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W.H. Lyon Fairground

Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107
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Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.55217
Longitude: -96.77263

Elevation: 1419' (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
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • 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 yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • 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 no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 56

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

While we only spent one night here, we wouldn't hesitate to stay longer next time we're in the area. Parking areas are on grass and pads are highly recommended to avoid sinking in. Quiet area with most of the sites empty. Nice walking around the fairgrounds with the dogs. Sites are long enough for the largest of rigs and tows, but not a lot of space between sites. Luckily, the friendly host does a good job of spacing RVs so there is at least one spot between you and your neighbor. Satellite friendly and good AT&T and Verizon coverage. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second year staying here. We were put along the fence, facing the stadium. We thought this was great as we would be there 4th of July and would see the fireworks they put on at the stadium (it was open to the public but got rained out). We love staying at the state fairgrounds as it is open air for our sat dish, quiet (even when events are on), and for the most part the RVers that stay here are couples as there is nothing really here for kids to do. The park is well groomed, especially when they have an event coming up. We will come back again if we come to Sioux Falls as we like the town. AT&T worked great. There is no wifi or cable. Water pressure is pretty low, but good water, sewer is fine. Electric was good. Because of a lot of rain they had prior to us arriving, they were having a lot of mosquitoes. They said they would spray but no one did. It is cash or check only, no credit or debit cards. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Do not miss Falls Park....it is a beautiful wonder

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We liked this park. There was nothing going on at the fairgrounds, so it was very quiet. There was a line of RV's parked along the west fence by the highway, but the hosts parked us by the buildings on the east side and we had plenty of room on the grass with no one near us. The hosts met us at the gate and showed us to our site. Then we had a nice visit with them. They were very personable. All utilities worked well, with 50 amp/W/S and good wifi. We would camp here again. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

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). We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
-
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close to I-29 and easy access to Sioux Falls on city streets.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

You need to call and make sure you have a reservation. During the Fair they do not accept reservations. We were there for a week and I am so glad they had space for us.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We needed an overnight stop in Sioux Falls, where there are not a lot of good choices. The camp host (Don) led us to our site and filled us in on local lore. Our site was a level grass, full hookup, pull-through that accommodated RV and toad. We had wifi for a short time. There is lots of open grassy space to walk dogs within the grounds. It was quite noisy while we were there, between traffic in the campground, trains, and aircraft all through the night. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Coming in from the North, signage ("Campground Host") says to turn in at bumpy dirt track. However you can proceed on down the street and turn into the grounds on asphalt. In either case, call Don upon arrival.

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Review Count: 264
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects weekly rate. We stayed during the Renaissance Festival and were required to use the back entrance for a few days. Camp hosts are very cordial. There is some train noise and lots of prairie dog activity. A little pricey for what you get and an increase from last year, but would stay again. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

For value in Sioux Falls you can't beat this park. We stay here when in town for medical or business. The camp host escorts you to your site. Sites are level on grass with electric and water. If available, stay in a pull through near the stadium. It was reasonably quiet and away from highway noise. We never heard the train and though the airport isn't far away there were no planes during the night. It's convenient to grocery stores (Hy Vee) on 10th and Kiwanis and several restaurants on 12th Street. During the warm season don't miss the vintage Milky Way ice cream place on 12th Street. It's important to call or check the website to find out if there is an event going on and space is available. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Rating determined primarily by value. Fairgrounds with Grass parking, water and electricity (50amp), with dump station ($0.00 fee). Some pullthrough, some back-in sites. No other amenities offered to justify the price. We had stayed in a similar setting in Ontario, Oregon, two weeks prior to this location, for $10.00. For what you get, the lesser price seems more reasonable. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 264
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects weekly rate for 50 amp FHU pull thru site. Basic park with partially paved and partially gravel roads with easy access from I-29. Sites are grass. Camp host was available and helpful. There were prairie dogs everywhere! There was train noise and some low air traffic from the nearby airport. Heavy rains caused lots of water to accumulate around us but we were able to move out without an issue. We would stay again. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Easy on and off interstate, but that's all I can say good about it. Glad we were only stopping for the night. Lots of gopher holes, so be careful not to break an ankle. Water, electricity and sewer were a plus. Easy drive across state line to Minnesota so we could add that state sticker to our map of places been to! Would stay again if we had to, just for an overnight stop on our way somewhere else. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Nice Walmart not too far away. The Falls are a must see.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is very convenient to downtown Sioux Falls. They do not take reservations but the rate is hard to beat for a full hook-up site. The utilities worked well and the site was somewhat level. We stayed in a pull-thru site by the grandstands and didn't have any road or train noise. Others mentioned airplane noise but we only heard that once. My only problem was the Prairie Dogs. They were everywhere and wouln't have bothered me except it rained the night before we left and their burrows became mud holes. We would stay here again. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Falls Park is worth a visit. On Saturday nights during the Summer months they have live music.

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Review Count: 182
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is part of the fairgrounds. There are grass areas for parking. We called ahead of time to confirm there were no events as they do not take reservation. The park was fairly empty. The host was not at home when we got there but another camper said to just pick a spot. We found one with full hook ups and 50amp service. Aside from the rest rooms, there are no other amenities but it was worth $25. Easy in and out of the fairgrounds with access to I-29. Staff on the phone and the host was friendly. The host told us about the shelters if there was severe weather. It's a good location for visiting the Sioux Falls area with lots of shopping close by. Great for walking the dog as there's lots of room to roam. Our dog wasn't crazy about the prairie dogs, though, who were digging holes all over. Good Verizon cell and internet service. We'd definitely stay here again. We only needed a few nights and didn't need a pool or other amenities. Good price for what it is. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

A great Hy-Vee grocery store on Marion and everything else you need close by. The local dog park at I-229 and Cliff is beautiful and our dog loved playing there. It's about 15 minutes away but worth the drive. Also there's a 26 mile paved bike trail around the city. Lots of places to park at various locations to get on it. $1 trolley for an all day ride in downtown. Don't miss the sculpture walk downtown and Falls Park. Fun city with lots going on in the summer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access off highway 29. Park was almost empty, but park hosts were very friendly and helpful and escorted us to our site. We asked for a pull-through (next to Stadium) and was escorted to an area opposite of the highway and train tracks. Subsequently, did not experience any of the highway noise mentioned in other posts. The $25 a night rate is the best we could find in Sioux Falls. The sites are grass, but the ground is firm. Even with recent rains and a heavy rig we did not sink into the ground at all. We felt safe in this park and would stay again. We camped at W.H. Lyon Fairground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
92
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Anyone staying in Sioux Falls should consider seeing the Falls Park for which the city is named.

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