I love this campground. We are from Sioux Falls, SD and we come back here every year in May. It is quiet and the fishing is great. While we are there the bathrooms are cleaned everyday. The water in the showers is always warm. The sites are very clean and there are a lot of things for kids to do. There are very few bugs in May. We have been coming to this campground for the last 6 years and we will keep coming back probably for the rest of lives. I have been to several campgrounds in SD, and this campground is by far my favorite. We camped here in a Tent.
The review of May 2008 provides a good description of this campground although I rate it a point higher. It appears that routine cleaning and maintenance have been neglected. The bathrooms were filthy and trash needs to be picked up on the grounds. Otherwise, it is a typical Army Corps of Engineers park. The rate quoted was with the 50% Senior Pass discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a Corps of Engineer Recreation site. The sites are wide and paved with good shade. Its located just below the Big Bend Dam near Fort Thompson. Fishing is available above the dam in Lake Sharpe and below the dam in Lake Francis Case. Excellent walleye and small mouth bass fishing. The campground is fine with playground equipment for kids. A boat ramp is available both up and down stream. The bathrooms were Terrible with a capital T. You will catch a disease in these bathrooms. No water hookup at each site but there are valves throughout the park. No sewer, but there is a dump about 1/2 mile away on the dam service road. Grass is well maintained. If you go fishing, and you should, be careful when the wind comes up. The lake gets very treacherous and waves could swamp you. The campground is located on federal property and the area is located in the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian Reservations. Fort Thompson is located 2 miles away. They have one fuel station with reasonably priced fuel and a small grocery and live bait. There is also a nice Casino and motel in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.