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River Road Campground Luverne

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Luverne, MN
This is a new campground to Rock County near Luverne, MN. This property is known as the "boy scouts" by the locals. When we were kids we spent time on this property riding bike, horses, and exploring. We have turned this 13 acre property into 22 site campground that we are excited to share with you. Check out Sweet Retreat a house for rent. Call 605-254-5450 for details. (also available on Airbnb/VRBO) (Sweet Retreat, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath) Nestled in a bed of trees just 2 miles from I-90 and 1/4 mile South of the Luverne City Park. This campground has 12 sites with rural water and 20,30&50 amp electric at every site. Dump Station. 8 Full Hook Up Sites (Sewer, Water, Electric) Two small ponds and shade trees. Wifi. Shower House/Bathrooms. Campers can enjoy the quiet place to relax and enjoy nature and wildlife, a perfect place for bird watching. We also have a paved bike trial that connects to the campground that leads to miles of trials around Luverne and out to the State park.
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Camping on private lake

10 sites · Tents8 acres · Westbrook, MN
This property has 4 camp spots. Sites 1 and 4 have a boat landing. All sites have shades trees that can hold hammocks. All sites are right next to the lake. Site 3 has a dock that all can use. There is excellent swimming with a sandy bottom at the south end of the lake. The lake is stocked with perch in 2024 but has walleye, northern, bass as well. It is also close to many lakes that are good for fishing. I have a 14' fishing boat with trolling motor, a paddle boat, 2 kayaks, and canoe for campers to use for free. Firewood is available for $5/day. There is some hiking on the property and much near by. Biking is also good with small lakes nearby to visit. The camping here is very peaceful with wonderful views and the wildlife is awesome! 120 volt power is at all sites and 220 can reach sites 2 and 3. There is warm showers and flushing toilets. Also all sites are drive through on hard ground grass. Grates are provided for cooking over the fire. There is Wi-Fi internet that reaches sites 1-3
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Arrow B Acres

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Canistota, SD
Our property is a 20 acre wooded oasis near interstate 90, Lake Vermillion, and Canistota. We are one of the highest points in the county and have views that stretch 20 miles with the naked eye. Take walks through the woods and see the natural springs that begin the Battle Creek, the old 1880s home foundation, the wild turkeys, bald eagles, rabbits, pheasants, deer, and other wild animals. Imagine sitting under the stars at night and having no light pollution to see the Milky Way. Just sit and relax. Easy access from the interstate, we are 6 miles from the nearest exit. We have septic, water, 30 and 50 amp hookup. Grocery store is 3 miles away, and the famous Ortman clinic is also 3 miles away.
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Requine and Relax, LLC

10 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Winfred, SD
Located in the vermillion hills of South Dakota. This property has plenty of wildlife and places to let your hair down and run. We were a former feedlot that is currently under renovations to becoming an equine center. Currently has horses, chickens, and baby calves. Come experience a bit of farm life without all the work!Learn more about this land:We are in the process starting an equine center so what you see may depend on our progress. Currently we have horses, chickens, and 2 bottle calves. :) The arena and round pen are up and ready for use if you are interested!  We are willing to try to accommodate your needs. Please don't hesitate to ask. 
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The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge

1 site · Tent21 acres · Baltic, SD
The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge is located on 21 acres along the Big Sioux River, a place of quiet and natural beauty intended to foster social interaction and creative pursuits between artists and community in SE South Dakota, 10 miles north of Sioux Falls. Property updates at The Retreat happen constantly; we get better and better! The 100′ x 40′ main hall is perfect for larger workshops, concerts, poetry readings, small theatrical productions, classes, and other social gatherings and rentals in April through November. The A-Frame is a unique space for recitals, presentations, meetings, or a sleeping space for up to 6 people. There is a Woodworking Shop; Artist Studio; screened-in outdoor patio; playground; huge bonfire pit; and room to camp or explore. The Retreat is a space to work in quiet solitude or to collaborate on creative projects with others. The setting is inspiring; possibilities for your stay are endless. Learn more about this land: This site is a sandy spot along the Big Sioux River on a ridge well above the water line. View out over the river to a farm on the opposite bank. Spend your time with wild turkeys, geese, and an occasional deer. Site is on the far edge of an artist retreat, but still private. Spend time hiking the river bank or gravel country roads, fish in the river, take part in any Retreat activities if available, photography opportunities, enjoy an evening campfire under the stars.
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The Larson Campground

8 sites · Lodging, Tents13 acres · Garretson, SD
Welcome to the Larson Homestead! Our 13.5 acres has a lovely view of the pasture, creek, and surrounding farms. We have pet goats, cows, chickens, dogs, cats, and kittens! Depending on when you come you could witness baby chicks hatching or baby goats being born or bottled. The goats are super friendly and love to be petted or fed. You can wander around the pasture and creek during your stay. There are many RV spots with the power along with a pool! Firewood is available on site. We reserve the right to prohibit fires if we feel it’s too dry or windy. A picnic shelter is available to use for assistance if extra bedding or space is needed. The picnic shelter is equipped with a loft along with refrigeration, stove, oven, microwave, soon, shower, and a toilet. Next to the picnic shelter is a large area to have a bonfire where you can grill food or just relax around and enjoy the scenery! Along with your stay, we provide being big boards and bags for your entertainment along with a stereo for music. If your family is traveling with four wheelers or dirt bikes we have a large area to explore along with a man-made track that is on the edge of the yard. We are located 11 miles north off of interstate 90. We are 15 miles from Sioux Falls And 6 miles from Garretson (where you have the opportunity to visit Devils Gulch, Split Rock Park, or Palisades State Park!) We have a large area for children to run and play including three different places in the sandbox. Our animals would love to meet you!
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The best camping near Split Rock Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

Call on the simple life of spectating and come to Split Rock Creek State Park. Life on the prairie can be mighty fine. Especially if you visit near summers end when the expanse is lit in colorful wildflowers and ethereal grasses. Home to the largest lake in Pipestone County, this park was literally created for your recreational enjoyment.

Adjacent to the lake you’ll find campsites, shady and suitable for all types of camping. Do yourselves a favor and venture off 7 miles north to Pipestone National Monument. Generation after generation, the pipestone at this monument was quarried by Native Americans to make pipes. It is believed that a pipe carved from this area carries it’s smoke to the Great Spirit. While your there check out the blindingly gorgeous Winnewissa Falls with a nature walk along it’s stony bank.

Notable campgrounds

  • Yellow Medicine River Campground – Nestled by the river, this campground is a haven for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as the campground fills up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative sites if the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Split Rock Creek State Park is during the spring and fall, when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm days perfect for water activities, though it's also the busiest season. Winters can be harsh, making some areas less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest park updates for any closures or safety advisories before your visit.
  • Remember that Highway 67 is permanently closed; use provided GPS coordinates for navigation.
  • Prepare for a remote experience, as some areas of the park are only accessible by a significant detour.
  • Be mindful of wildlife and practice Leave No Trace principles to preserve the park's pristine condition.
  • Facilities may be limited, so plan accordingly and pack essentials.

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