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5 RV Parks near Howard, South Dakota
We did however find 5 campgrounds within 25 miles of Howard. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Howard in the left hand column.
Jul 2016 - $21.00
This campground is within the Historic Prairie Village outside Madison. We stayed one night in a grassy, fairly level 50 amp electric only site that functioned as a pull-thru because no one else was there and we were just told to pull through the site behind us to get to ours. Otherwise when it's full, these sites are back to back. They're also next to the road and pretty far from the restrooms and bathhouse. The tent sites and 30 amp sites are closer to the bathhouse and further away from the highway. They have very limited 50 amp sites so make sure you mention it if you need it. The lady at check in was friendly and helpful. Your camping fee gives you access to all the historic buildings there and you're free to wander around the grounds. Some of the 30 amp campsites have water but they look like they're filled with long term residents or seasonal workers. Dump station is on site, free. There's free WiFi but it was weak at our site. No cable, no playground, no pool, no off leash dog park. For the price, this was a good overnight for us and we would likely return. - Flippitti
Sep 2013 - $18.00
This is a lovely state park located on Lake Herman. We stayed in the upper loop which is fairly wide open. The lower loop his heavily treed and some of those trees are way to low and need a trimming. We stayed on site 56 which was 50 amp. Our site was not level front to back and side to side. The side to side leveling issue could be taken care of with a little grading of the site. We had good Verizon phone and internet service and since our site was so wide open, we were able to use our roof top satellite. Our 5th wheel is 37 ft and it would have been challenging to access the dump station and we did not attempt it. The dual lane dump station/fresh water fill is immediately after a right hand turn and we felt that we just did not enough swing room. a small rig would not face this difficulty.You also have to buy a South Dakota annual park pass for $30 which I did not include in the nightly cost of camping. We would stay here again. - roadking
Jul 2013 - $18.00
South Dakota SP are wonderful, well kept parks usually on water like this one. Remember that there is an entrance fee on top of the camping fee. If you plan on staying more than 5 nights in any of SD parks you would do well to buy their pass for $30. Very busy on week ends during the summer, but almost always available during the week. The sites are nice and long, well spaced and have been kept quite level. There are some very close trees in the lower loop that made it a little hair raising to get around. Bathrooms are nice and well cleaned. Verizon signal is just OK. - rhianna
Aug 2008 - $16.00
A very nice state park at a very reasonable rate. Sites have 30 amp electric only, no sewer or water hook up. A dump station is available with potable water. Most sites have a view of the lake, or the "pond" as it is refered to. The biggest drawback for us was the mosquito population made it hard to hang out outdoors. It sold out on the weekends, and was nearly deserted during the week. At a different time of year this park would be a 10. - SargeW
Jun 2018 - $30.00
Large park with lots of big trees and spacing between sites. We used the showers which were clean, but the women's side had only luke warm water. The swimming beach did have about a dozen dead, rotting fish. Camp hosts were friendly. This park is very well maintained and we would stay again. - Thatcher Family
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Wonderful campground with spacious sites. Everything very clean. Sites all fairly close to lake. Very quiet area. Can be windy at times but that is South Dakota. Price does not include state park admission fee. Nice grounds - everything very well kept up. - chinookgeo
Jul 2014 - $19.00
This campground was a total surprise to us - really pretty on the shores of a very large lake with sites well spaced on level gravel pads. The whole place looks new but it is several years old and very well maintained. Electric on all sites (50 & 30 amp). No sewer or water on sites but there are four sewer dumps, water and a fish cleaning station in a large paved parking lot. Boat launch and tent sites as well as five cabins are also part of the park. Very dark at night but a campground host makes frequent passes. We arrived on a Sunday evening and the campground had been full that weekend but there were only about five coaches there when we arrived. The entry is about 3 miles off the main highway (US 14) on a paved road that had a couple of breakups. The breakups were washboard when we came in but had been bladed and temporarily repaired by the time we went out the next day. All roads on the campground were in excellent condition. There is also a marked swimming beach. We will return here for a longer stay. - Winnie35
Oct 2018 - $35.00
This park has recently been purchased by a lovely couple who are all about customer service. The park is absolutely beautiful. The gravel sites are level with trees lining each site. It's far enough (1.5 miles) from I-90 to eliminate interstate noise (but that never bothers me anyway) yet provides easy on/off access for those like me who are only looking for a 1 night stay. I'd forgotten how windy this park of the country can be and about 3 miles from the park I noticed a sound that concerned me. Turned out the wind had grabbed my awning. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. They helped me remove the awning (to be honest, a staff member did most of the work ... I just assisted) and secured the arms my awning used to hang on, making sure that the remainder of my travels would be safe. They are also the most dog friendly park owners I've run across in my 7 years of on/off motorhoming. I stayed here in a 31' motorhome with a tow vehicle. The pull through sites (and there are many) were plenty long to not necessitate disconnecting, which is always a plus for me when only staying one night. I had no need to use their facilities so I cannot comment on that but the wifi was amazing (heir go my ability to write this review right away!) I would obviously stay here again. Also, as an aside, a nice place to stay if you're going to Sturgis! - Lifeisgood1952
Oct 2018 - $35.00
Beautiful park with beautiful sunset! Roomy and long sites! Very relaxing! Nice owners. - patepies
Oct 2018 - $35.00
We stopped in here on our way to Montana due to our vehicle breaking down. Ended up staying 2 nights and all I can say is so happy we broke down here! Owners are SUPER friendly and helpful and the park is like an oasis! Beautifully kept, nice level pull thrus and they are dog lovers which was great for us as we had 3 with us!!!! Would go back in a heartbeat!!! - Stacey Painter
Aug 2016 - $30.00
The best part of staying at the Ingalls Homestead is the evenings. Tourists leave at 7pm and you (and your kids) can roam the whole farm. It was wonderful! There were barn kittens which my daughter loved, as well as a calf, and hens with chicks. The locations is beautiful and the stars at night are spectacular.
However, the RV sites are not all that great. There are only 4 (that's good!). They are close together and you must share utilities. So, if one of you is using the 30 amp, and the other needs 30 amp, then s/he has to use the 50 amp (with an adapter). There is no other choice. Hoses and cables were everywhere. There are no sewer connections, but there is a dump station. Problem is, visitors in cars parked in front of the dump station, so we emptied our tanks elsewhere. Sites 1 and 2 are fine for trailers, but 3 and 4 would be very difficult to back into (everything is back in). Sites 3 and 4 are most appropriate for motor homes. The RV sites are next to the main visitor center on a small hill. We were in site 1 and were first to arrive. The big problem for us was when a severe thunderstorm came through at 4am. The site was very exposed. I was really concerned about our trailer. We evacuated to the concrete bathrooms down the hill when a tornado watch was issued. I'm from the west coast, so I'm not used to that kind of 50mph winds and heavy rain. I'm so glad they had a safe evacuation building. Ultimately, the trailer was pushed about 10" by the winds. No tornado touched down in the area. In the end, we had a great time at the Ingalls Homestead and I would happily stay here again. My daughter was never happier. - SeaTeacher
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Being able to camp on the actual Ingalls family homestead is such a unique experience. There are only 4 RV sites and they have nice views of the surrounding land. The description they give of the bathrooms is accurate, "simple, but clean." Those were the most unique showers we encountered on our road trip. It was difficult figuring out which showers were free the way they were set up, but they were clean. However, we weren't there for the showers but for the Little House experience and that was perfect. - calijame
Jun 2016 - $30.00
There are 4 RV spaces at the Homestead, all back in near the visitor center. Sites were level, water and electric, no sewer. Would stay here again if we visited the homestead again. - dfc