The best camping near Richmond Lake Recreation Area

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Richmond Lake Recreation Area adventure.

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Easton’s Castle/O-TE-LA Camp

25 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Aberdeen , SD
Camp where L FBaum found the inspiration for The Emerald City of OZ. Campsites with an acre each, magical firepits in the forest circling the castle. Numerous deer owls pheasants and songbirds. Wireless free on the porch, tents for rent, indoor bathroom w shower just $3/day. Monthly rate half price.Learn more about this land: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>
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Tacoma Park Place Campground

5 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Columbia, SD
Learn more about this land:Campground is located on a farm/event center surrounded by various crops. Lots of peace and quiet. We have full hookups and provide a restroom with a toilet, sink and shower for campers to use. We are 20 minutes from Aberdeen and 15 minutes from Groton.
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The best camping near Richmond Lake Recreation Area guide



Looking for that peaceful outdoor experience in northern South Dakota? Richmond Lake Recreation Area has got you covered. This picturesque park gives you miles and miles of wilderness to enjoy. Richmond Lake itself boasts over 1,000 acres of big blue water that you can boat, swim, or canoe in. Don’t forget your fishing gear—this lake has also got quite the bounty of fish, including pike, bass, and catfish. Besides lots of outdoor activities, you can get stoked on some good old fashioned camping, with dozens of different sites to choose from. If you're into wildlife, this park is the perfect basecamp to explore the nearby area,n and get a feel for all of the creatures that call Richmond Lake home. If you’re feeling up to seeing even more South Dakotan nature, you’re just a short drive from Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which makes up the habitat of over 200 species of wild birds. Get ready to get into nature!

When to go

The ideal time to visit Richmond Lake Recreation Area is during the warm summer months, from June to August, when the park is in full bloom and the lake's waters invite you for a swim. Conversely, winters can be harsh, with the park often blanketed in snow, making some activities less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities within this timeframe.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a comfortable outing.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or area restrictions that may be in effect during your visit.
  • Accessibility options are available; contact the park's customer service for specific details to accommodate your needs.

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