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3 RV Parks near Bison, South Dakota
May 2011 - $16.00
Nice, city owned campground in a small town in Northwestern SD. Level gravel sites. Restroom with showers. Covered picnic tables and a small playground for kids. Lots of grass in park. Dog friendly. Park has a dump station. No host: place check or cash in locked box at site. - Schooner50
Aug 2018 - $21.00
Clean campsites, and no issues with the electrical hookups. There are no water or sewage hookups, but there is an easily accessible dump station right outside of the park. The park is a bit off the beaten path, but easy enough to find. A section of dirt road is involved. Roads through the camp are paved and in good condition. Camp hosts are onsite and very helpful. The pull through sites are not level, but easy enough to get leveled with blocks. Each campsite is very large, and has a picnic table and a fire ring. Starting next year all firewood will have to be purchased from the campground. There was a nice playground in the park, and Shadehill Reservoir is very nice with boat ramps, and multiple nice public beach areas. - Borderdog
Oct 2016 - $26.00
This is another excellent SD State Park facility. Sites are electric only, mostly back-in, paved roads, and extremely quiet. There is water and a dump site outside the camp area. We had no cell service from our site but could pick up satellite TV. Some sites have lake view and very pretty with the fall color. Staff at the gate were very friendly and helpful. Camp hosts were on site. Only negative was that the garbage cans smelled very bad. Our rate included the state park fee. We definitely hope to come back. - Advice
Aug 2016 - $20.00
If you don't miss the signs to the campground (yep...we did) this is one of the nicest campgrounds we have used. It's off the beaten path and there are some downsides. They only have a few 50 amp sites, no sewer but a dump station and you must go in with water or stop at the fill station. There are water spigots throughout the campground so folks can get extra but there's no connecting. Our site was a very large concrete slab with a fire ring and table with plenty of room for chairs etc. Most sites are grass/gravel but all are large. There is no TV or cell service. It's a reservoir so water activities are big with a couple of boat ramps. We would go back here for sure. - Sewmom
Jun 2014 - $19.00
$19 per night was for a 30 amp electric site on a level gravel pad. We had previously purchased the annual park permit for $30 and the tow vehicle was included in the fee. There are water and vault toilets within this small, 10-site campground. The dump station is located in the Sandhill campground, about three miles from the Llewellyn Johns recreation area campground. There was a picnic table and a campfire ring on our site. If you like walking/hiking/biking, there are trails and roadways inside and outside the park. Boating/fishing is also a very popular pastime in the park. The night sky is gorgeous, as are the sunsets. There were many birds—western kingbirds, barn swallows, nighthawks, to name a few—that come out at dusk to swoop and catch insects overhead. The campground is out in the country. The nearest town, Shadehill, is a 12-mile drive where there is a grocery store, post office, and a petrified wood museum/exhibit. Cell phone service on AT&T is two bars of 4G. Verizon data coverage is was 4G LTE so we used our Millenicom Jetpack for Internet access. There was no over-the-air TV. - DD Rolling Ranch
Aug 2012 - $14.00
This is a nice little park south of Lemmon on State Route 73 near Shadehill Reservoir. I had the place all to myself although every spot was reserved for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Pit toilets were very clean. Nice shade trees with level spots all. Only bad thing was I thought we were next to the local dog pound just on the other side of the trees. The next morning when leaving I drove over there and discovered it was the neighbor's hunting hound dogs imprisoned in a chain link enclosure. The slightest anything set them off baying and howling. One evening of that was enough. - Traveler John