We stayed in the park overnight. The city of Brookings keeps the grounds very neat. There is only electric hook up. No picnic table nor fire pit. There is a dump at the entrance of the park. We felt safe in the park and it is very convenient to South Dakota State University and the surrounding area. I would have no problem staying here again for a night or two, but not for a long term camping trip. To make reservations we had to call the City of Brookings, SD, Department of Recreation. They were very polite and helpful. The road is paved and the sites are gravel. The sites are a little too close. Due to no sewer, cable, and water hook up, I would not give the park a higher rating. We camped at Sexauer Park in a Travel Trailer.
The park is well-maintained and most every site has shade. The biggest problem is the steady stream of apartment dwellers from outside the park who walk through the campsites with dogs, kids, etc. to get to other parts of the park. Also, some of the sites are a bit short, but others are large enough for our truck, 5th wheel and boat. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped at Sexauer Park in a Fifth Wheel.
I gave it a 5 only because it has possibilities. This could be the prettiest park ever. Sites are small; huge trees are close together. I was there 8 days for a livestock show; the first 4 nights I was the only RV. I didn't fill very safe with all the foot traffic. There is a hedge with many openings to the apartment complex to the west. There were probably 10 people a day walking dogs and NONE cleaning up after them. I would not recommend pitching your tent in the dark! Everyone in town uses the dump station so there can be a line. Don't be surprised if someone on their lunch hour sits at your picnic table. Condoms on the ground. The only restroom I've ever seen with a sharps container. A convenience for diabetics? I don't think so. I'm not going back. We camped at Sexauer Park in a Travel Trailer.
Quiet family park about 2 miles from town. Located behind a motel & adjacent to a stream. Large shady trees and close to playground. Dump station on site. Clean & well kept grounds. Back in asphalt sites. Fairly level. We camped at Sexauer Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $15.00
This is a nice campground secluded from the hustle and bustle of the town. It is located across the stream from a playground and day use area for the park. The park is tight and moving our 30' fifth-wheel around was difficult, most of the back in sights are very short. There are a couple of pull-thru sites, but they are half-moons in and out sites and not a straight pull through. Be sure to bring shower shoes if you plan to use the showers and bathroom. This park is hard to find, it is located on the Northwest corner of the city. Go south on Western Ave from the Highway 14 by-pass, or go North on Western Avenue from the main highway 14. Watch for very small brown signs. The park is located behind the apartment building complex, on the East side of Western Ave. We camped at Sexauer Park in a Fifth Wheel.