Standard (Tent/RV)
Cabins
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Lake Thompson Recreation Area
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 72 ft.
Location
Lake Thompson Recreation Area is located in South Dakota
Latitude
44.3235 N
Longitude
-97.4346 W
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1 Review of Lake Thompson Recreation Area
First to Review
Best Sunset on the Prairie

I’ll admit - I chose this campground because I am a HUGE Laura Ingalls Wilder nerd and it is on one of the lakes where she and Almanzo took their Sunday drives and just a few miles from the LIW Memorial Society in DeSmet. Apart from all that, this is a gem of a campground. We were fortunate to get a site right on Lake Thompson. There are clean and modern restrooms available with free showers. A hiking/biking trail goes along the lake, through the campground and to the swimming beach. Friendly staff - great facilities.