Kennebec KOA Reviews

RV Reviews

Jun 03, 2020
Nice property but needs a lot of work. Even tho South Dakota was not on lockdown, restrooms, showers n laundry were closed

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

While it is true that South Dakota was not on "lockdown" there were, and continue to be, town ordinances that require the closure of our restrooms, showers, and laundry.
Jun 02, 2020
Terrible place. Falling apart. Nasty. Surprised this is still a koa. Not the quality we expect from koa. Wont visit again.
May 30, 2020
May 29, 2020
We came in after hours. We found the late check-in board with our name, lot number, wifi code, and map on a small half page. We are used to a nice two page pamphlet with safety guidelines and local info. Our site was un-level, firepite full of leaves, and the entire campground looked like it was abandoned for a couple years. We were very disappointed in this KOA and will NOT return.
May 28, 2020
Lovely little pull off from the Interstate. Very quiet, with well-groomed grounds. Friendly (owner?) met us as we drove in and led us to easy access pull through site. Easy access off the Interstate. Less than a mile with nice wide turns. Gas station at the entrance to the Interstate that has a diesel pump with no cover. Great spot to spend the night.
May 27, 2020
Certainly not a world class resort but a good stop for a night. The campground was serviceable and adequate. Friendly staff.
May 14, 2020
May 13, 2020
We just spent the night, Covid keeping campers away we were the only ones there, no amenities available. Decent place, very nice owners
May 07, 2020
Great place to stop during our travels--great staff! Very quiet place to have a great rest !
May 05, 2020
Oct 28, 2019
Just an overnight. Always friendly. It’s a little rough right now, still recovering from the spring flooding. Hopefully they will be back up to full strength for next year. Been here several times, will stop by several more.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you David, always a pleasure to see you. Hope you are able to stop by again next year.
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 06, 2019
This kampground suffered a devastating flood last May, so it was understandable it was lacking much of what we had seen in the past, though the great attitude endures. "We have a busy winter ahead of us," we were told. We're looking forward to seeing how they bounce back. Best of luck!
Oct 05, 2019
Always nice to stay with you guys---too bad the flood you had has made life challenging for you. I no you will overcome and if your customers would continue to come thus helping you rebuild!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you Wayne, always great to see you. Hope you will be through the area and stay with us again soon.
Oct 04, 2019
It is hard to give this park a rating as it was destroyed earlier this year by the flood. The owners were very nice but the park was a mess. The restrooms were clean and the water hot but the fixtures were old. There was severe rust on the shower stalls (not caused by the flood). I cannot imagine how much work it will take to get this open and fully functional in the spring.
Oct 02, 2019
Pet park needed mowed, weeds off of fence. Rest of grass in park was low, even around park. Weeds were the main makeup of ground cover. I canceled rv park 20 miles up IS 90 for this dog park. I was not pleased
Sep 27, 2019
Sep 26, 2019
We have stayed at this KOA several times. It has always been a nice place to stay. They have worked hard to repair the campground after the Labor Day flood. Ever though they could of stayed closed they were open. With hard work and lots of willpower they will be up and running 100% in not long. Good luck and God bless.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you Michael, always a pleasure to see you. Hope you wil be able to stay with us again soon.
Sep 25, 2019
Good location between Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Not much to see around Kennebec. The campground has lots of pull thru. The gentleman who runs the camp is very friendly.
Sep 24, 2019
Great night sleep, very nice campground
Sep 23, 2019
Park was damaged in spring floods. Park reopened with limited facilities. Super friendly owners have finally received insurance settlement and will be repairing this winter (weather permitting). Park is confidently located for east/west transit on I-90. We only spent 1 night on a Sunday, so we did not go into town (pop 284). We will stop again next time through.
Sep 22, 2019
One night stay on our way to Clarinda, Iowa. Park still cleaning up after flooding in March.... lots of flying insects. Could not recommend this park for extended stay but satisfactory for overnight stay.
Sep 20, 2019
Sep 18, 2019
This KOA is definitely not on my list of favorites, although it was OK for a 1 night stay. The grass was long and the facility just looked like it was not well kept up. The gravel roads and sites had lots of bigger rocks that made it somewhat hard to walk on. But the sites were nicely sized and the staff seemed very nice and helpful.
Sep 18, 2019
Flooding has hurt them. They have some work to do.
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
A wonderful story in perseverance after the flood. I give these owners an A+
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
Fine for an overnight, but that's about it. Given the nightly rate, we weren't expecting a high-end resort, but certainly something more to KOA standards. The dog park was overgrown and buggy; lawns were patchy and uneven. KOA store shuttered; check-in handled in a KOA Kabin. But! We were welcomed warmly and escorted to our site, which was plenty long and comfortable for one night.
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 07, 2019
Grounds are uneven rock as are the sites. Grounds are not maintained. Weeds everywhere. Although space was said to have cable, there was no cable. Bathrooms looked clean but very dated, Toilet seats are old, mirrors are placed so I can’t use them. Showers are stalls so you can visit with your neighbor if you want. WIFI worked well, though.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Your comments about the grounds are somewhat accurate, our flooding this year left portions of the grounds unmow-able. These areas are closed to customers and will be repaired as soon as the ground will accept heavy machinery. To clarify, we do not have cable, nor do we advertise that we do. If you saw something that says we do, you must have been looking at old information.
Sep 06, 2019
The ground was very soft and stabilizers sank into the dirt Obviously they had a flood earlier in the year and are getting things back into shape Good luck, nice people run it
Sep 05, 2019
We very much enjoyed our quick overnight stay at this campground. The campground hosts were extremely friendly and we enjoyed our conversation with them. The site was good and one of the few campgrounds where the internet was usuable. They are trying hard to recover from the flood and we wish the best for them. They have a long road ahead of them.
Sep 03, 2019
Needs some help because of the flood. Not much of any communication with anyone.
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 02, 2019
Poorly kept grounds but friendly staff
Sep 01, 2019
The staff are really friendly. If you have an RV or travel trailer, this a good o ernight stop. The campground was flooded earlier in 2019 so the pool is not open, nor the laundry room. We were given a discount because of this. I'm glad I stayed here because they need the money for repairs. Small river borders the property so I assume they could not get floodl insurance.
Sep 01, 2019
Unfortunately the campground is still recovering. Friendly staff and worked for overnight stay�
Aug 31, 2019
Staff great. Koa was a bug infested dump. Dog yard, pool, all weed overgrown. Sad.
Aug 31, 2019
The cap grout wads not rebuild after a flood in the spring . Hope they well be ready to next season � br steen from Danmark
Aug 31, 2019
We made reservations online. On arrival we were welcomed warmly and provided with a schedule of fun community activities including pizza night, an ice cream social, and a kiddie train ride. The pool was sparkling clean, site level and dog park spacious. Highly recommended!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

