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Little Moreau State Recreation Area

Little Moreau State Recreation Area
Little Moreau State Recreation Area
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Lat: 45.34671
Lon: -101.09374
Ele: 2,041 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
South Dakota South Dakota
Lat: 45.34671   |    Lon: -101.09374   |    Ele: 2,041 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
South Dakota South Dakota

Little Moreau was once called the Big Owl and the Little Owl rivers.

Little Moreau State Recreation Area was once used for winter campgrounds for the Cheyenne and later the Minneconjou tribes, plus Two Kettle bands of the Teton Sioux. Once known as Big Owl and Little Owl Rivers, the name was changed to Moreau, an early fur trader's name. The surrounding grasslands attracted the first European settlers to the Moreau Valley, and during the late 1870s through the 1890s, cattle barons came from southern states to graze thousands of their cattle on the rich grassland.

 

This recreation area is a perfect place for camping and RVs. The campground is quiet, secluded, and private. There are only 5 sites available, and they are located by the water, with amazing views of the lake. The campground is open year-round and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors can bring their boat, canoe, kayak, or bike. Enjoy hiking, fishing, and swimming, or use the volleyball court and picnic areas. Wildlife is abundant here, so be on the lookout for red foxes, bobcats, owls, and eagles. Bird watchers and photographers also enjoy this area.

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Kayaking
Canoeing
Wildlife
Biking
Walking
Birding
Photography

Kayaking
Canoeing
Wildlife
Biking
Walking
Birding
Photography
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Current conditions for Little Moreau State Recreation Area

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Monthly averages:

High / Low (°F)
Rain
JAN
23° / 10°
4 days
FEB
24° / 11°
4 days
MAR
40° / 26°
9 days
APR
53° / 36°
13 days
MAY
66° / 47°
16 days
JUN
78° / 58°
16 days
High / Low (°F)
Rain
JUL
87° / 65°
14 days
AUG
84° / 63°
14 days
SEP
74° / 54°
9 days
OCT
55° / 40°
9 days
NOV
41° / 28°
5 days
DEC
26° / 15°
4 days

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