do in and around Yankton? Be sure to check out our Family Fun, EntertainmentGolf Courses, Disc Golf, and Clubs & Leagues pages! We have a Restaurant and Shopping directory for you to browse while you are here as well!
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