French Creek Camping Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Fall River Ranger District - French Creek Camp Area

This small developed campground is a quiet area with picnic tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet. This site is popular for rockhounding. Adjacent to the campground is a barren hill with a layer of exposed rocks, including the occassional agate. Please recreate with respect.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first serve.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Collection and/or duplication of vertebrate fossils, including vertebrate trace fossils, from National Forest System Lands requires a permit. No permits for the collection of any fossils are issued for commercial purposes, except for petrified wood. 
Closest Towns: Fairburn, South Dakota; Hot Springs, South Dakota
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Fall River Ranger District, (605) 745-4107

General Information


From Fairburn, South Dakota travel 11.4 miles east on French Creek Road to the turn off on your left.

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