33 Parks near Box Elder, South Dakota
Oct 2016 - $27.00
Good campground for an overnight stop. WiFi. Satellite friendly or can put up antenna to get TV. Good water pressure. Can hear a little road noise, but hardly noticed. Thanks. - Tinisu
Aug 2016 - $30.00
1 night stay. Nothing fancy, parking lot with hook ups. Would stay again. - rdmike
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is basically a parking lot with hookups. No shade, dusty, no amenities. - westwill3
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
Sep 2016 - $27.00
Only stayed 2 nights on the way cross country. Very nice campground. Easy in and out thru the Patriot Gate which is only open weekdays and closes at 6 PM. Nice spacious sites with back in sites having more space than the pull throughs. Laundry is FREE!! Noise was not that much of an issue as it was overcast and probably fewer jets were flying over the weekend. Small post with an adequate commissary and PX. Reservations were made by phone and all check in information left for self check in. There is a camp host, but we never saw nor needed her. Very enjoyable stay with good utilities. We had one of the few trees in the park so no satellite, but good antenna for several channels. We would stay here again. - Gypsy Duo
Sep 2016 - $28.00
We've found in our travels that many military campgrounds are an afterthought to MWR when it comes to management, and after two visits this year we've had it confirmed here. Our first visit earlier this year, we never saw the host during a three week stay. This time, we were assigned a site when making the phone reservation, only to find out after we had arrived and set up (no one answered the host phone) that we had to move for a "long term camper" in spite of there being many empty sites. We moved and watched as the site we moved from was occupied for one night and then was vacant. In addition to having to move for no reason other then incompetent scheduling, the price of $28/night with no weekly or monthly rate is unreasonable for a military location of this average quality. We've found better locations in the Rapid City area for less, which removes Ellsworth as a military benefit. - Meanderman
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
While this park is close to a few attractions and the staff is friendly, it is a run down dump of a park. The website's directions to the park are obtuse and your GPS, they warn, will probably lead you to some very odd destinations.
If you must stay here, call ahead and make sure you understand how to get here. - LarryJohnston
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
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
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Spent 5 nights for first time south Dakota visit. Older park...but you can't beat customer service,location to town and attractions. Close at airforce base if military. Not to mention best views in area. Very dog friendly with several areas designated for walking etc. Lots of nature..saw deer, turkey, cows, rabbits right from site. We had planned 6 nights but had to leave 1 day early for distance to next destination and we were reimbursed for the night...which we did not expect or ask. Mgr owner is hardworker and is good for park and constantly updating as new owners. - GrandpaBentley
Oct 2016 - $23.00
Rate is based on monthly stay. We stayed here primarily because of the location. Just outside the heart of Rapid City with easy access to the Black Hills, the bypass to the newer shopping area, and right off the highway, the location makes it easy to access shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. The owners are friendly and are working to improve the park. Sites are tiered, narrow, and fairly level gravel with convenient hookups. An older park, interior roads are crumbling although the owners are working on improvements. The major drawback for us was the water; probably the hardest well water we've ever encountered, it left a film on dishes and required recharging our large water softener every three days. The WiFi generally worked well depending on the time of day, and Verizon cell service was good but data (4G) was intermittent. No cable TV but ample OTA and no restriction to satellites from most sites. A number of long-term residents, mostly in the back-in sites, and some are trashy. If not for the water, we'd love to return, but probably will have to look elsewhere. - Meanderman
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We thoroughly enjoyed this park. Our gravel site was level with just enough room in the front for the car to be parked sideways. The staff was very helpful and appeared to be updating the park. We would definitely come back. - Meme508
Aug 2016 - $56.00
I read other reviews saying the sites were too close, but I think they were fine. Enough room for our needs.
The staff/owners are great. Really friendly and accommodating.
The location is great. I took the dog for a walk every day in the campground and in the park adjacent to the campground. The park is marvelous; well maintained and lots to do.
There were many campers with pets and everyone cleaned up after themselves. There is also a wonderful dog park just down the (paved) trail.
I would definitely stay at this campground when in the Black Hills. It's on the edge of town so you have easy access to the city's amenities, as well as, easy access to the multitude of attractions in the surrounding area. - The Original RV
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 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