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Platte Creek Recreation Area

35910 282nd Street
Platte, SD 57369

605-337-2587

Fishing and water recreation draws a quieter crowd to Platte Creek Recreation Area to enjoy Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River. Visitors to Platte Creek enjoy natural features similar to those at Snake Creek, but from a quieter campground with similar amenities.

The earliest maps refer to this stream as Fish Creek. After the 1880s, the creek was renamed to honor Bernard Pratte, who operated a fur post near the mouth of the creek. A spelling error forever changed the name to Platte Creek. It was in this area, also, that Lewis and Clark were told to watch for the "burning bluffs."

Activities:

Boating
Camping
Fishing
Historical interest
Swimming

Amenities:

Beach
Boat Ramp
Campground
Drinking water
Dump station
Electric campsites
Fish cleaning station
Flush toilets/showers
Picnic Shelter
Playground

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