Platte Creek Recreation Area

Platte Creek Recreation Area


Location:8 miles west and 10 miles south of Platte, off SD 44.
Facilities:54 modern campsites (39 with electrical hookups, 1 @di), comfort station with showers, boat launch, fish cleaning station.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing.
Special Features:The 107-mile long lake is surrounded by 540 miles of shoreline, some featuring the "burning bluffs," which are created by oil-bearing shale. Lightning strikes or chemical reactions ignite the shale, which may then smoke for years.
Address:c/o Snake Creek Recreation Area
35316 SD Hwy 44
Platte, SD 57369

Phone:605-337-2587
Web: www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/heartland/plattecreek.htm
Size: 252 acres.

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