5.7 Average
     
Box Elder, South Dakota

Americas Campground

Box Elder, South Dakota


514 Americas Way
Box Elder, South Dakota 57719
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 23
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.102239638119
Longitude: -103.1449812706

Elevation: 3132' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Americas Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Skip the truck stop restaurant next door, it's awful - especially the dinner buffet. Try Colonial House in Rapid City, fresh-made breads, pastries, pies. Very good food and reasonable prices. For a special meal, the Dakotah Steakhouse across the freeway is amazing.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived last night ... total disappointment ... we are using their "Mailbox" service which is a good one, so we thought we would support their campground ... NOT a good idea! We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here because we needed to get our licenses and car registered which has to date taken almost 4 weeks because of paperwork but not Americas Mailboxes fault. We were originally put in space 18 with full hook up ($32.) but then a few days later we told we had to move to an electric only site ($25.). After that we were asked to move two more times so it seems there are more permanent RVers than Mailbox service customers or outsiders. They have what appears to be more spaces going in on another piece of land behind theirs but no one was out there doing any work all the time we were there, so I am assuming something or someone has halted the job. Either way, very very inconvenient, yet our emails from them are always showing their signature lines to say Don't forget, we have RV parking now and cheapest around. May be cheapest (though 5 mins to Piedmont is cheaper) but being cheaper I guess means all the permanents have moved in. There is barely any room between the full hook up sites at all. No trees, no shade. Weeds, no grass between spaces. Was very disappointed. The front desk people inside are VERY VERY HELPFUL. As well as the other Americas Mailbox employees for Americas Mailbox side of the business. But I am sorry to say that the RV park is poorly run, disorganized and not pleasant a stay at all. Just to note, site 18 had full hookup, site 5 was electric only but they do have a dump and water fill station but when you dump or fill up, you are blocking the road to get around sites. In the future I would only stay here if I had no other choice and it was only for one to two nights. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18 and 5
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Water, sewer, and wifi not readily available. The Flying J up the hill was looking like a better choice for a noisy, interstate overnight stop. Lots were very close with sunny/open exposure. Site surface was gravel and dirt. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Would stay again if passing thru area.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

1 night stay. Nothing fancy, parking lot with hook ups. Would stay again. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is basically a parking lot with hookups. No shade, dusty, no amenities. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Americas Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We are only here to finalize our residency requirements for South Dakota. We would never stay here otherwise and will not in the future. Sites are extremely close together. Staff at Americas mailbox were adequate. We camped at Americas Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We are only here to finalize our residency requirements for South Dakota. We would never stay here otherwise and will not in the future. Sites are extremely close together, the grounds are none too clean, we could not connect to water as too far from our site. Close to the interstate, so lots of road noise. Thankfully, the personnel at Americas Mailbox are pleasant and knowledgeable, about the only positive thing I can say about this experience. We camped at Americas Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Location is good, easy access. Road noise minimal. Sites were small and very narrow. Roads are well maintained. Utilities and Wi-Fi worked well. Verizon was excellent. It appears that this campground is set up to support the mail forwarding business. Good stop for overnight. We camped at Americas Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the last few campers. The staff is very nice. We stayed for a month. Close to Flying J with the cheapest gasoline and easiest RV access. Right off I-90, but not much traffic noise. Not family oriented. No facilities at all. Laundry in town was $3 a load. May not stay here next time we're in Rapid City. And, we use Americas Mailbox as our forwarding service, of which they do a good job. We camped at Americas Campground in a Motorhome.

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