Kennebec KOA

     


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

Sites: 63
Recent Rate: $42 8/2014


Latitude: 43.9016592582405
Longitude: -99.8657501772766

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 8
  • Average 4
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

21 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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Satisfying Retirement

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Jackson W

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Roger H.

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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ringaround

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

Date of Stay: - $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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R&S

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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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rwjsim2003

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

Date of Stay: - $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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dandd

Review Count: 189
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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ncc1701e

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Team Asphalt

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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mj walker

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

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

There are very nice, friendly helpful employees. The Park was spacious, clean, with level sites and is quiet. The new owners have done an excellent job of recovery from spring storms. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 133
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are gravel with considerable weeds present. The management is pleasant but when they went to cooking the very expensive hambergers at the small outdoor diner, their expertise vanished. The burgers were terrible with meager condiments and my beans were poured right out of the cold can. The swimming pool was very nice and was enjoyed by us and our grand children. The park would have been much nicer if they hadn't received a huge amount of rain the night before. Many sites were closed because of the considerable water present. The electric was spot on. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Motorhome.

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CHon

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We did not have any trouble with this campground. Our site was long enough that we did not unhook. Staff was friendly and helpful. They had a staff member cooking breakfast, dinner and served ice cream. Pool was nice for the family. Play area was a little old with wooden playsets. Mini golf area was not worth our time. Campground was quiet until our neighbors pulled in really late and set up tents. Easy in and out. I dumped at the dump station and just planned ahead to turn left instead of right out of the area to make it easier on me clearance wise. I would return to this campground if needed. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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JasonW

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is very tired and needs some help. The restrooms supposedly have been recently renovated and the billboards say they are the cleanest in South Dakota, I beg to differ. The sites are very small for big rigs, we hung out into the road with our 30' fifth-wheel. It rained over night and the roads were very mushy and we dug into them to get pulled out of the campground. Beware of the drive way after you dump your tanks at the dump station, it is a very tight squeeze to get around the North side of the building again. We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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retditto

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park offered us a respite from travel. We stayed two days as everyone else was staying just one night. Definitely a "stop over" park but we found it nice and relaxing. The pool and hot tub were especially clean and relaxing. Host couple was very helpful, polite and respectful. I tried to eat the breakfast which was not very well prepared and passed on the dinner (burgers and dogs). I would stay here again if the opportunity presented itself. I do feel the rates for the KOA's are excessive... We camped at Kennebec KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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