The best camping near Lake Poinsett Recreation Area

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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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Miller's Acreage

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Volga, SD
We live on 5 acres, surrounded by farmland. 1 mile from nearest highway. 3 acres of pasture on the east end. Camping area is on the west end, with many trees for shade on the west and south corner. 4 miles from Brookings that has shopping, antique mall, active night life bars, children's museum and more. 3 miles from Volga, small town living. 5 miles from interstate I-29. Great sunsets, and stars & moon viewing at night.
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Suzanne F.’s Land

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Marietta, MN
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The best camping near Lake Poinsett Recreation Area guide



Poinsett is one of the largest lakes in South Dakota, and when it comes to lake, size totally matters. You can set up camp along the lakeshore, and then continue on with your action-packed foray into nature. Swimming, water sports, boating, and fishing are all excellent ways to pass the time. The Poinsett Potpourri Trail makes for a lovely excursion that’s perfect for walkers and bikers alike. If your crew wants to hang inside for a bit, then check out the Lake Poinsett Visitor Center and Museum. You’ll learn some fun facts about the history of the area that you can use to impress all of your friends back home.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Lake Poinsett Recreation Area is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and the park is in full bloom. Conversely, winters can be harsh, with the park often blanketed in snow, making some activities less accessible. Plan your visit to coincide with mild weather to fully enjoy all the park has to offer.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience amid the park's natural beauty.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, to plan your activities accordingly.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a comfortable day out.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or area restrictions by visiting the park's official website or contacting customer service.
  • Accessible facilities are available, but it's best to confirm the specifics in advance if you have particular needs.

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