Oakwood Lakes is one of my family’s favorite summer camping spots. The mature trees, natural lakes without much development, wildlife, children’s activities and miles of roads to ride bikes on are a big draw.
Once we sweated through a Dutch oven cooking demonstration on a particularly hot July afternoon. The activity coordinator offered sand candle making in the volleyball court on another trip. My kids have fished, and they’ve won a walking stick carved by a local guy mentioned in this story.
We’ve been camping at Oakwood for at least a half dozen years and at least once a summer. A couple years ago my middle son took a photo there that earned him an award in 4-H. (The photo made it to a calendar.)
We haven’t tried the winter activities at the lake, but we need to get them on our list. It would be fun to see Oakwood in the off season.
We’re writing about day trips you can make from Sioux Falls for activities that get you outdoors and playing. Oakwood is a great example. If you can think of others, let us know.
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