8.3 Good
     
Pierre, South Dakota

Farm Island Recreation Area

Pierre, South Dakota



Pierre, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 773-2885

Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $20 7/2016

Latitude: 44.344076380751
Longitude: -100.27695165607

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground. There is no water at the site, although there are locations where fresh water is available to fill your holding tanks. Almost every site has a view of the water. The only issue we had were the "biting" flies which kept us inside in the afternoon. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E-15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A great SD state park! Two loops. 1-70 are mostly very, very spacious, level, but don't have much shade due to storms and floods in the past several years. Pretty much any of the lake front sites are great for big rigs, but the site we were in (22E) probably had the largest yard and no close neighbors. Great sandy beach front for sitting, relaxing, and dog swimming. The boat rental shack was near, so there was some traffic on the weekend, but certainly not disturbing. Sites 70+ in the seperate loop had more shade, but were closer together and much less lake frontage.

A few dings: tow vehicle requires a daily, or annual ($30) pass. Wood ticks are abundant!! If you hike the lovely trails on the island, be prepared to pick many, many ticks off people, and especially dogs. Electric only, but if you have a site near a comfort station, you may be able to fill fresh water from that spigot. The two lane dump/fresh water fill station is busy and confusing for many. Only garbage can in the entire park is across from dump station, but they do have recycling, which we love to see. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22E
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
No

Campground Details

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

The SD cultural center was very cool and very interesting. Oahe dam is impressive, but if you want a tour, bring IDs! Weird, but the worlds largest Mennards is located in Pierre :-). Hike the (very) easy trails on Farm Island...interesting history, cool ruins, and pretty trails (just be aware of ticks!!). We stopped here to get SD driver's licenses, and while the exam station is only open Wed and Thur, the gals there are super friendly, helpful, and funny!

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, long and level sites. Lots of grass and natural grasslands in and around the park. Dump station and fresh water fill available in park. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

It wasn't peak season when we were there but it's a beautiful park, quiet, and large spaces. No sewer at our lot, not sure if they have some with sewer or not. We chose this one as it was right on the water. Gorgeous park. Well maintained, quiet, and affordable. I would give it a 10 if there was Wi-Fi, cable/satellite TV, and sewer at each site, but that is not typical for any state, county, or city park. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Had the campground nearly all to myself. Good showers with a wide spray. Needed that since the humidity along the Missouri River was more than this California boy could handle. Would stay here again - the humidity isn't the park's fault. I just wonder why the previous reviewer paid $4 less than I did. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful! We stayed in the East Campground and had an end site right on the Reservoir. We were on our way to Sioux Falls so only stayed one night. We wished we were staying longer. Even though we only had electric hookups, they have a dump station and a fresh water station for those staying longer. We enjoyed our one night of camping here. Sat outside and watched the jet skiers on the water. Nice. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean and well maintained sites with electric only. Has good spacing and sizable gravel pads. All seemed level. Right on the Missouri River back bay, boat launch and away from highway so it's quiet. About four miles from the city center and convenient shopping. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Restrooms & Showers were clean. Site was fairly level, one jack sunk 6", cracked a board. Sites nicely spread out and some have shade. State Park, asphalt road, one way. Quiet Park. Would definitely camp again. We camped at Farm Island Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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