Arrived here and the registration shack was closed, so no entrance fee was collected. We had an email telling us our site number and sometime during the first day they came by and put a sign on our post with the checkout date. Park was mostly empty, while the COE park across the water was half full. I guess if you have the golden age pass it was cheaper to stay there. The sites at the state park were electric only with a couple water hydrants spread around the park. Bath house were clean but the light shut off too soon so at night it was kind of dark walking out of it. Otherwise it was a great park and I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent park. The sites are very large and well separated. Paved pads. The new restroom/showers are the nicest we've ever seen. The price does not include the $6.00 daily fee. There are fresh water spigots located on each loop and at the dump station. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
First suggestion: ask for water/sewer when you reserve. There are 2 sites with both, not including the hosts site. They were of course unavailable when we arrived and asked for full hookups. Our rate included an upgrade for lakefront and 50amp. Beautiful park, great wide spaces, with paved pad, fire ring, picnic table. Our rate does not include $7.70 for out of state and camping sticker $6 per day or $28 year. Plenty of things for the whole family. Fishing, boating, swimming, playground, bike trail and the dam is a great site. Tours are only on the weekend, so we missed that. Lewis & Clark Exhibit at top of dam is a must! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a beautiful lake-side site with plenty of room to spread out. Large level sites, paved roads, fire rings and very nice rest room facilities. There are no water or sewer hook-ups but the dump stations were easy to access and there were water spigots throughout the park. We stayed on a special weekend so did not have to pay the day-use fee in addition to the campsite cost. Local TV was available via antenna and our Verizon air card worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. It would be fantastic if there was water and sewer available. It ties into the Lewis and Clark Recreation area which has miles of hike/bike trails, beaches, playgrounds, marinas, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All of the interior roads and almost all of the sites are on asphalt. Most of the sites are very long, easily accommodating a tow or a boat. The premium sites (costing $2 extra) are located near the lake. These sites tend to have less space between them and have a crowded feeling. The other sites are more spacious. There were a few pull-out sites. Each site had a fire ring and a picnic table. The electrical boxes containing 20/30/50 amp outlets are located within the appropriate location. The electrical voltage was on the low side, hovering about 119. Water and dump stations are located across the street from Pierson State park on Toe Road (free). The bathrooms contained 2 showers per gender and were very clean. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. There was neither Wi-Fi nor cable within the park. Camp hosts were on duty. Clarification: Cottonwood and Tailwaters are COE parks and located in Nebraska. Chief White Crane, Lewis and Clark SRA and Pierson are South Dakota State parks. Price reflects the senior discount. We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We camped here with a 32 foot rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a 40' RV. This is our second time staying here. What a bargain for $8/night with Golden Age senior pass. The campground is immaculate; the beautiful huge tall Cottonwood trees provide excellent shade. Electric service was strong. Interior roads and pads are paved asphalt and easy to negotiate. Site spacing is very generous with large crushed stone sitting area. You have a fire ring at each site for a campfire. This is one of our favorite campgrounds in this area and we will continue to return to it when we can. Good Verizon (4 bar) phone coverage and my Millenicom MiFi was 4G LTE. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the best COE campgrounds I've ever been in. The staff (volunteer & paid) is excellent. All are very friendly and know their business. Campground and showers/bathrooms are very well maintained. Sites are good sizes. Each site has a large gravel area with picnic table. There are also great bicycle paths in the area. You can ride your bike all the way to Yankton if you want to. We will definitely come back again. Our rate reflects half off for the Senior Pass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Senior Pass discount. Typical COE campground with lots of trees, paved access roads and gravel sites. The pull-through was a little tight for our 37' motor home due to the sharp bend. Like most it gets very busy on weekends and holidays, but we called and were able to get a walk-up site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a nice campground located in a large stand of cottonwood trees. We stayed here in a 40' motorhome with toad on site P53. This has to be the best site in the park, right on the lake on a point with very good green space between you and the next site. Wide asphalt interior roads, no low hanging tree branches, level asphalt pads, Verizon cell and MIFI worked well. Could not get satellite because of the trees. My rate reflects Golden Age discount. Restrooms and showers were clean. We would definitely stay here again. About 7 miles to Yankton where you can get all of your supplies and several nice eating places. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camp here fairly often. The south loop is mainly reservable, north loop mostly walk-in. South loop is all paved, north loop has some gravel sites. Two restroom/shower houses in campground. North loop's has doors on shower stalls, but water is push button, so you have to re-push as you shower. I could not find a way to adjust water temp. South loop has curtains on the shower stalls, so privacy isn't the greatest, but you can turn on water and adjust temperature, no push button water. Restrooms are usually pretty clean. Holidays and weekends are busy. Nice lake for fishing and kayaking. Free swimming beach not too far away, and really nice walking/biking trails. Close to the river and Lewis and Clark Lake if you like to boat. Regular price for camp site is $16. and $18. Senior Pass holders pay $8. and $9. Army Corps of Engineers campground. Generally a pretty quiet and friendly campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Restrooms & Showers were clean but the showers were short stream push button. Electric only. Site was level with asphalt surface. Size was large but our site had a tree so the awning could not be deployed. Site access & park roads were very good. No Internet. Quiet park with limited Lighting. Well maintained. Visited friends in Yankton. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Deep & shaded sites w/ 50A or 30A electric, picnic table & fire ring. Water spigots located throughout the park. Dump about 1 mile away. $8 w/ Golden Age. ($2 more for lakefront premium site.) Clean restrooms & showers. Sites are reservable Memorial Day through Labor Day, then first-come, first-serve. Park open mid-April thru at least October. Easy access to fishing & visitor center. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. It would be fantastic if water and sewer hookups were available. It ties into the Lewis and Clark Recreation area which has miles of hike/bike trails, beaches, playgrounds, marinas, etc. Lots of shade trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park but I can imagine it would be noisy during the summer time. We stayed one night in September and had the pick of the sites overlooking the river. It is very quiet, but provided only electricity at the site - no water or sewer. It is fairly overpriced for the amenities it offers, except the view. We probably would stay again - but only in the off season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another excellent South Dakota State run campground on the Lewis and Clark Lake. We stayed here in a 40' motorhome with toad on site 125. This is a large campground with several loops. There is quite a bit of green space between campsites and our site was facing the lake with a huge amount of green space to the rear of our motorhome. Verizon cell and MIFI worked well, but could not get satellite signal because of trees. Interior roads were asphalt and plenty wide to get around; pads were asphalt, as well. Electric and water were strong. We would definitely come back to this one again. Yankton was about 7 miles away and you can get all your supplies and several good eating places in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice state park that accommodated our 45' motorhome by unhooking our tow vehicle. We stayed in the Pierson Ranch area. Roads are paved and most trees were trimmed above the 13 foot level of our coach. All sites are back ins and paved. Electric hookups include both 50 amp and 30 amp power. No water or sewer. Sites are very well spaced and include a table and fire ring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for a few days in our favorite site while visiting family. The drinking fountains along the paved trail already had the water shutoff. Several of the bathrooms and the camping loops were closed for the season. The sites seem to be 30 amp electricity. Most sites have a slope. Ours needed four inches of boards on the curbside to get level. This is a well-maintained park with “prime” sites that have great water views. If you have made your reservation online, be sure to stop at the office on your way in to pick up the tag for your pole. You will also need a park sticker for you vehicles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I like Yankton, South Dakota and I loved this park but I was there in late September when all the tourist were gone and prime sites were available. That is a big factor to consider. Being new to this campground I found the entrance difficult to locate and finally called them from the Marina nearby and asked for directions. None of the literature I had downloaded prior to my visit mentioned that there is no water hookup at any of these sites and I just took it for granted that there was. Fortunately I always carry about a half a tank (35 gallons) of fresh water and it really came in handy here. The site had a 50 amp hookup but that was it. There is nothing else at these sites. But I was looking for peace and quiet for a few days near some water and this place has it. The views are magnificent, the lake only a moments walk away and clearly visible out my windows. The sites are shaded and the park has large, clean bathrooms and showers and dump stations with non-potable as well as drinking water nearby. Just remember to utilize them before you back into your site and set up camp. My biggest complaint came when I had to back into my campsite near the water. There are so many trees that