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Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground

Previously known as Camp America, the Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground lies midway between Sioux Falls and Mitchell, just south of Salem. It’s an ideal base for exploring the southeast corner of South Dakota or as an overnight oasis when traveling to and from the state’s natural areas and cultural attractions.RV camping at the Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground includes access to 54 sites, with big rigs accommodated at many. There are 30/50-amp electric connections available, together with water and sewer. Picnic tables, fire rings, and barbecues are scattered throughout the RV park, and high-speed Wi-Fi is provided at each site.Recreational facilities at the RV campground include a children’s playground, a recreation hall and horseshoe pits, as well as a swimming pool and a miniature golf course. RV supplies and groceries can be purchased at the on-site camp store, and there’s also a laundry facility where you can catch up on your washing.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camp in an RV near Salem and head east to the Big Sioux State Recreation Area, which lies on the banks of the Big Sioux River just under an hour’s drive away. It’s a recreational hub, with an archery range, a golf course, and an 18-hole disc golf course that the public is welcome to use. If you’re traveling with bikes, you can take advantage of the paved cycling trail or hit the snowmobiling and snowshoeing trails that are accessible during the winter months.A visit to the Big Sioux State Recreation Area can be combined with a stop in the Gitchie Manitou State Preserve, which is situated a short drive south. It protects a natural prairie that’s renowned for its ancient Native American burial mounds and takes its name from the creator spirit in Anishinaabe Indian beliefs, Gichi-Manidoo. You can stretch your legs on the walking trail that hugs the banks of the Big Sioux River, passing through open meadows and dense woodlands, with Precambrian Sioux quartzite outcroppings framing the scene.Camping at the Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground is also a good base for visiting the Blue Mounds State Park, which lies just across the border in Minnesota. It was created to protect a large tract of the prairie where a herd of around 100 American bison roams, with various hiking trails that allow you to view the park’s wildlife. A highlight of the park is its 100-foot-high escarpment of Sioux quartzite and a series of rocks that were aligned by Plains Indians to mark the sunrise and sunsets of the spring and fall equinoxes.

Exploring the City

Campsites at the Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground are just three minutes’ drive from the center of Salem, which is home to a small grocery store and a gas station if you need to fill up your RV rental. There’s also a handful of eateries if you don’t feel like cooking, including a cafe, a steakhouse, and a brewery.Salem campers are also just 45 minutes’ drive from the heart of Sioux Falls, which centers around an impressive cascade within Falls Park along the Big Sioux River. The park encompasses many of the first buildings to be established in the city, including the late-19th-century Queen Bee Mill and a historic barn that now houses the Stockyards Ag Experience. Take in the views across Sioux Falls from the observation tower, then dine at the aptly-named Falls Overlook Café, which occupies a former hydroelectricity plant.Sioux Falls is home to several engaging museums, including the Old Courthouse Museum, where the city’s history is showcased. Join a guided tour of the Queen Anne-style residence at the Pettigrew Home & Museum or learn about advancements in the medical world at the Sioux Empire Medical Museum, where old nursing uniforms, equipment, and photographs are displayed.If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss a visit to the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. It’s home to rare species from across the globe, with highlights including their eastern black rhinos, Amur tigers, and snow leopards. Also not to miss is the waterpark in Sioux Falls, which lies a little closer to the Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground. It’s the largest waterpark in South Dakota, with a wide assortment of waterslides, a wave pool, and bumper boat lagoon where you can cool off during the summer months, as well as “dry” activities such as mini-golf and paintball.Whether you want to explore the cultural and historical museums of Sioux Falls or witness the bison herds of Big Mound, book an RV in McCook County and start planning your next vacation.


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Find the perfect RV for Dakota Sunsets RV Park and Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.