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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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    Clean + Close + Hiking

    Big Sioux Rec area is clean and well cared for. I saw hardly any litter, that that's rare! It felt safe - there was not loud music or mean people; just folks camping. My only frustration is the widespread norm that a solo traveler has to pay the same as a couple.

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    great visit at Big Sioux

    We enjoyed out stay. Super nice area with trees and plenty of shade. Lots of walking paths. Very close to both Sioux Falls and Brandon if you need to run to town. We will be back again.

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    Loved it

    Such a great place - liked the bike trails and all the things you can do in the campground

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    Quiet, clean, safe, and awesome experience

    We arrived around 6pm and the front office was closed already but signs to get to our site was easy to read. Sites were gravel but pretty leveled. They were nicely spaced too from your neighbors so it didn’t seem like we were right next to them. Everyone was respectful and quiet. We stayed near the bathrooms and showers because we were only staying for the night and didn’t want to fill and dump. The bathrooms really super clean! Even the showers were well maintained. Our kids enjoyed playing in the playground. We will be staying here again!