(note that this is a work in progress not all of the campsite details have been added)
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Prairie Village is now fully closed for the 2021 season, including our campground.
General camping information:
Camping is available from Opening Day in May typically into October (weather permitting). After the Labor Day closing of our main village and prior to camping shutdown, please utilize our self-check-in station located just inside our gate before reaching our gift shop. Pick up a packet there for instructions and information. [See 2021 camping close date above]
We offer dozens of electrical campsites, two shower houses and an RV dump station on the grounds. Free limited-area Wifi access is only available near the gift shop, not within campsites.
All motorized vehicles must obey the grounds speed limit of 5 mph and be operated with care and due regard. Operators must be at least 16 years of age and possess a current driver’s license. Operators of any motorized vehicles must not drive while consuming – or while under the influence of – alcohol or other performance altering substances. Vehicles are allowed only on established roads within the immediate historic building and camping areas and within campsites. All other areas (such as railroad right-of-way, grain/hay fields, etc) are prohibited. Campers’ personal vehicles may not be parked on/in other campsites, even if vacant. ATV’s, 4-wheelers and motor scooters are prohibited on Prairie Village property.
Pets are welcome at Prairie Village but must be on a leash and kept under control at all times. Pets (except for official service animals) are not allowed in buildings, and owners must pick up after their pet. All appropriate immunizations must be current and documented.
Smoking is not allowed inside or within 25 feet of buildings, the carousel, and railroad equipment.
Campfires are fully the responsibility of the person setting the campfire, and are only allowed in campsites and when contained within an appropriate containment device, . All campfires must be put out thoroughly before departing, and are not allowed during high winds or extremely dry conditions. Fireworks of all kinds are prohibited on Prairie Village property.
Camping checkout time is 4:00 pm, unless late checkout has been previously approved by Prairie Village staff. Incoming campers may choose to arrive prior to 4:00 pm but must understand that certain campsites may remain occupied from the day prior until 4:00 pm. Quiet hours are 11:00 pm through 9:00 am daily; during these hours, all guests must curb excessive noise and loud campsite conversations.
Drone flying is prohibited unless specifically approved by management.
Other than during the Steam Threshing Jamboree, regular season camping reservations are not required but are highly encouraged (again, no reservations are accepted after Labor Day). We will begin taking regular season camping reservations for the 2021 season on Monday, April 5, 2021. When arriving during operating hours of our regular season, stop in at the gift shop to register and pay for camping. For after-hours arrival and for all arrivals during fall camping after Labor Day, we maintain a convenient self-check in station located near the gift shop. For regular season camping information or reservations, call 605-256-3644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular season camping fees:
-Electrical sites $24 (including tax) nightly.
-Non-electrical sites (dry lot) $20 (including tax) nightly.
Paid camping fees include free admission to Prairie Village, except for special events where gate fees are in effect. Unoccupied camping units may be left in sites for a fee of $10.00 per day only with Village staff approval, and for a maximum of two weeks. 50 amp sites and priority sites are not eligible. (Jamboree week see separate rules).
Camping the night of the June 11 Bull Ride costs $24.00 additional, even if not attending the event, and covers the Bull Ride gate fee for two adults. If more than two persons are with the camping party, additional admission charges will apply. The $24.00 does not apply if you have a Prairie Village season pass or if Bull Ride admission is paid at the event gate. The $35 season pass is good for admittance to this event and many others including the entire August 26-29 Jamboree. Get season passes here.
All electrical camp sites for the 58th Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree (August 26-29, 2021) have been reserved, but you may contact us to be placed on a standby list. We accommodate all additional campers if they desire to camp without electricity (dry lot). No reservations are required for the dry lot area, and generators are welcome in that area only. Upon arrival at the Jamboree vehicle gate, dry lot campers will be checked in and directed to a non-electrical camping area.
Jamboree camping is now sold as a single package, regardless how many nights you wish to stay. Paid and confirmed Jamboree campers may move their campers to the grounds (and may occupy them) any time beginning at 8:00 am Saturday, August 21, 2021 (again, dry lot campers need not reserve or pay prior to arriving at the gate beginning Aug 21). All campers must be removed no later than 9:00 pm Monday, August 30, 2021. If you wish to bring your camper prior to August 21, the regular season camping rates will apply for each day prior to August 21 the camper is on site. For electrical campers, this will only be granted if approved in advance by camping reservation staff and confirmed that the site isn’t already reserved by the general public. Electrical or dry lot campers moved in prior to the 21st without payment and approval may be removed from the site and that individual may not be offered future Jamboree camping.
Jamboree camping fees:
-Jamboree general camping:
Electrical sites: $145 (incl tax) for entire event (sold out for 2021 – see above)
Non-electrical sites (dry lot): $100.00 (incl tax) for entire event
-Jamboree Exhibitor and Volunteer camping:
Electrical sites: $100.00 (incl tax) for entire event (sold out for 2021 – see above)
Non-electrical sites (dry lot): $80.00 (incl tax) for entire event