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    Big Sioux Recreation Area lies on the banks of South Dakota's Big Sioux River. Close to the cities of Brandon and Sioux Falls, Big Sioux is popular among campers, canoers, history buffs and archers. When the snow flies, groups of snowmobilers gather at the enclosed warming house. Campsites are open from May to October and log cabins can be booked year-round. Reservations can be done quickly and securely on your computer with the convenient online system. Make your selection, then pack up for a great vacation.

    Comfy cabins come with a set of bunk beds, a double bed, table and benches. Outside, you'll find a fire grate, picnic table and delightful scenery. Be sure to bring utensils for outdoor cooking, sleeping bags and bed linens, a cooler for food storage and container for water. RV sites are back-in and there are also tent-only sites. Amenities to make your stay more enjoyable include a playground, picnic shelter, flush toilets and showers. Fishing poles, games and snowshoes can be checked out for use at the park.

    Big Sioux Recreation Area features an archery range and course, an 18-hole disc golf course, a paved bike trail and a dog training area. Among the events at the park are the annual Big Sioux Bustle GPS/Geocaching Race, where teams race to find hidden caches, Spooktacular Trails at Halloween time and the Dutch Oven Gathering potluck. For more activity, notable attractions in the area include Palisades State Park, Pipestone National Monument, the Great Plains Zoo, Huset's Speedway and the Grand Falls Casino.

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    4 miles S Brandon, SD off I-90, Exit 406
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    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • River
    • Forest Areas
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Lodging - Other
    • Chapel Services
    • Urban Setting
    • Good Shopping
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    • Playground
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    • Pool
    • Water Slides
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Arcade Games
    • Climbing
    • Golfing
    • Hunting
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Skiing -Downhill
    • Snowboarding
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Trap/Skeet Shooting
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    Amazing campground.

    The friendly staff got us checked in quickly and gave perfect directions to our site. Our site was amazing, clean and level with nice shade trees. Although I didn’t use the restroom/showers I did check them out and they were spotless! A beautiful, quiet, clean campground very near to Sioux City which has an amazing Falls Park, downtown area and beautiful Catholic Church! We were so glad to have had the opportunity to camp here and see the sights in the area. I highly recommend this campground.
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    A minusOverall Rating

    Great Campground

    Very clean and quiet, nice long sites with gravel. It rained all night and wasn't muddy. Electricity worked well and the Bathhouse had clean, hot, powerful showers. The only possible improvement would be full hook-ups.
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    Quiet Atmosphere

    Even though the park is in Brandon, it is quiet. The sites are large and well maintained. Restful week!
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    A minusOverall Rating

    Clean, quiet, controlled

    The 2 women working at the check in booth were so helpful. Our site was muddy so they found us another. The restrooms were very clean everyday. A group of several women moved into a campsite and shortly several guys showed up with loud music playing. Whatever the staff did we did not hear another peep from the group. Thanks staff!
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