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This park is technically in Rapid City, but it's not really in town so you have to be prepared for a bit of a drive. I'd guess maybe 8 to 10 miles. The park is a little older and the spots are a little small, and has the parking lot feel to it. But overall the staff was nice and were fairly accommodating. Really, the location is our only complaint since we wanted to be in Rapid City proper. It is a little closer to Mount Rushmore, so if you're here for that it would be a good compromise between being near town and easy access to Rushmore.

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The only thing this campground has going for it seems to be the location in town. The "lake" they make a big deal of having access to is a walk across a muddy field, or you can take the sidewalk about half a mile around to the city park side. The bathrooms were clean, but the changing area of the stalls were very tiny and had some weird homemade bench contraption you had to release and lock up. Most troubling was the fact that it's May and they still didn't have water on to most of the sites. Apparently they turn it off for the winter and didn't seem to hurried to turn it back on. They also didn't have picnic tables at every site. A camper said they put them up for the winter, but it was May so, again, it seemed unusual not to have them out. They have trees over many of the sites, but it seems to be in a very windy area because we had several small to medium size branches fall on our roof. The owner overall seemed sort of disinterested in the happiness of the guests. The impression I got was that they knew they had a good location so were relying on that and were happy to neglect everything else. Based solely on the attitude, I'm not sure I would stay there again. It's definitely not the worst you could do, but I really didn't feel welcome.