30 Parks near Box Elder, South Dakota
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is basically a parking lot with hookups. No shade, dusty, no amenities. - westwill3
Jun 2016 - $30.00
One of only two South Dakota mail forwarding companies that I found with virtual mailbox and mail forwarding service. What other company would the owners give their personal cell numbers to their customers? Great friendly customer service! The RV park is under construction and should be a big improvement when done. The current RV park is a place to park in a convenient location to the Rapid City area. The park is nothing fancy, but that's why you have your RV isn't it? Considering most folks that I ran into during our stay were just like us, passing through to get drivers licenses and vehicles registered, it was just what we needed. Now on to the Hills and the great life part. I may upgrade to five stars when the RV park construction is finished. - dmkimm
May 2016 - $25.00
Park is on service road along I-90 next to Flying J. Very convenient to shopping, resturants and sightseeing. Park has new construction in progress to add many more RV sites, community building and cabins. Office staff is very helpful and friendly. Site was a back-in, but suited our needs for 40 ft. motorhome. All utilities worked well. Wi-fi was par, verizon excellent. Stayed here to renew our SD drivers license. Good value for money spent and will stay here again when in the area. - LarryB
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Very nice park. Level and full hookups. Plenty of space between RVs. Easy to find: enter Patriot Gate and take first right. Verizon service is very good. WIFI good. Only about 30 miles to Mount Rushmore. Highly recommend. - Raptor 7
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Nice campground, quiet and clean. Not much air traffic going in and out. Pull-thru sites are easy to enter and exit. Over air TV was good. Wifi worked well the whole ten days we were there. They do not allow wifi range boosters but there's nothing on the website or written in the rules to tell you this. Signs advising you to register with the camp host if you arrive after hours are easy to miss. If you're in the pull-thru section in the row with spaces 31 to 37, turn in either the 2nd or 3rd driveway. If you're in the row for 38 to 44 turn in the 2nd driveway. Spaces 45 to 51 turn in the 3rd driveway. If you use the wrong driveway you'll be headed the wrong way to get into your space. No signs indicate this. Laundry has 4 washers and 5 or 6 dryers but all were in use when we needed them. Had to drive 9 miles into Rapid City to Laundry World. Mike's Laundromat is advertised by many signs near base but it was closed long ago. Campsites have nice tables and grills but no fire rings are allowed because of the dry grass and trees and frequently windy conditions. Enjoyed this campground and will return. - all4pets
Jun 2016 - $23.00
The good: price and location (just outside Rapid City and about 25 miles to Mount Rushmore). The sites are concrete and level and long enough. The back of one section butts up against the high school on the other side of the fence, didn't affect us since school is out. Oh, laundry is FREE if you can get in to use it (we couldn't).
The Bad: we didn't get the site we reserved since the previous guy overstayed by a day, not really a huge deal for us. Of course it caused the domino effect for people coming in later since I took someone else's spot, etc. on down the line. Plus they were mostly full. If they updated the bathrooms and WiFi, this park would be a real gem. There were good attempts to keep the bathrooms clean, they really just need an overhaul, gutted and redone.
