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Big Sioux Recreation Area

Big Sioux

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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DOT Road Report

Big Sioux Recreation Area

410 W. Park Street
Brandon, SD 57005

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 43.57305
Long: -96.594378

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Archery rangeBikingBirdwatchingCampingCanoeing/KayakingDisc GolfFishingHikingHistorical interestHorse TrailHorseshoesSnowmobilingSnowshoeingVolleyball

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Snowshoe checkout
  • Vault toilets
  • Warming shelter

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Site (1E)
  • Camping Cabins (C1, C3)
  • Paved Bicycle Trail
  • Showers
  • Picnic Shelter

Park Specs


Southeastern South Dakota: 4 miles southwest of Brandon off I-90 Exit 406

Nearest Town



Location Map
Campground map
Jay Heath Canoe and Kayak Trail Map (Big Sioux River)
Trail map and guide
Walking map
Disc Golf Course Map

Area Attractions


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


Camping Cabins: