A nice state park with big sites and plenty of shad. Plenty of room between sites and easy to get in. Bathroom facilities were good. Good walking trails near the river. We also paid the additional $6 entrance fee to the park. Near shopping areas. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We also had to pay an entrance fee of $6 which made our camping cost us $22. The staff was excellent and helped us with every question we had. The park is close to shopping. There are only electric hookups here; the new 50 Amp service is spot on. Our dish antenna couldn't get a signal through the thick tree coverage. The mosquitos were really bad so bring lots of repellent. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paths were good for a power wheelchair but it might have been a little rough for a manual chair. The showers were good for wheelchair access. I don't know if 50 amp was available or not but it wasn't at our site we had 20 and 30 amp service But I am only set up for up to 30 amp anyways so it didn't matter. The price was $14 for the night if you have a state park sticker at $23 but we didn't have one and where not sure if we would be back in SD again this year so we got the $5 one day pass. The area was nicely kept clean and lots of trees where you couldn't see your neighbor at some sites and others you could see your neighbor which was nice if you like a little privacy. The pick nick table at our site was great for wheelchairs as the table extended past the seat by about 2 to 3 feet. I would stay here again even though it was only electric. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and quiet SD State park, with several cabins to rent also. Right on the Big Sioux river for fishing; has several paved bicycle paths. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Sioux Falls has two tiers to their site spots. We were located on the top tier as we reserved a spot as far away from the expressway as possible. We reserved this over a month in advance, as they can book up quickly with theme weekends. The sites are fairly level and have a good amount of room between them. The staff was very friendly, even when it is super busy with kids running around everywhere. We had one issue with another camper's children (and friends of their own children) bullying our children on their Big Bouncer, but the staff and office management were very understanding and cooperative and handled the situation with an extreme amount of tact and care. Expressway noise can be heard at times, but it is not overwhelming. Pool was clean and chemicals were balanced for maintenance. We would return here to camp again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park hasn't been visited by the travel books for a long time. When we don't have access to the Internet to get this site, we base our selection on Good Sam/Woodall's. Both books indicate gravel roads and sites. Well, the gravel left the park years ago. The park needs TLC; weeds everywhere. The roads and our semi-level site was 90% dirt. The staff is friendly, but there is no Wi-Fi. The freeway is less than 50 yards away and it is noisy. This should be a $30 a night park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Sites were easy to get into and out. Plenty of room between. If there is any complaint, it is that there was a lot of gravel and not much grass. Easy to track the gravel into the camper. Even being very close to the interstate, the park seemed to be fairly quiet at night. The pool, bathrooms, showers were all very clean. Camp store was not bad. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lots of amenities for families. Jumping pillow is without shade and a ways from most sites. Pool is a little small. We had a 4 wheeler (legally licensed for road use) and the owner/mgr obviously has a MAJOR problem with anyone except him driving around in anything but a car/truck. We would drive 5 miles/hr and he still kept stopping us complaining. Overall lower rating was because he was the most unfriendly person I have seen at a campground as he drove around constantly and kept telling people all over "too loud, slow down, stay off roads when playing, don't drive/play on hills etc." Funny thing: My son who's 8, was calling him "Mr. Crabby Pants" by the end of our stay. Amenities nice but owner/mgr was not. I probably won't be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Like most Jellystones, this one caters to families with young children--some folks complain about that, but it didn't bother us much. The Wi-Fi worked well, except on Labor Day weekend when the campground was very full. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent.
Nice roomy sites, easy to get to. Quiet, close to highway however cornfield blocked the noise. Staff was friendly. We only stayed overnight but would stay longer if opportunity arose. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Long, level pull through sites with plenty of room between rigs, Wi-Fi, cable TV (cable was not very clear), and quiet but the campground was not even half full. Bathhouse was small, two showers, one toilet. Nice place for one night or visiting Sioux Falls area. Right off I-90. Good Sam park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very well maintained. Great level pull through sites. Only negative about the whole park was that it was close to the highway, but we had thermopane windows so it wasn't a problem. We'll be back here again on the way home. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground, but the location is the only reason why we rated this as a 9. It is right off the interstate, and if you are sensitive to road noise, you can't block it out inside your rig. It didn't bother my spouse, though. Most of the full hook-up campgrounds in Minnehaha county are right on the interstate. This is a very well maintained campground geared toward families. There is no check-in or check-out during the weekends given the volume of campers they have to support. Water pressure is a little low, but acceptable. WI-FI works great from all over the campground! Mature trees, level sites, and good gravel sites/roads. Dogs are welcome, and people are good about caring for them as they are walked. The staff could not be better - very attentive and personable. Heated pool and hot tub available for your use. If you are traveling with children, this is a great place for them - mini golf, large jumping pillow, and supervised planned activities. