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Custer, South Dakota

French Creek RV Campground

Custer, South Dakota



Custer, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 673-3727

Sites: 18
Recent Rate: $20 7/2016

Latitude: 43.7646915249919
Longitude: -103.60066448214

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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) ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was quiet and the manager was a peach. If I'm not there pick a spot we'll handle the money later. she said.
The town is really neat and there was a concert the night we pulled in.
The deposit for the remote control ($30) was more than the lot rent.
Very close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and The Buffalo Ranch.
Take some time and explore the city. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsite was very good. The people in charge were very friendly. Spaces were somewhat narrow, but acceptable. Location in town was easily accessed. Would stay there again. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate shown is monthly plus electric. We have stayed at this park before, so we knew sites were very tight. It is a good idea to unhook the tow before pulling in. Sites are gravel, with a small grass buffer zone between sites. We chose a back-in, which was level and had a tree and picnic table at the back - the back-ins have a little more room than pull-throughs. Utilities worked well during our stay; however, the covered hole where the water connection was kept filling with water - there is apparently a leak somewhere underground, as it was not our hose. During the summer they have a Friday potluck, which gives travelers an opportunity to make new friends. There was one long-term unit there, but it was neatly kept. Wi-fi was good during our stay. Did not use bathroom/shower facilities, so can't comment on that. This is a no-frills, basic park that is convenient to everything in town, and the Mickelson Trail runs right past the park. The sites need some updating (like painting or replacing the picnic tables) - the owner of the park is not in residence. The manager is very friendly and she makes every effort to ensure a comfortable stay. We will always stay here when we visit the Black Hills. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Custer State Park is a jewel. $15 for a one-week pass. Lots of wildlife to see there. Mt. Rushmore is nearby, as is the Crazy Horse Memorial. Drive Iron Mountain and Needles Highways, and visit beautiful Sylvan Lake. You won't run out of things to do here.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here and paid the PA Rate. At $35 this is a very overpriced Park. We moved on after two nights at PA Rate as they would not consider extending that rate. We would not pay $35/night for this Park. Sites are very tight and so are the turns for big rigs. We watched some struggle to get to their sites. There is no laundry room. Basically it is a parking lot in the downtown area of Custer, SD. A very expensive one. We moved on to a Park elsewhere in the area. Look Around. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park by chance and only because pretty much everybody else was already closed. The owners are very friendly and helpful and their attitude or gun wearing didn't bother me at all. The office is much nicer inside than it looks from the outside. The sites are level, on gravel and long enough for big rigs, but not really wide. We were able to push out our slideout and didn't use the awning on the other side. We could have as the next site was empty. The sites are really tight and you might have to do some maneuvering even in the pull-throughs. In November, most sites were empty but in summer with all sites occupied it might look different. The hookups worked, standard power pedestal and a winterized water tap. Cable TV was available and had a fairly good choice of channels. I liked the music channels best. Wi-Fi was good and reliable. There is 1 restroom with 1 shower, 1 toilet and 1 basin for everybody. It is not state of the art and could be presented nicer and cleaner. The advantage of this RV Park is its location right in town. Walking distance to pretty much anything and only a real short drive to Crazy Horse Memorial. I would return if everybody else is closed but if not, I might try another one. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Our little 25' fifth wheel barely made it into its assigned space, but with jockeying and patience, we made it. If your not good with back in sites, try to get a pull thru although even those are tight. Rate was PA. Right in the middle of Custer, it's convenient, no-frills and perfect for our one-night stand. Could use a little TLC but it's a tourist town and we here to see the sights, not hang out in the park. WiFi was excellent. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located one block off of Main St. in Custer. You can walk to most everything in town and get to all the major tourist attractions with this as your central base. The park is small and cramped, but the owners and the location make up for the tight quarters. A campground employee cooks the meat every Friday night and you bring a covered dish. He is quite a character, definitely not your normal park owner/host, and does carry a gun on his hip. If the tight, cramped sites and gun carrying owner make you uncomfortable, then stay away. However, if you like small parks with fun owners, then this is the place. WiFi works best close to the office. Everything else works fine, but you are very close to your neighbors. We would stay here again. Rate shown is based on staying at the weekly rate. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose this park because of the good reviews. Obviously they stayed somewhere else. The owner was grumpy and obtrusive. He took a knife and cut off our hose because it was leaking. The spaces were so close together that my husband hit his head on the neighbors slide out trying to get between the space. It is conveniently located close to town so you can walk to shopping. There is no laundry facility here, so we had to find a place to do laundry. Would not come here again. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Road narrow; Sites narrow, but we got the 40' motor home squeezed in. Great for walking the town. Friday night potlucks are fun and filling! Would stay there again. Rates are PA. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects weekly off-season rate. We planned for a week here and stayed three. The location right in town is perfect for easy access to grocery store, bank, etc. Custer is a good location from which to explore the Black Hills. Sites are tight in this park, but ours (#12) was perfectly level and long enough to park the car behind the motor home. There are a number of long-term residents here, but their sites are neat. There is grass between each site, but there are not many trees. All utilities worked well, as did cable and wi-fi. The on-site manager works hard to make visitors feel welcome. We will most definitely choose this park when in the area again. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is right with PA discount! Sites are small, all hookups are in good working order. Restrooms/showers were very clean. Great cable connection for $2 extra per night. The manager is THE reason to stay here versus other parks. Make sure you pull in with thick skin and immediately ready for banter. If you're OK with being forced out of your rig (not by gunpoint, for us at least) in the evening to socialize and eat/drink with the most WIDELY diverse group of guests, then you need to stay here! Seriously though, this manager gives the CG a Sturgis-like atmosphere while ensuring the park is quiet, calm and safe for a good night's sleep. We regret having to leave after one night and would return in a heartbeat. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not the most picturesque campground, but the hosts more than make up for it. Spaces are kind of close together and the driveway is narrow, but the sites can accommodate big rigs. Full hookups are available, as well as free Wi-Fi (close to the office) and free cable TV. The Friday night potlucks are a blast. They even purchased a birthday cake for our 1 year old son. Rate cited is with PA. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a hard campground to rate. While it has various shortcomings, our stay there was extremely pleasant. Location near the main street of Custer was convenient. Easy walk to shopping and restaurants. Sites are very narrow. Our awning almost hit the slideout of our neighbor. Utilities are good but Wi-Fi had issues. Two city parks within walking distance. Mickelson Trail, a rails to trail, runs right in front of park. Owner of park is a genuine character. He made the stay very enjoyable. Their Friday night potluck BBQ is not to be missed. He supplies meat and fresh cut french fries and others bring a dish. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

French Creek RV Park is a wonderful experience for us. We have never stayed at an RV park where we have felt so much at home and welcome. The owners have a BBQ every Friday night during the summer months with pot luck dishes brought by the people staying at the park. And the owner is an EXPERT cook. We can kick back, enjoy each other, laugh a lot, share stories and develop friendships. It has been an unforgettable experience. We very highly recommend the park. Being at the edge of town, there is so much available within walking distance, food stores, drug store, restaurants, laundromat, banks, just about anything you could want. There is a nice public park just across the street. It is really awesome here! We shall return!! We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is open year round. The owner lives on site and is eager to please. The campground is in the heart of Custer, and was very quiet when we were there. It was a tight fit to get our rig into the site in the evening and out in the morning. There was only about two feet of clearance on each side of the coach when we were parked. We have no slides. Fortunately, the park was mostly empty, allowing us enough turning room to exit our site in the morning. The Wi-Fi worked well and the electrical hookup was in good condition. We didn't use any other facilities. Most of the ground was covered with snow, so I don't know what comprises most of the surfaces. There were a couple of grassy areas where I could walk our dog. We camped at French Creek RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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