Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground

     


Deadwood, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 578-2092

Sites: 127
Recent Rate: $44 8/2014


Latitude: 44.3633478814992
Longitude: -103.732781410217

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

50 Reviews

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Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We had planned on staying here at least 3 or 4 days, but the park was booked solid Thursday through the weekend because the annual Cool Deadwood Nights weekend was that weekend. While this has become our preferred Deadwood RV park in spite of its' flaws (inconsiderate customers on motorcycles and ATVs, speeders, and the idiot owner who allows this dangerous behavior). We were able to get a fairly level, gravel, full hookup, pull-through site that was satellite friendly. There is no cable TV and many sites are not satellite friendly. Their Wi-Fi network was slow at times even though there park was only 1/3 full the day we were there. I'm guessing that it may be useless when the park is full. The small pool is nice on a warm day as long as it is not too crowded. As others have noted, the city trolley stops at the park twice an hour but downtown is only a 20 - 30 minute walk for those able to do so. The bathrooms are OK and the laundry is large. These facilities (plus the pool and play area) are in or near the office which is a long, downhill walk from most sites. There was no recycling that I could find. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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On*The*Road*Again*

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice location! Bus stops at the campground and runs regularly into downtown, which is great. Sites were a little small but adequate. Staff in the office were very friendly. Would definitely recommend this campground. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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rvreviews

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Best feature is closeness to casinos etc in town and on trolley route ($1). Interior roads paved. Sites are paved or gravel with working utilities. Sat reception from the roof was good. Verizon reception good. Kept getting kicked off WiFi. Owner is very helpful. Grocery store in lead (approx 4 mi). Pretty location in small narrow gulch. Room to walk dog including dirt road at upper end of park. Garbage pick up each morning at site. Dump station. We had no problem with 39' RV with tow. Room for slides on both sides but narrow. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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GlutenFreeRV.com

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

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We came to this park when the one we had reserved in the hills was still wet and muddy when we arrived. This was definitely not one of our favorites. The PROS: The owner and office help were very friendly, it was close to the town of Deadwood, and it was a stop on the local shuttle bus. The CONS: Everything was close and tight. The roads were narrow, the sites were narrow and short (our truck would not fit and if the park was full there would be no place to put it), there was no cable TV, and there was really very little place for the dogs to do their business. There are a couple of so-named "dog walk" areas, but they are very narrow strips of dirt/grass, and one of them had trucks parked on it. In addition, the only facilities (bath & laundry) are up at the front of the park, so those parked toward the back of this very long and narrow set-up would probably want to drive up to them, but there is very little extra parking anywhere. I would probably look for another park if we were to stay in this area again. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 4 days over the Labor Day Weekend. The park was not full: maybe abit more than half full. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site in the lower third of the park. There is no cable TV but most, but not all sites, are satellite friendly. The WiFi worked OK for us with only one disconnection in 4 days. There are about 35 PT sites which are narrow but a decent length. Bigger rigs will have to unhook. The rest of the RV sites are back-ins which vary in length from maybe 25' to over 40'. The roads are asphalt and the sites are gravel. The space between sites is a mixture of gravel/dirt/grass. The office/laundry building, the bathroom/shower facilities, the pool and play area, and the trolley stop are all at the front of the park. This can be a long, steep walk from many of the sites. We have been here numerous times over the years and this was the first time our visit was marred by other customers. We have never been here when there were so many ATVs and motorcycles. Every morning and evening there was a constant parade of loud and often speeding vehicles passing our site. This was both annoying and dangerous (due to the speeding well over the 5 mph limit). Where was management? I saw no reason to complain to the 70 year old female camp worker in the office and the owner is not around on weekends. I would stay again as long as I can be fairly close to the facilities and hope the noisy types aren't there again. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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GinnyM

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

I found nothing wrong with park, easy in and out, Wi-Fi good, clean park. Trolley picks you up at the park to go into town. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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homey

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located in a narrow valley between to steep hillsides. The access is paved and the sites are gravel. What we liked: Friendly staff, very accommodating. There was trolley service every hour to downtown Deadwood for a $1 per person which was very convenient. The laundry was nice, but a little pricey at $2 per load for wash or dry. The overall condition of the facility is pretty decent. The Wi-Fi worked well, as did our satellite. No cable. What we didn't like: the pull thru sites were very close together. We had about 6' or 7' from our slide to our neighbors slide. The pull through sites are very short. Our 40' MH had only about one foot to spare from the paved road in front and in back of our coach. We had to park our toad along an access road by a dumpster. We had a fire ring, but would never use it because the RV's were only about 5 feet from the fire ring. Bottom line - we would stay here again as a base camp to visit the area points of interest, but would not stay here as a place to relax. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Tom L M

