Upper Sioux Agency State Park

State Park

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Highway 67
Echo, MN 56237
320-564-4777

GPS: 44.731, -95.435

Last Price Paid: $27
Number of Sites: 35
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 886 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Weboost
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 29

Flyboy would stay here again

“Relaxing time in well maintained park”

Reviewed Oct 03, 2018

Overall Rating

The campground was partially wooded but mostly had an open prairie feel. There are three sites with modern teepee tents with a plastic decking floor. All other sites are for rv’s or tents with a few walk in sites as well. The campground has a separate entrance as the main state park and is not staffed. I stayed for a week in mid September and was the only camper there for all but the weekend. There is a nice picnic area along the Minnesota river where the Yellow Medicine river joins and is only a half mile down the park’s gravel road. Apparently the fishing is good there since I watched eagles exploiting the many jumping fish as the two rivers joined. The primary drawback is road noise from Hwy 67 which is on the edge of the park. Since it is a hilly winding road at that point trucks make considerable noise slowing for the turns and powering up the hill. It’s not a highly traveled road so don’t let it stop you from using the park. But it is a factor in the mornings and early evenings. It was a typical MN state park with nice gravel rv pads relatively level and well maintained facilities. Plenty of walking trails and a nice historic area at the main entrance.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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webster
Minneapolis, MN
Winnebago Micro Minnie
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 28e

webster would stay here again

“Lovely campground, lots to explore in and nearby the park”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2017

Overall Rating

Yellow Medicine campground at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park is a lovely campground. Not much shade, but tall grasses and a few trees here and there provide a little bit of privacy. I stayed here one night in June 2017, at Yellow Medicine campground site 28e. 30A electric tested and worked fine. There's some highway noise, but it's not too awful, as the highway isn't traveled too often. I'd say I maybe heard a vehicle every 5-10 minutes when it was busy, otherwise rarely.

There's lots of hiking trails and lookouts here, plenty to do for a few days. It's about 12 minutes to Granite Falls which has some stuff, 40 minutes to Marshall which is a little bigger of a town, or a bit over two hours to get to the Twin Cities metro area.

One thing to keep in mind: there are, I believe, three entrances to things in the park. There's the horse campground, the main entrance, and then the campground entrance. If you're in an RV, make sure you don't continue down the small road in the main area (it's for the viewpoint, not campground) because it might get tough to pass someone (I made this mistake, but it was fine). The campground is a little bit further east.

Cell service at campsite, unboosted:

AT&T - three bars LTE, 107ms ping, 10.51mbps down, 4.12mbps up, plenty reliable

Verizon - one bar 1x extended. On occasion, 3G. Completely unusable. Some parts of the park have LTE.

T-Mobile - two bars LTE - I got 63ms ping, 9mbps down, 0.56mbps up. Though, not quite as reliable as AT&T. On occasion, it faded to three bars extended (E).

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • showers
  • water available

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