Central Region Camping

Central Region Camping

The central region of South Dakota provides an abundance of camping opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Encompassing the mighty Missouri River, the central region of South Dakota has much to offer campers interested in seeing the heart of South Dakota. No matter what your preferred camping style—peaceful solitude, social interaction, or family-friendly activities—you’re sure to find just the right facility.

Below are a few popular camping destinations for the area. We also encourage you to check out all the central region state parks.

Popular Campgrounds in the Area


The city of Chamberlain lies right along I-90 and the Missouri River. It is a great spot to stop for the night on your journey across the state. With access to the river and other fun activities in the area you will not have a shortage of finding things to do.

A few of the popular campgrounds located there is Cedar Shore Resort, American Creek Campground and Als Oasis Campground.

Angostura Recreation Area

Angostura State Recreation Area is one of the few large reservoirs in western South Dakota. The lake’s crystal waters and strong fishery make it a popular vacation area.

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, located five miles north of Fort Pierre, South Dakota, is a haven for water lovers and nature enthusiasts. It is located right along the Lake Oahe and provides and amazing opportunity for fishing, hiking, biking and boating. Also nearby is Farm Island Recreation Area.

This area is also home to the State’s Capital. If you get a chance you are encouraged to go check it out. There is some breathtaking architecture.

Snake Creek Recreation Area

Located along the Missouri River, visitors to Snake Creek can enjoy boating, fishing, and camping. They have electrical and non-electrical campsites, boat launching ramps, and fish cleaning stations. 

Just a few miles up the road you will also find another state park called the Buryanek Recreation Area. This area is a fantastic spot for those looking to enjoy the benefits of being right by the river.

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