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This is a great campground on the west band of the Missouri River. Very nice and well kept facilities but beware there are lots of cottonwoods and at times during our stay it looked like it was snowing.
Access to this area is off highway 44 but be prepared for several miles of minimally maintained dirt road (with some big hills) to get there. I'd stay here again but I'd also research when the cottonwoods are not shedding their seeds.
We happened upon this while up for a wedding in Pierre. It is a free campground! There are RV and tent sites, a dump station, water fill up, bathrooms, and even a park. The tent sites are right on the river and there is even a beach that you can hang out at. You are right on the Lewis and Clark Trail for riding.
The tent sites are pretty secluded for it being a city park. It was a little noisy at night but it was perfect for waking up in the morning and watching the clouds flow over the river with a cup of coffee in hand.
We stayed here 2 nights in September and rode motorcycle through the Badlands/Custer State Park during the day. Few trees, but the newly planted ones will soon offer more shade. Very roomy sites so you’re not right on top of each other. Camped along the river- fishing/swimming access right from the campsite. Hands down best shower/bathroom facilities I’ve ever seen in a state park. We have a small enclosed trailer, so was nice to have electric. Always haul our water- good as none on site. Dump station and water in park, but not at sites.
The lawns are very well maintained. The shower and bathrooms are impeccable. The beach and playgrounds are great. Shade is a commodity very hard to find. However, in about fifteen years ample trees have been planted that this problem should be corrected. Staff are accommodating and friendly. Great kIckback park because little else to do. Water is only at dump station, the shower house, or two hydrants located in the park. A great one nighter.
Right off the highway was a super convenient location when spending the night while driving. Tent camp is an open field without sites but it was flat and there was plenty of space. TONS of mosquitos though, couldn’t sit outside the tent at all. Bathrooms were good and clean.