51 Parks near Hermosa, South Dakota
Oct 2015 - $14.00
Great little park if you don't need things to entertain kids. Level long pull-throughs. I spent 4 nights. This is a new park next door to a drive in theater and just a 1/4 mile to a Flying J. Easy drives to area attractions. - Joy1
Jul 2016 - $32.00
The good news: they honor Passport America with no limit on the length of stay. The park looked well maintained. The bad news: the interior roads are very tight for a motorhome. For units on the north end of the camp, you will get sewer smell from what appears to be an open cesspool if the wind is right. The sites are so short you can't park your car with your motorhome. We had to literally park across the road from our motorhome. There is grass between sites, but the sites are so close together we could literally hear people talking in the next rig inside their travel trailer with all of their doors and windows closed. The big down was the wifi. It was beyond question the worst I have ever experienced at a park. When I complained to the staff, their initial response was "it's just kids streaming video and we can't help it." When I tried to explain that would not cause the problem I was experiencing, they basically just said they didn't want to be bothered. I even offered a potential solution, but they didn't want to hear it. It was that attitude, as much as the abysmal wifi, that really turned me off. Most Passport parks I have stayed in have been great. This one is an exception. - MFTDoc
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Centrally located park to the sights of South Dakota. Close to the highway so there is some noise. Sites are spacious but out in the open. This is a great place to stay if you want easy access to the highway to see the local sights. Staff was friendly. Facilities were very clean. We will stay there again when in South Dakota. - Sunshine Camper
Jun 2016 - $20.00
front desk a little scattered but very friendly and helpful. Gravel sites. Adequately spaced, pretty level, grass in between. Wifi lacks when park is near full and needs upgrading. Excellent location for our 4 days of birding and site seeing Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills Forest. Laundry in 2 locations were nice, clean and efficient. - LottaTidbits
Jul 2016 - $6.00
We stayed here for a couple nights as guests of friends who are members and our cost per night reflects that. The park is beautiful and has literally any activity you could ever wish for. The pool is magnificent. It has doggie parks. It has everything, even its own fuel station right in the park. Our utilities were as we expected with no surprises. The only thing which could be viewed as a negative are the excessive amount of very strictly enforced rules. The park is filled with very friendly, very happy people. The park is a very safe place to stay with security patrolling the park constantly. We would stay here again sometime. - Kent and Margaret
Jul 2016 - $32.00
First a disclaimer...we really love and enjoy public parks (state, county, city, federal, BLM) and almost always stay at those when we can. We're between visiting a couple of great SD state parks so decided to stay someplace with full hookups, so we could do laundry. Hart Ranch was on the way, so we decided to try it. They have a deal, where if you sit through a short sales presentation, you can stay 3 nights for $95. Not cheap, but not bad. Short presentation done then off to our site. A corner lot which sounded great, but on arriving at the site (99), first problem...very short for our 43' coach and little to no room for tow parking. Don't even think about hanging the rear end of the RV over the grass!! Very small yard on passenger side with many close neighbors, but rear yard is pretty open. Tons of rules about what you can, and cannot do. Lots of traffic including cars, motorcycles, walkers, bicycles, kiddy train, scooters, golf carts, RVs, and ATVs. Not at all relaxing or quiet. We seriously do not understand the appeal of this place, except for location. Most city subdivisions have more space, less traffic, and more quiet. On the plus side? Lots to do in the area, quiet at night, pretty location, some huge dog runs, wide concrete sites, and no wood fires. We never say never, but have zero desire to stay here again. - Jerry and Betsy