some sites, like mine, were a challenge to get a large fifth wheel and tow vehicle into. There was also a man-made post in the ground at each site where you are to hang your visitors receipt on so the campground rangers know when you are dated to leave. This post made access and exiting very restricted and I was actually angry that someone would put a post right there in the way. I wasn't even sure I could exit without possibly hitting a tree. But when I went to leave after spending nearly a week in this heavenly park, I realized that the post simply lifted out of the ground! If I had only known that upon arrival as well as the fact that there was no water hookup this would have been a perfect visit. This is not your typical RV park but if you want a beautiful campground experience and like the water, this is the place for you. And the morning I left, I drove by 7 deer and one bald eagle in a tree. Beat that at your next stop. I loved this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here on a Sunday night in late August. Not at all crowded. Really nice grounds and well maintained facilities. HOWEVER, the "bug problem" described by several people in the reviews below was significant. Thousands of mayflies came out, mainly in the evening, swarming lights, swarming the bathhouse, flying in your face, sticking to your skin. We could not swim in the lake -- there were too many dead mayflies. We trying using the bike paths in the day, and again hit swarms of these things. They don't sting or bite, but it was horrible. We will never go back to this campground. I really hope this is just a late August phenomenon,. I recommend that you call the park before traveling, to make sure that these bugs are not present during your visit. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a beautifully maintained park; I'm sure having the annual sticker helps with the cost of maintenance. We usually stay in the Midway section. Our favorite site is advertised as 50amp service but we had only 30amp this time. Plus the pavement is sinking causing us to have to raise our curb-side several inches. It is very busy on the weekends but during the week it gets quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Plenty of trees, grass and beautiful river sites. Staff was friendly. Plenty of room for a 38 footer with slideouts in each site. Conveniences were close by in Yankton. Has an area for horses if you are traveling with them. Plenty to see and do in the area for all ages. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was a nice place but a bit commercial for us. The bath houses were not very close to a lot of sites (ours included). I think this was due to the large size of the sites and the number of them, making the ratio correct but putting a lot of distance between them. Over all, a very nice place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely beautiful and immaculately maintained park and campground. The sites are wooded, level, and the surrounding green space is immaculately maintained. We have never seen such a beautifully landscaped and maintained state park. There are miles and miles of level, paved bike trails both along the lake and in the woods. The park "rangers" were all friendly and helpful, as was every other park service person. The park is very heavily used on the weekends, as when we arrived on Sunday afternoon there was a constant stream of campers and boaters exiting the park. But during our stay during the week, we felt we had almost the whole park to ourselves. Be aware though that the waterfront sites are absolutely covered with huge bugs at this time of year. Screened canopies for sitting outside of your camper are an absolute must at a site near the water unless you don't mind being eaten up. We camped at an interior loop away from the water, and had no problems with insects. We will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent park! Sites are large and level. Bathrooms are clean. Take a bike to use on the many bike paths. Very convenient to Yankton, a town of 14K. If you use a satellite dish there are many sites with visibility. Boating and fishing opportunities abound. I was disappointed that the park has very limited trash recepticals for walkers and no recycle bins for plastics or aluminium cans. Another disappointment was that about 2/3's of the park's camping is made available to just reservations. Not the greatest thing if you don't live by a schedule. Great if you do. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is WONDERFUL! We spent a week there enjoying the area. The park has beautiful spacious sites where you are not crammed in together. A bery Friendly town. There is a great Scrapbooking store on 3rd street. We are voing back next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far one of the nicest state parks that we have ever stayed in. The park sits along the shore of Lewis and Clark Lake. The sites are large with a lots of space between you and your neighbor. Most of the sites are shaded with large mature trees. Maintained grass is between sites with large open areas. There are several miles of bike/walking trails. Boat ramps are available along with parking for boat trailers. The restrooms and shower were some of the cleanest we've seen. About 60% of the sites can be reserved, but one whole section is first come, first serve. There is a $5.00 a day charge for access to the park and $2.00 for a lake front site, for a total of $21.00. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's really a nice large well-kept park right on Lewis & Clark Lake. It should be a 10, but there is no water or sewer at the campsites - you have to drive up to the dump station and fill up your tanks there. This can be aggravating if you go through a lot of water. Satellite tv worked okay even under a lot of shade trees, but there was no wifi or modem connections. It is a great place if you have a boat or want to fish. The park has hice hiking and biking - a big long trail right along the lake edge. It's only about 3 miles into Yankton for supplies and services. I would go back there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although we only stayed one night I got the impression from driving through that this
