10 Parks near Montrose, South Dakota
Aug 2015 - $15.00
$15 water and electricity. Reservations can be made but not necessary. Honor system with envelopes at shower house. Fireworks available as well there $5 for 5 nice large pieces. Pull thrus available, level sites, have shared electric peds so double check which side you pull in through. Use of community pool right by sites as well. Pretty shade setting, excellent little gem not far off the highway. - rob4mepls
Sep 2013 - $15.00
Very long, level, pull thru sites. Dependable water/electric. Quiet during the day and during the week, but the road in front (Clark Street) seems to be the local drag strip at night. Only 2 channels on antenna. No problem with my Verizon hotspot or cell phone service though. It would be even nicer if they closed State Street between River Road and 1st Avenue to give the campers a little more privacy. Nothing like having cars zipping past your back window! And nothing except the campsites accesses that section of the road. That being said, we would stop here again. - PennyPA
Sep 2012 - $15.00
Montrose has no gas stations or restaurants we could find open. Park has gravel roads & sites with grass between the sites. We took a pull through that was very long. Rooftop dish worked fine, Sprint cell & hotspot was slow in roaming mode but worked. No Wi-Fi, basic park with a dump station. 30 amp power and water at our site was fine. Only one other RV was here. 5 or 6 long pull throughs, rest are back ins. Good for overnight stop, about 4 miles off I-90. Place your $15 in a drop box on exterior bathroom wall. - big greg
May 2016 - $19.00
We stayed here one night while enroute to Yellowstone. We arrived on Monday to find the park virtually all to ourselves. The office rangers let us pick a site from their map and we chose one on the lake shore. It was electric only. There is a potable water faucet at the the dump station. The site was beautiful and peaceful. We took nice walks along the shore road. The scenery was magnificent. I would come here again and again. Only complaint is they charged a park entrance fee along with the camping fee. I'm not used to that in state parks back east. - Tidy Boy
Jul 2015 - $19.00
This park is a gem just outside of Sioux Falls. Beautiful sites and picturesque lake. We camped in the East campground. Lake is very busy on weekends but great for people watching. - Glory Bee
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Nice view, we were right on the lake. So windy it would have been unsafe in a pop up. Stretched out facility so bathrooms far away if you need them. Expensive for what we got - you have to get a one week "pass" plus the usual fee. Staff very helpful in choosing site. Ask about wind if you are not in a hard sided camper. Better value if you stay more than one night. - rudyhehn
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Easy on and off I-90, only 1.5 miles off. Office made check in easy and quick. Site was large and level. The park is very clean and well maintained. Only reason for the 9 was the odor from the "water shed lagoon". Verizon service, along with Direct tv was very good. There is some local traffic noise which usually subsides in the evening. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. - Full timer with dogs
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We dealt with the two very nice ladies that own/run the park and found them delightful.
The park is clean and beautiful with wide gravel roadways and sites, separated by a lot of grass and very nicely landscaped. The WiFi worked very well.
The small store in the office was not where you went to stock up the RV, but the collection of "collectibles" was fascinating. From old tools to antique postcards! I even found a Ford-script combination wrench that Ford used to include with every car when they were selling the Model A 80+ years ago.
