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  • Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area

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    Description

    A small, get-away park, Llewellyn Johns' 10 campsites offer a quiet camping experience. Nearby Shadehill Recreation Area offers recreational opportunities as well as points of historical interest to keep you busy all day. Or, if you prefer peace and quiet, this is a great campground to just sit back and relax.

    Many historic figures have crossed through the area, including Hugh Glass and Custer's 1874 Expedition. In 1823, Glass was attacked by a grizzly bear in this area, which is documented in the novel "Lord Grizzly." For more historical information, tour the Petrified Wood Park and Museum and the Grand River Museum, which displays artifacts and photos of life on the ranch, Native American history and more.

    At Shadehill Recreation Area, a beach and boat ramp gives you access to one of western South Dakota's largest lakes, Campgrounds and camping cabins let you spend extra time to appreciate the outdoors. A mile from Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area is the Grand River National Grassland, part of the vast Dakota Prairie Grasslands. Visitors can fish, hike, ride horses and backpack.

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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Lake
    • BBQ Facilities
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Lodging - Other
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Open Year Round
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    Nearby

    • Accom Big Rigs
    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Propane
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Playground
    • Bird Watching
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Snowmobiling
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Pool
    • Boat Ramp
    • Arcade Games
    • ATV/OHV/Mtcy
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Billiards
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Hiking
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    A minusOverall Rating
    09/20/2020

    Hidden fees

    The campground itself was rustic And quiet, just what we were looking for, the issue was the park ranger. Someone came by at some point and gave us a ticket. Apparently after you reserve and pay online you also have to find the kiosk at the campground and register your tow vehicle if you have one - and pay yet another fee. After we got the ticket I found the kiosk and the first line says - if you’ve registered and paid online, go directly to your site. Further down the sign is some confusing language about daily vehicle fees - it just doesn’t make any sense. Why wouldn’t you be able to pay all your fees at one time? It’s a head shaker
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/09/2020

    Recommendation for camping

    I don't think you should charge $7.70 for out of state campers. It's making us feel like we are unwanted!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/20/2020

    Bring an extra 50' water hose

    Great little park, quiet during the week busy on the weekends. Camp host is nice and does a great job on the grounds. Water spigots may be VERY far from your rig, I was glad I had over 75' of water hose. Also there is an additional $7/day charge, above the camping fees. I didn't really like being surprised by that.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/20/2020

    Enjoyable Stay

    This is a nice, quiet campground, all sites are good, a few are for smaller units. We enjoyed several nice walks. There was a loud motorcycle on the nearby road but not at bedtime. Will stay again.
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