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Out on the South Dakota prairie there is an oasis to discover, a wonderland filled with waterways, grassland, lakes, camping, and wildlife. The Little Moreau Recreation Area is its name, and people have been camping here for centuries, so you know it’s a winner. It started with the Native Americans who used it as their winter campgrounds long before it was “discovered” by settlers. Then it was a place for explorers and settlers to homestead and graze their cattle on the lush greenery. Now it is one big ol fun zone for all your outdoor activities! Yay! Plan a camping trip here, bring the boat, and get on the water. Scope out the wildlife including red foxes, bobcats, owls, and eagles, and settle in for some quality time with Mother Nature. This place has all the makings for a rad outdoor trip to remember.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Little Moreau Recreation Area is during the spring and fall, when mild temperatures create perfect conditions for outdoor activities. Summer brings warmth and a full bloom of nature, but also larger crowds. Winters can be harsh, so check local conditions if you plan a visit during the colder months.

Know before you go

  • Ensure you check the weather forecast before your visit to prepare for the conditions.
  • Be aware of any park closures or special advisories by contacting the park's customer service.
  • Accessibility varies across different areas of the park; inquire ahead for specific needs.
  • Remember to pack essentials, including water, snacks, and a first-aid kit for your safety.
  • For any inquiries, call 605.223.7660 during office hours.

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