Spring Creek Rec Area

A father and son team are set to include a 275-site rv park as a planned development on Lake Oahe’s Spring Creek/Cow Creek Peninsula. Credit: Gwen Albers

Pierre, S.D., father and son, Vic and Andrew Utech, plan to develop a 384-lot housing development, 275 RV sites and 100 storage units on 210 acres on Lake Oahe’s Spring Creek/Cow Creek Peninsula, according to the Captial Journal.

In October, the Utechs purchased the closed 40-acre Oahe Speedway and farmland to the west for the development, all of which lies in Sully County just over the Hughes County border. What will be known as the Codger’s Castaway RV Park and Development lies 15 miles north of Pierre on the corner of Spring Creek Road and to the west of state Highway 1804.

“This will certainly be the largest development Central South Dakota has seen,” Vic Utech said Monday (Aug. 29). “The demand is there. I think it will take some time, but we’ve drawn it and designed it. It’s going through the permit process right now.”

In addition, the Utechs are negotiating the purchase of the nearby Oahe Golf Course, which closed around 2012 or 2013.

“My plan is to acquire that,” Utech said. “The owner and I have been in a lot of communication to get it going. I have every intention of reopening the golf course.”

He hopes to begin working on the golf course by May 1.

The Utechs initially developed the nearby Codger’s RV Park on 30 acres of cropland purchased in the fall of 2014. They developed 84 sites in 2015 and 90 sites in 2017.

“Two years later we did another site and ended up with 275 total,” Utech said.

All are rented.

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