Come enjoy the acres of pasture. Many units arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday and stay until Sunday. Over 600 camping units "rough it". There are no electrical hookups, although non-drinking water is provided. Families enjoy cooking over a campfire, horseback riding, wide open spaces, and exciting rodeo performances! Over the weekend there are many fun family events in town and at the rodeo grounds. No pets of any kind or horses are allowed inside the rodeo arena.
If you'd rather not camp, but would like to stay in the area, we have provided a list of
other lodging accomodations.
Camping Security & Clean-up Rate
$10.00 per adult (over the age of 12)
$3.00 per child (age 6 to 12)
Free for children 5 and under
for the Camping Registration Form
ATV's, dirt bikes, and motor scooters ARE NOT allowed on the ranch. Golf carts with smooth tires ARE permitted.
Glass beverages ARE NOT permitted on the rodeo grounds. This is a working ranch where cattle graze after the rodeo.
All persons camping must purchase a rodeo ticket to camp on the ranch. There will be no exceptions.
Camping is not allowed within 25 feet of either edge of the roadway.
Alert: NO Out-of-State Firewood
Do not bring out-of-state firewood into South Dakota. Firewood from another state may contain the Emerald Ash Borer, which could be harmful to trees in this state. To help contain these destructive pests, we ask that you please leave out-of-state wood at home. Firewood is
available for purchase at the ranch or in Clear Lake.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a recently introduced insect from China that
is destroying ash trees. Through the movement of infested firewood and
nursery stock the beetle has begun to expand across the United States and
South Dakota is heavily dependent on ash trees for urban and shelterbelt
trees. The tree is also a common riparian tree across the state. If the insect is
accidentally introduced in South Dakota the economic impact will be
enormous. It is critical that out-of-state firewood not be brought into South
Dakota to avoid the introduction of this pest into the state.
Thank you for your understanding and for helping to keep South Dakota free
of these unwanted pests.
To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer, and its effect on trees, please
South Dakota Department of Agriculture's
Map of the Grounds
Click here to download map.