Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area

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Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area

South Dakota

(605) 374-5114

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A small, get-away park, Llewellyn Johns' ten campsites offer a quiet camping experience beside Flat Creek Lake. Nearby Shadehill Recreation Area offers recreational opportunities as well as points of historical interest to keep visitors busy all day. For those who prefer peace and quiet, this is a great campground to just sit back and relax. Many historic figures have crossed through the area, including Hugh Glass and Custer's 1874 Expedition. In 1823, Glass was attacked by a grizzly bear in this area, which is documented in the novel Lord Grizzly. Visitors enjoy picnicking on the shores of Flat Creek Lake.

Map of Llewellyn Johns Rec. Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.727753, -102.278595



  • Camping

    There are ten electrical campsites located near the shore of Flat Creek Lake.

  • Picnicking

    Visitors may picnic in the park on the shores of Flat Creek Lake.


This park is open year-round, but the lack of sophisticated facilities makes it more suitable for summer camping than winter usage.



Located 12 miles south of Lemmon off SD Highway 73

Phone Numbers


(605) 374-5114