All in all for $23 a night, great value and we would stay here again. - Shamrock Express
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
Aug 2016 - $56.00
The park is overpriced for a 30 amp electric/water site and the sites are very close together. The fire ring on the site next to us was right under our bedroom window. Interior roads are narrow and the sites are so narrow we had trouble getting into our site. The sites have covered picnic tables and we narrowly missed hitting it trying to get in and we could not open up our awning. No cable TV at our site and wifi (Tengo) wasn't very good. Would not stay here again. - 69636
Jul 2016 - $65.00
We only used this for a stopover, but the campground looked nice. I only gave it an 8 because the RV's were packed in pretty tight. WIFI worked well for us, as well as the laundry. Restrooms were as clean as can be expected (4th of July) too. It was an easy check-in process and were easily able to leave quickly & quietly in the morning. Overall a good experience. - jmholton
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Stayed 8 days. Poorly managed park. Rules not enforced. Dog poop everywhere. Very disappointed. - Bamaskel
Aug 2014 - $30.00
The RV sites are located at the corner of E. Centre St and Cambell St. The entrance is on E. Centre. There is no staff at the RV park. Pull in to any site, disconnect your toad, drive south on the interior dirt road with your toad, make a right turn and look soon for the office at 800 San Francisco Street. Go in, pay $30., get a tag telling the date you will be leaving. They will send a person to unlock your electric post. Same price, 30 or 50 amp. The person they send will know which sites are 30 and which are 50 amp. Important: call first to be sure a site is available. While only 5 sites were occupied when we stayed, if an event is scheduled, like a fair, then it is unlikely a site will be available. Office open M-F, 8 AM to 5 PM. GPS: since the RV park has no address, you can use 600 Cambell St., the address of a local business across the street. Once there, the park will be obvious. Use Exit 60 from I-90 and drive south looking for signs "Central States Fair Grounds. Very good overnight stop. No shade. Level. - michcamper38
Aug 2011 - $25.00
We stayed overnight here to be close to a service location the next morning. It serves the purpose of an overnight stay; long pull-thrus, gravel sites, good power and water. Small trees, dead grass, a bit of road noise, and on the night we were there, lots of empty sites. Check-in is by phone and they'll send someone out to unlock the power box and collect the fee. Surprisingly, the rates do not change during the Sturgis Rally, although even then there were few people using the park. Convenient to the Freightliner dealer and Rapid City, otherwise there are much better places for just a few dollars more. - Meanderman
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Used this campground because it was only $30 compared to most I called around here which was $60 and up. Some of the sites were on concrete but I chose a gravel site as it was closer to the showers. Was a good place for seeing the sights of Mt. Rushmore etc. The price is the only thing this campground has going for it. - trailmaster
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Really liked this park. The sites need a little TLC (gravel sites not quite level) thus the reason for not giving this a 10+ rating. The sites are terraced and the deeper you go into the park the better. Sitting up on a hill you have a panoramic view of Rapid City. About 1.5 miles from grocery, restaurants and services. East jump off spot for Sturgis, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, etc. Great dog areas with grass. Nice laundry facilities, workout room, pool. People we met were nice and friendly. Would definitely stay here again. - MbMurchison
Jul 2016 - $35.00
A park that was allowed to run down, but the current owners are putting time & effort into fixing.
We stayed here for general easy access to both Rushmore & Badlands NP. - wetterwashington
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We pulled in at supper time and were shown to our site by the camp host, which was great. This park is very quiet - even when full -- only distant traffic noise and no loud music or parties going on, which is great.
The kids enjoyed the pool to themselves. The whole site is on a hillside so there's some view to be had, but the roads go up and down the slope so they didn't ride their bikes very much.
If we couldn't find another campground further out of town with trees, we would stay here again.
Wifi was pretty much useless in the evenings and very slow the rest of the time. I had to go to McDonalds down the road to get some work done. - CalebSG
May 2016 - $52.00
Overpriced, no amenities. The sites are small and shady no one was next to us so it wasn't bad, but if it were full, it would be cramped and noisy. Our site was not level. When we arrived, it was not busy, the owner checked us in we did not get a flyer listing camp rules, location of trash, etc. She seemed like since she already received 2 nights deposit, it did not matter that we were here. Owner lives on the property and seemed like we were imposing on her property. She then told us that cable would be $2 extra and we would be given a cable box that we would have to program and also call the cable company to turn it on. We asked if antenna would work and she said probably not. We did not purchase the cable, we did not raise antenna and received 14 channels very clear. Good wifi. This campground is okay if you just want a place to park your rig. We like to sit outside, relax and take in the views, but the only view we had was the backside and trash bins of the hotel next door. The lake is a short walk from the sites to a large grass field with not even a bench or table. This park is away from I-90 in town and not really easy to get to. This park is close to the attractions we were interested in seeing. We would not stay here again. - savizz
Oct 2015 - $40.00
