Our stop at the Kennebec KOA Journey South Dakota was a one-night stop on the way to Yellowstone National Park.
We had spent the previous two nights in Waterloo Iowa and would be spending the next two nights afterward at the Badlands National Park.
After traveling for around 8 hours, and covering almost 500 miles, we arrived in the early afternoon. When people tell you they stayed in the middle of nowhere this is what they mean. The population of Kennebec, S.D. at the time was 240. In addition, the town is surrounded by farmland as far as the eye can see. In our opinion a great place to jump off I-90 for an overnight stay.
Kennebec KOA Journey Location
The KOA is easily located off I-90 at exit 235. The campground is a quick 2 miles from the highway.
The KOA system is a three-tiered system. The journey parks are the lowest of the three tiers. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they are ramed poorly. However, the journey parks as ranked for one-night stays and are often found near highways. To learn more about KOA campgrounds be sure to read our KOA Campground blog post.
One thing that is beneficial of the KOA system is that most offer similar amenities, and Kennebec KOA is no different.
This small KOA offered a small pool, a hot tub, a small store, and laundry facilities.
The sites were all dirt. Our site was nice and level which is also good. In addition, they did offer full hookups including septic.
Our stay at the Kennebec KOA was a quick one. However, while there our stay was a pleasant one. The staff was very helpful, and the campground was well maintained. The kids enjoyed a quick dip in the pool after a long day of driving. In addition, we were able to sit around the campfire and enjoy a relaxing evening.
If you are traveling along I-90 and looking for a place to stop for the night through South Dakota this KOA will certainly meet your needs.
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