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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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    Would come back

    Spacious campsites. We were there during the week so it was very quiet.
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    Our experience

    We had a great time until the park personal came and told us to be quiet because we were around the fire with our family having fun,,,,but some people in the tent site couldn't sleep,,,really? Your suppose to be able to have fun camping at $22.50 a day,,,
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    We love this park.beautiful. but the park ranger came around and told us to be quiet when we were being quiet. We had the music at a level we could barely hear while sitting next to us and we were using inside voices. He wanted us to be quieter yet..... there were only 6 of us also. Not 30. Did he want us to whisper? Other than that awesome
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    Great park!

    We really enjoyed our visit at Big Sioux. The park was well manicured and had lots of shade. It was close to Sioux Falls. Our favorite was the bike trail. The camp hosts were very friendly and even gave us brochures about our next destination.. We would definitely stop again if we were passing through
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