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped before the pool and spa opened, but the bounce pillow and miniature golf were open and the kids loved it. They also had two wonderful playgrounds. Customer service was AWESOME and the grounds were super clean. Definitely a great stop for family campers. Lots of fun Yogi bear stuff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed overnight on our way west on I-90. This park is just inside the South Dakota border, close to the interstate with easy on/off. We didn't hear road noise, but it rained most of the night we were there so we didn't have our windows open. We also were not able to enjoy being outdoors. The front desk staff and the escort staff were very nice. The site was a pull through so we didn't need to disconnect our "toad". Would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects FMCA discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a very simple, but pretty park. Sites are a decent length and fairly level, though not very wide. Lots of good sized trees. As the name suggests, it is a very kid oriented park. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Showers are very clean, but shower/change area is cramped. Our two main beefs were: 1. Not enough gravel, so parking was soft and muddy when it rained. 2. Unreliable Wi-Fi. Our signal varied between fair and good to their wireless, but the internet connection was frequently reset or unavailable. We would probably look for another campsite if passing this way again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, this is not the campground for you. If you're seeking scenic beauty, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for a place to entertain your kids, then this is the place to be. This park offers lots of kids' activities: wagon rides with Yogi, crafts, contests, pool/hot tub, two playgrounds, mini golf and a jumping pillow. You are escorted to your campsite. Your garbage is picked up if you leave your bag next to the road. Grounds are immaculate. Cannot comment on the restrooms because I did not use them. Staff was friendly. Plenty of things to do in nearby Sioux Falls. Negatives: No storm shelter, pool is too small for the number of campsites and there is traffic noise from adjacent I-90. Tips: Do not book a site in the southernmost row. This is the closest row to the interstate. It is also lacking in mature trees (unlike the other rows) and is the lowest lying should heavy rain hit. Our kids enjoyed themselves, so we will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No complaints at all with this campground. We recently camped here for 3 days as a stop on our way to Mt. Rushmore. Our original plan was to stay for 2 days. The staff was all friendly and professional. We are military and were offered a 10% discount which was nice. The sites were all large, our children enjoyed the swimming pool, and bounce pillow. Restrooms were clean. The only negative and it's not really much to complain about is WiFi could have been better for connectivity. We'll stay here again on our way back from Mt. Rushmore. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice large sites, which is unusual for a Jellystone. As always during the summer, plenty of unsupervised kids everywhere. A little farther from Sioux Falls than the others in the area, but much nicer over all. Staff very helpful and prompt in serving the visitor, when checking in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in for a one night stay. The staff was courteous and friendly. This is a well-maintained facility. If your site is on the upper level, be sure to swing wide to avoid the trees and other obstacles at the entrance to some of the sites. We didn’t use any of the amenities so for us the wrist bands were an annoyance; we didn’t even put them on. For the price, I would expect paved roads, pads, and patios. We would stay here again if needed, but would try the campground at Canton first. Presently there isn’t a review for the one in Canton, but it is in the directories. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a family-themed park best suited for campers with children. For those without, it is overpriced. Playgrounds, a pool, and activities abound, but roads are dusty, sites are highly sloped making leveling difficult, picnic tables are old and warped, and the "free" Wi-Fi doesn't work. Freeway noise is noticeable but not a distraction. The staff runs around on golf carts at high speed creating dust everywhere - we arrived with a clean coach and two days later left with a dirty one. Verizon cell phone and air card worked well. Upon arrival, we were issued wrist bands because "security is a big problem here". We'll pass on this park next time we're in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy off I90 and easy into and out of sites. The park is well maintained. Our site was not level, we were staying one night so did the best possible with our jacks. Lots of highway noise and a train nearby. We were there for 15 hours so $38 plus tax made it over $3 an hour. Next time that direction we will stay somewhere less expensive or at the Flying J just down the road. Too bad campgrounds don't have an overnight charge for folks who don't use any of the facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here just two nights. TV channels via the bat wing were good. Wi-Fi was good. It was the end of the season and the park wasn't full so that helped with dust and noise. Our only complaint was that the trees needed trimming. It was not easy to get into the site without scratching the rig. For us (2 adults) it was a good spot for a short stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A lot of dust, a lot of noisy kids, a lot of noisy ATVs. If you're not careful, you can trip over the doorstops for the shower/restrooms, because they are mounted right in the middle of the sidewalk. Pretty expensive for an overnight stay. Next time through Sioux Falls, we will stay elsewhere. If you have kids who are into that whole Yogi thing, it's probably heaven. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For an along-the-interstate campground, this one makes a good overnight or multi-day stop. This was our second time in this campground in 3 years, and we chose it over the other private campgrounds along I-90 due to shade - it was a hot day! Most of the second and third tier sites in the Jellystone have at least some shade. Of course, trees can also get in the way a bit, and one has to be careful in the turns! Clean facilities, friendly helpful staff (though they're often busy), and sites are wider than many pull throughs we've been in. Our price reflects the 10% Good Sam discount for a full-hookup site. RV storage on the premises, both covered and uncovered, at the far east end of the campground. A few seasonals or longer-termers, but none looked "permanent" (i.e. no decks, outside fridges, large external LP tanks, etc.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice and clean park. Personnel were very friendly. We parked on second tier in a level, 50 amp site and felt very comfortable. Park is next to I90 but noise was minimal. This is a family oriented park and this weekend was themed "Christmas in July". Only a few sites were decorated. Pool was a little small for number of spaces but overall a very relaxing stay. We would stay here again if in the Sioux Falls area.. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice campground. They do hay rides and a dance in the field on some nights. The staff was not overly friendly. The do have a swimming pool. I did see the staff speeding through the campground kicking up all kinds of dust, while they want the campers to drive 5 mph or less. There is not much in the immediate area but if you venture to Sioux Falls there is everything you need or want. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were having RV trouble and needed a last minute place to stay for a couple of nights while awaiting replacement engine parts. Jellystone was able to accommodate us with no reservations. Their staff was friendly and went out of their way to help us out since we didn't know exactly how long we would need to stay. We were given a corner site on the 2nd tier from the freeway. You can definitely hear the traffic, but it wasn't a problem for us. There is a small pool, playground, mini golf, rental bikes, movie theater area, and plenty of dog walks complete with doggie waste bags. Staff does a good job maintaining the campground. Good place to spend a couple of days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Place was clean and neat with typical amenities, and recreation for a Jellystone. I especially like the easy on/off from I-90, and not too far East of I-29. Like most such places, road noise is a fact, but tolerable at night. We were in the new section which suffered from problems common to new construction (roads and pads weren't well compacted yet). Combined with a monster rainstorm just before our arrival the potholes were filled with water and the new grass was a bit soggy. Having been in construction for 30 years I was not at all surprised nor disturbed by the situation. Overall it drained well after the rain stopped. We were there in '03 and will stay there again when it fits our schedule. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the newer 50amp area right next to I90. It was terribly noisy and windy, and there is almost NO water pressure or pavement - all gravel and dirt. The campsites are not compacted or level, so when we tried to use some wood blocks to help level our motorhome, they just sank into the ground. The sites are not level at all, and the slope was too much for our rig. We moved to a different site, but it was not level either. This place is way overpriced for the facilities. I would not stay here again - I would go to CampAmerica at Salem just a few miles west. The electrical power in the 50 amp area is ok, and the wifi worked. The upper part of the park is quieter, but only 30 amp power and not reliable according to others. Some of the staff were friendly, others were surly. Staff seemed to know about the problems but not doing anything about it, particularly the lack of water pressure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Relatively small park located right on I-90, so yes, road noise is a constant companion. We liked the location since we were headed west to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. Good gravel access roads and pads and our level pull-through site had sufficient length for our 40' MH and towed vehicle. Power fluctuations were a surprise since park was not very crowded and weather was mild. Stayed two days and had to keep on top of power levels both days. I would have rated park much higher if it wasn't for power problems. Rated included Club Yogi Discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large, clean park. Well maintained with large grassy area for each RV. The mowing crew even mows while you occupy your slot as needed, moving your stuff and placing them back in place when finished. Close to the interstate for easy access and egress but with little noise. We'd stay again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is just east of town with easy access off the freeway, but no freeway noise. Easy pull-through parking on level grassy sites with some shade trees, but an open view of the southern sky for satellite access. Being up on a hill, we got the full effects of the southern wind that blows most of the time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Visited late in the season, the middle of October. Office was not open, we just pulled in, found a site, and deposited the nightly rate in a box, outside the office. Pull throughs were long enough for a big rig, with tow. Just off I-90, just east of Sioux Falls; however, interstate noise was not a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites narrow but adequate, restrooms clean. Weather and time of year limited the recreational facilities, but we overnighted & met friends there. This campground is on 3 terraced levels; the two highest will have less road noise than the lowest, and because of this, the location looks preferable to the KOA in same area. Young office employee was pleasant and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff in office were very nice and helpful. Their camp store was very well stocked. Sites were level and plenty long for our motorhome and tow. Good big rig sites. Excellent 50 amp service. Good wifi. Easy on and off the interstate. Great stop over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an OK park. Young kids, students, run the park. The young lady, although nice, who checked me in did not have a clue as to how to treat customers. The young fellow who piloted me to my site would make a good race car driver. He did help me unhitch my toad. There is no pavement in the park. One lane roads and all gravel roads and pads. Good Wi-Fi and 50 amp on the pads along I-90. Unfortunately, probably the best park in or near Sioux Falls. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Packem inn rv park should be the name for this facility. Park sits to the north and above I-90. Good park to stay just for overnighter. Newer section closer to I-90 is friendlier for big rigs than main section. But no trees at all in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park for overnight to and from the Black Hills. Staff was friendly and knowledgable (mostly young adults, teenagers). Nice pool w/hot tub. They show movies on weekends in the clubhouse complete w/popcorn. There is some road noise from the Interstate. Sites are big rig friendly, mostly pull thrus w/shade. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very family-oriented. Spacious, easy in-out, very well maintained, quiet. Gravel sites. Not many trees. Many family children activities. A little pricey for overnighters. Wifi $4.95/day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has become the only campground in the Sioux Falls area that we will stay. It is easy to get to and the staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful. Nice pool. Bathrooms clean and nice. The pull throughs are a nice size and have a nice patch of grass, tree and individual fire pit at each campsite. Very nice campground for kids, or those of us without kids- We camped here in a Truck Camper.