Big Sioux Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Big Sioux Recreation Area

South Dakota

(605) 582-7243

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Things To Do

Overview

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. Disk golf is also a favorite park activity. When the snow flies, groups of snowmobilers gather at the enclosed warming house.

Map of Big Sioux Rec. Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.580662, -96.600929

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Activities

  • Boating

    Home to hundreds of lakes and natural waterways, from the mountain lakes of the Black Hills and the manmade "Great Lakes of South Dakota," to the Missouri River and Big Sioux River, as well as a multitude of rivers, tributaries, streams, and creeks, South Dakota's park system includes around 300 boat ramps.

  • Bicycling

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • Camping

    From the adventurous Black Hills to the Glacial Lakes, and rural tranquility of the Southeast region, South Dakota features thousands of campsites to choose from. Most campgrounds include restrooms, hot showers, boat launches, planned activities, playgrounds, hiking trails, and ADA accessible sites. Several campgrounds also offer RV sites with electrical hookups. Firewood is for sale at most areas and fish cleaning stations are also available.

  • Fishing

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • Hiking

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • Historic Sites

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • RVing

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are available. There is an enclosed warming house at the park.

Seasonality/Weather

Campsites open May through October. Cabins open year-round

Directions

Driving

Located 4 miles SW of Brandon off I-90, Exit 406.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 582-7243

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