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Sleeping Bags Pierre SD

A review of sleeping bags for cold weather, 3 seasons, warm weather, children and families.

South Dakota Dept of Game, Fish & Parks*
(800) 710-2267
523 East Capitol, Joe Foss Bldg
Pierre, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year

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La Framboise Island (SNA)*
(605) 773-2885
1301 Farm Island Rd
Pierre, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Happy Holiday Resort
(605) 342-7365
Rapid City, SD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Local Tours

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Walkers Point SRA*
(605) 256-5003
23409 State Park Dr
Madison, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Wind Cave NP (Elk Mountain Campground)
(605) 745-4600
Hot Springs, SD
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Farm Island SRA*
(605) 773-2885
1301 Farm Island Rd
Pierre, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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West Bend SRA*
(605) 773-2885
1301 Farm Island Rd
Pierre, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Sports Field

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Custer's Gulch RV Park & Campground*
(800) 531-5923
25112 Golden Valley Rd.
Custer, SD
Campground Availability
Apr 10-Oct 31
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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West Pollock (SRA)*
(800) 710-2267
12905 288th Ave
Mobridge, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Lake Cochrane SRA*
(605) 882-5200
400 W Kemp Ave
Watertown, SD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball

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Sleeping Bags For Family Camping



Sleeping bags come in many different sizes, colors and even shapes. There are hundreds of choices. How do you know which one is best for your camping needs? What are the differences? Does it really matter which sleeping bag you choose? Here I’ll offer some sleeping bag reviews, from the hard core camper to your typical family camping trip.

Winter Sleeping Bag Reviews



These sleeping bags are designed for cold weather conditions. They can withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees, some even lower. The design is typically a mummy shape with a hood, which helps to evenly distribute the heat , lock in warmth and keep out the cold. When shopping for a winter sleeping bag, keep in mind that synthetic insulation has gotten more advanced over the years, but down insulation is also widely used, though more expensive. Down insulation can last for years, but does not do well if it gets wet or even damp, while synthetic insulation not only dries quickly but can also keep you warm even if it’s wet. These are for the extreme campers that often finds themselves in below freezing weather. They range in price from as low as $50 up to $800.

Three Season Sleeping Bag Reviews



These are considered to be the most versatile bags. They are made for temperatures as low as 20 degrees, but can be used in warmer weather as well. These bags can even be used in much colder weather with a little extra clothing, a liner, or a sleeping pad. They tend to also be mummy shaped with a hood. Three season sleeping bags are a good investment because of their versatility. They tend to range in price from $30 up to $500, depending on quality, insulation, brand, and temperature range.

Warm Weather Sleeping Bag Review



These tend to be the rectangular, heavier sleeping bags, although some are mummy shaped as well. These are best for warm weather, 35 degrees and higher. They are better for car, RV, and campground camping rather than backpacking. They are not as compact as the three season or cold weather sleeping bags and they weigh more. Warm weather sleeping bags tend to be the cheapest since they do not require special insulation, shell, zippers, etc. They are best for family camping trips to warmer places. These sleeping bags can be as inexpensive as $10 all the way up to $400, depending on style.

Family And Kids’ Sleeping Bag Reviews



Children have an entire line of sleeping bags designed just for them. These bags are made to fit smaller bodies and all styles are available, from cold weather to warm weather sleeping bags. There are mummy shapes, rectangular shapes, rounded shapes, bright colors, patterns, matching sets and even personalized bags. Children’s sleeping bags range in price from $10 all the way up to $500, depending of course on style, quality, brand, etc. There are also family sleeping bags to consider. While you can zip two regular sleeping bags together to make a double bag, there are sleeping bags already designed for two! These bags are nice and roomy. An advantage to buying a double bag is that since it is designed with 2 people in mind, it will be more efficient. There are cold weather bags, 3 season bags, and warm weather bags. They range in price from $40 up to $400.

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