Burke Lake Recreation Area

State: South Dakota

Address 1: C/O Snake Creek Recreation Area 35316 SD Hwy 44

City: Platte

Zip: 57369

Phone: (605) 337-2587

Open: Open may through October

Number of Sites: 16

Camp URL: http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Heartland/BurkeLake.htm

Full Hook: Yes

Like an oasis on the prairie, this area has a 25-acre lake which is surrounded by trees. Whether boating, sailing or canoeing, visitors will enjoy this lake that averages only eight feet in depth. Native and introduced prairie grasses and wildflowers abound in the 206-acre park, and wildlife of all kinds inhabit this unique area.

The 16 campsites at Burke Lake are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sites are non-electric. This park has areas for tent camping and RV-type campers. No showers or water. Vault toilets.

Reservations: None available. First-come, first-served camping.

Recreation: Camping. Boating. Fishing. 3/4-mile hiking trail. Trail great for bird watching. Two picnic areas. Two picnic shelters.

Fishing/Boating: Single lane boat ramp. Wheelchair accessible fishing dock. Northern pike, largemouth bass, perch, bluegill and bullheads.