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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1st time visit

No pull-throughs but sites are long and fairly easy to back 36' MH into them. We stayed 1 night the end of January. Sites were not plowed but snow wasn't deep.
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Such a pleasant campground

The Big Sioux Rec campground is well run, close to Sioux Falls and tourist activities. A delight to stay in.
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Beautiful Fall Colors

We came here as a last-minute trip to enjoy what we hoped would be the beginning of the change in seasons. Unfortunately, it turned out to be our last trip of the season. This park is absolutely stunning. There are trees galore, and the autumn colors were amazing to look at. Several species of trees are in the park, so there are a ton of photo ops with various colors of leaves and trees. If you want some place that has peace & quiet, is along the river, and has plenty of walking paths, this is your campground. Can't wait to go back and camp next year!
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One of the Best

One of the best parks in eastern South Dakota. Very relaxing and staff that are concern that your stay is remarkable.
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