BSA camp Lewis & Clark
By: Posted On: 2019-11-25

This BSA camp was one that was recommended to us by our readers. Several of the pictures used are from actual camping experiences sent in by our readers.

Lewis and Clark Scout Reservation is on the shore of the beautiful Lewis and Clark Lake, part of the Missouri River, about 10 miles west of Yankton, South Dakota. In operation since 1957, Lewis and Clark Boy Scout Camp is host to over 2000 Scouts and Scouters during summer camp, and even more, people take advantage of the camp during the school year. With over 400 acres of camp property, there is plenty of room to explore and enjoy nature. Lewis and Clark offer an extensive summer camp program with over 40 merit badges, COPE, Climbing, Sailing, PWC, ATV, Challenge Valley Obstacle course, Buckskin Adventure, and many more fun and exciting programs. It also serves as base camp to the Missouri River High Adventure Base, which hosts a week-long canoe trip along the historic trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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The camp's website is Lewis and Clark Scouts BSA Camp is located in Southcentral South Dakota, just to the west of Yankton, SD. US 81 runs through Yankton. The actual address of the camp is 800 N. West Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104. Its GPS coordinates are 42.883993 N, -97.594169W.


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Summertime temperatures generally rise to the upper 80s by day and fall into the lower 60s at night. Most all of the campsites here are meant for tents. There are centrally located restrooms and shower facilities.