Snake Creek Recreation Area encompasses a total area of 695 acres near Platte City in Charles Mix County, South Dakota. Access to the main entrance to the park is 14 miles west of Platte off SD Hwy 44. The distinctive feature of the Snake Creek Recreation Area is the scenic bluffs along the Missouri River that create the stunning vista for this area. The land where the Snake Creek Recreation Area sits is also famous because it played a vital role in the steamboat traffic between 1830 and the 1880s.
Today Lake Francis Case attracts visitors to this recreation area and the park is also quite appealing among boaters and anglers as well as nature enthusiasts seeking the scenic beauty along the Missouri River. Other popular activities at the park include historical interests, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, sailing/windsurfing, water skiing and other water sports, bird watching, hiking as well as other outdoor sports and games like basketball and volleyball, and biking.
The park is ADA accessible and includes the following amenities: a concession and food service, 2 campgrounds with 115 campsites and 10 cabins (each can accommodate 4 people), picnic shelter, playground, resort, marina, boat ramp, drinking water, dump station, fish cleaning station, fishing pole checkout, vault toilets, tent sites, 50-Amp electricity, firewood, and a dump station. Also, pets are welcome into the recreational area.
Dogs of all sizes are allowed into the recreational area at no additional cost. If you choose to bring your dog with you to the recreational area, be aware that standard South Dakota state park rules apply. Some of the rules you should be aware of include the following; You must never leave your dog unattended and you must always maintain immediate control of your pet. Control of your pet includes keeping them on a leash no longer than 10 feet long, preventing your dog from getting closer than 200 feet from other guests and preventing your dog from getting into park buildings and designated swimming areas. Your dog is nevertheless allowed into tent and camp areas. Finally, you must always clean up after your dog.