North Point Recreation Area

State: South Dakota

Address 1: 38180 297th Street

City: Lake Andes

Zip: 57356

Phone: (605) 487-7046

Open: Open May through October

Number of Sites: 111

Electric: 111

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Located on the shores of the Missouri River, just above Fort Randall Dam, the park provides a spectacular river view. Lewis and Clark came up the river in late-August, early-September in 1804. In this area, they saw their first prairie dogs, which they called “barking squirrels.” They were also told to watch for an infrequent phenomenon called “burning bluffs,” where the shale ignites and smokes.

Camping: 111 sites (all electrical). One wheelchair accessible site. Showers. Water. Dump station.

Recreation: Camping. Cabins. Paved, accessible hiking/biking trail. Boating. Fishing. Game/equipment checkout. Horseshoes. Accessible picnic shelter. Playground. Swimming. Volleyball. Rifle range, shotgun trap shooting range. Nearby golf course.

Swimming/Beaches: Two swimming beaches. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Fishing/Boating: Fish cleaning station. Four boat ramps. Walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie, catfish. License required.