Hipcamp host Carleen W.,
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A great way to hit the reset button. Come rest on our rustic, quiet little acreage where you've got room to roam or just be still. If you need any resource however, it is close at-hand.

We are a rural South Dakota property. We live conveniently just a half mile off of I29 at the Flandreau exit but down a quiet dirt road. We love to travel ourselves but routinely hav


A great way to hit the reset button. Come rest on our rustic, quiet little acreage where you've got room to roam or just be still. If you need any resource however, it is close at-hand.

We are a rural South Dakota property. We live conveniently just a half mile off of I29 at the Flandreau exit but down a quiet dirt road. We love to travel ourselves but routinely have company staying on our property in their horse trailers, campers and tents. One recent visit from family out of CA in their camper had us considering joining the list of hosts for Hip Camp, as that is how they had been traveling throughout the pandemic and felt we'd be a good addition to the mix. So here we are!

There are no amenities currently in the spot we feel works best but we'd love to see how this fits with our property and lifestyle and give it a try.

A little more about us and where you would be staying, we are a combined family with four teenage kids coming and going. My husband is a farrier (shoes horses) and a former professional team roper, so we've got an acreage with horses. Keeping them company are a donkey, two goats, a few dogs and a varying number of cats roaming the property at any given time. While our horses are often in a separate pasture during the winter months, there is a lot of activity in the arena during the spring, summer and fall. Local kids and adults can often be seen training, roping, goat tying, or running barrels. We have never offered riding for visitors but may look into it for special weekend events as we embark on this new adventure.

A little about the community we call home - it is an historic, diverse and cool little town worth exploring. We've got a lot of new development in the works with our tribal community and city, many great local places to eat and grab a drink, communities nearby like Brookings, Sioux Falls, and Pipestone where you can bike, hike, boat and fish, and enjoy being as alone as you want or together with the locals. We also work with a local tribal educator who is available to book time with if you'd like to learn more about the Native history in our area and a few words in the Dakota language.

Thank you for considering a stop in our little corner of the world. We hope wherever you're heading in 2021, it's beautiful, safe and a trip to remember.

Safe travels, friends. The Wilson's

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
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 35 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Carleen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


There are communities nearby where bike paths are extensive, however if you've got something that travels well on gravel, there...Read more


We don't have fishing on the property but the Big Sioux River and some other nearby lakes offer great fishing spots.


There are great hiking and walking trails to the north and east of us, numerous state parks are within a short drive.


Natural features you'll find at Wilson Ranch in South Dakota.


We've got a small acreage on the far east side of South Dakota. The land around us is very flat, but the it allows a sunrise as...Read more

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Hipcamper Adam, Christi, and Bitsy

Overnight stop

Adam, Christi, And Bitsy P.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Great off Highway stop over for the night.

Easy to get to and Carleen is very accommodating.

Slept great!

Hipcamper Shawn & Theresa

Nice little country home.

Shawn & Theresa W.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2022

Sweet couple. They have a beautiful Sunrise and quiet place to and relax during a long trip. Glad we found this little gem.

Hipcamper David

Incredible warm and inviting people

David M.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2021


Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

We had a peaceful and relaxing trip at Wilson Ranch. We parked our self-contained RV in the spacious shaded grassy area which has plenty of room for RVs of all sizes. The camping area borders corn fields and the ranch riding arena, a perfect distance from the main house.
Carleen and her husband were warm and welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed for a great camping trip. They offered use of their campfire area and hot tub by the main house, and encouraged us to hang out with the friendly ranch animals.
The ranch is very easily accessible off the nearby freeway; we easily found it with no problems. We enjoyed breakfast and coffee at the local coffee shop in Flandreau. We definitely recommend checking out this quaint town during your stay. Carleen was great about providing recommendations in the area.
This is a perfect camping location near to Sioux Falls, with plenty of wide open country roads to explore. We loved our time here with such awesome hosts!

We loved the sweet resident donkey!The ranch road is nice and quiet, perfect for hiking and runningWilson RanchWilson Ranch
Hipcamper Connor
Connor W.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

Carleen is very friendly and responsive!

Hipcamper Bonnie

100% great place to stay!

Bonnie L.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

What a fantastic place to stay! We were greeted by Carleen and her husband and their incredibly friendly dogs Koda and Roy.
The location is off the beaten path and 100% worth it to enjoy the tranquility of a ranch in S. Dakota. There were 2 horses, 1 goat, 1 donkey and the sweetest farm cat.
We watched the stars as they were completely visible due to the lack of light pollution.
We took the long way home to the Minneapolis area so that we could take in all of the natural beauty of country life.
Carleen was warm and accommodating and provided a beautiful place for our travel weary bodies to rest.

Cool goatFriendliest cat everNight viewRoy!


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