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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park, Cedar Lake, Indiana

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is located about an hour southeast of Chicago in northwestern Indiana. It's history reaches back over 100 years when Chicago's Moody Church took over management of a railroad recreation destination on a large lake. The ministry at this retreat center continues to this day. The Center's nice RV park is open to the public. It offers FHU back in sites, some with 50 amp electric service. The sites aren't especially deep, but there is adequate parking for extra vehicles. The bathhouse is nicely done and clean. Water spigots are on shared hookups between every other site, equally unhandy to those on both sides so extra water hose will likely be needed. WiFi was pretty good although we did get frequent drops requiring us to reconnect. The sites on the north side of the road in and out are most likely to be satellite friendly. There is no direct lake access but it is just a short walk to the public portion of the retreat center where there are benches along the lake, affording nice views. My Verizon signal was good. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Indian Creek COE, Monroe City, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We really liked this campground with it's many great, wooded, paved sites with nice separation. This corps facility is on Mark Twain Lake, but none of the sites are actually on the lake. A few overlook the water down below but most are in the woods. The roads are excellent and the individual sites are a mixture of electric only and full hookups. I think all the sites offer up to 50 amp service. The sites are long and pretty level side to side but most have a slope front to back. To get level our 5th wheel was "kneeling down" significantly. In the Eastern campground my Verizon 4G signal was very good. There are a few things you might want to know. First this campground is out in the boonies. Once you leave Morgan City you are still about 15 miles out into the country to the campground, much of that on smooth, but speed limited roads. It is around 45 minutes to the closest Walmart in Hannibal. Second, we battled both ticks and swarming gnats. Third, if you want satellite, pick your campsite carefully. Generally, you want one on the north side of a road. Those on the west side of a road would be especially blocked from having an eye to the sky. We camped at Indian Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Eastern Campground
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal.

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Bucksaw Campground COE, Clinton, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is located on Truman Reservoir. It is a bit off the beaten track, especially for those traveling west to east. The north/south route into the area is more traveled and a better road. Clinton is close by; about 20 minutes. There are many campsites ranging from tent sites to water-electric to full hookup. Most of the FHU sites are in Loop C. If you want to be close to the lake, you might opt for electric only or water/electric sites in Loop B. Also several of the tent sites are close to the lake. When you reserve pay attention to site size. Not all sites will accommodate a larger RV. The mixture of hookups is surprising - one side of the road, FHU - the other side, electric only. -Or- the section of FHU sites with just one W/E only pull through in the middle of them. The FHU sites were filled with reserved tags on them all the time we were at Bucksaw, so if you want one of these sites you might want to reserve one and not arrive assuming one will be available to you. This campground is so big that several tenting loops are closed off. Really, I doubt that this place is ever full. Not only is it a big campground, but it is surrounded by lots of other campgrounds, both public and commercial. The big draw here is, of course, the lake which actually feels more like a river in the vicinity of the campground. In addition to all the fishing and boating opportunities (there's a nearby marina) the campground has a nice swimming beach that, I think, is pretty popular. B Loop is in easy walking distance of the beach and A Loop isn't much farther. C Loop isn't as close but is a walkable distance. One thing you might want to know is that Verizon cell service is poor. I ran my cell booster and managed to get a semi-usable data signal part of the time. Without it there was almost nothing. A lady told me that AT&T was better here. Satellite TV was fairly easy to get but, as it always is with satellite, campsite location does make or break it. We camped at Bucksaw Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Truman Dam Visitors Center in Warsaw is well worth a visit.

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Santa Fe Park, Chanute, Kansas

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We spent a couple of nights here as we prepared to drop our 5th wheel off for service at NuWa. My guess is that over half the RVers who come to this city campground are here because of NuWa service and sales. No one can argue with the price: free for the first two nights, then just $10 a night after that. The campsites are basically parking lot sites with 30/50 amp electric and water. There is a dump station on site. This city campground even offers free WiFi! There are two sections. The east side is closest to S. Santa Fe Ave. and has all pull through sites and has the good WiFi signal. The west side sites are all back in and are close to restrooms (not well kept) and beyond the range of the WiFi. However, the sites are a bit wider and longer. They are also close to the dump station. We spent one night in the eastern section and then moved to a back in spot so we could stay hooked up and be ready to report in to the service center early the next morning. Some of the pull through sights are are just barely wide enough for two RVs. People who are trading RV's park the two rigs "face to face" so they can more easily move their belongings to their new digs. This is perhaps the only time you'll ever see a RVer happy to have another rig parked very close by! While Chanute isn't exactly a tourist destination, this is a great small town campground for a great price. We camped at Santa Fe Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We liked the Grain Bin Restaurant.

