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Big Sioux State Recreation Area Campground South Dakota

Big Sioux State Recreation Area Overview

Big Sioux Day Use Area

Big Sioux State Recreation Area campground has 50 single-family sites on the banks of South Dakota’s Big Sioux River. All campsites have electric hookups and some with full hookups.  Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. There are also 3 cabins to rent.

The campground sits in a heavily forested area so there is plenty of shade in the summer. It also has drinking water, vault & flush toilets, hot showers ($) and trash collection.

Big Sioux State Recreation Area is located on the banks of South Dakota’s Big Sioux River and is popular among campers, wildlife enthusiasts, canoers and history buffs. The area is also a great place for snowmobiling in the winter. Other recreation includes mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, fishing, horseshoes and volleyball.

Palisades State Park Campground is also in the area. It’s about 13 miles north and has 34 campsites and 6 cabins.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Full Hookups
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Warming House
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • River
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
  • Winter/Snow Sports
410 W. Park Street
Brandon, South Dakota 57005
605 582-7243
Lat / Long:

43.593046, -96.594379

Campground Map
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Best Campsites

2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 19, 20, 21, 29, 38, 42, 46

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Cabin
  • Electric Hookup
  • Full Hookup
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
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Big Sioux Bathroom
Big Sioux Day Use Area
Big Sioux River
Big Sioux Sign
Big Sioux Suspension Bridge
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