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51 RV Parks near Rapid City, South Dakota
Sep 2018 - $38.00
Easy pull through just off highway 16, but quiet at night. Shady big pines throughout, and close to Rapid City and all the sites. Excellent and very clean small laundry and showers. - Zephyrcon
Sep 2018 - $40.00
The people running the camp were very nice and helpful. For me it goes down hill from there. Sites very close together and because tiered into hill side by door, unusable. Water and electric is on passenger side, sewer on driver side is at far, rear. Pull thru site so tight I had to back into it. But the worst problem of all was road noise from 16. Entrance to park sits near top of long steep grade and high revving motors were the norm. I would not return and in fact left early. - rockhill
Aug 2018 - $58.00
For a visit to the Black Hills area it's hard to pick out a good location from which to explore the many attractions in the area. We chose this one which is a few miles south of Rapid City. We drove our toad quite a bit to reach Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave, etc. It's a large park with mostly pull-thru sites and lots of trees. There are mostly gravel driveways and site pads although our site had a concrete pad. We had a full hook-up site with 50amp electric. It was located in the front row near Highway 16 so we definitely got road noise with the windows open. The free WiFi is barely functional, they don't offer cable. We could not use our satellite due to the trees. The bathrooms were kept clean and well supplied and the laundry room was in good condition. I consider it a bit pricey, but I guess you chalk that up to proximity to the Black Hills in peak summer. We paid $58.31 per night. - Coopsecondact
Jul 2018 - $57.00
Office staff very friendly and helpful. Good internet. We thought the cinder blocks used as site identifiers were dangerous; it would be easy to trip and fall. Right next to Canyon Lake Park, a great place to walk the dog. - Jim Bakker
Jul 2018 - $62.00
This park got good ratings but, we were very disappointed with our site. This is an older family owned park coupled with cabins for rental also. We had a pull through and after we pulled in there was a telephone pole so close I could only extend my awning a short distance. The spacing was very close although there were a couple sights with good spacing. We were here for 11 days. The close by lake and stream was good for my visiting grandson and I got to do some fishing. The trees are so thick there is no chance of a satillite signal but, we were able to get local channels with our antenna. The WiFi was acceptable. Our sight was mostly dirt and some gravel. We did put our rug out to sit on but, it had to be swept because of dirt and rocks blowing on. The trash bins were located on an adjacent street in the cabin areas so it was a long walk to empty trash. This location was good for a base to work from to see all the sites in the area. The visit was OK but, we would never stay here again. - Larry Jenkins
Jun 2018 - $57.00
This is a small park - just about 40 sites. Half of them are on the south side of the park, with limited satellite TV access and no 50 amp (30-20 amp only) and no cable. The other half are on the north side with 50 amp and cable but no chance of satellite TV. The 50-amp sites cost ten dollars more per night than the 30-amp sites. If you want cable, the remote offered is an extra $5. Huge trees throughout the park are beautiful but make for tight roads and turns. We did manage with out 38' motorhome, however. The park is run by some of the nicest people we have ever encountered in 18 years of RVing. They were so helpful, and just lovely. The park is very convenient to town and there is a wealth of things to do in a 50-mile radius. Make sure you know where your site is before you leave the office. The site numbers are very hard to see as they are painted on bricks on the ground behind the picnic tables! - SusanRon
Jul 2017 - $13.00
Saying here for 7 nights. No services. We are in a 36' motorhome. Didn't have reservation but lucked out and got last site on this 4th of July weekend. Very beautiful lake, lovely, peaceful campground. Lots of boaters, kayakers,fisherman, swimmers, etc. - Mary_J
Jul 2015 - $9.00
Great NFS (National Forest Service) CG on weekdays. A bit of a zoo on weekends when the locals invade the place. Otherwise, it was quiet and serene. The site was shaded but allowed enough sunlight to keep our batteries charged. The vault toilets were clean but full of bugs. Take a can of Raid with you.
Most sites appeared to be reasonably level. Pull-through sites were blacktop but back-in sites were gravel. Verizon MiFi worked well. The marina just outside the CG had a store with showers and laundry. The showers looked pretty bad but were serviceable. Didn't use the laundry.
