35 RV Parks near Box Elder, South Dakota
Sep 2017 - $27.00
As others have noted, there is nothing fancy about this place. We stayed here because it was cheaper than other options in order to meet residency requirements for a particular permit. Price reflects weekly rate, one week at high season and one week at the lower winter season. This is our residence address, and the folks in the office have helped us register our vehicles and are as nice and helpful as can be. The campground is just parking spaces with some hookups, and only the hardiest weeds growing where it's not gravel or pavement. Hopefully it will improve once construction can resume - a bathhouse would be a nice addition, since not all the spaces have full hookups. We were fortunate that we got one and didn't have to move like they told us we would when we checked in. Close to the freeway, it could be noisy when trucks were using jake brakes to slow down for the exit. - Denise and Glenn
Sep 2017 - $30.00
As noted most campers are here to renew a driver license or register vehicle. Rates very reasonable for the area, but sites extremely close and some share water &/or elec. Rv's packed back to back in some areas. The owner is a full-time rver..and I doubt he would stay in a campground like this. - lmichael
Sep 2017 - $32.00
This campground is primarily for members of the Americas Mailbox mail forwarding service. Many are here to change their residency to South Dakota. That's why we stayed. For that purpose this campground is OK. It is spartan and a bit tight. Few amenities. There is a larger section behind this one that is under construction. I spoke with the general manager and he confirmed they have had some issues with some of the contractors which caused construction to stop. They are close to having that resolved. - RoadtripImages dot com
Aug 2017 - $28.00
The park is located in the residential part of the base convenient to the Patriot Gate, open 0600-1800 M-F. Express store within walking distance, Commissary and Exchange a short drive away. Good reception with rooftop satellite for Direct TV. Verizon phone worked reliably. Camp WiFi was decent except during the evening high use hours. Free laundry with newer machines was very clean. Staff and camp hosts were pleasant and easy to work with. We enjoyed the wildlife...deer and rabbits frequented the campground. - Bonnie Lee
Jul 2017 - $28.00
Pretty basic AFB campground. We had a backin site that was spacious & level. The office is only open from 9-1 & checking isn't until 2pm. We arrived early & were able to get our site assignment from the office without having to track down the camp host (reservations had been made by phone). Despite being straight across from the office the wifi didn't work. Very convenient access through the Patriot gate. The laundry is free but was always busy. We ended up using Mikes Laundromat just outside the Patriot Gate. - HS R.
Sep 2016 - $28.00
Pulled in at Saturday mid-day. Called the camp host (as sign instructed) and got a busy tone for two hours and no answer at their site. Picked a spot and set up. Main sites are concrete pads and very level. Some shade, but not a lot. Not very busy this time of year. Had a couple pretty windy days. No playground nearby, but you can visit the gym and find a HUGE playground. There's a gas station/AAFES Express right across the street. Wifi is decent. Pretty quite area since it's a couple miles from the highway.
Bad part- men's restroom wasn't checked before the weekend arrived. No toilet paper, paper towel dispenser didn't work, one soap dispenser broken, and the showers were filthy. (I could rub the mildew off pretty easily, so why can't they?) - Hawkdriver
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 2017 - $52.00
There are definitely pros and cons for this place. We're in a 42' fifth wheel, and needed a place close to the airport. The good first - nice staff, grounds were pretty well maintained (I didn't get the impression it was in disrepair as other reviews said). All you can eat pancake breakfast for $2.99 every day, activities every night, including wine tasting Friday nights! Pool very clean, fenced in dog area, two laundry rooms (we used the back one near dog park). Only had 30 amp sites available, very few 50 amps on the map. Even parked at the back of the site, we still had to use a 20' sewer hose with a 10' extension. There was a dip and then an uphill slope to the sewer hookup, so we had to walk the hose to dump. Dryers in laundry room didn't work very well, so basically had to keep feeding quarters. The biggest 'con' for me was the pet fee: $2 a pet, per day. They never said anything about a fee when they asked if we had pets (most places do ask if you have pets, none have ever charged us though). So we paid $24 for our two dogs to sit and stare out the window. For that reason alone, we won't come back. - DaBlairs
Jul 2017 - $61.00
Big rig friendly. Lots of places to walk the dog. Family friendly. Stayed 2 days so we could visit the Badlands. A Must see for sure. The only negative for me was the location of the sewer. When pulled all the way forward to get jeep out of the road I was too far from the sewer. Disconnected and backed up. Not a big deal. - msrebel
Jun 2017 - $61.00
We spent 3 weeks in this KOA and enjoyed our stay. We used this location as a base for visiting the area. Campground was clean and very friendly staff. Only real issue was that the wind was almost always constant and made for difficult outdoor experiences at times. Sites are easy to drive into/out of even with a long RV (44' 5th wheel). - CelerraWizard
