Places to Camp near Garretson, SD

Are you in need of a campground near Garretson, SD? Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Garretson campgrounds just for you. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Garretson camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Garretson, SD (77)

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Mounds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Mounds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Mounds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Mounds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Mounds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Mounds State Park Campground

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    Blue Mounds State Park Campground

    45 Reviews
    120 Photos
    124 Saves
    Hardwick, Minnesota

    Welcome to Blue Mounds State Park Campground, nestled near Luverne, MN. This spot is a fantastic getaway for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. The campground operates year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, glamping, and yurt accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all types of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the presence of bison. Visitors often rave about the bison tours, where you can get up close and personal with these majestic creatures while learning about the prairie ecosystem. The hiking trails are another highlight, offering easy routes with stunning views of the prairie and the quarry. The trails are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a more vigorous hike, depending on your mood.

    The campsites themselves are well-spaced, providing a good balance of privacy and community. Some sites, like 54E and 73E, are more secluded, offering a peaceful retreat. Others, like site 13, boast unique features such as a private riverside walk and breathtaking moonrise views. The campground is also big-rig friendly and offers electric hookups, making it convenient for RV travelers.

    Amenities are top-notch, with clean and modern bathrooms and showers. There's even a little library near the restrooms for those who enjoy a good read by the campfire. Firewood is available on-site, and fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy evening under the stars.

    For those last-minute needs, the town of Luverne is just a short drive away. Whether you're here for the bison, the trails, or just a quiet escape, Blue Mounds State Park Campground has something to offer. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and come experience the beauty and tranquility of this wonderful park.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $20 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux

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    Big Sioux Recreation Area — Big Sioux

    30 Reviews
    57 Photos
    205 Saves
    Brandon, South Dakota

    Welcome to Big Sioux Recreation Area, nestled near Brandon, South Dakota. This campground is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. With spacious sites that can accommodate tents, RVs, and even cabins, there's something here for everyone.

    One of the standout features of Big Sioux is its extensive network of trails. Whether you're into hiking, biking, or just a leisurely stroll, you'll find paved paths that wind along the river and through the woods. There's even a challenging disc golf course that adds a bit of fun and competition to your stay. Just watch out for those narrow fairways!

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that the campground is very dog-friendly. There are plenty of open spaces and trails where you can walk your furry friends. Plus, the park staff are known for being friendly and helpful, making your stay even more enjoyable.

    The facilities here are top-notch. Visitors frequently mention the exceptionally clean bathrooms and hot showers. There's also a sanitary dump station and fresh water fill-up point conveniently located at the entrance. And if you're a fan of campfires, you'll appreciate the on-site firewood sales.

    If you're into fishing or kayaking, the nearby river offers plenty of opportunities. And for a bit of local flavor, the falls and Palisades State Park are just a short drive away, offering additional hiking and scenic views.

    Overall, Big Sioux Recreation Area is a fantastic spot to relax, explore, and enjoy the natural beauty of South Dakota. Whether you're here for a night or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained and comfortable.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Palisades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Palisades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Palisades State Park Campground
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    Palisades State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    75 Photos
    178 Saves
    Garretson, South Dakota

    Welcome to Palisades State Park Campground, nestled near Garretson, South Dakota. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature while still enjoying some modern comforts. Open all year round, it offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful scenery. The park is well-shaded with plenty of trees, making it a great spot to relax and unwind. The rock formations and Split Rock Creek are particularly stunning, offering some great photo ops and a chance to explore unique geological features. If you're into hiking, there are plenty of trails to keep you busy, and the nearby Split Rock Park and Devils Gulch are worth a visit too.

    The campground is well-maintained and clean, with amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire at night. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just a heads-up, you might hear a train passing by at night, but most folks find it adds to the charm rather than being a nuisance.

    For those traveling with kids, there are nice playgrounds to keep them entertained. And if you're into water activities, the park offers options for paddle boarding, kayaking, and general water play. Just be mindful of the water quality, as it can be a bit murky at times.

    Overall, Palisades State Park Campground is a fantastic spot to set up camp, whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay. The friendly staff and park rangers are always around to help, making sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls KOA
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls KOA

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    Sioux Falls KOA

    25 Reviews
    56 Photos
    78 Saves
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Welcome to Sioux Falls KOA, a convenient and friendly camping spot just a stone's throw from the bustling city of Sioux Falls, SD. This campground is perfect for those looking for a comfortable and accessible place to stay while exploring the area or just passing through.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Many visitors have praised the warm welcome and excellent service they received upon arrival. The campground is clean and well-maintained, with amenities like showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump to make your stay more comfortable. If you're traveling with a big rig, you'll be pleased to know that this place is big-rig friendly.

    For those who enjoy a bit of convenience, there's a market on-site, and you're right next to a Camping World, which can be a lifesaver if you need any camping supplies. The campground also has a pool, which is a great way to cool off during the warmer months. Plus, there's a food truck that occasionally makes an appearance, adding a fun and tasty twist to your stay.

