Tower Campground is a year-round park in Sioux Falls that’s got easy access to all the stuff you want to see, like the U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial, Falls Park and the historic downtown. Even better for our purposes, it was also a quick jaunt to Mike’s gig at J&L Harley, just four exits up the highway. The proximity to the highway has led to some negative reviews of the campground because of the roadway roar. Our rig is well insulated, so we didn’t really notice the noise inside. Outside, yeah. But, the trees buffer some of it.
I don’t know if the staff was workcampers or owners, but they were super friendly and helpful. While we were there, we had oodles of packages delivered, including two folding bikes. They texted us when our multiple boxes arrived, and they helped me load those big boys into the Jeep.
This was the perfect place to break in our new bikes because we were practically on top of the Big Sioux River Recreation Trail. The nearly 26-mile route follows the Big Sioux River as it loops around the city. In particular, we enjoyed the River Greenway, a paved bike trail that winds through scenic urban and wildlife areas.
The park has full hook-ups and one pull-through spot, it looked like. Of course, that was on our side, which I think was the newer side. The other side looked packed, and I’m not sure if there were pull-throughs.
Our one complaint about the campground was the Internet. The Wi-Fi is free, but it’s very controlled. If you hog bandwidth, they don’t just throttle you back; they cut you off completely. Frustrating! I spent my mornings at one of the Starbucks in town so that I could get my freelance work and blogging done. Not a bad way to deal with the problem.
Despite our Wi-Fi woes, we enjoyed Tower Campground and would stay there again if we were back in the area.