Left Tailrace Campground

Army Corps Of Engineers

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Highway 47
Fort Thompson, SD 57339
605-245-2255

GPS: 44.041, -99.4396

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 81
Elevation: 1398 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

8 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
Days stayed: 1

Lorrie would stay here again

Reviewed Sep 05, 2018

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Left Tailrace was an amazing campground on our route west. We did have to travel a bit north off the interstate to find it but it was worth the effort. The 20 minute trek was worth it … nice scenery and the campground is amazing. Right on the river. We did not make reservations and had tons of sites to chose from. The bathrooms we... more

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Jack&Elizabeth

38 DRV & Ford F450 4X4 Dually 38 RSSB3 with 4 slides and 1k Solar
2011 Toyota Rav4
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 39

Jack&Elizabeth would stay here again

“Electric Only!!!!! Beware.”

Reviewed Jul 14, 2018

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I wish we could give 5 stars, like everyone else, but we hit a snag with our stay. We had planned to stop in here for a few nights to beat the heat before heading out to the Badlands and fill up on fresh water before ?? nights of boondocking. When we got here we found out that the water has been deemed non-potable (due to some lead fro... more

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3

lindy would stay here again

“Great”

Reviewed Jun 14, 2018

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Clean COE campground with lots of sites. Not far off the highway. A bit windy, but that felt good. Took the dogs for a swim at the boat ramp. A good place to stop on the way out west.

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Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 68

ColoradoNittany would stay here again

“Wonderful USACE Campground ”

Reviewed Sep 27, 2017

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We stayed at this Campground for 1 night as part of a 7 night trip through the Midwest. This very nice Army Corps' Campground is part of the Big Bend Project near Fort Thompson, South Dakota. First off, the camp host at the entry station was an exceptionally friendly and helpful woman. They have definitely got their best foot for... more

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42 On The Road
Ramona, CA
42 Open Range Roamer 376FBH
2017 Ram 3500
99 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 23

42 On The Road would stay here again

“Friendly people, good sites, electric only, nearby water, good activities”

Reviewed Aug 18, 2017

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The staff here was very friendly. Getting to this place was pretty simple but be careful with the last turn in, pretty sharp off the highway. We went to the nearby town shopping but it is a little sparse, so shop before you get here if you can. Run by Corp of Engineers, so if you have the Senior or Access national parks passes - 5... more

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Our Moving House
San Angelo, TX
42 Forest River Sandpiper 365 SAQB
2009 Chevy Silverado HD 2500
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 08

Our Moving House would stay here again

“Beautiful, Clean COE Park”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2017

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We have come to love Corps of Engineer Campgrounds. This one is no exception! It is a little ways off of the interstate. The road in was pretty good with the exception of a couple of big bumps. Hold onto your hat! :) There is a gas station, which also has diesel, just as you turn off the interstate onto exit 248. It's easy in an... more

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 2

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Clean Army Corp campground with Fishing access”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2016

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This is a nice Corp of Engineers campground. It's well maintained and staffed with host and rangers that drive through several times a day. Why 3 stars, Bugs and wind. There were so many gnats, that we had to keep our windows closed. If not, they would come right through the screens. Luckily all sites have electricity to keep the A... more

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Yankee & Rebel
Venice, FL
28 HiLo 2806C
2013 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 22A

Yankee & Rebel would stay here again

“Army Core Campground lives up to it's reputation ”

Reviewed Jul 06, 2016

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It's just 11 miles north of I 90 but worth the drive. Almost all sites have water views. We stayed in site 22A with water views on 3 sides. It is clean quiet campground with showers, Dump station, 20,30 and 50 amp service but no water at the campsites but water spigots are plentiful. We wish we could stay longer.

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Planes, boats and bicycles--sv & rv Odin: Campground Review, Left Tailrace. Chamberlain, SD

Courtesy of US Army Corp of Engineers website After ten days in Forest City, Iowa it's time to hit the road. We've decided to take the scenic route to Colorado. We're heading north into Minnesota,...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • playground
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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