The hosts were pleasant but wouldn't/couldn't enforce dog leash rules or 1PM check out. One host drove a truck that sounded like an urban assault vehicle. - LMandTinView
Jun 2010 - $21.00
Primitive campground with a fire ring and picnic table at each site. Beautiful setting with full shade for all the sites that we saw. The beach and marina are a bit far to walk to from the campground. - zookeeper
Sep 2018 - $48.00
Stayed 2 nites this year and have stayed once also in 2016. Wonderful friendly and helpful owners (Arkansans who retain their wonderful southern charm and hospitality) and staff. We had a major problem with one of our brakes which he discovered while escorting us to our site. He got us the help we needed thru a friend when no one in town was going to be available for many days! A former mechanic, he even helped in diagnosing our problem. Not enough room here to express all our gratitude for the Good Samaritan style help given. Restrooms were very clean and tidy. It's an older campground tiered in levels overlooking beautiful Rapid City and the roads are a bit bumpy so you have to mind your step walking down and up the hill. Sites are smallish for our 40 ft rig. Nice clean doggie relief area. Has a small store for essentials. - HollyLouise
Jul 2018 - $49.00
Only stayed here to have RV serviced locally. Friendly staff guided to our gravel site and it was not level. The road in was very uneven and pitted. It's an old, somewhat tired park and not big rig friendly as spaces were narrow and very close together. Would not stay here again. - jodik
Jun 2018 - $49.00
Very close to Mt. Rushmore, downtown, and all the sites around the area. Park had good power, water, sewer and wifi was decent. Sites were dirt and gravel and fairly level. There were several big rigs including ours and all were accomodated. We could not park our toad at our site, but it was very close by. The management was great and very helpful. There was a Walmart within 15 minutes and several restaurants near by. - Tomandgloria
Sep 2018 - $39.00
It looks like a lot of money has been spent on this park recently. Some of the sites have patios with nice tables and chairs (not picnic tables) and bbq grills. The buildings all look new or remodeled. Our site didn't have sewer but had a shelter over the picnic table to provide some shade. We did have a couple complaints, both fairly minor. They charged a $2 pet fee - for what, I don't know. And while they had 4 WiFi networks, none of them worked worth a darn. I had to use my T-Mobile service to post this review. The location is convenient to the interstate and Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We would stay here again. - Pull Toy
Aug 2018 - $45.00
Large KOA, busy, filled up every night. Quiet, top of hill. Accomodating front office. Adequate site spacing. Has rental cars, something I wish all KOAs had. Good OTA TV, but campground wifi was nonexistent, plenty of signal, but slow, slow! - Sadiesmom
Jul 2018 - $56.00
We just spent one night so we didn't use any of the facilities. Staff was friendly and efficient. They charge $2.00 a day per pet. I just don't get that. - Patricia57
Sep 2018 - $70.00
Large clean park. Easy access. Nice pull thru . Price a little expensive but good for a short stay. - Vonda Morris
Jul 2018 - $10.00
Sites in the front of the park are very nice. There are no trees. Sites in the back of the park are older but still nice and have a few trees. Lots of activities for kids. No negatives. - Mustcamp
Jul 2018 - $1.00
We stayed free as Coast 2 Coast members. We stayed at the front section with no trees so our rooftop satellite would receive. Spaces were really nice...concrete & large enough for our 40' MH and towed. Picnic table & fire ring, large grass area. Not fenced in but large dog grass area & supplied very thick/nice poop bags. Lots of very large grass areas for kids to play lawn games, ball games. Large rec center with pool. Great laundry..though 2 machines were broken & backed up laundry for this very large park. Staff were welcoming and even allowed us to stay a 3rd week. We arrived on my birthday. We LOVE the Rapid City area & now we surely love & recommend this resort. Very secure, roomy, fellow Rvers very friendly. Very clean..also lenient. Allow private pet fencing. Tents allowed on sites with your RVs. Free standing canopies allowed. Multi vehicles allowed. Vehicle and RV washing permitted. Right on route 16 but even being up front, there was no noise. Back area has tighter spaces , lots of trees but open sky. Mostly dirt and some grass. More rustic looking. We would stay here any and every time we are in the area. Roads are wide and easy to navigate. Check in was quick and easy with reservation. May try renting a cabin sometime. Stay as long as you can because there is so much to see, you can't see it all. We did 5 weeks last yr and 3 yrs this yr and still have much more to see. We also loved not having bugs outside (they must spray) - Victoria Grace
Jul 2018 - $26.00
Lake Sheridan South Shore is a great dry camping campground. There are no hook-ups, but unfortunately there isn't a dump station either. There is an RV park a few minutes away where you can dump for a fee, but instead we dumped for free at a Flying J on the interstate in Rapid City that was much easier to get in and out of. The Smokey camping loop we were in was very nice. Sites are spacious and grassy, and come with picnic tables and fire rings. Firewood is available at the check in station at the entrance to the loop for $5 a bundle. The loop road was slightly on the narrow, winding side, but we still had no problem navigating it with our tow and 33 foot TT. The hosts at the check in station were very nice and helpful. This was a nice, central spot to explore the Black Hills, including Custer State Park, Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, and Deadwood. The lake is beautiful and clean. The bathrooms are pit toilets and kept very, very clean. The campground is popular on the weekends, but emptied out a lot during the week. I like dry camping, but felt that $26 is on the high side for a campground that doesn't even have a dump station available. Lack of dump station is the only reason I rated this park an 8 instead of a 9. Still, it's much cheaper and much prettier than most of the other rv parks in the Black Hills. The Black Hills were beautiful, and we would definitely come back here on return trips. - jhomuth
Aug 2016 - $13.00
Located in the Black Hills National Forest among ponderosa pines along the south shore of Sheridan Lake, with views of the lake. Road into the campground off of Rt #385 is paved, two way and very narrow. The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water. Firewood is available at the check-in booth. No electrical hook-ups and quiet time is 10p to 6a. Campground conveniently located to Keystone, the Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments, as well as, Jewel Cave and Wind Cave National Park. We camped in site #61, which was level and well separated from other sites. We would stay here again. - Viarivoli
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The park was about to close for the season so laundry and restrooms were closed.
