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    Big Sioux Recreation Area lies on the banks of South Dakota's Big Sioux River. Close to the cities of Brandon and Sioux Falls, Big Sioux is popular among campers, canoers, history buffs and archers. When the snow flies, groups of snowmobilers gather at the enclosed warming house. Campsites are open from May to October and log cabins can be booked year-round. Reservations can be done quickly and securely on your computer with the convenient online system. Make your selection, then pack up for a great vacation.

    Comfy cabins come with a set of bunk beds, a double bed, table and benches. Outside, you'll find a fire grate, picnic table and delightful scenery. Be sure to bring utensils for outdoor cooking, sleeping bags and bed linens, a cooler for food storage and container for water. RV sites are back-in and there are also tent-only sites. Amenities to make your stay more enjoyable include a playground, picnic shelter, flush toilets and showers. Fishing poles, games and snowshoes can be checked out for use at the park.

    Big Sioux Recreation Area features an archery range and course, an 18-hole disc golf course, a paved bike trail and a dog training area. Among the events at the park are the annual Big Sioux Bustle GPS/Geocaching Race, where teams race to find hidden caches, Spooktacular Trails at Halloween time and the Dutch Oven Gathering potluck. For more activity, notable attractions in the area include Palisades State Park, Pipestone National Monument, the Great Plains Zoo, Huset's Speedway and the Grand Falls Casino.

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    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • River
    • Forest Areas
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Groups Welcome
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Club/Meeting Room
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
    • Urban Setting
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    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Backpacking
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Education Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • River Rafting
    • Sightseeing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    • Pool
    • Water Slides
    • Boat Rentals
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Climbing
    • Golfing
    • Hang/Paraglide
    • Miniature Golf
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Skiing -Downhill
    • Snowboarding
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Trap/Skeet Shooting
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    Wonderful weekend

    Very enjoyable stay at a clean and comfortable sleeping cabin. Very quiet with many birds.

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    Pretty good

    Kind of a small park.I enjoyed the cabin, the air-conditioning was nice, it was worth the price, we stayed in #1. I did feel like it was really exposed, people kept walking through the site to get to the outhouse. The shower room was clean and nice. My only complaint is that even though we paid to rent the cabin, we had to pay to get into the park.

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    Not bad, need more privacy for tent sites.

    The campsite was ok. I wish there was at least some privacy. The people next to me were loud during quiet time. People had to walk through my campsite to get to the playground, which was annoying. Someone was on the site I had reserved, they gave me some story about why they were there, obviously it was because the one they reserved, which is the one I ended up staying on had no shade at all. Next time I stay there I will pick a better site. The bathrooms and showers were clean and well maintained.

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    Great place to stay! Great park for kids!