Friendly hosts' displacement is contagious among guests, as everybody here is always...nice! Hosts try to make effort to stagger guests among sites if campground is not full. While the biggest feature here is probably the location (half-way across SD) do not think you're settling. It's a small campground with a large play area and a nice pool. My only complaint would be that the hookups seem to have been put in many years ago, and they could use a refreshing.
The reputation of the friendliness and the attentiveness of the owner is well deserved. The owner himself takes great pride in this campground, and treats you like you're a guest in his house. The offering of fresh veggies from the garden was a nice touch! This is a no-frills place to spend a night or two. While close to the interstate, we oddly caught almost no noise from it. The only big detractor here is that the sites are incredibly small; I think the narrowest we have ever encountered. On the plus side, the bathrooms are the cleanest we've ever seen. We'd stay here again if passing through the area.
Gorgeous park with fantastic, shaded sites. Lots of trails to hike in the woods and across the streams. DNR sponsored programs were fun. Popular park was jammed full of families during our visit. Bathrooms seem old and too small to support volume of use. Despite daily wipe-downs, facilities were frequently very dirty by mid-day.
Sites are absurdly small. Many (not all) sites have this shared patio concept, which would be cool if you were traveling with others. Else, it's very awkward. This campground seems old and tired. The Wi-Fi exists, but coverage is weak and throughput was generally quite bad. We should have heeded the previous reviews and stayed elsewhere.
Very new, orderly and clean campground with friendly staff. Gravel pull-thru sites have concrete patios and well cared-for grass. Sites are all lined up in identical rows with young trees scattered here and there. (In a few years, once these trees mature, there will be some shade.) Bathrooms, laundry and showers are all in great shape and cleaned regularly. Conveniently located near park entrance and south end of town, you can walk to most anything. Sadly, park is also located near city works site and a home improvement center, where the noise of heavy equipment seems to get buzzing before 7 am each day. As others have noted, remember the city moratorium against campfires.
A quiet, flat, almost treeless park about 1.5 blocks from Wall's downtown. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. Bathroom/shower facilities are by no means new, but clean. Fenced-in dog park was a nice find.
Hilly, gravel sites that might be challenging to level for the largest of rigs. Good shade from trees. Playground was small and pool was nice. Seemed like more campers had a dog than did not, which was kind of nice for our dog. Dogs enjoyed use of some semi-dedicated open space to run around. Fellow campers were very cordial and quiet at nights. Hosts were very accommodating. Location provides very easy access to local attractions.
Long, but slightly narrow sites with gravel pads and grass "yards." Few trees provide occasional shadows. Easy on and off the freeway with gas, grocery, dining, etc. nearby. Staff exceptionally friendly. We'd stay here again.
Kid friendly park, with sites scattered among hills and trees, with the exception of the "Big Rig Flats" below, which as my made-up-name implies, is a flat, open space where the biggest of RVs parked. WiFi coverage is iffy at times. My AT&T hotspot surprisingly picked up a decent 4G signal, though. Camp hosts/owners are exceptionally friendly, as is all the staff. Showers are small, but dish-washing station was very handy. Pool and water-slide are fun. If you travel with a dog, be mindful that this park has a very large community of wild rabbits, which are semi-tame and everywhere. The lodge even sells small packs of rabbit food, much to the delight of kids. We would have stayed more nights, had we known just how nice this park was!
This campground was exactly what was advertised and what we were seeking: Nice sites, quiet and with a great beach. The owners/staff were friendly to the point of feeling like long-lost friends, guiding each rig to their site and answering any requests on the spot. Sites were rather large and most are quite well shaded. Hookups were clean. The beach is inconveniently (and oddly) quite a ways from the main campground, so don't expect to walk there with all your gear on a hot day. Many campers drove their vehicles to the beach, crowding around the sites that are there. The min-golf course was very run down, and the owner indicated it would be re-built next year. The sites in our area had the fire ring located at the far end of the site, which we found odd. Kids and adults had a fun, relaxing time and we found ourselves wishing we'd been able to stay another day.
Some of the best, kindest and hardest working owners/staff we've ever seen. Improvements appear to always be happening to this park. Brand new main lodge. New cabins were just being finished while we were here. And they were just putting the finishing touches on their "premium" sites, which feature narrow pond-side back-in sites on class 5 and uniquely curved concrete patio slabs. Sites at south end of park are nicely shaded and appear to be good for small groups, if you choose. Conveniently located right off I-90, but little highway noise detectable. Pool and water-slide area is nice, but way too small to handle demand on most days. Good mix of seasonal, temporary and cabins. While shade is abundant on most sites, sites are very narrow. Sites with sewer hookup are also rare and resort does not appear to offer honey-wagon service. Polite, family-oriented atmosphere with bikes and carts scurrying about. Never any noise at night. Everything is a very short walk away. Center of park features a nice pond with fountain and paddle boats, where kids try their hand at panfish and the occasional turtle. There is no beach. If the water is high enough, you can take a short float down the creek that surrounds the park. If you're bringing kids, be sure to pack light tackle, small nets, bikes and maybe even rubber boots. Bike trails attach to park. Themed weekends and other activities are listed in their website. As with most campgrounds these days, you can NOT bring in your own firewood. Jellystone Austin charges what we think is a steep $5 for a bundle of wood.
This is our benchmark for family fun, and we keep coming back. While this park has had its ups and downs over the years, mostly due to ownership issues, the campus lends itself to days of fun. Under new ownership, Yogi's has really cleaned up its act. Bathrooms are cleaner, all attractions are open and the rules are actually now enforced. The sites are varied and always rather large, with seasonals peppered throughout. You will want to rent a golf cart and/or bring your bikes, as there will be plenty of trekking around during your stay. Multiple pools, a water park, a lazy river and a suger-sand-lined swimming pond ensure plenty of things to do. The new owners take safety pretty seriously, as we noticed more lifeguards who seemed to be far more attentive than in the past. Your wristband is your ticket to everything, as this park avoids the a-la-carté route and includes pretty much everything with your stay... even mini golf. When we stayed, we were often disappointed that the pools closed so early in the evening. Firewood can be pretty expensive, as are the aforementioned golf carts.