This park is a wonderful place to stop along I-90, or a place to stay a few days. - BillLee
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Our 3rd summer to stop here, a planned two-day stay turned into two weeks due to unexpected repairs on our motorhome. Lovely and helpful ladies in the office. They were full most of the time but managed to find us a shady site. We now consider this park our "home park" in SD. Beautiful well maintained grounds, good wifi for email and news, great water pressure. Sites are long and wide. We had a 50 amp pull thru that was level. Big rig friendly. They recycle. The wastewater lagoon will sort of stink when the wind shifts but we only noticed it twice during our two weeks there. Always a great stay. We'll definitely return. - Flippitti
Jul 2015 - $19.00
The cost listed does not include a daily $4/person or $6/vehicle daily park entrance fee. This is a very pretty and well kept park on a beautiful lake. We were told our site was 75ft long and it probably was, but the gravel pad was barely able to accomodate our 43ft rig. It was difficult to maneuver into the site due to a wooden post on one side and a tree on the other. Our site was OK, but had standing water in the back and I assume due to the water there were a lot of insects, especially mosquitoes. We were not able to really take advantage of the lake, but it looked wonderful. Unfortunately the insects were so bad, we did not want to sit or do anything else outside, so we really just considered this a place to park with electricity (50amp). There is no water or sewer hookup. It is a beautiful area but I think overpriced for the lack of amenities. - realgoodbear
Jun 2014 - $28.00
We love this park and stay here anytime we are in the Madison, SD area. If you can do without water and sewer (and internet and TV) for a few days, this park is a true gem. Great waterfront sites that are easy to get into. - Haggbloom
Jun 2013 - $28.00
This is a gem of a park, and the second time we have stayed here. Some of the back-in sites that are on the water will accommodate large rigs, and the web site provides detailed information, including length, for each site. There is a large parking area the park entrance where you can unhook a toad. The cost includes a nonresident state park fee. We will stay here again. - Haggbloom
Sep 2013 - $18.00
This is a lovely state park located on Lake Herman. We stayed in the upper loop which is fairly wide open. The lower loop his heavily treed and some of those trees are way to low and need a trimming. We stayed on site 56 which was 50 amp. Our site was not level front to back and side to side. The side to side leveling issue could be taken care of with a little grading of the site. We had good Verizon phone and internet service and since our site was so wide open, we were able to use our roof top satellite. Our 5th wheel is 37 ft and it would have been challenging to access the dump station and we did not attempt it. The dual lane dump station/fresh water fill is immediately after a right hand turn and we felt that we just did not enough swing room. a small rig would not face this difficulty.You also have to buy a South Dakota annual park pass for $30 which I did not include in the nightly cost of camping. We would stay here again. - roadking
Jul 2013 - $18.00
South Dakota SP are wonderful, well kept parks usually on water like this one. Remember that there is an entrance fee on top of the camping fee. If you plan on staying more than 5 nights in any of SD parks you would do well to buy their pass for $30. Very busy on week ends during the summer, but almost always available during the week. The sites are nice and long, well spaced and have been kept quite level. There are some very close trees in the lower loop that made it a little hair raising to get around. Bathrooms are nice and well cleaned. Verizon signal is just OK. - rhianna
Aug 2008 - $16.00
A very nice state park at a very reasonable rate. Sites have 30 amp electric only, no sewer or water hook up. A dump station is available with potable water. Most sites have a view of the lake, or the "pond" as it is refered to. The biggest drawback for us was the mosquito population made it hard to hang out outdoors. It sold out on the weekends, and was nearly deserted during the week. At a different time of year this park would be a 10. - SargeW
Jul 2016 - $21.00
This campground is within the Historic Prairie Village outside Madison. We stayed one night in a grassy, fairly level 50 amp electric only site that functioned as a pull-thru because no one else was there and we were just told to pull through the site behind us to get to ours. Otherwise when it's full, these sites are back to back. They're also next to the road and pretty far from the restrooms and bathhouse. The tent sites and 30 amp sites are closer to the bathhouse and further away from the highway. They have very limited 50 amp sites so make sure you mention it if you need it. The lady at check in was friendly and helpful. Your camping fee gives you access to all the historic buildings there and you're free to wander around the grounds. Some of the 30 amp campsites have water but they look like they're filled with long term residents or seasonal workers. Dump station is on site, free. There's free WiFi but it was weak at our site. No cable, no playground, no pool, no off leash dog park. For the price, this was a good overnight for us and we would likely return. - Flippitti
May 2015 - $15.00
We came in because of the Passport America discount but promptly left. We travel full time in our RV and this was the only place we actually refused to stay. Old motel with a few RV spaces squeezed in behind. Tight drive in and worse to get out. Looks like most live here permanently. - sawdustsal
Jun 2014 - $12.00
Do not even think about stopping. Dirty disgusting. We drove in and drove out. Run down motel and run down sites. Scary - Nancy1070
May 2013 - $15.00
Beyond terrible! It was dirty and disgusting and seemed dangerous. It was so bad we didn't even stay, we drove out after a few minutes. - EmilyB
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Reliability is the main characteristic we ask for. When you make a reservation you expect it to be honored. The least someone could do is notify you immediately if they decide to "not honor" it. We made a reservation prior to coming and prepaid. When we arrived in the afternoon we were told that our site was given away because someone made a mistake. They said to go ahead and unhook as they had another site. We unhooked but then they said that site was also unavailable. They, then offered us a 38 foot side that had 30 amp in their overnight park. We have a 42 foot motor home, we need 50 amp, and we need a place to park our vehicle.
