Camping Near Geddes, SD

Geddes, a small city in Charles Mix County, South Dakota, was named in honor of D. C. Geddes, a Milwaukee railroad official. It was founded in 1900 as a trading site very near the Missouri River. Its proximity to the river has made it popular for fishing and pheasant hunting. Here are a few suggestions for camping.

North Wheeler State Recreation Area
29084 N. Wheeler Road
Geddes, South Dakota 57342
(605) 487-7046
www.gfp.sd.gov

North Wheeler State Recreation Area is a serene getaway in the small town of Geddes. Those who love to fish can enjoy a good harvest, while those who want spend the night outside their Geddes Inn can go camping in any of the 22 campsites throughout the park. The park is open year round. Park entrance is around $4 per person, and there is also a charge if you are planning on taking your vehicle inside the park. If you bring your own tent, the campsite fee is around $10 for non-electrical and around $15 for electrical, while the camping cabins are about $40 per night.

Pease Creek Recreation Area
37270 293rd Street
Geddes, South Dakota 57342
(605) 487-7046
www.gfp.sd.gov

Pease Creek is all of 600 acres, with an easy access to Lake Francis Case of the Missouri River. The park is a popular campground with drinking water, a fish cleaning station, flush toilets and showers, and vault toilets. The 23 campsites are available from May to September only, while the cabins are available year round. There are also five horse camp sites, and the park has horseback riding trails as well as hiking trails.

Randall Creek Recreation Area
136 Randall Creek Road
Pickstown, South Dakota 57367
(605) 487-7046
www.gfp.sd.gov

Randall Creek is about 25 miles from your Geddes Bed and Breakfast, but right along the Missouri River, where you will have the chance to see bald eagles. Fishing, walking, ball games and boating are allowed in the park. While the park is open the whole year round, camping is only allowed from May to September, because the rest of the months are bald eagle roosting months. The area has two campgrounds with 132 campsites, and four cabins that sleep four people each.

Platte Creek Recreation Area
35910 282nd Street
Platte, South Dakota 57369
www.gfp.sd.gov

The Platte Creek Recreation Area is a quieter area where you can enjoy boating, fishing and camping, or just enjoy nature. The park is open year round but camping is only allowed from May to September. There are 54 campsites in the area with drinking water, flush toilets and showers.

Snake Creek Recreation Park
35316 SD Hwy 44
Platte, South Dakota 57369
www.gfp.sd.gov

One of the most scenic areas along the Missouri River, Snake Creek Recreation Park draws visitors from Geddes and other areas because of Lake Francis Case. It is a popular fishing, boating and swimming area. Kids can enjoy their very own kids' fishing pond. The place also has biking and walking trails. The park is open year round but again, campsites are open from May to September only.