Fort Randall Dam Visitor Center

Fort Randall Dam station about the Missouri River. Blue sky with clouds and blue water.
Fort Randall Dam

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Pickstown, S.D.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and open May through August. The center is located on the western edge of Pickstown, SD along U.S. Highway 281 and 18, and offers views of Lake Francis Case, Fort Randall Dam, and the Missouri River. For information call 605-487-7845.

The Fort Randall Dam Visitor Center features exhibits that include information and displays about the authorized project purposes, construction of the dam, local cultural history, paleontological history, early exploration and natural history of the area. The center also houses a freshwater aquarium that displays fish species of the Missouri River.

Directions to the Fort Randall Visitor Center
This center provides an excellent view of the Missouri River and Fort Randall Dam.
Located near Pickstown, S.D., River Mile 880.0
  • From US 46 in South Dakota:¬†After leaving Wagner, S.D., drive 16 miles west, turn right at Fort Randall Visitor Center, just on the east side of Fort Randall Dam. Or
  • From US 18 and 46 in South Dakota:¬†Driving east on US 18 from Bonesteel, S.D. for 29 miles cross Fort Randall Dam onto US 46. Take the first left after crossing the dam to the Fort Randall Visitor Center.

Missouri National Recreational River

Last updated: August 31, 2020