Lake Sharpe, South Dakota

Learn about camping and boondocking at Lake Sharpe, South Dakota

North Shore Recreation Area, Fort Thompson, SD

North Shore Recreation Area, Fort Thompson, SD Free camping is hard to find in South Dakota once you get east of the Badlands. Fortunately, the Army Corps of Engineers has set up several recreation areas along the Missouri River. Most of the better campgrounds within these recreation areas will cost you per-night fees. However, North Shore Recreation Area seems to be an exception. It’s part of the greater Lake Sharpe region, a lake created along the Missouri River after the construction of Big Bend Dam, about 30 minutes north of Chamberlain. North Shore Recreation Area and Tailrace Left Campground used ... Read more