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  • Lake Mitchell City Campground

    Mitchell SD


    Lake Mitchell CG is located a mile north of Mitchell on Rt 37. Operated by the city Parks and Recreation Dept, the CG offers 70 tent and RV sites on the south side of Lake Mitchell.


    We really gambled, for we arrived on a Saturday afternoon in late June, but were fortunate to find several empty sites. Sandy, the CG manager, met us cheerfully in the office and quickly had us registered. She assigned us to site 55 - the shade was welcome this warm summer day.

    Date of visit: Jun 2008

    This shows sites 58-54. Sometimes you don't know what you'll find at a municipal campground, but Lake Mitchell is a cut above the average. Everything was neat and clean and there appeared to be no long-term inhabitants. We would definitely stop here again.

    As you can see, most sites are pretty shaded. Here are sites 28-17.

    Sites 0 - 14 (No 13).

    If you want waterview, then site 15 is it. It is really the only RV site from which you can see the lake.

    If you're tenting, there is a nice area called The Point near the lakeshore.

    Most sites are back-in, but there are a couple of pull-throughs, including site 53 shown here.

    In the center of the CG is this modern, clean bathhouse.

    There's a nice playground for the kids...

    ...and a beach for swimming.


    Dump station available

    Verizon Broadband Access service

    Rates: Base Fee - $15

    Electric (30A) - + $3.50

    Water - + $1.00

    Cable TV + $2.50

    Additional people over two - $1.00 each

    Stay 6 days - seventh day is free

    Open 15 April - 31 October

    Coord: 43.734640 N, 98.027560 W

    Activities/Nearby Attractions

    Corn Palace (Simply a-maize-ing!)

    Dakota Discovery Museum

    Enchanted World Doll Museum

    Prehistoric Indian Museum

    McGovern Legacy Museum

    Carnegie Resource Center