Wide open area with good view.
The owner was very nice and helpful.
Spaces for pull-through were very long. Centrally located to all of the attractions.
Lots of rabbits running around.
The campground is up for sale due to health. - lovingit
May 2016 - $40.00
This is a "no frills" campground, but for its purpose, I could not find any reason to give it less than a 10! If you are looking for a resort, bypass this one, but if your purpose is a safe, clean park to stay while you explore the area, I highly recommend it! The owners are a wonderful couple that live on-site. They are welcoming, friendly and informative, especially about the area attractions. The park is mostly grass with some gravel, level, and well maintained. Easy access from the highway, and very centrally located to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Keystone, ( about 25 minutes) and if you want to head north, easy to reach Sturgis, Spearfish and Deadwood (about an hour ride). There is some construction going on right next door, but they are done by 5 and only work M-F. E were gone most of the day anyway. Laundry room is small- 2 washers, 2 dryers. One of the washers cost $1.00, the other and the 2 dryers are "honor system" for $1.00 each.
Beautiful views from the back of the park. We were very comfortable here! - KSAM14
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Sites were too close together for minimal privacy, no cable TV, minimal intermittent Internet connection at best, no fire rings, shared picnic table, very low water pressure, and the topper this morning - the strong smell of an over flowing septic tank. Okay for a one night stay..... Maybe... - George48
Jul 2018 - $40.00
Stayed here 2 weeks, and while at first we were put off by the traffic noise from Rt 16, in time it become just background and was not too bad. Economical too for the area. Power was good and stable, water pressure adequate. No cable TV, but OTA had decent selection. Verizon signal very good. Wifi was iffy, and of course better when campground was emptier. Roads and sites are all gravel and seemed fairly level, with good maneuverability and decent spacing. Bath/shower house a bit dank but serviceable, although we did not use their showers. Owner has For Sale sign in front of campground, and is a 1-man show, but he is still diligent about maintaining the place and provides personalized service. Little camp store does not have much, but does have nice selection of DVD's and books to borrow. Wild rabbits all over are fairly entertaining...especially for the dog! They do accept and hold mail for campers. While I would look for more scenic campgrounds in and around Custer State Park on a return trip, I would not rule out staying here again, as it was good base of operations for our many day trips in area. - We Roamed and Rambled
May 2017 - $35.00
Campground has a good location for visiting Rapid City and surrounding attractions. Located right off 16, but we didn't notice any road noise. The couple run the place and were very friendly and helpful, offering a few suggestions for some stops we might add to our travels in the area. Sites were spaced well and pretty level, mostly pull-throughs. Bathrooms were clean. Newer washers/dryers. If you aren't looking for a resort to keep your kids busy, this campground is perfect. - Breezy-N-Wheezy
May 2017 - $33.00
This is a wonderful park to stay in whether you want to be in Rapid City or if you plan to visit the hills it might not have all the frills the other parks in the area but it has wide spaces friendly owner and good views. - Gail
Jun 2015 - $1.00
The staff was very friendly. They seemed glad to have RVers stay the night. There is plenty of room in the back of the level parking lot. There was no cut grass anywhere which would make it difficult for those with dogs. There is no charge, but the website required at least $1. Be sure to shop at Cabela's to show your appreciation. - Debnroux
Jun 2015 - $1.00
Nice place for an overnight and free dump. You can access Cabelas easily from I-90. The RV parking has all paved sites, very quiet even though it is close to the freeway. - simonsrf
Sep 2014 - $0.00
We stayed here overnight in a 40' motorhome. The Cabela's store is right off of I-90 in Rapid City. They have a huge parking area for RVs and campers who want to stay overnight for FREE. It is no-hookup dry camping, however, they have on-site potable water spigot as well as a free RV dump at the back of the parking lot. The area is lighted very well at night. We felt very safe. You can run a generator if you have it in your camper, but, observe good noise limits with your fellow camping neighbors if there are any. We would definitely stay here again. - Tiffinatic