Ingalls homestead campground

20812 Homestead Rd, De Smet, SD 57231

Date Visited: june 2018

Site: #3 (back-in, electric & Water)

We paid: $30


This place is a long way off the freeway, but the roads were pretty good except for the last 1/2 mile on a dirt/gravel road-go slow!  The Ingalls Homestead property has 4 RV sites next to their Visitor Center, plus a few cabins and spaces for tent camping.  

To get to the RV sites, you have to drive through the parking lot, past the Visitor Center, and up a pretty steep hill.  We had to go into the Visitor Center to check in and get directions because it was not obvious.

The four RV sites are close together, not super-level, and can get muddy after it rains, but we were comfortable there.  If you’re a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, it’s fun to camp right on the property where the family lived and farmed for several years.  It’s a short drive into town to see the remaining historical sites connected with LIW.