Wow, finding an RV park in Rapid City in October is dicey! I called a few and found out they were closed for the season. This one was still open, and the good news is..... they are open year round! The bad news is..... you have to weasle through Rapid City about 10 miles to get here, and there is road construction where you are holding your breath hoping you don't knock down one of the little divider sticks. The rate I am showing is with Good Sam Discount BEFORE taxes. Apparently, cable TV is $2 extra, but the owner forgot to ask me if I wanted cable when I checked in. When I asked about cable and Wi-Fi, he told me to go ahead and hook up to the cable. The cable had OODLES of channels. Wi-Fi worked great! The only down side is that the sites are cramped. The rental cabins are right behind your back window, and your next door neighbor is pretty close. Well, it's not "pass the poupon" close, but kind of cramped. No one was next to me at the time, so it wasn't bad, but I can see if it were full, it would be cramped! There are great trees for shade, but if you have slides, this could be a problem. I am only in a 32 foot Class C with 2 slides, but I had to position myself so the slides wouldn't hit anything. There is a great lake to walk to and sit near. I don't tow a car and this place isn't close to much to walk to. - DXSMac
Sep 2015 - $51.00
We had a group of 13 : tent campers, cabin renters and big rig RVs. This is a small but wonderful park. The sites are not huge but it is very clean , there are wonderful shade trees, a lake on one side and a lovely, fast moving creek on the other.We all LOVED it ! - Lady Bikki
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
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Clean, well managed park. Central location for Rushmore, Badlands, Devils Tower, et. al. No cable tv, but over air local channels clear, and our satellite worked perfectly. North-facing full hook up sites are gravel. there are some sites with side by side utilities, during high season if doubled up, the south-facing sites are grass. Low season, the owners only assign the north facing spaces, so we had a double sized site with picnic table, room for our tow vehicle beside our MH and plenty of grass for the dog. Stayed for a week, we would definitely stay here again. - Cricket49
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This is a good place to stay if you want to get away from the interstate and experience what the area is about. The host was nice. The site was plenty big. Everyone was friendly. The scenery and ambiance is nice and relaxing. The weather can be exciting. There was hail a few times. You can drive to Mount Rushmore from here pretty easily and Sturgis and Deadwood are up the road a bit. Rapid City has everything you might need. - skyshark
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This park is good for simple overnight stays. Quiet, full hook-up, 50amp, pull-thru sites on gravel or grass with good Verizon signal. No resort-type amenities (e.g. pool, hot tub, etc.). Although we did not use the shower rooms, the laundry is more like a living room with easy chairs and a reading library. We stayed for three days - two of the days at the Passport America rate. We would stay here again. - rjohnso3a
Apr 2014 - $14.00
The rate stated reflects a monthly rate. This park is very well laid out and maintained, with a nice laundry room. Best suited as a quiet place to stay while touring or working in the area, as there is no pool or playground. - Ben Oliver II
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a huge park with over 400 parking pads, all neatly laid out in rows and blocks. Pad size was adequate. They warn you not to hang your trailer over the edge of the pad because it interferes with the mowing. Lots of foot and vehicle traffic. Lots of amenities. Water pressure was good. I was told the WIFI had been hit by lightening and they were waiting for a part. I left five days after it went down and it was still not working properly. - CO Traveler
Jul 2016 - $61.00
This is a members only campground (gatehouse with security) - however if they are not full they do allow non-members to stay there. Unfortunately they only allow for a two night stay. We would say if you have the opportunity to stay here you should. Everyone was incredibly nice and we mean everyone. The campground has some unique history to it and they even come around and give you a welcome package the first morning. Now we know it's their opportunity to pass on some sales information; however, there is no sales pitch other than to hand you the info with the free coffee cup, pen, etc.
They have a huge pool that is very clean and well maintained along with hot tubs, pickleball courts, their own gas station (with a reasonable price), camp store, etc. It is easy to get to and very close to Mt. Rushmore (20 minutes) and a number of other places. We actually visited Deadwood after we left Mt. Rushmore.
We really loved this place and if we lived closer we probably would have joined. Their quiet time is actually quiet, the bathrooms/showers are the best we've EVER been in. There were three full bathrooms inside the bathhouse - meaning in addition to the normal sinks and bathroom stalls there were also three private bathrooms. You close the door and have a vanity, toilet and sink - they even had complimentary shampoo and cream rinse on the sink. Each bathhouse was like this. Everyone picked up after their pets and the park was incredibly clean. Even the WiFi worked - although it was slow and could be spotty. - Rjjjbrown
Jul 2016 - $6.00
We stayed here for a couple nights as guests of friends who are members and our cost per night reflects that. The park is beautiful and has literally any activity you could ever wish for. The pool is magnificent. It has doggie parks. It has everything, even its own fuel station right in the park. Our utilities were as we expected with no surprises. The only thing which could be viewed as a negative are the excessive amount of very strictly enforced rules. The park is filled with very friendly, very happy people. The park is a very safe place to stay with security patrolling the park constantly. We would stay here again sometime. - Kent and Margaret