Farm Island Recreational Area

Farm Island State Recreational Area is not on Lake Oahe and is located south of the Oahe Dam. However, it is a camping area on the water from the Missouri River, so we included it here. The body of water it borders is called Whipple Lake, a result of the flood of 2011. The lake is small with minimal current, excellent for personal watercraft such as canoes, paddle boats and kayaks. It is also a wonderful lake for swimming. Check with the park staff to rent boats or bikes.

Farm Island SRA has two camping areas to choose from. Sites have electric hook ups only; an rv dump station is located near the entrance of the park. Shower and toilet facilities are in the comfort stations. Make camping reservations here. Large trees in the park provide ample shade, and several playgrounds give younger members of your group a place to use up energy. Of course, there is also hiking or biking the paved trail to LaFramboise Island, as well as swimming in the lake!

History abounds in the area, and Farm Island is no different. The Lewis & Clark Center tells of the significance of the location to the expedition in 1804. An excellent way to include some U.S. History into your vacation and call it a field trip!