    Sioux Falls KOA is located near I-90, making it an easy stopover for road trippers. While some might find the proximity to the highway a bit noisy, others appreciate the easy access and the fact that it's just a short drive to downtown Sioux Falls. There, you can explore a vibrant arts and nightlife scene, with plenty of restaurants, breweries, and bars to choose from.

    Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a cozy cabin, Sioux Falls KOA has you covered. It's a great spot for a night or two, especially if you're on your way to other destinations like Yellowstone. So, pack your bags, bring your pets, and enjoy a comfortable stay at this welcoming campground.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls Yogi Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls Yogi Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls Yogi Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls Yogi Bear
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sioux Falls Yogi Bear

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    Sioux Falls Yogi Bear

    19 Reviews
    26 Photos
    46 Saves
    Brandon, South Dakota

    For over 25 years our Family Owned and Operated, Award Winning South Dakota campground and RV Park, has offered some of the best family camping and entertainment in the Sioux Falls, SD region. Our city close and country quiet South Dakota campground is the perfect environment to share fun, family, friends and even some Pic-A-Nic Baskets. We have a list of amenities and planned activities that satisfy any vacation style. Check out our blog for useful tips and also check out campjellystone.com and be sure to visit our onsite corn maze open from Late August to the end of October! Please visit us soon and make your reservation for upcoming weekends and holidays today as the best spots always go first! Whether you are enjoy one of our cabin rentals, RV Sites or camping in a tent spot, you will always find great accommodations, first rate amenities, and fun family activities. Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope to see you soon!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $200 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Park

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    Split Rock Park

    9 Reviews
    18 Photos
    59 Saves
    Garretson, South Dakota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

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    Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

    29 Reviews
    59 Photos
    121 Saves
    Canistota, South Dakota

    A popular destination for boaters, paddlers, and water skiers, Lake Vermillion is a 512-acre artificial reservoir on the East Fork of the Vermillion River. Both the river and the lake are named for the red quartzite stone found along the river’s banks. Lake Vermillion is popular with area anglers for its abundance of walleye, bluegill, crappie, and northern pike. Two boat ramps provide easy access for fishing on the lake, as well as putting in other recreational watercraft. There are plenty of onshore activities at Lake Vermillion as well, with various sports fields, horseshoe pits and a short nature trail, all located within the lake’s camping and picnic areas.

    The year-round campground at Lake Vermillion, just 30 minutes west of Sioux Falls, features more than 90 tent and RV campsites in three areas, on the northwest and northeast shores of the lake. Most sites are equipped with electrical hookups, and all include picnic tables with sun shades, and fire pits with grills. There are also four rustic, walk-in tent sites, two ADA accessible sites, and seven camping cabins. All camp areas have water faucets, and access to flush restrooms, vault toilets, and showers; a dump station is located near the campground entrance. The West Campground also has a kid’s play area, picnic area, swim beach and fishing dock. Campsite rates are $17–$21/night, plus entrance fee; cabins are $45/night.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Campground
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    Tower Campground

    10 Reviews
    11 Photos
    26 Saves
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Welcome to Tower Campground, conveniently located near Sioux Falls, SD. This spot is perfect if you're looking for a place to stay while passing through or if you need a base for exploring the area. It's open all year, so whether you're braving the winter chill or enjoying a summer road trip, you'll find a spot here.

    The campground offers full hookups, including sewer and water connections, which is a big plus for RV travelers. The sites vary in size, with some larger premium spots available if you want a bit more space. Just a heads-up, though: some of the sites are right next to the highway, so you might hear some traffic noise. If you're sensitive to noise, you might want to bring earplugs or a white noise machine.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained shower and laundry facilities. Visitors have mentioned that the showers are spotless, and the laundry room is secure, which is always a relief when you're on the road. There's also a nice playground for the kids, making it a family-friendly option.

    While the campground itself doesn't have a lot of activities, it's a great jumping-off point for local attractions. For instance, Porter's Sculpture Park down I-90 is worth the drive if you're into quirky roadside art.

    Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no fires are allowed, so plan your meals accordingly. And if you're looking for a quiet, secluded camping experience, this might not be your ideal spot, but for convenience and amenities, Tower Campground has got you covered.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Creek State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Split Rock Creek State Park Campground

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    Split Rock Creek State Park Campground

    5 Reviews
    10 Photos
    12 Saves
    Ihlen, Minnesota

    Welcome to the Split Rock Creek State Park! On this journey you'll see a lovely stone bridge spanning Split Rock Creek, enjoy a variety of activities along Split Rock Lake, and marvel at the native prairie flowers visible from the top of picturesque Prairie Hill.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 / night

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    Magnolia City Campground

    6 Reviews
    10 Photos
    29 Saves
    Luverne, Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Garretson, SD?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Garretson, SD is Blue Mounds State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 45 reviews.

What parks are near Garretson, SD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 parks near Garretson, SD that allow camping, notably Homme Lake and Conestoga Lake.