32 Parks near Black Hills, South Dakota
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. - LM&TinView
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
Jun 2012 - $27.00
We choose this park based on their web site that promoted trout ponds and a cafe. When we called the morning of our stay, we were told there was "one site available" so we reserved it. In about an hour , we received a call that due to the heat the office would be closed. We arrived around 4 PM to find everything closed including trout ponds and cafe. In addition,we were the only travelers and there were actually about 10 vacant spots. Of the 6 other sites with RVs in them, one had an occupant and the others appeared to be in storage. This place has taken an attractive natural spot and filled it with a smorgasbord of junk. The restrooms had new roofs, but looked as if they were finished off with cheap surplus materials, plus they were about two blocks from the RV sites. No cell coverage and no Wi-Fi. Although every site had a sign advising you that dogs had to be on a leash and cleaned up after, the owner, without any greeting or pleasantries, found it necessary to come and verbally give us the same instructions the minute we got there. We have often paid less and gotten far more, so we would not stay here again. - judb
Jul 2009 - $29.00
Wonderful little roadside campground in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. This campground is family owned and operated. Staff is helpful and friendly. Stocked ponds with good fishing. They will even cook and clean your fish for you. ATV riding right out of the park on majestic forest trails. ATV rentals and tours were available. Trout Haven also offers 7 camping cabins quaintly decorated in a lodge style, and two tepees This resort is very family friendly and even has a bounce house for the kids. The food in the restaurant is awesome! We rated this resort a seven due to no pool, poor Wi-Fi connectivity, no TV, no cell phone service, and out dated restroom facilities. If you are seeking a low tech escape with awesome ATV riding this is your place! Trout Haven is near Deadwood, Rapid City, and all other Black Hills attractions. If you have kids, we highly recommend Old MacDonald's Farm, Bear Country, Story Book Island, and the President's Slide. - grammyandaugiebeers
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here for a month. There is nothing fancy, and it only has electric and water, with a dump station. Essentially it is a parking lot which was designed for the rodeo grounds events. Sites are close, with gravel pads and a grassy strip next to them. Electric is on the wrong side and the water is shared between sites with separate hose bibs. Staff are very friendly and helpful and do their best to keep the grounds up. Bathrooms and showers were super clean.
Very convenient to downtown Deadwood and casinos. Trolley picks up at the museum next door. This is definitely not a five star campground and somewhat pricey given the lack of amenities, but it met our needs for the month and we would come back. - road gypsy
Sep 2014 - $40.00
This "campground" is a parking lot beside the city road-work depot, with water, electric, and the world's brightest spotlights directly over your rig. The main quality is that the location is an easy walk to town if you don't have a second vehicle. The showers were also new, but the niceness of them pales after the dreariness of the lot. - Frayedshoestrings
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Nice RV Park, inside the City of Deadwood. I liked the free (for folks that stay here) shuttle to and from the campsite to downtown. Free Wi-Fi was nice. Cleanest bathrooms and showers I've seen at a campground with no quarters needed for the showers. Nice and helpful staff. For the price you can't go wrong. - cablemn
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Expensive for what you get. No tv, no cable, lots are right on top of one another. Our site was level. Best thing going for the park is its proximity to Deadwood and Lead. - Meme508
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We have stayed here many times in the last 10 years. See my 8/15 review for a description of the facilities and amenities. II see that several recent reviewers really slammed this park. The only thing that I really don NOT agree with is the complaint about the walk to downtown Deadwood. While US 85 does not have adequate space to walk on the east side of the road, the west side of the road has sidewalks. All you have to do is cross the road! Even better, cross 85 at the entrance road up to the RV park and you can take the less than 1 mile of smoothly graveled or later asphalt section of the MIckelson Trail into town. As an older couple (we are almost 150 between us) we have walked to and from downtown dozens of times. Since the park was not very full during our stay (maybe 25 other RVs), the bathrooms and showers were always clean. Also, the WIFI worked fine for out entire stay. I still don't care for the despotic way the owner runs this place. When reserving our spot and during check in, we requested a roof satellite spot. We got to our assigned spot to find the branch of a tree over much of our roof. After half an hour of trying several different positions, we had to go back to the office and get another spot. The owner acted like we did not know what we were doing but, grudgingly, let us move to a more open site. I got reception immediately at the new site. Like many people at this site, this guy insists he is right just because he is the boss. The pool furniture is still pathetic. 6 of 7 chaise lounge chairs were broken in one way or another. Several had been bolted/screwed into the horizontal position because the arms to hold up the back section of the chair were broken. Many customers (especially motorcyclists and hot rod types (classic cars are going to be here this coming weekend)) still drive too fast and recklessly. The owner still does NOTHING! There is just one large dumpster in the middle of the park and NO recycling. - Jerry S
Jul 2016 - $64.00
Have stayed here 5 different times over the last 7 years and each year it gets a little more run down. This year is the final year for us. The bathrooms and showers were dirty and not in good repair. Low water pressure was an issue each morning. No attempt to grade or level the parking spots. Very expensive for the lack of quality here.
