Farm Island Recreation Area

State: South Dakota

Address 1: 1301 Farm Island Road

City: PIerre

Zip: 57501

Phone: (605) 773-2885

Open: Open may through October

Number of Sites: 90

Electric: 90

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Located east of Pierre, Farm Island attracts all types of visitors … campers, swimmers, hikers, anglers, bird watchers and bicyclists. With easy access to Lake Sharpe and popular beaches and trails, this park stays busy throughout the year. Additionally, the park has ties to the Lewis and Clark expedition, which is detailed in the new Lewis and Clark family center.

Camping: 90 campsites (all electrical) in two campgrounds. Two accessible sites. Showers. Water. Dump station

Recreation: Camping. Cabins. Hiking/biking. See maps below. Bicycle rentals. Basketball. Boating. Canoe and paddleboat rentals. Cross-country skiing. Fishing. Game/equipment checkout. Historical interest: site of old Fort Sully and other historical sites. Two wheelchair accessible picnic shelters. Warming shelter. Playgrounds. Ski beach. Swimming. Polo field. Interpretive visitor center.

Swimming/Beaches: Swimming beach. Ski beach. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Fishing/Boating: Fish cleaning stations. Wheelchair accessible fishing dock. Two boat ramps. Fishing license required.