YANKTON, S.D. - Cottonwood Campground, operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project, is now open for free camping. Campsites have electricity and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Vault toilets are available though, water-based facilities will remain closed/off.
On April 18, 2013, the campground will begin charging fees and water-based facilities will be turned on. Camping fees in Cottonwood are $18 for prime sites along Lake Yankton and $16 for all other sites. Nebraska Tailwaters Campground will open on May 16, 2013. Camping fees for Nebraska Tailwaters are $16 for electric sites and $12 for non-electric sites. All campsites will remain first-come first-serve until Memorial Day weekend.
Campsites at Nebraska Tailwaters and Cottonwood Campgrounds can be reserved from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance. Reservation for both parks can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Release no. 20130315-001