North Wheeler Recreation Area

Quick Facts

North Wheeler Recreation Area

South Dakota

(605) 487-7046

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Things To Do


This small, quiet park is a great get-away for those seeking to relax. With lake access between Pease Creek and Platte Creek, visitors can spend their days on the water and their night relaxing in the campground. North Wheeler provides excellent opportunities for fishing. Two picnic tables along the water's edge allow visitors to relax on the shore and enjoy the view of Lake Francis Case. The park's small campground has twenty-two sites that are all available on a first come, first-served basis. This makes North Wheeler a great destination for a spontaneous trip to a park.

Map of North Wheeler Rec. Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.165830, -98.825280



  • Boating

    A boat ramp provides access to Lake Francis Case.

  • Bicycling

    Contact park regarding bicycle usage.

  • Camping

    First come, first-served camping makes North Wheeler an excellent park for a last-minute camping trip. The park features a basic campground with 22 sites, 15 of which are electrical.

  • Fishing

    Visitors catch walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie, and catfish. A fishing license is required. The park has a fish cleaning station.

  • Picnicking

    There are two picnic tables on the lake's shore.


The park is open year-round, but it offers more activities in warmer months.



Located 16 miles S of Platte off SD 1804.

Phone Numbers


(605) 487-7046