No sure which campground this is reviewing but we do not have a pizza night, ice cream social or kiddie train.
Aug 27, 2019
Nice small park. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the park is starting over from scratch. Hopefully insurance comes thru so they can carry on.
Aug 25, 2019
Pool out of service. Damaged buildings, Temporary registration in what looked like a KOA Kamping Cabin. Campground needs work.
Aug 24, 2019
Friendly staff. We felt bad they were dealing with the aftermath of bad weather, however they were working hard to improve things.
Aug 24, 2019
Convienent to highway, quiet, good midway stop, recovering from recent flood
Aug 23, 2019
The camp was close to I-90 that was a plus. I know they had a problem with flooding was told when I made reservation. The site was okay, had water, sewer, 50amp service. Cable was good. My biggest problem was mosquitos. Was the first camp I could not sit out at night and walking the dog was miserable. There was a lot of standing water which probably made mosquitos worse. Hope they fix this.
Aug 21, 2019
Still recovering from terrible flood Memorial weekend. Pool and laundry still not operative. Very friendly staff
Aug 21, 2019
no laundry

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is true, our laundry was taken out by the spring flood, a fact you were made aware of when you made the reservation. You also received a discounted rate due to our lack of amenities.
Aug 01, 2020
We found this KOA pleasant, the staff was great! We enjoyed the pool and the peacefulness. The bathrooms were spotless and showers were very nice! WiFi was also outstanding!
- Carol Guziewski on Google
Jul 22, 2020
Friendly staff.
- pete fandrich on Google
Jul 05, 2020
Clean Bathrooms, nice sites, lots of trees for shade, and overall a nice place to stay.
- Shane Draz on Google