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Custer, South Dakota

Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA

Custer, South Dakota



Custer, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 673-4304

Sites: 136
Recent Rate: $70 8/2016

Latitude: 43.741796605856
Longitude: -103.65444269046

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services yes
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very large park with 100's of spaces and sections, and a very large kids entertainment section. It was very crowded. We had no cell phone service, no local TV, and couldn't use our satellite dish in our location. The restaurant was OK but no air conditioning and it was hot. The site was a "pull-thru" but I had to back out as there was no room to turn around. We needed a 1 1/2 inch leveling board. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
598
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is most convenient for Mt Rushmore National Monument but also for Bad Lands National Park and the Minuteman Missile National Historical Site.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

The Campground is situated south of Custer and atop a hill. We arrived very late at night, but had no problem finding our site. The sites were large and level, we just did not realize we hit the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Bike Rally. We were awakened at 7:30 in the morning as every Harley in the area started up. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained, the staff was friendly and very helpful. We camped at Custer KOA for 3 nights in a Travel Trailer. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Fairly rustic KOA camp. Staff very friendly and helpful and very close to attractions. About 6 miles south of Custer. The camp sits on a hill, however, they have fairly level sites. We didn't use the restrooms, but our friends did and raved how nice and clean they were. Our rig is 37' long. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Great office staff and clean restrooms/showers. Laundry on site $2.00/wash, $1.75 for 44 minutes in dryer. Sites are VERY close, almost on top of each other (which is why we only rated it a 6). Just enough room for our RV on site, picnic table sits over next site's water & sewer hookup. Next site fire ring was at rear corner of our RV. Requires some leveling. No cable, no antennae reception. Wi-Fi worked very well. Some road noise. Close proximity to Mt. Rushmore (20 min drive), Custer State Park (a must do), Jewel Cave and Wind Cave. Great little town with plenty of eateries and tourist attractions. Baker's Bakery Cafe makes GREAT breakfast and donuts! Would consider another campground on our next trip here. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

When we called one of the owners of this park, he gave me a rate of $38.29 per night. We were charged $ 47.39 for a 50 amp site with full hook up service, plus $ 3.00 per night per child for our two grandchildren, for a total of $ 53.39 per night. This charge was not quoted to us on the phone. It was also promoted that the Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA had a pool, a jumping pillow, and a Chuck Wagon breakfast everyday. It was never stated that the jumping pillow was an extra $ 3.00 per child, per day, and the breakfast was also extra. When confronted about the price discrepancy, the female partner of this KOA stated that her male counterpart does not know what he is talking about. He only answered the phone because she was busy. I checked the rates at a couple of other RV parks in Custer and was quoted between $ 32.00, and $38.00 for all 4 of us to stay per night. One of the comparable parks also had a pool and a water slide (water slide is an additional charge), and the other park had no pool. The RV sites here were very close together, and were not maintained very well. I think you can have a better experience in Custer South Dakota by not staying at this KOA. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very disappointed in this campground. The sites were close together. The place needs new gravel on the road and sites. It was very dusty and dirty. There was evidence that someone rinsed out their sewer house behind our site. The people next to us threw a bunch of their trash into the field behind the sites. It seemed like the kind of place where that kind of behavior was acceptable. We won't be back. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here in 2 tents which ended up being very crowded with the water and electrical outlet in a "deluxe" tent site (#28). Our site was very unlevel and crowded for our 2 tents. Our table was on a plateau about 2 feet higher than area for our tent which was half dirt/mud and grass. Luckily, the adjacent tent sites were not occupied. The other tent sites on the other side of the campground had gravel/rocks so we opted for the uneven site (the staff was very accommodating in letting us pick the site and switch if needed). We had to park our car alongside the site and it was a steep incline. We were very close to the bathrooms/shower/laundry facility at the back of the campgrounds which was very nice (better than the front restrooms/showers). It was nice to be able to send our kids over for the restroom and tend laundry quickly. The RV sites looked nicer and more level. It was a quiet area, too. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Tent.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly and helpful staff. The cabin was extremely clean and they accommodated an early arrival for us. My boys enjoyed the jumping pillow and the pool and met many children while we stayed here. The cabins were a reasonable distance apart and bathrooms were clean. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Campground Cabin.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Promotional literature and receipt promised privacy and Wi-Fi among other amenities. Their version of privacy was putting someone's camping unit two feet away from the edge of our awning, and continuing to do so despite park being at least 50% empty. Wi-Fi was non-functional and no one seemed to care. Staff were arrogant, argumentative, somewhat hostile and didn't seem to care about our concerns. Pool had murky water and dirty pool tank. On a positive note, the washrooms were clean and some of the work camper people on staff seemed to have some empathy. I would recommend that people avoid this location. There are much better campgrounds very close by this one. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the pancake breakfasts. So much recreational activity available! Beautiful view of the mountains near Mt. Rushmore. Very helpful staff. Wi-Fi signal was sometimes weak - but camp was very crowded for the holiday week. Car rental service was convenient. Restaurant quality was not so great. Very clean, very nice. Expensive but it is in a tourist area and has so much to offer! We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park right in the middle of the Black Hills action. Just down the road from Jewel Cave and about equity distant between Mt. Rushmore and Wind Cave. A great fenced-in pet exercise area. Pull-thrus looked a bit tight but our back-in was awesome! I'd recommend for a short Black Hills stay! We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, but for the price you would expect your site to be somewhat level, and cable TV. Especially in one of their larger sites. We saw some other campgrounds in the area that were probably better. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We thought this was a very nice campground, and will come back again. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

About 20 mins to Mt. Rushmore. There is a closer KOA to Mt. Rushmore but don't bother to go there. IT IS HUGE and you get lost in the big shuffle. I will take this laid back KOA any day. The people here (most of them) are very nice and personable. The one guy was very nice and offered "anything you need, just ask me" service. There are some older folks working here, some are as nice as pie, others can be grumpy and down right confusing. I will take them any day over the youngins that work at most KOA's. Sites are good and are constantly maintained...A + all the way on that. There are a lot of rabbits running around the park...little ones, big ones, they do not let you pet them but they will get within an inch of you and let you feed them...very cute. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Funny, the review right below this one recommends that you avoid the KOA that's closer to Rushmore. We stayed at this KOA because we couldn't extend our stay at the Hill City Rushmore KOA. That KOA is huge but we really preferred it over this much smaller KOA. Oh, don't get me wrong, this KOA is fine. It's a much quieter park but seemed geared more towards the senior campers rather than 30-something people. The staff is for the most part friendly. There are a few who are edgy and don't seem to like the younger people. The guy who drives around in the golf cart and escorts you to your site is extremely nice and very accommodating. We just felt the whole time we were there that we were being scrutinized. Even scared to death our dogs might bark as they don't seem to tolerate dogs well. The roads into the site are a bit worn and the sites themselves are nothing fancy...ours was even fairly unleveled. Laundry facility was decent. We didn't try any of the other amenities so can't comment on them. This KOA is outside Custer and really on the southern end of the Black Hills area. If you are looking for a base camp to explore the Black HIlls, there are probably better choices. If you are camping with children, there are probably better choices as well. But this park is quiet and clean, and I believe well maintained. We would stay here again, but it would be because we couldn't find anything else. We camped at Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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