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Great park with lots of amenities especially for kids. 2 dog parks. One side is non dog, but plenty of room to walk dog. Security drives around. Quiet location by working ranch. Beautiful setting. Easy access to all Black Hills attractions. - rvreviews
Aug 2013 - $16.00
We camped here from Friday, August 30, 2013 to Monday, September 2, 2013 with our son and his family. The campground is quiet, clean, and peaceful. We enjoyed swimming in the clean, in-ground pool (although if it were covered at night with a solar cover, that would have helped the VERY cold temp a lot), mini-golf, endless hiking opportunities, and a campfire each night. The scenery can't be beat! Camp store has limited supplies, swimming accessories, ice, firewood, souvenirs, and lots of t-shirts for sale. There is a small deli attached for an 'on-the-go' meal. We enjoyed this camping experience very much. We camped here in a motorhome and our son has a 5th Wheel. Note: The $16 per night camping fee was military discount. - TrixieBelle559
Jul 2011 - $39.00
We camped in our 16' travel trailer for two nights. We had asked for a shady spot since there was a heat wave but when we arrived we found we were exposed to the sun most of the day. We were parked up against a hill with tent campers across from us along a creek. The air was full of mosquitoes both early morning and evenings. While the staff was friendly and helpful, the bathroom and shower facilities were primitive, well worn and dirty. In addition, the park had only three showers in the single bathroom facilities for each sex, not nearly enough with all the people staying at the camp. In addition, instead of having a separate laundry, two washers and dryers were in each of the bathrooms, two for the women's and two for the men. With the washers and dryers running, and the heat generated, the bathrooms were almost unusable. We would NOT stay at this RV park again. - User2057
Jun 2011 - $44.00
This was a nice site to stay in. Not super close to Mt. Rushmore but close enough, and it wasn't too far to Crazy Horse. The roads into the park can be quite interesting in the dark if you use a GPS or iPhone for navigation, taking you through 8-10 miles of tight twisty mountain roads. The sites are all angled and back in and can easily accommodate a long truck and trailer. The only detractors are a complete lack of cell service on AT&T and poor Internet connectivity, but if you want peace and quiet, or don't have kids who need to be "plugged-in", it's pretty nice. One final note: We were in my wife's home town of Minot, ND prior to this stay, and ended up staying an extra three days to help evacuate prior to the flood. The park we would have been at for those days was very understanding and accommodating allowing us to cancel our reservations without penalty. We contacted this park several days in advance to explain our situation but they were completely unwilling to accommodate us with a shift in dates or cancellation on our prepaid reservation. If you make the reservation be prepared to use it or lose it. - IdahoF350
Jul 2016 - $25.00
The company running Custer State Park campsites (and lodging - I believe it's all the same), do a great job. FYI: the campgrounds at Custer are the only SD state park campsites you can reserve 1 year in advance. The sooner the better if you plan to go! Although, we were so surprised to see empty sites through our 4th of July stay this year. We simply couldn't figure out why that was.
Look below for the great reviewer that gives tips on best sites. I agree: those are the good ones! However, all sites are really quite decent and hard to imagine being disappointed.
Benefits to Game Lodge is it's location at the Eastern entrance to Park. Wildlife loop right there, a 2 mile paved trail from park to Game Lodge store, visitor center.
This campground also has the dump station if you need it. There are not mosquitoes but a few biting flies when we were here. We found Picardin insect spray to be effective.
Laundry convenient, bath building are awesome, well lit, clean, good water and pressure.
