Hipcamp host Margaret J.,
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Pitch camp in one of 25 sites in the 20 acre forest surrounding magical Easton’s castle, the inspiration for the Wizard of OZ. L Frank Baum loved this place and you will too. A small forest. One acre campsites. You will be alone in Nature. Room for RV to park w limited electrical and wireless around castle. There are no RV electrical or sewer hookups. /p>

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
25 sites
Up to 52 guests per site
Up to 52 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 60 feet allowed
Electrical hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Ask about access type
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
water hookup
television hookup
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Margaret a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


2.8 miles of trails adjacent to city and countryside


Fishing starting 6 miles away.


La Petite Forêt de O-TE-LA is 20 acres of magical forest and wildlife adjacent to an 80 acre wetland covered with natural trail...Read more


Free canoe on small pond and castle moat. Very fun.

Wind sports

Kites. Bring your portable disc golf.

Off-roading (OHV)

On Gravel roads and 80 avéré wetland trails only. None allowed in forest except snowmobiles over six inches of snow.

Snow sports

Cross country ski. Skating. Snowmobile.

Wildlife watching

Owls deer fox badger squirrels woodpeckers finches hawks herons geese ducks etc etc.



Natural features you'll find at Easton Castle/O-TE-LA Camp in South Dakota.


Places to see near Easton’s Castle/O-TE-LA Camp

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Hipcamper David
David F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 15)
June 10th, 2022

Aaaaa how lovely!!! Truely magical, with the expansive grounds so intentionally managed. Tom is an excellent guide and teacher about the herbs, grasses, and trees that fill the land. On the map it looks so close to town, and feels that way as you drive up, but once you're on the property at least half of the campsites feel far far away from the feeling of Averdeen. The trainyard makes unreal music throughout the night, if you're a light sleeper this spot will be difficult for you, I don't sleep soundly anyway when I camp so the trainsounds didn't keep me up any more than the other slight discomforts of camping like cold nights and hard ground.

Hipcamper Max

Hidden gem

Max D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
July 13th, 2021

The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and the site itself is strange and magical miniature forest with plenty of large camp sites hidden away among its meandering paths. The trains are quite loud at night but it also adds to the ambiance of the place since you are essentially camping in the middle of the town.

Hipcamper Buddy

Quirky little place

Buddy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
June 12th, 2021

Margaret greeted us at the house and brought us to a huge field where we picked out our spot. It was beautiful with a hammock and lots of space. Tom, the caretaker has made wonderful trails through the woods, with interesting sculptures, lights and little fairy houses.
Margaret was so kind as to drive out in the middle of the night to tell us about a storm arriving and invited us to stay in the house.
Only issue is there is a train yard next door, and it can be pretty noisy, but didn’t really notice it overnight. All in all, a wonderful place and a great price.

Hipcamper Carla

Unexpectedly perfect!

Carla J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
November 12th, 2020

This site was amazing! Totally unexpectedly perfect! Our two boys, 7yrs & 10yrs, had a blast exploring. Margaret was very sweet, they even had a fire started for us at the site when we arrived. Highly recommend staying here if you can!

Hipcamper Dan

Beautiful location, rv friendly

Dan B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 24)
September 19th, 2020

Beautiful site!
We were able to get a 32ft RV in without issues
The Easton Castle team was very helpful with firewood and even got us a 15amp Edison so we could run some minimal items in our RV.

The site is near a industrial area and train tracks. I was a little surprised to hear trains blowing horns and starting and stopping very close through most of the night. We were in a RV so it wasn’t to bad but I am sure something with lighter walls wouldn’t be as forgiving.

All in all we would stay again, Margaret was very friendly and easy to contact and ask questions.

Hipcamper Pam
Pam T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
September 7th, 2020

Loved the castle and had 2 tours one with Tandy and one with Margaret. They were so awesome.. It will be interesting to see how the campground developes in the next few years, thank you.. The hosts were charming and gracious, we enjoyed our tour through the woods with Tom.. it would be great to have some larger sites especially for taller campers, and my only dissapointment was not hsving a firepit close to my site, as we like to cook over the fire .

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Hipcamper Margaret
Response from Margaret, the Host, on July 13th, 2021

How could you find a site without a firepit? That puzzles me. Margaret.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Mary Diane

Hidden charm

Mary Diane V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 25)
August 27th, 2020

A place, like no other campsite. Hospitality was above and beyond. Would do it again in this charming location.

Hipcamper Shelly

A little piece of paradise

Shelly S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 22nd, 2020

This is a piece of history that is lovingly trying to be saved by the owner.
It is unique and interesting and has so much potential. I was met by the “handyman” who showed me to my site. There was a very nice fire area with tent space. I spent the night in my van and aside from the nearby train yard I slept good.
The host was full of interesting information about this little gem. Definitely worth a visit!

Hipcamper Gamble

Friendly, safe, quirky and quaint

Gamble S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
August 16th, 2020

We needed a quick place to camp on a 2,000+ mile drive, and of course being weary in the times of Covid. This place was perfect! Very spacious with multiple sites to choose from. The sites range from personal to group, and they were all well kept and each had a personal style. If you’re in SD, camp here. We definitely will again.

Easton’s Castle/O-TE-LA Camp
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United States
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