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
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Stayed for a month. Given the amenities or lack of, it was very pricey $800.00 . We stayed in the upper end of the park and the water pressure was terrible. Had to fill our holding tank to get water. The park is using a standard house well jet pump to supply water to approximately 2o uphill sites. The weeds and grass are overgrown in all the RV and tent sites. There is no shade in the upper sites. WiFi is spotty at best, and very difficult to get satellite TV due to being in the gulch and trees on the hillside. Overall maintenance is seriously lacking. Sites are small and very cramped. Wouldn't stay at the park again. - road gypsy
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Great location for visiting casinos, also driving to Mt Rushmore and Devil's Tower.
Easy access to Mickelson 109 mile trail at bottom of hill from RV park. Fine walking dogs. Clean park with garbage pickup at site. - rvreviews
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This RV park is disgusting. It infuriates me when I use a rating system from a very reputable camping guide that rated this park a 9.5, only to find that this park is one of the worst we have ever stayed at.
1. The cost is very high.
2. The people operating this park are inept. The woman who checked us in doesn't know a thing about RVs. I called early that morning and told her THREE times that my motorcoach was 35 feet long and that we had a tow vehicle. She said she had a 40 ft back-in site for us. When we arrived the site couldn't accommodate us. It was way too small. She gave us another site and told us it was 61 feet long. It wasn't true. It was just long enough. We barely fit.
3. The park is grossly overcrowded. The sites are so close together you can barely get your pop-outs to go out. If you have a Class A, do not stay here unless they confirm they have a pull-through site for you. You will not fit here.
4. The bathrooms and showers are filthy. There is mold/mildew everywhere. It can be cleaned as I scraped it with my fingernail and it came off. They don't clean the restrooms. There was hair all over the shower and tiles are broken. Don't shower here.
5. The people staying here in this park are loud, disruptive, and drunk. There is no quiet time. We saw people standing on the roofs of their travel trailer drinking. It is not family friendly. The tenants here drive their ATVs all night long.
6. The trash dumpsters are not emptied regularly. The trash is overflowing here. We couldn't take our trash out. Gross.
7. There is no grocery store in Deadwood. Bring groceries with you or plan to drive to Lead, SD for food.
8. There is no Wi-Fi. There is a hotel across the street that the RV park uses their password to use their Wi-Fi. It doesn't work. No cable and no television stations can be received here.
We would never stay here again. Never. And I wish we could get our money back. We paid almost $100 for 2 nights to stay in a dump. - Perfection expected
Jul 2016 - $59.00
In a 4000 mile trip this is the best RV park we stayed in. Spacious, level concrete sites. Paved roads. Beautiful landscaping and views. Even wifi is good as is cable and other utilities. This place was designed and built properly. Nice store too. - padre
Jul 2016 - $63.00
Just great! The store, the pool, the sites, the paved roads, the location. Everything about this campground is phenomenal. - Cake on the beach
Jul 2016 - $65.00
This was about the 4th time we stayed here for at least an overnight stop. This is really a luxury, high end, campground with lots of amenities. All sites have concrete pads and multiple sewer hookups. The park is easy to navigate even with a big rig. They have added lines for a pickleball court on one end of the tennis court and there is a portable net. We usually hit tennis balls when we stop here, and we were surprised and disappointed about the sorry shape of the tennis net because otherwise this is such a high class operation. - Thor MC
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
Jun 2015 - $38.00
Owners are office staff and very helpful. Park is 2+ miles from town but they offer a free shuttle bus every 2 hours. Entrance to the park is challenging as you must make a hard right turn in and up a very steep hill. Sites are level but stark and VERY close together. Showers/restrooms are very clean and tidy. - fivertug
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
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
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Great campground. Lanna is wonderful and quite informative. Got to pick our site. Very clean and well maintained. Sites are plenty big .
We stayed in a 37 foot motorhome.
By all means, do Spearfish Canyon. Gorgeous. Devils Tower is also easily reached from here. - villager
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