So after a hard day's drive you expect to have a place to park. Tower is unreliable and if you use it, you are taking a big risk. Not only did they fail to honor our reservation but they have not refunded the $198.00 we paid for the week. They said it would be 2-4 weeks before it would be returned.
If you do stay here please be aware that people wander through the lot who do not live there. Be careful going out to walk the dog at night. There does not appear to be any security. Do not expect the park hosts to be responsive or helpful. - Newbet
Jul 2016 - $39.00
This was just an overnight after a long day of repair work nearby. We called for reservations and they charged our credit card right away. Price seems high even with Good Sam discount. Park is on the corner of I-29 and 12th Street which is the main road into downtown Sioux Falls. Very busy area and the noise level is constantly high. Our full hookup, pull thru in the west campground was gravel, level, shady and super tight. We were very close to the rig next to us. No fire ring or picnic table. Wifi was spotty. Campground location is convenient to food, shopping, the mall and businesses. If you're a big rig, towing and coming from the interstate, you won't be able to turn directly into the main park entrance due to the median. You will have to go to the next light and make a U-turn. We checked Google Maps and took Exit 80 from I-29 and used side streets to avoid making the U-turn with our 40' motorhome and tow dolly. You can call the office and get directions as well. This was fine for overnight but we won't stay here again. - Flippitti
Jun 2016 - $39.00
Mostly long term residents and a few traveling through. Glad we had a large pull through and not a back in.
We found it OK and worked for us but it is looking tired. I would stay again. The site was gravel/dirt and easy in and out for our coach. - peddy dick
Jul 2016 - $30.00
A part of the entrance road (about one block) is a huge rut filled gravel surface so go slow. The campground host escorts you to a site. We arrived to find 75 RVs lined up along the fence line of the campground. They were all pipeline workers but the host parked us far away from them next to the grandstands where we had full hookups and a pull-through. Only three other RVs were in that area and we were not crowded. Easy to find off I-29. Some jet aircraft noise but only once (near airport). - Winnie35
Jul 2016 - $30.00
I do not recommend this campground in 2016. Normally, we enjoy camping here because of its' close proximity to the Sioux Falls biking trails. When we arrived, there were over 50 RVs of the SD Pipeline workers camped here in addition to the 20 or so customary number of campers. As we checked in, the campground hosts were overwrought and bitter about the additional workload. They in no way conveyed the hospitality that the word "host" conveys. The site we were offered was covered with litter left over from the 4th of July. There was a large pile of dog poop that we pointed out, but there was no offer to clean it up. By our 2nd day, the host came around on their golf cart picking up only the trash that could be reached with their stick while they were seated. We won't be back this year, & hopefully by 2017 there will be new hosts who take pride in their work & the oil pipeline workers will have moved on. - Luv-2_rv
Jul 2016 - $26.00
I am so glad they had a place for us. It was nice being surrounded by grass. The fairgrounds provided lots of good walking. Our dog enjoyed those walks too. It wasn't noisey and the hosts were very friendly. You are packed in quite close and you park on grass. I would definitely stay there again. - Newbet
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Typical KOA and we were able to get a decent night's rest here. While the actual neighbors in the campground were quiet, you are really close to both I-90 and the airport so there was a fair amount of noise from both. With our AC running though, it kept the noise from being too much of a nuisance.
Only complaint is that in the main women's restroom one of the showers is overly affected by use of the sinks. If someone washes hands while you're in the shower, the water in the shower goes to freezing cold and you lose most of the pressure. Once the sinks are turned off, the shower is fine. I both overheard somebody dealing with this and then experienced it myself.
The back to back sites were fine. It's helpful having the yellow disk to mark the halfway point so that who gets what is very clear. - calijame
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Had flat, level, pull through site that allowed me to keep my tow vehicle hooked up for a one night stay. Each site had a wooden picnic table. The staff was professional and the grounds were clean. We were provided an exit map and given two sets of ear plugs. The freeway is close and some what noisy but the freeway did not disturb my sleep. The laundry room was clean and all the machines worked. A very nice space for a one or two night layover. WI-Fi and AT&T phone service worked very well. - travelcouple
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Ending a long trip, we stayed at this KOA for the first time. We'd passed it before since it does not look like much from the road. Well surprise! It is a terrific campground. Very professionally run. Bathrooms extremely clean and air conditioned. Site well groomed. Wonderfully clean pool. Plenty of close bathroom access from our site. I'd definitely go back. - Quickbeam