Since this campground accepts reservations ($5), discount rates for weekly and monthly stays, and many sites have full hookups, it tends to be busier then the city park campground. This campground has every combination of hookups from dry to FHU. Water is available at the dump station. Some sections had full sun, others had partial shade and still others had full shade. They did a nice job of cutting the tree limbs on each site. The interior roads and all of the sites were on packed dirt. Most of the sites were back-in but they did have a number of “side-to-side” pull-throughs. Some sites had more then one electrical box and had shared water spigots. It really was a mixed bag. The voltage was a little on the low side, hovering around 120. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. There was neither Wi-Fi nor cable within the park. The bathroom/showers were old and tired looking. Functional, but not very appealing. Each bath house had 2 showers per gender. Note that Streets and Trips and Google Earth both showed the wrong location for this campground. Use these coordinates: (44.91962, -97.24364). Not sure if we would come back to this campground. We might want to stay at the City Park instead. We camped here with a 32 foot RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A good one night stay. To me the park is not as other reviews have stated. We had a pull through so we could stay hooked up and our Verizon air card worked great. Would stay again if through here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in our 40' 4 slide motorhome with tow vehicle. Full hookups even though we only used the electricity as we stayed one night. Like other posts a nothing park, but for the price it's ok. WI-FI did not work. Questionable if we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The name of this park, Prairie Pasque, is a flower. There is nothing as pretty as a flower here. It's an unattractive mobile home park with an even more unattractive RV section at the entry. Old trucks and RV's are parked on the edge the grounds, too. As an earlier poster noted, there is no office. We didn't see the sign and deposit box and had to ask another camper how to register. I had called in advance and spoke to the owner to inquire about availability. She should have mentioned the unusual check-in process. On the positive side, the site was level and it was quiet at night. Marginally adequate for a one night stop, but we will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The name has changed to Prairie Pasque Campground. If you think of this as just an overnight stay this park provides all you need since they do have the basics, but little more. The picture on the website is a bit misleading for July visitors since the grass is mostly brown and replaced with weeds. Arriving at the park is a bit confusing since there is no one around to give you instructions and there are no instructions printed on the collection box. Fortunately, the woman who takes the reservations was nearby and could help us understand what to do. I helped others who came later and were as confused as I was. I would stay here again if I needed an overnight stop, but would have much lower expectations than I did as a first-time visitor. They claim to have Wi-Fi, but it did not work in the space we had. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We we're looking for an overnight spot and this worked fine. Lake City CG was full, due to flooding, so we came here. The host was very friendly and after I called, she came to our rig to pick up payment. It's quiet with a steady SD wind. Sites are fine, level and clean. Basic, but what more can you ask? We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an overnight stop. It is on the edge of a mobile home park and not designed for family fun. Sites are level. Five sites are big rig pull thru with 30 amp service. Ten back in sites have two 50amp and eight (30amp). Pull thru sites are gravel and back in are partial grass/gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a hidden gem of a city park. We arrived plenty early to be able to park on Site #5 a long pull-through in the older loop. The 9 rating is only because of the no sewer at the sites but there is a dump station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an outstanding park for $20 a night. I am so spoiled with a sewer hook up it was good for me to realize bathrooms are a huge part of camping. The management is so friendly as are the people who camped around us. The lake provided swimming for the infamous yellow labs. What more could you ask for. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stokes-Thomas City Park, the city campground of Watertown, SD, is located on the edge of Lake Kampeska. When we arrived we found half the sites to be flooded and ours became flooded the next day due to an evening of heavy rains. Our Garmin did not take us to the park entrance and so if coming in on Rt 20, do NOT turn into the Airport Rd. but rather continue down 20 and you will see park entrance signs. Contrary to the previous reviewer, they have only water and electric ( 50A ) with a dump site that was missing its cover. We were in site #3 , a pull through, and had large Ash trees around us but our satellite dish found an opening for a HD signal. They have no Wi-Fi, but our Verizon air card and cell worked fine. Their bath house with 2 showers offered only cold showers and they have no laundry facilities. On Tuesday the town orchestra performed at the park band shell and the concert was first rate. This activity goes on throughout the summer on Tuesdays and on other evenings throughout the week so bring outdoor chairs and don’t miss them. The town residents are able to reserve a site in the campground by placing a tent on the site vice their actual camper and they do this often. We arrived on Tuesday and most sites were vacated from the weekend activities so arrive early during the early part of the week if you want to find a spot. The municipal golf course ( 27 holes ) is within 3 miles and they charge 25.00 for 18 to walk and another $15 for a cart for 18 or $8 for 9 holes. As flooding seems to be a reoccurring problem we might search out another camping spot as we could see lots of mosquito larva about to emerge in the water around our site and no city effort to kill off or control these annoying insects. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a popular city park on Lake Kampeska, which is in the Watertown city limits. The newer camping area is very roomy and sunny, while the older area is shaded by mature trees. Interior roads are paved. Sites are grassy with fire rings and picnic tables. There is a nice playground and a good swimming beach. They also have horseshoes, sand volleyball, a basketball court, a baseball diamond and a large picnic shelter. The boat ramp is just north of the campground. They do not take reservations, so call ahead. We camped here in a Motorhome.