Contact Info
Missouri River Institute
The University of
South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Akeley-Lawrence
Science Center
Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: info@mnrrwatertrail.org

Financial support for website development provided by the
Living River Group
of the
Sierra Club

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Site Description:

Ft. Randall Dam on the Missouri River was built in 1956 as a part of the Pick-Sloan Plan and is one of six dams on the Missouri River. Ft. Randall Dam is named after the Fort Randall Military Post, which was built in 1856 and named after Colonel Daniel W. Randall, a former deputy paymaster in the Army.

Lake Francis Case is above Ft. Randall Dam, and provides many recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and swimming. The 39-mile District of the Missouri National Recreational River begins at Ft. Randall Dam and extends just below Chief Standing Bear Bridge, near Running Water, SD.
Web Link http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/DamandLakeProjects/MissouriRiverDams/FortRandall.aspx