Open year round and located on the southern edge of Griffin Park next to the scenic Missouri River, Griffin Park Campground features 16 parking spaces that can accommodate all sizes of camping vehicles. Newly renovated in 2004, each camping pad is built of asphalt chips, has electrical hookups, and is defined by the use of parking blocks. Picnic tables are nearby. Water is available at the restroom facility located next to the camp sites. The restroom has a sink, but no showers. A new camper dump station is also located at the site.
The city does not take reservations for the campground. It is on a first-come, first served basis. Campers are asked to fill out reservation cards and deposit them with the required fees in the lock box at the site. Parks staff visit the campground on a regular basis during the summer months.
Over 1,000 campers enjoy staying at this facility on a yearly basis as it permits them to be close to downtown Pierre, the state capital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Down’s Marina, and the many attractions of Griffin Park.
$16 per night during the months of April through October.
$10 per night during the months of November through March, but bathroom facilities are not available as they are winterized during this time
State Park Campgrounds
There are several great options for state park campgrounds in the Pierre area. For all state park campground information, visit the South Dakota Parks website.