campground that this would easily be a perfect place to spend an entire vacation. We stopped here as a half-way point coming back from the Black Hills, but
I plan on coming back again to stay for a few. This boasts immaculate showers/bathrooms, huge campsites, playgrounds and beach area, green grassy areas to
just "run around", friendly staff. I would have rated higher than an 8 if there were also water hook-ups, and if would have stayed longer to get a more
accurate review (but it really "felt" like a 10). We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is absolutely a "no frills" park. All sites are back ins. It is located right off a highway and if you are not running your A/C at night, there will be lots of traffic noise. Several of the sites are used for seasonal storage. We never saw anyone associated with the park, but email communications with them are good. The owner told me via email that they are working to get WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly, helpful, bare basics camp. Easy to find, good pull off. The owner, who was working on his farm machinery, gave us a bunch of fresh-picked asparagus for our dinner. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a basic RV Park with good hook-ups. Close to the Missouri River for boating and fishing. Open year round and it's undergoing upgrades. It was operated by a mom but is now being managed by her three sons. Tents not allowed. Self contained rigs only because there are no restrooms or showers. There is no clubhouse. New web site to be online shortly. Be sure to call to make a reservation. I will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has an excellent host/manager. This is the most modern KOA we have ever stayed at. Not fans of KOA but this one is exceptional. This area is a great recreation area. We used this as a family destination/meeting campground. Very nice lodges and cabins. Excellent Wi-Fi and services. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent one night at this park and was very pleased with the location and the ease to get to it. The park was very clean and the attendant was very friendly. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend the park. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Excellent park. I'd give a 10 if they had just a few organized activities for the kids. This place is immaculate and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Great pool, playground, pet park and jump pillow. Price reflects KOA discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has been the campground disappointment of the year! Once we turned off the main highway we were on a very dusty dirt road. The registration parking is a dusty dirt parking area. The office is new & nice. The pool area is new & nice. The cabins are new & look nice. Unfortunately, everything else is dusty dirt and weeds. A lot of landscaping is needed. The RV sites are very basic and don't invite you to spend any time outside. Their longest sites are only 60' long. The park is way overpriced. We left after a day and went to the state park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is only two years old, so everything is nice and new. There were many things for kids to do. They enjoyed the jumping pillow, playground and pool. The sites were a nice size. The owners were friendly. They do not charge you extra if you need to stay past checkout. The pool was sparkling clean. Everything was well-maintained. The park was clearly marked and the location was quiet. The only reason I did not give it a ten was the mud situation. Because this is a newer park, it appears they have struggled to get the grass to grow. Our site just had tufts of (mowed) weeds here and there. The immature trees did not bother us as most RVs have shade awnings. The lack of grass, however, creates a real problem when it rains. The jumping pillow was covered with mud as were our shoes, doormat and vehicle tires. We struggled to keep it out of the camper. We will return if they can get some decent grass to grow. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent hosts that were the most helpful in a newer KOA Park. Grounds are great with some less mature trees. When those trees get big the shade will make it a 10. This park seemed to be a kids' favorite because of so many entertaining things to do. As a retired couple, we just have the highest regard for these rather pricey digs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Brand new KOA. Ribbon cutting is June 29th, 2011. Just a few miles south of downtown along the Missouri River. Brand new landscape with grass between the sites. Tree rows to protect the wind from the North, West and East sides of the campground. The manager is eager to help everyone get settled upon arriving. This is a nice park. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.