Description


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.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Group Area
  • River
  • Forest Areas
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • ADA Accessible
  • Phone
  • Groups Welcome
  • Clubs Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Open Year Round
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Laundry
  • Conven Store
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Club/Meeting Room
  • Repair Services
  • Chapel Services
  • Urban Setting

Recreation

Onsite

  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Backpacking
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Education Activity
  • Entertainment
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • River Rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • Pool
  • Water Slides
  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Climbing
  • Golfing
  • Hang/Paraglide
  • Miniature Golf
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Skiing -Downhill
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Trap/Skeet Shooting

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Such a pleasant campground
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The Big Sioux Rec campground is well run, close to Sioux Falls and tourist activities. A delight to stay in.
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David and Jon
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Beautiful Fall Colors
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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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1994 Minnie Winnie
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One of the Best
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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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a2medic
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Great Weekend
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This was probably our last camp out this year, and it was great! We love to camp in the Fall, and Big Sioux is so beautiful at this time of the year. Our granddaughter had a great time raking leaves and running around the open 'meadow'. Met new friends, fixed chili for Saturday's supper, and the camp fire was warm and cozy. This place is really great for families and loners alike. One new single camper friend wants to camp with us next year! All in all, a really nice campground and a great weekend!
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racingmom
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Reviewed 10/23/2017