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Warrior RV Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The park is located right on I44 and near Hwy 75. This is an older park, mostly pull-throughs. Our site was barely long enough for pickup and hooked up camper. All the connections are at the back of the site so I had to get out an extra water hose and add a sewer hose connection. The water connect is underground. I had to get down on my knees to connect the water hose. The owners are friendly and accomodating. I asked about parking and they directed me to some nearby sites that they didn't expect to use and told me that any of them are fine. They also offered to help me hook up the water if I was having trouble getting to the spigot. Yes, you can hear the traffic, but when you pick an RV park beside an interstate you can't expect much else. The restrooms are older. When we were there they needed cleaning, but it looked like the need was the result of recent activity. Our Verizon signal was good, campground WiFi worked fine, and I had no problem getting a satellite TV signal. We camped at Warrior RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Thousand Trails Lake Whitney, Whitney, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large campground with many camp sites. There are a few 50 amp sites, but they are limited in number with many sold to annuals. When we arrived on an April Monday there were still three 50 amp sites available to us so we picked the one we liked best and settled in. There are three camping loops: A, B, and D (loop C isn't open to the public). Loop D is closest to the campground entrance. While most of the campsites are full hookup, 30 amp sites you want to know that there are water-electric only sites scattered around the campground. You'll want to keep the campground map before you as you pick your site. Loop A, which is the farthest in from the entrance (over a mile) has a row of pull through sites. Again, keep an eye on your campground map as some don't have a sewer hookup. We had a nice 50 amp back-in site. While we weren't alone, there were many vacant spots all around us, making for a quiet, enjoyable stay. We were also an easy walking distance to the Adult Lodge. (I'll mention that the road by Loop A is bordered by a golf course and once we came within just a few feet of being hit by a golf ball.) Neither of the pools were open yet but we checked out the game room, workout room, and lodge. A bit farther is the parking lot for those wanting to hike the trail taking them off the Thousand Trails property down to Lake Whitney. Really, there's not much reason to come to Lake Whitney Thousand Trails to enjoy Lake Whitney. The only real negative to Lake Whitney Thousand Trails is the roads. Honestly, they are really bad. The mile in from the highway to Loop A gets worse the farther you get into the campground. While we liked the campground and enjoyed the campsite we certainly didn't like bringing our camper in over the pothole filled road. If I were rating this campground based on campsites and amenities, I think I would give it an eight. However, if you factor in the roads that rating drops down to maybe a six. We camped at Thousand Trails Lake Whitney in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54 A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Midway Park COE, Waco, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This park is on Lake Waco, on the west side of the city of Waco. It is just a few minutes west of I35. Most of the sites in this smaller park are back-in, 30 amp, water/electric sites. Several offer nice views of the lake. Most are shady, with covered picnic tables. There are a few "double-wide" sites in which two RVs share a spot that has two electric/water hookups. Also, a few have fairly steep ramps. Most of these sites are very long - long enough for any RV. There is one row of pull-through, 50 amp, full hookup sites. All of these have covered picnic tables. The sites are a bit closer together but not unreasonably so. Honestly, these aren't the best sites in the park. The reason is that they are located along the Highway 6 frontage road. This is a busy expressway with lots of traffic. The road noise is pretty much constant, 24 hours a day. Also, people with really big rigs might want to know that making the turn to drive into these pull-throughs is rather tight. There's a small, but nice playground and big boat ramp. The roads are excellent. Our Verizon had a solid 4G signal and I had no problem getting my TV satellite signal. That might not be true in some of the more wooded sites. We camped at Midway Park COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Thousand Trails / Lake Texoma, Gordonville, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our stay at this campground. We were last here in May, 2013 and the campground is about the same as it was then. We appreciated the ranger giving us a list of vacant full hookup, 50 Amp sites that were available, I think there were 8 or 9. We picked the one that looked good to us and settled into a large, level, gravel site. There's a $3 a night surcharge for 50 Amps - in fact, the power pedestals for those sites are padlocked until the surcharge is paid. This Thousand Trails has both a large "family" pool and Activity Center and a smaller Adult pool with spa and Adult Activity Center. There are many annual campsites that have been improved in various ways by the residents. A surprising number of the residents light their sites at night with "running lights" whether or not they are present. However, if a person arrives looking for a 30 Amp full hookup site they would have many nice spots from which to choose. The roads in the campground are typical Thousand Trails: read rough and pothole filled. We had no problem getting a satellite signal and our Verizon signal was a solid 4G. We appreciated the way campground management worked with us as we needed to prepare to put our pickup in the shop for repairs. We camped at Thousand Trails / Lake Texoma in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Roadrunner RV Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

