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Big Sioux Recreation Area

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Big Sioux Recreation Area lies on the banks of South Dakota's Big Sioux River. Close to the cities of Brandon and Sioux Falls, Big Sioux is popular among campers, canoers, bicyclists, hikers, disc golfers, history buffs and archers. When the snow flies, groups of snowmobilers gather at the enclosed warming house.

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Activities

  • Archery
  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Biking (on trails)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Disc Golf
  • Disc Golf Checkout
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pole Checkout
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historical Interest
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Checkout
  • Horseshoes
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Kayaking
  • Lawn Game Checkout
  • Picnicking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoe Checkout
  • Snowshoeing
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Checkout
  • Walking (on park roads)
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Fees

  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 for second vehicle | $80 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Campsites - non-electrical: Tent-Only: $15 per night
  • Camping Cabins: $55 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

Park Size: 49 campsites and 3 cabins (each sleeps 4 people)

Directions:

4 miles southwest of Brandon off I-90 Exit 406

Nearest Town: Brandon

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Big Sioux Recreation Area
410 West Park Street
Brandon, SD 57005
605.582.7243
Email: BigSioux@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Archery Range
  • Archery Trail(s)
  • Biking Trail(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Dog Park/Training Area(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horse Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground(s)
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Showers
  • Tent-only Campsite(s)
  • TRACK Trail(s)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
  • Warming Shelter(s)
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Campsite(s)
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Paved Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground(s)
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 43.57305
Longitude: -96.59438
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