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I know there is a book but reviews say it is missing some. I have looked online but so far no luck in finding a campground list. I see lakes but no info about the campgrounds on those lakes. Anyone have anything?
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Try recreation.gov

We use this to book Army Corp of Eng parks, all over the country. Last year, we searched iowa city, and found many great campgrounds around a ****. I have not searched beyond that area yet but it looks like you can.


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Thanks. I searched under south dakota and did find some COE places along with others. That will work for me. Thanks youuuu.

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You can also search this site ... https://www.allstays.com It has many categories you can isolate.


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Posted: 05/23/21 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A book called "Camping with the Corp".
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If you are already going to SD, you can easily make that your Domicile, one night in a campground, receipt required, will allow you to change Drivers lic, and vehicle registrations if you wish.
Only addition would be the mailing addy.

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US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Facilities

The individual park information is from each individual local Project office (What the COE calls a lake/ waterway/ etc.)

The validity/ currency of the information comes for that level, and in part depends upon the priority providing more than a basic list is given by each local head (a civilian employee).

The COE Districts are headed by a US Army officer, and maybe a few more depending of several things. The priority the District officer puts on this information is also a factor in how current the information is.

All this feeds into the Recreation.gov site.

One thing you will learn quickly is that there are quite a few non-reservable campgrounds, usually dry CG with no amenities over a pit toilet, maybe even not water, around many COE lakes.

You can also see that many former COE CG have been contracted out to other agencies, or even commercial vendors. i.e.

Near Mobridge in northern South Dakota on Lake Oahe (Missouri River) the former Indian Memorial CG on a former island in the river is now called "The Bay" and is operated by the Standing Rock Souix Tribe in association with a casino they have nearby.

The former Indian Creek CG is now operated as two separate CG by the South Dakota State Parks.

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There used to be a CD you could get from a Corps office. I have one, but can't use it any longer since I don't have a slot for it to fit in on computer.

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We use google maps. Sometimes campendium.

Unfortunately, the corps website is a bit of a cluster. Each district seems to have their own site and they aren't consistent across districts. Plus they have many other functions (arguably more important than camping), so sifting thru to find camping is a bit of a pain. Once you know the site, it's not too bad.


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PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:

US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Facilities

The individual park information is from each individual local Project office (What the COE calls a lake/ waterway/ etc.)

The validity/ currency of the information comes for that level, and in part depends upon the priority providing more than a basic list is given by each local head (a civilian employee).

The COE Districts are headed by a US Army officer, and maybe a few more depending of several things. The priority the District officer puts on this information is also a factor in how current the information is.

All this feeds into the Recreation.gov site.

One thing you will learn quickly is that there are quite a few non-reservable campgrounds, usually dry CG with no amenities over a pit toilet, maybe even not water, around many COE lakes.

You can also see that many former COE CG have been contracted out to other agencies, or even commercial vendors. i.e.

Near Mobridge in northern South Dakota on Lake Oahe (Missouri River) the former Indian Memorial CG on a former island in the river is now called "The Bay" and is operated by the Standing Rock Souix Tribe in association with a casino they have nearby.

The former Indian Creek CG is now operated as two separate CG by the South Dakota State Parks.
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