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Farm Island Recreation Area

1301 Farm Island Road
Pierre, SD 57501

605-773-2885

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 Lewis and Clark family center.

Farm Island features an island nature area, which provides an outdoor classroom for visitors. Eight miles of hiking trails wind through the island and give hikers, walkers, cross-country skiers and bicyclists a chance for peace, quiet and nature observation.

Deer and a variety of birds are very common to see on the island. Trail users may also notice traces of beaver activity near the water. Users also have access to a nature observation blind.

Activities:

Archery range
Basketball
Biking
Birdwatching
Boating
Camping
Canoeing/Kayaking
Cross country skiing
Fishing
Hiking
Historical interest
Paddleboarding
Snowshoeing
Swimming
Volleyball

Amenities:

Beach
Bicycle rentals
Boat Ramp
Campground
Camping cabins
Canoe/kayak rentals
Drinking water
Dump station
Electric campsites
Fish cleaning station
Fishing dock
Fishing pole checkout
Flush toilets/showers
Game checkout
Life Jacket Checkout
Paddleboard rentals
Picnic Shelter
Playground
Snowshoe checkout
Visitor Center
Warming shelter
Wi-Fi

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