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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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    Thus is one of my favorite camps grounds. The bike paths are easy to access and make it simple to get into Brandon. It is well cared for and I love the space between each of the campsites.

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    Nice Campground

    Very nice and scenic. Lots of trails and playgrounds. Lacking of lights in the vaulted toilet.
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    Halloween Party

    The weekend before Halloween is the Annual Halloween celebration at Big Sioux Camp Ground. The campground becomes a Halloween Theme experience. This was our first visit to Big Sioux and we enjoyed the Halloween/Trick or Treating. We had hundreds of visitors even with threat of snow, Covid 19, and frigid temperatures (25 degrees). The grandchildren had a great time, we have already made our reservation for next year.
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    Late October

    We stayed here on our way back north in between early snow storms. As much as I would like to have been able to show up and get a site, at least the reservation online is available 24-7, unlike some other states. There were only a few for the night and we were all well spaced. Sites were all mostly level and large enough for all but extremely large rigs. We did not use any facilities in the park except the electrical connection.
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