Originally Posted by brdbrain2day
Hello from the Chicagoland area!
I've been putting together same trip the last few days. It's nice to see folks recomending the places I just booked- Yogi in Sioux Falls, SD for way there, Custer State Park (North Stockade Lake loop was recomended by a friend), and the KOA in Jackson, MN for a layover/laundry stop before our last State Park on way home. Anyone ever been to Pikes Peak State Park in IA?
We try to do 1 new Yogi a season with our 7yr old. Yogi and KOAs great for kids between State Park type campgrounds (plus you can get some laundry done).
A few coworkers mentioned Wall Drug. We might check that out. I'm also looking into Chuck wagon cookouts.
This will be our second season with our x23b. Can't wait!
You'll enjoy it. A detour drive through the Badlands is nice too. We stayed at the Jackson KOA for one night on our SD trip last year--nice facilities--lots of mosquitoes, though that was basically everywhere along the route.
Wall Drug--coworkers suggested it too, so we made a stop there coming out of the Badlands. It was "ok" but wasn't anything to write home about, from our experience anyway. Just take it slow and enjoy! We also camped at Custer in our 23B and it was a very enjoyable trip.