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Big Sioux Recreation Area

410 W. Park Street

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, history buffs and archers. When the snow flies, groups of snowmobilers gather at the enclosed warming house.


Ryan Tellberg

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
My wife and I recently went on a hike here, we went on the trail called " valley of the Giants" what a beautiful trail! I can only begin to imagine how old some of the trees are for how huge they are. I enjoyed how the trail followed the river and covered varying grades of terrain. We also came across a yank yank ( mini woodpecker ) on a branch high in a tree ... We said hello but he didn't acknowledge our presence ... What an ass. The old log cabin is also a nice historical location to check out if you look to the Northeast of it there is a stairwell that leads down into an old pantry or maybe it was meant to be a bomb shelter not sure...

Kathy Otten

Monday, June 11, 2018
A quick getaway to camp with the family. Nice level camp sites.

Cathy Thayer

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Park needs to spray for mosquitos. Definately not done before Memorial Day

Linda Wendt

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Disappointing! We camped at Big Sioux Recreation campground at Brandon SD for four days (May 10 -13). We reserved the shelter but couldn't use it because the weather was cold and rainy. Management took the sides of the shelter off and removed a stove that was previously in the shelter. This is SOUTH DAKOTA.....we think the sides should be left on until Memorial Day weekend.

Adam Niessink

Saturday, March 31, 2018
It was a pretty good time till we caught the park ranger spying on us in the trees at around 10 pm

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