Brandon, South Dakota

Big Sioux Recreation Area

Brandon, South Dakota



Brandon, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 582-7243

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $19 8/2015

Latitude: 43.5732980181036
Longitude: -96.5946938598328

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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8 Reviews

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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our stay here. Even though the sites are electric only (50 amp), the showers were very modern and clean so we used them daily. The sites are huge with lots of space between each site and lots of grass. The sites are almost all in the shade which was also a plus considering it was hot in July. Those with satellite dishes may have problems. There's a very large grassy field in the center of the main loop, a long walk/bike path through the park, and a Frisbee Golf course. Even though the park is along the Big Sioux River, there's no easy access to the river as it's down a steep embankment. We love places where our dogs can get wet to cool off, but we were rarely able to take advantage of that here. The nearby town of Brandon has most things you could need, but if not it's only a little further to Sioux Falls which has everything else. We had strong AT&T and Verizon signal throughout the park. We wanted to stay longer, but the campground was sold out every weekend so we could only stay during weekdays when it was half empty. The large campsites, peaceful surroundings, and large clean showers were the big draws for us. If they had water at each site we'd rate it even higher. There's fresh water at the dump station near the entrance, and at two or three spigots around the park. We'd definitely return. We camped at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Clean Showers

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Danno

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground with long, level gravel back-in sites suitable for any size rigs. If desired, you can reserve a site online but that will cost you an additional $7. With taxes and a $4-6 entry fee per car, we paid about $28 per night for a 2 night stay--a little steep for an electric only site. All sites are 50A electric only & generously spaced apart with a picnic table & fire ring. I only saw a couple of water spigots so bring plenty of fresh water. There is a dump if needed. Heavy shade will likely prevent satellite access. Both Verizon & ATT had good signals. There are some nice bike trails in the park and in downtown Sioux Falls. We camped at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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borge007

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best State Parks we have stayed in. Very secluded, yet close to activities in Sioux Falls. Definitely would stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

See the Falls park in Sioux Falls. Very pretty and interesting rock formations and falls. Observation tower really was a plus.

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RSR

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $16.00
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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 at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $16.00
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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 at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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buffster

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $26.00
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Sites are sand and gravel, long and pretty level. Great mature shade. Hosts nice. Extra 5.00 for entrance to park. We camped at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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wmah

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $14.00
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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 at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Herkame

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $19.00
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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 at Big Sioux Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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