Yankton, South Dakota

Cottonwood COE

Yankton, South Dakota



Yankton, South Dakota
Phone: (402) 667-7873

Sites: 77
Recent Rate: $18 8/2015

Latitude: 42.8692768598044
Longitude: -97.486976750293

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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12 Reviews

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linnemj

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a campground the locals hope you don't discover! Situated on a small lake in the SE corner of South Dakota the campground is shaded by tall cottonwood trees. Roads and camp pads are gravel and cleaned after each visit. Premium lakeside sites are beautiful and filled most nights. Restrooms are modern and clean. Recommend reservations for weekends. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Water fill is available if you proceed straight ahead from the entrance on the right hand side at the curve in the road.

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Clean Restrooms

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sunbum

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, paved roads and sites. We had a water front site, large and spacious. Friendly staff, they let you pick your site and come back and register. No internet or it would of been a "ten". We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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Ratch

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Not only is the rate a bargain, but the location is outstanding. I had a waterfront site, well spaced from others. The inland sites also looked attractive, again well spaced and with views of the adjacent lake. I stayed only one night on the way north, but would come back and stay for several days because of the recreation opportunities in the area. And the city of Yankton is only a few miles. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Showers

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Tiffinatic

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $8.00
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We stayed here in a 40' RV. This is our second time staying here. What a bargain for $8/night with Golden Age senior pass. The campground is immaculate; the beautiful huge tall Cottonwood trees provide excellent shade. Electric service was strong. Interior roads and pads are paved asphalt and easy to negotiate. Site spacing is very generous with large crushed stone sitting area. You have a fire ring at each site for a campfire. This is one of our favorite campgrounds in this area and we will continue to return to it when we can. Good Verizon (4 bar) phone coverage and my Millenicom MiFi was 4G LTE. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 175
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

All of the interior roads and almost all of the sites are on asphalt. Most of the sites are very long, easily accommodating a tow or a boat. The premium sites (costing $2 extra) are located near the lake. These sites tend to have less space between them and have a crowded feeling. The other sites are more spacious. There were a few pull-out sites. Each site had a fire ring and a picnic table. The electrical boxes containing 20/30/50 amp outlets are located within the appropriate location. The electrical voltage was on the low side, hovering about 119. Water and dump stations are located across the street from Pierson State park on Toe Road (free). The bathrooms contained 2 showers per gender and were very clean. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. There was neither Wi-Fi nor cable within the park. Camp hosts were on duty. Clarification: Cottonwood and Tailwaters are COE parks and located in Nebraska. Chief White Crane, Lewis and Clark SRA and Pierson are South Dakota State parks. Price reflects the senior discount. We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We camped here with a 32 foot rig. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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Good Vibes

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $8.00
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Rate reflects Senior Pass discount. Typical COE campground with lots of trees, paved access roads and gravel sites. The pull-through was a little tight for our 37' motor home due to the sharp bend. Like most it gets very busy on weekends and holidays, but we called and were able to get a walk-up site. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best COE campgrounds I've ever been in. The staff (volunteer & paid) is excellent. All are very friendly and know their business. Campground and showers/bathrooms are very well maintained. Sites are good sizes. Each site has a large gravel area with picnic table. There are also great bicycle paths in the area. You can ride your bike all the way to Yankton if you want to. We will definitely come back again. Our rate reflects half off for the Senior Pass. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tiffinatic

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $9.00
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What a nice campground located in a large stand of cottonwood trees. We stayed here in a 40' motorhome with toad on site P53. This has to be the best site in the park, right on the lake on a point with very good green space between you and the next site. Wide asphalt interior roads, no low hanging tree branches, level asphalt pads, Verizon cell and MIFI worked well. Could not get satellite because of the trees. My rate reflects Golden Age discount. Restrooms and showers were clean. We would definitely stay here again. About 7 miles to Yankton where you can get all of your supplies and several nice eating places. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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JCMDT

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $8.00
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Deep & shaded sites w/ 50A or 30A electric, picnic table & fire ring. Water spigots located throughout the park. Dump about 1 mile away. $8 w/ Golden Age. ($2 more for lakefront premium site.) Clean restrooms & showers. Sites are reservable Memorial Day through Labor Day, then first-come, first-serve. Park open mid-April thru at least October. Easy access to fishing & visitor center. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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junkmale56

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $8.00
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Restrooms & Showers were clean but the showers were short stream push button. Electric only. Site was level with asphalt surface. Size was large but our site had a tree so the awning could not be deployed. Site access & park roads were very good. No Internet. Quiet park with limited Lighting. Well maintained. Visited friends in Yankton. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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livin'the_life

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We camp here fairly often. The south loop is mainly reservable, north loop mostly walk-in. South loop is all paved, north loop has some gravel sites. Two restroom/shower houses in campground. North loop's has doors on shower stalls, but water is push button, so you have to re-push as you shower. I could not find a way to adjust water temp. South loop has curtains on the shower stalls, so privacy isn't the greatest, but you can turn on water and adjust temperature, no push button water. Restrooms are usually pretty clean. Holidays and weekends are busy. Nice lake for fishing and kayaking. Free swimming beach not too far away, and really nice walking/biking trails. Close to the river and Lewis and Clark Lake if you like to boat. Regular price for camp site is $16. and $18. Senior Pass holders pay $8. and $9. Army Corps of Engineers campground. Generally a pretty quiet and friendly campground. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Travel Trailer.

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fulltime.petes

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Nice campground. It would be fantastic if water and sewer hookups were available. It ties into the Lewis and Clark Recreation area which has miles of hike/bike trails, beaches, playgrounds, marinas, etc. Lots of shade trees. We camped at Cottonwood COE in a Motorhome.

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