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 2017 - $39.00
Positive comments here. This little campground has received some pretty tough reviews, but I understand that it's impossible to please everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Yes, the spots are a little tight, but there's still plenty enough space to put your chairs out, do some outdoor cooking, and meet some really nice people. Yes, the roads are a bit rough and the campground could use a little cosmetic work, BUT the view is beautiful, the campground and facilities are clean, there are great motorcycle roads beginning right outside the park, and it's convenient to many tourist attractions and more. The new owners are some of the hardest working people you have ever met and are doing everything possible to bring this little gem up to aesthetics that will please the pickiest of travellers. We've met many nice people here and would definitely stay here again. Give these folks a chance. We camped here in a 30' motorhome towing a 16' enclosed motorcycle trailer. - Arlene G
Aug 2017 - $44.00
Sites are narrow and tiered with drop-offs between sites making walking around the site tricky. Site was not long enough so our toy hauler ramp was in road when down. Had to park our truck across the street in order to fit our bicycles and paddle boards in front of our rig. Restroom facilities were clean and updated. Didn't use pool but looked well-kept. Great view of city from end of campground. Staff were all friendly. - Mobile Martins
Jul 2017 - $37.00
Stayed overnight. Park has some awesome views however for us, it ended there. Staff at desk did not appear happy about being there. I was to be escorted to site (which is fairly normal) however I mentioned to guide that I did not want to unhook and was curious if I could fit in..told me he didn't know? He guided me into my tiered site and pushed me to far left though I was trying to get more centered. My RV was in close proximity to a tree on right side (for leaving) and grateful camper in front of me did not park his truck behind his RV or I may not have gotten out. Quiet hours are 9 PM to 8 AM. There is an 8x10 sheet of what you can't do at park as well as further pet instructions on receipt. Personally, if we hadn't met some good folks camping there it would be a total downer for us. Not sure why I picked this park as have stayed elsewhere on previous trips and will not stay here again. - ownedafew
Sep 2017 - $43.00
The best part about this campground -- for us -- is the location. Not a lot of traffic, 3 terrific parks within a mile including a 20-acre off-leash dog park, huge old trees for shade, and 5 minutes to grocery stores, hardware stores and other retailers. Electric is included. Water pressure a little low. $2/wash, $1 dry. They have a large number of rental cabins if you have friends or family who want to visit. Sites are close together but everyone has at least a patch of grass. We were able to maneuver our big rig between the trees without difficulty. Loads of deer & turkey in the area. Walk from your site to the creek or Canyon Lake for great trout fishing. - a_elkins
Aug 2017 - $51.00
Shady, close to town, walk to beautiful city park and gravel stream-side nature trails across the street. Excellent customer service from staff. Would be a 10 if it had some space between sites (typical narrow grass strip adequate for our slide and awning) and if utilities were consistently located (we shared electric with neighbor and dumped on way out due to sewer connection in front of site). No biggie either way, we look forward to returning. - Travelin Traceys
Aug 2017 - $61.00
We stayed for 9 nights. The first two nights were at $82.50(last weekend of Bike Week) and the next six nights were at $61, with a free night to make it the 'weekly rate'. We've stayed at some tight sites before, and this is probably number 2 on the list for how close can you get to your neighbor . It's a relatively small park anyway, but they have folks jammed in as tight as possible. Because we still work fulltime we have two criteria when picking a park....full hookups, close proximity to an airport. After staying here, we'll be sure to add dog area to our list. The dog walk was across the street from park... like go out of the park, cross traffic and over to a patch of grass beside the bike trail. My dogs were freaked out by traffic so it definitely wasn't fun taking them out. It's not a bad park, but it's the equivalent of apartment living in the city. It worked for us because of the proximity to the airport, but if we come back to the area, we'll take vacation so aren't hindered by that criteria. There were amazing parks on the Custer State Park side. - DaBlairs
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
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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We met friends there or we may not have stayed. Quite expensive for what it offered. Clean restrooms and laundry. Good Verizon service. Easy access to Mt. Rushmore. Large pull thru. Way out in the country but easy to get to. Farms all around and peaceful and quiet. Their monthly rate isn't bad but you can not make reservations and with the limited sites you take a chance of driving all the way out there and finding it full in the high season. - rhianna
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