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved roads, gravel sites that are on a hillside. Sites take some work to get level and situated well into the site. Wi-Fi good, water, electric, sewer all good. No cable and TV has only two channels. Trolley comes to lodge for transportation to town twice an hour or you can walk. Great place to visit. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Touringamerica

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

My 3rd year in a row to stay at this RV park. Pro's - location, location, location. Well worth the 'premium price you pay'. Within walking distance of downtown. For those that choose not to walk, the Deadwood trolley picks up in right front of the office/lodge. VERY clean. Paved roads throughout the park. Excellent electricial and sewer hook-ups. Trash was continously picked up during the day. We found the owner to be very friendly. Yes, he keeps a close watch on his property, but he is fair to all. Negatives - sites are very close and steep roads up the gulch. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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User2989

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

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

For this much money, this place is bad. You can see where the profits aren't going to. The lodge has cable, but they didn't run it to the sites, and there aren't any over the air channels. WiFi is passable. Most sites are very unlevel. And the gravel and the sites are narrow, so you are living on a small strip of grass that has seen better days (mostly mud). I do like the paved streets though. If it was cheaper, like $25 for full hookups, I would have given it a higher score. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay here in 2 years. Again we were here for the 3 day Labor Day weekend, but this time we were given a FHU, pull-through site as we desired. Back on the holiday weekend in 2010, the owner refused to give us a PT site based on the possibility of bigger rigs needing the PT site (it never happened). This year we were checked in by work campers and did not even see the owner until Sunday. For the reviewer who complained about her kids being yelled at for climbing the hillside: Try reading the rules concerning such things - such prohibited activity can accelerate erosion, possibly cause mini-rock and/or landslides, and be an insurance issue. During our 3 day stay, I don't think the park had more than 50 of 127 RV sites taken on any night. That fact made for less congestion in the park, and the WI-FI more accessible. There is no cable TV, but most sites are satellite friendly. There is a laundry, a small pool, and an OK bathroom. These, however, are at the foot (entrance of the RV park) of the gulch. Most of the RV sites are at least 100 yards away and uphill of these facilities, the office, and the trolley stop mentioned by most reviewers. If you can't walk or don't like to walk, this could be a problem for you. Others have also mentioned how narrow the sites are. We will certainly try to stay here again if we are able to make it back to the Black Hills once again. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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MN Bound

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Other reviews of this park are accurate. This is a very clean park, very close to Deadwood. However, they are in the business of getting as many campers in this space as possible. If you understand this going in, you wont be surprised. If you are in the Deadwood area and want to enjoy the town (not the camping experience) this is the place to go. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2696

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean RV Park and friendly staff/workers. Shuttle service, for a dollar a ride, to downtown Deadwood is a very convenient service, especially during busy weekends. This is the closest Park to downtown Deadwood and well worth the cost, but beware that discounts such as Good Sam are not accepted during special event weekends. Call ahead to confirm discounts. Big Rig Sites are narrow and many are located on a hill. The actual parking spaces are level but picnic tables, etc. are all on a slope. Big Rigs will need to find a separate location for towed vehicles, in most cases. This was our second trip to Deadwood in two years. The first time we stayed at a different Park and drove into town. In the future, we will always try to make reservations at Whistler’s Gulch. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Haggbloom

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is okay for an overnight stay and there is convenient trolly service for $1.00 to Deadwood. It is easy in and out with good paved roads and fairly level gravel sites. Each site has a sewer hookup. However, the sites are very close together. We informed them we were Good Sam members when making the reservation, but not when we checked in. We did not get the discount. They would not give it retroactively and they were rude about it. We probably would not stay here again, but mostly because there are so many campgrounds in the area. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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User2594

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Most of the sites are so narrow that your picnic table is sandwiched between your RV and your neighbors sewer connection. There are fire pit rings but you'd be so close to your neighbor's RV you'd set their rig on fire, so there's really no room for camp fires. There are very few trees so be prepared to bake. The property next door is a go-kart race park, so if you like the sounds of little race carts all day long this is the place for you. They advertize Good Sam but on site they won't give Good Sam discounts "during events". Whistler is a typical RV Park that attempts to squeeze every nickle out of their land at the expense of charm and atmosphere. It should be reworked to about 80 sites and a new management attitude. We camped here in a class A motorhome. We camped at Whistler Gulch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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