While this is no tranquil, picturesque campground it is a clean, efficient, well-planned urban RV Park. The roads are good and the campsites, while not spacious, are big enough. Most sites are pull through spots that, again, are just long enough. There's nice grass between sites and excellent utility hookups. The park has a new office and meeting space. The restrooms are as nice as you'll find. We didn't hook up to the cable TV but the WiFi performed well except for an overnight issue that was resolved the next morning. The campground even has new underground tornado shelters. The campground has recently expanded and with that expansion a new entrance was added. Access is now right off of the I35 north feeder road. Just watch for the big campground sign. This is, of course, Oklahoma City so there is both traffic and the noise it brings. There is also the convenience of being close to most everything. The price reflects the location, but, really we've paid more. If you need a spot in OKC, this is it. We camped at Roadrunner RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Coon Creek COE, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is situated on a finger of land, affording water views to nearly every campsite. Several have water access. The campground roads are paved and the sites are gravel. Each site has a covered picnic table and fire pit. They are reasonably level, mostly with shade, and 30 amp electric and water. There are no full hookup spots. We arrived on a weekend and the place was nearly full with lots of people fishing, boating, and jet skiing. Several children were playing in the water. By Sunday night most everyone had left and there were lots of prime sites available to travelers. Generally speaking, the sites looking out over the lake itself are on a bluff. Those on the cove are closer to water level. We were mildly disappointed that the weeds between us and the lake on our bluff side spot were tall enough to obstruct what would have been great lake views. I had no problem getting satellite TV and my Verizon 4G was weak but usable. Probably the biggest negative to this campground is getting to it. It is about 30 miles from I-35 and the roads get increasingly rough, narrow, and hilly as you travel. Whether or not traveling these roads is worthwhile for you depends on how long you plan to stay and how much you enjoy a lakeside campground. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Wilson State Park, Wilson, Kansas

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We spent four nights at this park which is located in central Kansas, not far from I-70. This portion of the state park has a cluster of campgrounds scattered in the hills along the pretty lake. The steep hills don't match the traditional view of flat land Kansas! In our case, though, the wind very much did fit the Kansas stereotype. We had lots of hot, dry wind with gusts rocking the camper. Obviously, this isn't an everyday occurrence, but we dealt with the wind (at times over 40 mph!) our entire stay.

We were in one of the four full hookup sites (the Foxtail loop). There were very few campers present during the week, but things got busier over the weekend when every spot, including camping cabins were booked.

One thing you might want to know is that above the camping fee there's a $5 a day entry fee (I included it in our paid per night). There's a nearby Corps of Engineers campgrounds with, I think, electric only that might be a better short stay.

I had no problem getting a satellite signal. Keeping it was a different thing, as the strong winds tended to move the dish just enough to disrupt the signal. During one especially strong blast associated with a passing thunderstorm, one of the guy wires I had put on it snapped. My Verizon had a weak but usable signal.

We enjoyed the star-lit nights and beautiful sunsets over the lake. The near record temperatures and constant winds rocking the camper, though, kept us inside through much of the day. Had the weather been more enjoyable, I think we would have been quite satisfied with this stop. The weather, though, caused us to look forward to calmer, cooler days elsewhere. We camped at Wilson State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Foxtail
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This state park is rather isolated. I suggest you bring an adequate supply of groceries, etc. with you.

