Ingalls Homestead Campground


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20812 Homestead Road
De Smet, SD 57231
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GPS: 44.3667, -97.5412

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 4
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 1709 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Roswell, GA 34' Jayco Octane SL 272 2003 Ford e350
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 4

BoxyColonial would stay here again

“Prairie Views and Lots of Kittens”

Reviewed Sep 04, 2017

Overall Rating

We just finished a two month trip that included Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, but my kids will probably tell you that the Ingalls Homestead was their favorite stop. the Ingalls Homestead is a living history site on the property where Laura Ingalls Wilder's family homesteaded; they have 4 RV sites here (along with covered wagons and a bunkhouse for rent and tent camping), and after closing time the people staying overnight have the whole place to themselves. My kids spent the evenings riding bikes around and visiting all the baby animals (a calf, two foals, chicks, and two litters of kittens). Only negative is that the sites are right next to a grassy slope which can make backing in a little harrowing. If you have a longer trailer, I suggest requesting site 1 or 2 so that you have more room to maneuver before the hill starts. Sites themselves are pretty basic, w/e, fairly well spaced, with picnic tables and fire rings....and beautiful views of the surrounding prairie and farmland. You have to drive a little ways down a dirt road to get to the homestead, but it was flat and straight and well maintained. Very close to downtown De Smet and other Little House sites to tour. Well worth the detour if you're traveling on I90.

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RV Camping at the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota: So Many Kittens!

This is going to be a really great post, because I have so many kitten pictures: De Smet wasn’t really on the way from Sioux Falls to the Badlands, but it wasn’t that far out of the way, so when I lear...

  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • wifi: yes
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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