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There are plenty of well-equipped campsites in and around Sioux Falls, South Dakota, all set in panoramic and picturesque locations.

Here, you’ll find seven of the best scenic campgrounds available in the area where you can find inspiration for your weekend away from the big city.


1. Wilson’s Solace Farm

farm house

You’ll find this charming site sitting among goats, chickens, and verdant grassy fields. There are 12 sites available, including a rustic, renovated glamper trailer. You’ll find Wilson’s Solace Farm in Davis, a small town around 30 minutes southwest of Sioux Falls. Kids love the rope swing, while adults can enjoy socializing with other campers around the large fire pit.

“Made reservations to camp here since it was reasonably close to Sioux Falls and looked really interesting. So glad I did. My hosts couldn’t have been nicer. By the time I left, I felt like I was part of the family.”Annie C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $25-$35
  • Number of sites: 12
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Palisades

skoolie parked at campgronud

Image from The Dyrt camper Jay K.

Split Rock Creek moves through this stunning campsite. You can spend hours exploring the dramatic, steep quartzite formations that run along each side of this stream. The creek itself is an ideal spot for some refreshing wild swimming, while eager photographers love the craggy shadows and golden light of the surrounding area. Palisades State Park is just over 20 miles northeast of Sioux Falls.

“It’s quiet and well-kept, very clean. The sites are well-spaced and very wooded. Lots of nice short hikes for the kids. Beautiful rock formations to explore. I highly recommend this place!”Sarah V.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $15-$55
  • Number of sites: 37
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

lake vermillion at sunset

Image from The Dyrt camper Kristen P.

This campground is on the northern bank of the 512-acre human-made Lake Vermillion, around 25 miles west of Sioux Falls. The Vermillion River, which flows into this lake, contains natural crimson quartzites that lend it an otherworldly quality. The lake provides ample opportunity for both fly-fishing and watersports. There is a kid’s playground in the West Campground.

“Very clean, spacious sites, easy to use the webpage to book a site with pictures that are accurately showing the site that you are booking. Stayed in the East zone, the camp host was super friendly and helpful.”Olaf I.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $17-$45
  • Number of sites: 90
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Blue Mounds

tipi in grassland

Image from The Dyrt camper Tara S.

This campground is in Blue Mounds State Park, a 40-minute drive northeast of Sioux Falls. The park has many fantastic walking trails and a small, human-made waterfall to explore. The striking rock formations provide great views of the surrounding plains, upon which herds of bison graze.

“The cart-in sites are close to the parking lot and pretty secluded. Amazing area at night; it’s so open. You can stand by your car and see so many stars.”Stephanie K.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-$35
  • Number of sites: 132
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Newton Hills

Just over 35 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, this campground is nestled alongside the Coteau des Prairies, a theatrical relic of the time when glaciers spread across North America. The area around here is all rounded hills and ancient forests, and in certain places, the 100-mile broad plateau reaches elevations of over 2,000 feet above sea level.

There are bicycle rentals and cabins available for rent at the campground alongside the RV and tent sites.

“This beautiful park set just 9 miles south of Canton, SD, has something for everyone. If you enjoy water activities, spend some time at Lake Lakota swimming, kayaking, fishing, or just relaxing!”Lisa H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $22-$55
  • Number of sites: 121
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Split Rock Creek

picnic bench, fire ring and bear box at campsite

image from The Dyrt camper Stephanie Z.

This small campground rests along the Split Rock River, just over 20 miles northeast of Sioux Falls. The lots are roomy and tidy, while the nearby river is perfect for wild swimming and watersports. The nearby creek is lined with steep, quartzite formations and is ideal for exploring with friends and family. This campsite’s rates are affordable, and you’ll be camping close to Devil’s Gulch, with its towering, maroon rock faces.

“Lots of green grass and a nice playground. Many people do some fishing here too.”Stacy R.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $15-$22
  • Number of sites: 26
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Lake Herman

field of grass and lake herman beyond it

Lake Herman State Park is around 50 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, and you’ll find this campground on the eastern shore of the 1,350-acre Lake Herman. This site treats you to excellent views of the lake, while wildlife enthusiasts love the nature on display in the diverse surrounding landscape. There is a picnic area and a kid’s playground to the north of the site.

“Many spots have shade, some are near the lake, and some with lake views. They have small cabins for rent, as well as paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. There is a lower park that’s great for families, with activities on the weekends, a large playground, and easy lake access.”Carrie F.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $22-$55
  • Number of sites: 72
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

 

When it comes to camping near Sioux Falls, there are plenty of affordable and high-quality options available. These campgrounds are just a small sample of the sites you can choose from for your next vacation. If you need some more inspiration, check out The Dyrt’s list of the best campsites in and around Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 


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