Enjoy a relaxing camping trip along the Missouri River.
This area was once known as Fish Creek, but after the 1880s, the creek was renamed after the person in charge of the fur post near the mouth of the creek, Bernard Pratte. It is a funny story because someone made a spelling error, and instead of writing Pratte, the new name of the creek was written as Platte; this forever changed the name of the creek. The land around Platte Creek Recreation Area was the homeland of the Plains Native American Tribes, including the Dakota and several Sioux.
The tribes made contact with European fur trappers in the late 1790s and then contacted Lewis and Clark's Discovery Expedition in 1805. The Platte Creek Recreation Area has 252 acres for visitors to enjoy. It has scenic natural features and a beautifully quiet campground. Visitors are drawn to this area for the great fishing and the beaches and various outdoor recreation available. It also has boat ramps and campsites, 37 of which feature electric hookups. They have a nice playground and a camp store fully stocked with supplies. Visitors can see plenty of wildlife, such as eagles, kingfisher birds, and deer. The area is also pet-friendly, making it an ultimate family destination for all.