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Al's Oasis Campground

Oacoma, South Dakota


605 East South Dakota Hwy 16
Oacoma, South Dakota 57365
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.80246
Longitude: -99.38790

Elevation: 1430' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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89 Reviews

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Office was closed upon arrival but self check-in was easy. Our site was a level gravel pad with grass in the sitting area. Hook-ups were well placed in the middle of the site. Being next to I90 road noise can be heard but not annoying. Showers and restroom were neat and clean except for the moldy shower curtains that separate the changing area from the shower. Interior roads are gravel and easy to navigate. There is a food store and gift shop and restaurant within walking distance. If passing through this area again we would definitely stop here. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

There was no-one at the office so we checked ourselves in which was simple and straight forward. There were two other rv's there. We found a pretty level spot to park. The park is right off the interstate - easy in and out. No problems. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 810
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Fortunately, by this time of the season (late August), this park is no longer very full during the week. This makes finding and getting a satellite friendly site, having a good internet connection, and enjoying an uncrowded pool easy. See my 8/16 review for a more detailed description of the park. As usual, we had a FHU, pull through site with their cable TV with limited channels. So we depended mostly on our DirecTV for everything but network stations. We were able to enjoy the pool and do a load of laundry simultaneously. The bathroom facilities are older but clean. A full park would probably be to much for these bathrooms. Check in was quick and simple. The one staffer we dealt with was friendly and helpful. I saw no recycling. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The park is convenient to I-90 but along with that comes road noise. We were not bothered by it. I mention it because I have met others who are sensitive. Pull through spaces are quite level. We enjoyed some shade at the site. It looks like many trees have been recently planted. There is a small heated pool open late into the evening, clean showers and bathrooms and a laundry. Good Verizon signal. No OTA TV stations but the park supplies cable at no additional fee. Satellite signal for Direst TV was good. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We stayed in Chamberlain to visit Lewis and Clark trail sites. Big Bend Dam is about 30 minutes away. Drive rte 50 to get there and enjoy the beautiful landscape. It is part of the Native American Scenic Byway. The Oacoma Visitor Center on I-90 has a good Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and spectacular views. Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center about 15 minutes away. Al's Oasis is within walking distance. There are a restaurant, gift shop and grocery store all in one long building. The restaurant has good diner type food and a salad bar.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This park is a standard older RV park with a little bit more space between sites then usual. Back in sites are back of RV to back of RV. Has a number of trees and grass. Well kept up. Our site was not level but worked OK. Highway noise is extreme though. Chamberlain camping spots fill up quickly over the weekend so was grateful to find a spot here. Al's Oasis is across the street and has restaurant grocery store and shops. The buffalo burger was fabulous. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Little shade on hot 96 degree days. Wi-fi pretty bad to non-existent. Sites close together. Gravel pad. Not too much leveling required. Not a destination park, a stop over only. Staff friendly and willing to help. Bath area is spacious. Showers had good water pressure. Loved the pool, clean, perfect temperature. Large grassy areas to walk the dogs. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
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: 88
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very convenient mid-South Dakota I-90 park. Sites are hit and miss on level, nature of the terrain. Utilities, wifi, bathrooms good. Al's restaurant, full grocery, and gas (you get a discount) a short drive/moderate walk. Camp price is a tad high but mitigated by nickel coffee at the restaurant. Next to I-90 but noise level is relatively low. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 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: 77
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

All sites are gravel, close to each other and no patios. There is partial shade at many sites. Most of the sites are reasonably level but that depends on the area in which one is parked. The massive restrooms seemed clean. The negative is that the Park is about 75 yards off the interstate so if one wishes to sleep with the windows open, one may have a challenge having a quiet, peaceful, night. Nonetheless, I would stay here again for an overnight. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Easy on and off of freeway, nothing special, had a gravel pull thru site and got satellite. Campground was clean and great for an overnight. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 810
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is our first time here in 3 years. I don't know why a recent reviewer made a comment about the park not being part of Al's Oasis. Why is that even relevant to a review?

The park continues to be an adequate stop in the middle of SD right off I-90 (Exit 260). The sites are gravel, not all level, and mostly pull through. As mentioned by others, the cable TV channel selection is now minimal due to cable company greed. Satellite friendly sites are few and far between because of all the trees. The WI-FI worked OK for us since there were not a lot of customers here in late August. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry are old, but clean and practical. The pool is the park's best feature on a hot day. The staff I dealt with were friendly. I saw no sign of recycling. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

I was led to believe from the Al's Oasis website that this was part of that operation, since there was a link on that site to Oasis RV park. As far as I can tell, that is not true. Park is only average - sparse gravel roads and sites, many not level. Wifi non-existent. Cable didn't work. Sewer hookup uphill from RV. Much traffic noise from I-90. We were disappointed. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Sites were extremely close to each other. Lots of highway noise, which is to be expected, but easy on and off. Sites were extremely close and dirt, but there was grass for walking the dogs. Fine for an overnight stop, but not longer. We would stay again for the convenience. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't eat at Al's Oasis, the food has gotten horrible. Definitely NOT worth the money.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Fine for a one-night stop right off I-90. For overnighters, they pack them in tightly. We were on Site 20 and the sewer for the site next to us was literally 4 feet from our front door. Luckily there was no one in that site. We thought $37 for full hookups including cable was a good value. There is a nice swimming pool at the campground. We didn't notice any noise from the interstate even though it was visible from the campground. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Across the street is Al's Oasis which has a nice grocery store and restaurant.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are designed for two units, one forward facing, one rear facing. Not a problem if the park's not full, but you could wake up in the morning and have someone staring in your rear window. Park is close to interstate so road noise is a concern. Have earplugs if you're a light sleeper. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This park is ok for an overnight stay while passing through on I-90. It is right off the interstate so access is good but interstate road noise is constant. Sites are gravel/dirt and more or less level. The Wi-Fi worked well. Would overnight here again if passing through but would look elsewhere for anything more than a day. We camped at Al's Oasis Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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