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Fort Randall Dam

Open Memorial Day - Labor Day

Fort Randall Dam Powerhouse Tours are available, please call to reserve.  Tours are free.

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Fort Randall Dam construction began in 1946.  
The main features of Fort Randall Dam are the embankment, power plant, spillway and outlet works.



Faces of the Fort

Fort Randall Military Post, built in 1856 on the south side of the river just below the dam, was established to keep peace on the frontier and served as a major navigation link to the Missouri River.

Fort Randall Established The fort was abandoned in 1892, but the remains of the old parade ground, excavations of foundations of buildings and the standing ruins of the old chalkstone chapel are still visible.

Sitting Bull was a prisoner here for a short time following his surrender in Canada.  Fort Randall Chapel



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