Chief White Crane Recreation Area
SD Hwy 52
Yankton, SD 57442
State Park: Birding, Camp, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
On the shores of Lake Yankton, Chief White Crane is in close proximity to the Missouri River and Gavins Point Dam. The park was named after Chief White Crane who met with Lewis and Clark in this area in 1804. The park has an abundance of large, mature cottonwood trees that provide excellent shade for the campground and serve as a place for bald eagles to roost during the winter.