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Robidoux RV Park, Gering, Nebraska

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is in Gering, near Scotts Bluff National Monument. Many of the sites are long pull-throughs with full hookups. The sites are spacious. My Verizon had good 4G but we ended up using the campground WiFi which performed well for us. I had no problem getting the satellite signal, although the "nothing on the grass" rule made setting up the dish tripod a challenge. You'll likely want reservations at this RV Park: from what I could see, the campground was full each of the three nights of our mid-September stay. We camped at Robidoux RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Heartland RV Park & Cabins, Hermosa, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This RV Park is located about 15 miles south of Rapid City and about 15 minutes from one of the entrances to Custer State Park. This is a large, well-laid-out park. Sites and roads are good gravel and site spacing is close but not quite on top of one another. Most of the sites are just long enough for the camping unit but plenty of parking is across the road from the campsites. The campground has decent WiFi, cable TV, a pool, and laundry rooms. There's a camp store and a new activity building is just being completed. Also it looks as if the campground itself is being expanded. The staff is constantly out and about, keeping things in good shape. The location itself is interesting because it is at the edge of the Black Hills which are mostly hidden from view because of the terrain. The immediate vicinity of the campground is treeless, rolling hills but within a couple of minutes of the campground the beauty of the area is plainly visible just to the west and within minutes of leaving the campground and heading west you are driving through it all. For us, the campground struck a balance between being close to the state park, but with full hookups and an easy drive versus being right in the middle of it all but either being in the state park with electric only or driving through twisting, sometimes steep grades to a commercial campground in the Black Hills. Also, this park has the distinction of accepting Passport America and Escapees half price rates with no stay limit or blackout dates. You definitely want one of these two memberships if you are going to stay here. Aside from being just slightly outside the beauty of the Black Hills the only other negative is the constant noise from highway 79, the primary north/south route in the area. Our site was in the row farthest from the highway so the noise wasn't quite as bad as it was in the rows along the highway. The traffic is 24/7 so it is something you have to make peace with during a stay at this campground. We camped at Heartland RV Park & Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Aside from the obvious draw of Custer State Park and the Black Hills, Lintz Brothers Pizza is just a couple of minutes away - good pizza! Walmart is in Rapid City, about 25 minutes away.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Arrow Campground, Wall, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for a campground with full hookups near Badlands National Park and Wall Drug and Arrow Campground in Wall, SD was one of our two choices. This is an older campground that is showing its age. We ended up in an area with a crew of construction workers. The hard working people left early in the morning and returned in the evening. Some of the campsites are set up with sites "back to back" so our neighbor's 20 year old travel trailer on the driver's side was pretty close. I'm sure we could have stayed in a different site had I asked, and I should have. The bathhouse was clean, but worn. After we were starting to set up I realized that there had been a sewer backup on the site on the other side of our camper at some point that needed to be cleaned up. However, someone cleaned it up shortly after that. Wall Drug is close by and if you don't mind walking across some railroad tracks, it is easy walking distance. Speaking of the railroad tracks, we heard, I think just one train a day and none at night. One of the entrances to Badlands National Park is just a few miles south of town. Campground WiFi wasn't very good but my Verizon 4G was fine. I had no problem getting my Dish Network satellites. On a future trip I think I'd try the other park or maybe forgo staying at our around Wall and just drive out from the Rapid City area. We camped at Arrow Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A short walk to Wall Drug, a short drive to Badlands National Park and the Minuteman Missile National Historic sites.

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Farm Island Recreation Area is a pretty spot with large, level sites and 50 amp electrical hookups. There is a convenient water and dump station near the entrance. We arrived, happily with reservations, on an August Friday afternoon and the campground was nearly full. There were many families and the kids had a blast swimming in the lake. The lake is fed by the Missouri River. It has a sandy bottom and is pretty shallow for a good distance out - making it perfect for children. By Sunday evening the place was nearly empty and we pretty much had the campground to ourselves the rest of our stay. Here are a few things you might want to know if you plan on visiting Farm Island. For out of state reservations they also tack on $7.50 per reservation. Also, in addition to the camping fee there is a South Dakota State Parks vehicle entry fee of $6 a day. If you plan on visiting Custer State Park later on you probably want to just get the $30 annual pass instead. I had no problem getting satellite TV which is a good thing because I don't think there was any over the air TV. My Verizon signal was solid. When I tested the water with our TDS meter it reported numbers as high as 1000. That's really high and at the limit of what is considered fit for human consumption. I suggest you bring drinking water. Finally, the flies are real pests throughout this area. Be prepared to defend yourself unless the wind is blowing. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient