W.H. Lyon Fairground

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100 Lyon Blvd Sioux Falls, SD 57107 605-360-0668 605-367-7178 Official Website

GPS: 43.5531, -96.7741

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Overview of W.H. Lyon Fairground

Weekly Rate Yes

Monthly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 80

Pad Type mixed

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 1,410 ft / 429 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of W.H. Lyon Fairground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 5/7/2019
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Last reported 5/7/2019
“A Month Of Airshows & Dinos & The Budweiser Horse Team”

Reviewed 5/7/2019

Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 30
Site Number: N/A
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We paid the monthly rate - $600/month ($20/night) in 2019. Nightly rate is $30, and weekly is $180.

This is primarily a fair/event grounds, with a ton of first come first served camping offered in addition. Most of the sites have the option of full-hook-ups (H2O,30A/50A, Sewer) - but you are not guaranteed that your chosen site will have all of those functions, so make sure to test those amenities before setting your levelers down. If you arrive during a weekday, a park attendant is there to help you find a suitable spot with working utilities, and the office staff inside the fair office (the building to the left if you are looking head on at the back of the grand stands - which say "W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds") will help you pay. They will also remind you to get a receipt so you can use it for any legal stuff you may need to use it for if you're one of those 'residents'.

The fairgrounds also offers horse 'storage' (corrals) if you are bringing along your hooved friends. While we were here, the Budweiser horse team stabled here - and it was honestly one of the coolest things that we've experienced at a campground.

We arrived in late April and were directed to park in a 'trafficked' area on concrete so that we didn't sink into the grass in the main camping area. And by 'trafficked', I mean that is where folks can drive from one entrance to the other - it's not very busy. We did, however, find ourselves parked-in during several events held at the facility (i.e. HotRod Swap Meet, Dinosaur Extravaganza).

This isn't an overly quiet campground, but it's also not consistently loud. The worst noise pollutants are being in the flight path of the Air Guard, who fly inconsistently, but provide entertainment in the form of flying in formations, super zooms, and the occasional barrel roll. I'd estimate about 5 planes a day/night. Twice a week the local quarry explodes stuff and it shakes your rig and that's kind of fun. And there is a quarry train, but it's almost unnoticeable because it just parks near the camping area for loading.

We had investigated staying over at the Towers Campground, but were turned off by the consistent traffic noise (the highway runs directly behind the park) and the very tight confines of parking (BUTT-TO-BUTT). Fairgrounds is the 'cheapest' game in town, although I'm not about to argue it is 'cheap' for what you're getting.

There are bathroom facilities near the rear of the grandstands (where you will be directed to park if you're just overnighting or heavy and the ground is wet).

Dump station is in the grassy area of the campground, all the way to the right as your driving towards that area - didn't note a requirement to pay to dump.

There is something going on almost every weekend at the event grounds - horse shows, train shows, hot rod swaps, sales, running races, dinosaur exhibits, bands, renn fairs, etc. And you are within a short walk/run/bike ride to the 19mile loop bike path around the city.

During their fair week, the office staff reports that you can make reservations to camp (and also during their Harley week). Otherwise it's first come.

We would definitely stay here again - it's good access into the city, not too loud (usually), has built in entertainment, and is close to a lovely 19miles (+) of safe walking/running/biking.

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Liz & Jake would stay here again

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Livingston, TX 24' Lance 1995 Toyota Sequoia
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“Basic fairgrounds camping”

Reviewed 3/28/2015

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Date of stay: July 2014

Wide open grassy camping area at a fairground. Not much more to say than that, right? OK, I will add a bit more. :)

Water and electrical hookups with dump station on site. Zero privacy and zero shade. Basically a wide open grassy area with utilities.

Railroad line on one edge and they start up some sort of locomotives fairly early in the morning. Other than that I don't recall train noise to be obnoxious. No train noise at night.

Was there to pick up a friend at the airport. Can't see much other reason to be there. Oh, I guess you could check out the city, for what it is worth. Not the most glamorous part of South Dakota.

I did wander over to check out some activity in the barn, which was a bit interesting.

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Marshall would stay here again

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As I sit here at the second truck repair shop we’ve slept at in less that a week, I still can’t get over what a great month+ we’ve had in Sioux Falls (with a 10 day trip back to ROC sans RV). Our hom...

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  • big rig
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  • dump station
  • horse corral
  • restrooms: flush
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