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Kennebec, South Dakota

Kennebec KOA

Kennebec, South Dakota



Kennebec, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 869-2300

Sites: 63
Recent Rate: $47 9/2016

Latitude: 43.90165925824
Longitude: -99.865750177277

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

26 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is good for what it was. A place off I-90 to spend a quick night in a pull through with full hookups to dump the tanks and get a very early start the next morning. The sites were dirt and mostly level (one block needed under left side tires) and had a dual sewer hookup (mid-rig and back bumper for wherever your's is located.) Each site had a metal picnic table. Since we we got there late and planned to leave early we didn't notice if a fire ring was available.

The campground was less than half full and they stuck us between a large Class C and a VERY large Class A. It annoys me when they do this in an empty campground, but, I suppose they do it for easy maintenance. Power worked without problem, water had good pressure.

Plenty of "grassy" areas to walk our two small dogs but they both ended with several burrs in on their legs that required cutting out later. I say "grassy" because it's mostly weeds in dried out dirt. That said, the campground was very clean and the folks who checked us in were VERY friendly.

It was very windy during our stay but the documents provided at check-in even say "YES, IT'S THIS WINDY ALL THE TIME!"

A little more expensive than several other KOA's we stayed in on our trip but a nice quiet place to spend the night. Overall, we were happy with our stay. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older KOA just off I-90. Access is good. Interior roads and pads are dirt. There are some small trees around RV sites and some larger trees by some tent sites. There are places to walk the dogs, but no off leash area. And, there are burrs that will get in your dog's feet. They admit it is always windy here, can get dusty. There are few campgrounds in mid SD, so this is a place to stay overnight, but not longer. Nothing in this town. Staff was friendly. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
214
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small KOA located very conveniently to I-90 in Kennebec, SD. The park has a very friendly staff and showed me a couple of "short cuts" in getting a big rig into a big rig site. The roads are a bit narrow but accommodated a 45 foot coach towing. The CG has a "Chuckwagon" restaurant, albeit we didn't use it. We would definitely stop here again if in the area. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We made our reservation online and upon arrival were initially shocked that the park was totally empty, and at 12:30 in the afternoon the office was closed. They left a note on the door with our name & site number so we took a map from the after hours registration and parked ourselves. All I can say is, don't judge a book by its cover, because when we returned to the office to complete our registration we were served by the most courteous, knowledgeable and friendly staff; who just happened to be the owners! By the late afternoon the park was full! We really enjoyed our spacious site, and noticed that a lot of work is going into new improvements, such as the aluminum picnic tables at every site. We requested a level site long enough for our 42' Class A with toad having a clear view of the south sky for satellite and our request was granted. There was a nice pet walk area and plenty of room on the perimeter of the park to play and run with the dog. WiFi was excellent. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a rural area with one gas station and one grocery. If staying awhile, bring your supplies and fuel up first. Very convenient to Badlands, easy access from I-90.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We had reservations. Were told that there were no sites large enough for our 43 ft with toad, we also requested Satellite friendly. Arrived around 4 pm, at least 10 - 15 sites big enough for our RV with Toad but they "said" all sold out. Our site indicated that the park had some problems, the sewer had been recently dug up with a pile of mud all around it. Used every inch of 25' sewer hose. Satellite would not work because of tree right in the SW area. "Something" has happened at this park involving the sewer sites which they are not admitting. We left after 5PM and EVERY site previously opened was still opened. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
140
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

small town, nothing around.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Park not very big but no escort to site. Wi-Fi was very good. Stayed here once in the past and liked the place. Different owner now. Sites and roads around park were very muddy and had lots of ruts. Ownership needs to bring in many loads of gravel to correct this problem and enhance the individual sites. Many, many flies so get your bug spray ready when you arrive. Don't think we would stay here if ever in the area again. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Basic campground with a few trees but mostly open gravel spots. Had a pull-through that was almost too short for 30 foot RV and towed. Biggest problem: an overwhelming smell of sewage on the evening we were there. Noticed a sewer holding pond right behind campground. Not sure if that was the source but we had to keep all windows closed and AC on to block smell. Just horrible. Would never stay here again. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 682
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 51

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We last stayed here about 15 years ago before we developed a number of regular stops in central SD along I-90. The biggest surprise was checking in around 3 P.M. and finding ourselves being the only customers in the park. Half a dozen other RVs (including one fool in a big rig who pulled in about midnight) eventually came in to the park. Obviously, there are no extended stay customers. I think the one of the things hurting their business is the lack of a "draw". Unlike RV parks miles to the east and west of Kennebec, there is no Cow Palace, or 1880s Town, or Lewis' and Clark's Missouri River crossing nearby. We had a level, gravel, full hookup site with 32 channel cable TV. The site was also satellite friendly which many sites are not. By my count, there are 17 FHU with cable, 6 W&E with cable, and 22 W&E without cable. The rest of the sites are for tents. There is a playground, a nice looking pool and hot tub, and a game room on the second floor of the office. The air temperature was too cool for us old fools to use the pool. Typical of older KOAs, the bathrooms and laundry were old, but clean and functional. The food service was already over for the season. I can't remember if there was any recycling. The owners were very friendly. I'd stay here again if it fit my travel agenda. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice oasis in the long slog across SD. Friendly and helpful staff. Easy access from I-90 but very little traffic noise. Free Wi-Fi is fast and robust. Water pressure is high: 70 PSI. We enjoyed our brief stay here. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay at this campground, and we would recommend it highly for anyone. Sites were level and owners were highly interested in your satisfaction. Rather remote but close to highway, although no noise. Easy on and off. Very clean pool which is unusual. Just a good place to stay. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a basic overnight stop. They have a pool & hot tub we did not use. It rained the night we were there and our electric tower was in a puddle of water. We had a nice long pull-through and did not have to unhook. We used the laundry which was small & hot, but functional. We had cable and the Wi-Fi was great. Nothing is paved and repeated rains have left the roads and sites very pitted and mushy. The staff was super pleasant & they offer a chuck wagon for breakfast & dinner with a limited menu. Overpriced for an overnight stop (we got the KOA card 10% discount). We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice over nite stay not a destination park about a mile off interstate with wide pull through sites. we had lousy neighbors with dogs not on leash but not campground fault. Plenty of room for our Trailer and slides We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Kennebec is in the middle of nowhere so it was nice to find a comfortable place to overnight. Nice owners. Site was level, gravel with sufficient space in between. Some of the sites for smaller rigs really had nice side yards. Table and grill provided. Wi-Fi excellent and came right up. Didn't leave the campground so don't know what's around but this is definitely a nice stop over. No interstate noise. We are in a 45' and had ample room to maneuver. Would stay here again. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

A very friendly staff, gravel roads, nice size level campsites, not a lot of shade, and a good place to stop over night. The town is very small, less then a 1000 population, so no services really. There is a clean pool available for use and clean restrooms/showers. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 236
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very convenient, family-owned campground with wide level sites separated by trees. When we arrive the power was out so we waited and chatted with the lovely owners. We're glad we did, as the power came back on, the Wi-Fi was strong and cable worked well. Despite flooding earlier in the year, the owners have made great strides in rehabilitating their RV park. We would stay there again. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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