The location and the fact that it is on the trolley route is the only reason to stay here. Most other campgrounds supply a shuttle or there is pretty good taxi service in Deadwood. - The Tailgater
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Elk Ridge is a very nice RV Park. Staff are friendly and professional. All sites & patios are cement and streets are all paved. Pull thru sites are very long & level with adequate space between sites. The restrooms are private (each includes a shower, commode and sink) and clean. If I were to make a suggestion for management, the cement slabs could have been a couple feet wider allowing the ability to walk around the coach without having to walk on the grass. We'll definitely plan to stop here again in the future. - kurtk
Sep 2016 - $63.00
By far the nicest RV park we have every stayed in. Excellent check in location, easy to get in just off the 85. All roads are wide and paved, all sites are level concrete, with plenty of grassy space between units. Each site has 3 sewer locations making locating your unit very easy. Wi FI was good. The views are spectacular! We stayed 7 days and plan to return next year. - Joe and Giny
Aug 2016 - $47.00
This is still the nicest RV park in the Black Hills, but is showing a bit of wear. On the plus side, roads have been resurfaced, one of the courts converted into a pickle ball court and most of the gopher holes in the dog runs have been filled in. But, landscaping is suffering. The only area with irrigation is around the office and cabins, and the rest of the park has dead grass. The grass in our site was simply worn away, leaving dirt. No one checks then sites when someone leaves. Ours had a cable TV fitting that was pushed in and stripped and there was some litter on the ground. Some trees are dying because of the drought in Western SD and some have died and been cut down to a 4 to 6 inch stump, so you trip over them. No more newspapers available at the office. - okdiver
Sep 2016 - $45.00
I've had good at KOA's but this one is not a very good one for the money.
The tough navigation in...the steep hill to climb....the very narrow and close hillside pull thoughs...and all facilities at the bottom or top of the hill made it a hard hike to anywhere. Just after Labor Day...the pool was drained and the "shuttle to town" had stopped running, even though the shuttle WAS running in town. Apparently...after Labor Day...this stop is dropped. Suggest checking with KOA outside of peak season. Water and electric were fine...cable was great...internet spotty.
Town was nice...but lots of stuff ended at Labor day that would be of interest to families.
Ok...but not up to usual KOA standards IMO. - Camaraderie
Aug 2016 - $76.00
This was worst park I have ever stayed at. Packed us in right up against other campers. Spots available but was told they would be occupied later that night. Next morning the spots sat empty as we were rubbing elbows with our neighbors.
No picnic tables or grills/firebird. No room to move!! Dog park was over grown and nasty. Could not wait to leave. - JackieW662
Oct 2015 - $52.00
This was our first experience in a KOA Cabin and we enjoyed the stay. The cabin was clean with free wifi and cable tv. The restroom was clean but the shower head was rather low. Free coffee was a nice touch and the clerk allowed me to put a frozen cooler pack in the freezer. The clerk was very nice and helpful, but he had severe problems using the computer software in order for us to make payment. I would have to leave it with him and check back while he worked on it. It was a little frustrating, but his friendly attitude made up for it. - sandrag
Aug 2014 - $65.00
We stayed there during the Sturgis Rally and have done so for the last 5 years. We camped there in a 42 foot RV and use 50 amp service. They have the best price during the Rally anywhere close to Sturgis. They have just added new sites all with 50 amp service. The owners checked on us at least 3 time during our 8 day stay. The owner are very nice people. This is what I would call a mom and pop campground. It has two showers stalls for the men but I never had to wait on one. - Gary Shamel
Jul 2013 - $26.00
The owners were friendly and accommodating. However, the RV park was "unkempt" and dirty looking. The grounds were not mowed with grass and weeds growing. Gravel drive and campsites. There seemed to be a lot of permanent residents in older trailers. Just not a place I would care to return to. I was there one night. - IllinoisFlatlander
May 2012 - $24.00
Centennial Campground is a nice little park, conveniently located on a frontage road right off I-90. The staff/owner couple were very helpful. For example, when I asked if they knew where we could drop off the recycling we'd been collecting for several days, the lady owner went above and beyond by calling around town to try to find us a drop off center. And the man owner came out to help us level our RV. Very friendly owners, super nice. The campground itself is a big, grassy, flat field. Very pretty. There are a few full timers here but it was 90% empty when we were here. We were the only non-full timers when we stayed. The laundry is fine and was clean; 3 washers for $1.25 each and $1 for 50 minutes for the dryers. What I especially love is the way the owners have an honor system for using their laundry supplies. There is a little cup and they ask you to pay "20 cents for a cup full of detergent, 10 cents for a dryer sheet" etc. Just very home town and thoughtful. The bathrooms and showers are clean, maybe a bit old style but the owners add paper towels and nice smelling soaps to make it nice. This is a no-frills type place but very reasonably priced at $24 when we stayed. They don't take Good Sam at such a low price, I can't blame them. We stayed 2 nights while hiking nearby parks. - TNTRV
Jul 2016 - $37.00
A good stop. It is a clean, friendly park with room for all sizes of rigs. - W Davidson
