This is a wonderful campground. The campground itself is part of a huge and gorgeous municipal park that contains endless opportunities for family activity. The camping area is manicured to the same high standards as the rest of the park, resulting in super-wide sites with large green lawns for each. Facilities were clean, check-in was friendly, and sites were easy to access. There are two campground areas in different parts of the large park, each with a slightly different feel, but both quite nice. The park itself contains multiple playgrounds, sport courts, acres and acres of well-tended green grass, and a remarkable, even surreal, family attraction called "Storybook Land" which might be described as a tiny little small-town version of Disneyland's Magic Kingdom. We've never seen anything like it, and if you have children, you'll be swept away by how lovingly maintained the place is. In a country full of scruffy city parks, Wylie Park stands apart, and being able to camp right inside it was a family treat. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Travel Trailer.
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Picnic Table, Patio
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:
If you have kids, plan at least a full day here. There's enough to keep a family entertained for a while.
If you don't like kids, this is not the park for you! We happen to enjoy a family atmosphere, so we had a very nice stay. The campground is very clean and neat. Asphalt sites are level, spacious and angled so you aren't right on top of you neighbor. We stayed in a water/electric site. Water pressure was fine. Electric was strong and stable. WiFi was probably the best I've seen during our travels. There is a dump station close by. The park enjoys a beautiful setting. Lots of trees and a nice lake. Foot paths abound. There is an amusement park located within the park boundaries for the kids, young and old alike. All in all a great place to stay. We only stayed one night on our way north, but wished we had stayed longer. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Travel Trailer.
Highly recommend this park if you have kids. Storybook land is in Wylie Park and full of fun activities (some free). We stayed in the newer North campground. South campground has closer together camper spots and has shaded areas; more established trees. Nice sunny, grassy, large sites with a mowed grass area across the paved road to play Frisbee and catch. Playground within walking distance. The only downfall was the water temp in the showers. Only 3 showers in the restroom in this North area and the water wasn't really warm. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
Nice park. Pretty typical spaces for commercial park. Grassy area between sites. We camped in a pull-through space. Because it was late in the season we asked to not have neighbors. The staff were very helpful and accommodated our request. We didn't have children with us and spent only one night so we didn't visit the Storybook Land. The park is large and sounded very interesting. We would have checked it out if we'd had more time to explore. There's also a bike/hike trail that we would have liked to ride. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Fifth Wheel.
We liked this park. Everything is clean, and the staff are friendly. They have a lot of activities for children. They have a swimming beach, bike rentals, storybook land, zoo, and more. On the 4th of July we were able to watch the fireworks from our site and listen to a marching band. We had two major complaints. First of all, this campground is extremely crowded. Sites are very close together. Secondly, despite a rule allowing no more than two cars per site, many sites seemed to have a lot more and, on July 4th, both sides of the roads in campground were filled with cars. Rules are not enforced. So this is a nice, clean campground with amazing activities for children, but do not come here if you want peace and quiet. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Tent.
Best family location in Aberdeen. Adjacent or right next to basketball courts, volleyball, bike trails, Storybookland, playgrounds, mini-golf, nice lake for swimming and fishing (under 16). No swimming pool, but lake was very nice with a pretty good beach. Go-Karts, climbing wall and acrobat trampoline setup were all extras that were fun. Did not use the Internet so don't know how that works or if there's a cost. It is a city run campground so some things are not setup quite the same as a private campground, but very good overall. 8 rating due to no cable TV, no shade where we were in the new section and no swimming pool. Sites were easy to get in and out and were pretty good size. Campfires are allowed. Paved sites were nice, but not real level like you'd expect. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
We love this place. Clean and Family Friendly. We stayed at site 67 for a short week and really couldn't ask for more. We went to Storybook Land, saw a water ski show, played on the beach, rented some bicycles, had campfires every night and slept in. What a great vacation. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Travel Trailer.
There are many activities available at this park including a small wildlife zoo, petting zoo, storybook land, playgrounds, mini golf, go carts, a lake for swimming/fishing, bike/walking trails. The sites in the original area have narrow roadways, often with cars protruding into the space available. Sites in "new" section seem to be built for bigger rigs...but since it is new, the sites are still growing their grass. Aberdeen sprays for Mosquitoes, which helps to keep it more comfortable. Laundry is a bit pricey- $2/wash & $1.25 for 25 minutes of dryer time. Reservations suggested as this seems to be a destination for many South Dakota residents. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Fifth Wheel.
Roomy sites with picnic tables. Fire pits located in the large green space between rows. Asphalt parking pads with grass lawns. Some spots are off level but ours was fine. Lovely bike/hike paths leading around the lake and to Storybook Land. The whole complex has lovely landscaping, flowers, many newer playgrounds and benches to enjoy the views. The north campground and bathhouses are brand new this season. Downsides: Bathrooms and showers nearest us were acceptable, though they had no ventilation and were wet. Noise problems, etc., are between you and police department, as camp staff is off duty after 10 PM. Lastly, interior roads were narrow and people park their cars right along both sides of it. Long rigs have an easier time if arriving ahead of the busy weekend crowd, and if not in a hurry to leave. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $28.00
This was a really nice experience. The camp sites were nice, the people were nice, and there were things to do there, even for adults. We would have given a 10 except the showers left a person exposed to others walking through. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $29.00
Great place for kids (yes, I had fun too). Very tight roads for a big rig. They are planning on expanding their campground so hopefully they will have a plan to accommodate large toy haulers. Would visit again. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
This was a good sized park with tons of things to do if you are a kid or a family (zoo, story book land, mini-golf, land of oz, miniature train, rental bikes and pedicabs). Very nice park, very clean facilities, very helpful staff. The sites are mostly pull thrus with ample room to negotiate and not too close to each other. We did laundry in the very clean facilities and accessed the internet on the office provided computer. We would return to this park. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this park cause we wanted to see the Story Book Land. We really liked this campground. The people there were very nice, and we were right next to the bathrooms, which was nice. We thought the bathroom facilities were very clean. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a campground in this area. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Motorhome.
We only stayed here one night and it worked well for us. However, be aware that the directions in your GPS may send you in the opposite direction of the park. The roads are a bit narrow, other than that it was perfect. This would be a great destination park to meet up with family (kids or grand-kids) as it is really geared for the younger crowd. We would stay again and stay longer if we had family to visit with here. We camped at Wylie Park & Storybook Land in a Fifth Wheel.