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Park does not take plastic. Lady at the desk said it would cost them $300 for the card reader. OK, big park not willing to make a tax deductible expense for the convenience of the customers. Not good. Our campsite was very small. No room to park vehicle. Fortunately there were some unused sites across the road to park in. This is not a good big rig park. Site was all gravel, with one tree on the north side....no shade, and a well worn plastic picnic table. Sites are so small that the picnic tables have to be moved whenever someone is moving in or leaving. $43 per night is very high for what we got. Have had much nicer for $30. WiFi did not work. I asked about this and they said they had a lightning strike a couple of weeks ago and it had not yet been fixed. Customer friendly? On the positive side, the park had a nice swimming pool and the cable TV was better than average. Overall a bad experience. We will not be going back, and we would tell all of our big rig friends to stay away. - herbee
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This is your average park with lots of shade trees in some areas and open areas for satellite users. Fairly level sites and fairly close together. I had a back in site with a worn picnic table, no fire ring and no patio, just gravel for the site and grass in between sites. Great owners, extremely friendly and helpful. Cash, money order or check only, no credit or debit cards. Two pools and a kiddie pool. A little overpriced for what it is. I might stay here again but would look around the area first to see what else is available. - Linda Allan
Aug 2016 - $33.00
The park was pretty empty of RV's, although there were a number of tent campers prior to the Sturgis rally. Sites were back-in and roomy enough but the parking area for tow vehicles is across a road, which was very muddy after rain and remained that way for the 3 days we stayed. There is no cable tv but we were able to get 4 channels over the air. WiFi was problematic (Hughesnet) which worked okay in the early morning but disconnected often at night (clouds?). (The manager warned us in advance that this could be the case.) Sites with WiFi were close to the road and were very noisy due to the large number of motorcycles traveling to the rally. Restrooms and showers were very clean but we'll look for another place to stay, next time we're in the area. - blokeman
Jun 2016 - $35.00
i think this park is a well kept secret! The reason I think that.....it is empty and the other parks Around here are all full. It is centrally located between Deadwood, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
It has a restaurant/bar at the entrance. Below that is the campground. You are off the main road and are looking at trees. It is rather charming. When you enter there is some equipment that makes it looks a bit trashy....but you go beyond that and it is lovely.
The other campgrounds that we saw while driving where in an campground without trees and close together. I like this campground. We stayed four night. - Brandl
Jul 2013 - $21.00
We stayed here the week before Sturgis Bike Week. The campground was only 1/3 to 1/2 full for the 5 days we were here. This campground was very quiet even though it is located right beside highway SD 385. The showers and bathrooms were very clean. The laundry area was clean and the machines worked well for us. The Wi-Fi worked very good from our campsite. The landscaping was neat and the grass was kept cut. Some of the tent sites had a shelter and electric available at the site. There seemed to be plenty of room between each site and the roadway within the campground. The roadway is dirt and gravel with no sharp bends for even the longest of rigs. There is a restaurant/saloon combined with the campground office. They closed by 10:00 on the weekends and were closed when we arrived back at the campground at 9:30 on Monday night. Hence no loud music or other distractions at night. If you are in the area to go 4x4 wheeling or quad/ side by side, trail riding in the National Forest,you can do so right from the campground. Quads never need to even go on the road to access the trails & Jeeps or other 4x4 road legal vehicles can do so with out ever going off the dirt roads to access some minor or difficult trails. There is a gas station about 1/4 mile south of the campground that has a convenience store/gas/& air. We stayed here in a tent, but would have no problem bringing our motor home here if were ever in the area again. We would definitely stay here again. - dsbikedan
Jun 2016 - $27.00
There is no cell service (Verizon) even with the booster located at the office. The Wi-Fi is spotty to non-existent and we usually tried logging on early in the morning before the rest of the campground got up. The satellite reception was acceptable after some re-positioning of the dish. There is a lot of road noise as the campground sits right next to Hwy 385. The owners and the staff were fantastic and the park is run very well. The park appearance is OK but the sites are close together and the park is a little tight. - cwousa
Jun 2015 - $26.00
We really enjoyed our stay here. Just one night while heading to Mount Rushmore. A good little gift shop and you can pay to catch fish that they fry up for you to eat. The only complaint was the showers. They set the temperature and it was just barely warm. No changing that. Not a happy shower as too cold. But would stay again for atmosphere. - kiwitravelers
Jun 2014 - $32.00
This is an older facility, but clean and very helpful people. The owners are on site everyday and very helpful with information on the local area. Most sites are back-in with plenty of room and the staff/owner will help with all parking. The sites are level with hook ups to the rear so you may need additional hoses. There is no AT&T phone service and if the campground is full the WiFi can be very busy. The cafe has great food, and the fish deal is the best, catching your own fish at their pond and then having it cooked right on site or you can take the fish back to your site and cook. The small store is very well stocked with RV needs because the owners are also RVers. - Al and Anne-Marie