Between the great campground and the appeal of Custer State Park, this is a great destination!!! Any Custer campground is nice so take your pick and just go! - MNJessieJ
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here 5 nights and found the campground to be a wonderful base for touring the Black Hills and out to Badlands. The hosts and staff were friendly and helpful. The one-way road layout was a little odd making backing in to our site challenging. We just defied the one-way and made it easier on ourselves (with the blessing of the host). - Desert Beacon
May 2016 - $25.00
Only negatives we had about the park was having to pay an entrance fee on top of a camping fee and no water hookups. Our home state does not charge an additional fee: if you're camping, the entrance fee is waived. Also not sure why water is not at each site. Other than that, it was great. Lots of wildlife and great roads to travel. Convenient to many activities. - RLBradley
Sep 2014 - $27.00
Small sites and they were not level but we made it work. Close to Mount Rushmore which was nice. Wooded sites were something we enjoyed. We would stay here again. - Lillylil
Sep 2013 - $28.00
Nice campground, lots of tall pine trees. Makes it a little tight driving to the camp site but not bad. Campsite is gravel and has picnic table and fire ring. Site was almost level but had strange hook ups. Water and power on one side, sewer on the other side. Gave it a 8 would have been a 9 with cable. We were able to pull in many air TV stations. Wi-Fi was strong at our site (E-7). Did not check out pool, showers or laundry. Office staff was friendly and had a small but good selection of gifts and basic food supplies. Would stay here again. - topperdan
Jul 2013 - $36.00
The most disappointing place of our 4,700 mile, 10 state trip. Definitely not for big rigs and we didn't even have one. Seemed over priced. Tight turns and poor, steep roads with ruts. It's a trade off of rocky, uneven treed sites for more level ones closer to road where trucks use exhaust brakes starting about 6 a.m. Park is heading down hill. Would not recommend. - Oregon91
Jun 2015 - $45.00
I want to say first of all that the staff here is absolutely fantastic! They were exceptionally friendly, and were very helpful when it came to setting up and asking for things to do in the area.
There were some things about the camp that could be improved on. The site we were on wasn't level. It was a gravel site, and I didn't bring any leveling boards. That could be a novice camper mistake, but I haven't had that issue elsewhere. The biggest problem I had was the water pressure. The site we were on, it did have full hook-ups, but I ended up filling my onboard water tank to have adequate pressure. We stayed four nights, and my first two showers were with drizzling water. Also, they do advertise free WiFi, but I was unable to connect throughout the duration. Finally, the sites are very close together, so if you're looking for privacy, and they have a high occupancy, you won't get it.
The campsite was clean and well kept. They were in the middle of doing some site maintenance, which isn't a big deal to me because we were exploring a lot of tourist attractions and not staying on property all day. They also had a complimentary cup of coffee for us each morning at the cafe, which was very nice.
Again, the staff was very friendly, and they helped make the trip enjoyable. Their attitudes helped level out some of the problems I felt were at the site.
Oh, and the wolves were kind of neat, hearing them howl was expected, so it wasn't annoying at all. The owner was extremely pet friendly too! - joshnichols84
Jun 2013 - $36.00
Don't follow GPS to navigate to get there. We drove the 16A road south of Mt. Rushmore and I do not advise you to drive this road in an RV. The road is extremely curvy and there are a few really narrow and short tunnels to navigate through. A portion of the road is very tight in width and the shoulder is a few inches drop so quite tough in a 30' motorhome to navigate through. There are a few RV sites with hookups but navigating to park in them is tight and tricky. The owner guided me and I ended up smashing my cargo bay door to my propane and now it is really difficult to open the door. The wolves were nice to see and the campground is nestled away in a valley surrounded by the Black Hills. - jmad1013
Jul 2012 - $32.00
This park is very convenient to Custer State Park and the Needles Highway. It has a few RV full hook-up sites with 30amp. They also have cabins and tent sites and a very nice pavilion. The grounds are beautiful. The camp name is derived from the pair of wolves who make their fenced-off home here. The owner/managers are very nice and helpful. For 4th of July they had a BBQ for all that was great fun. - terriesm
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Stayed 3 nights. Park is centrally located to all attractions in the area. You do share covered patio pad and fire pit. Clean grounds and the staff are friendly. - GMeek
Jul 2016 - $40.00
DO NOT STAY HERE if you have a big rig (42+ft). Spaces are so tight that multiple attempts required to get in. Front desk person did not seem to know what was available and had little to no sense of urgency. Moved 3 times before found a site that was large enough with power working. Person outside assisting was helpful, but parking and waiting in between spaces took over an hour. Lots of dust kicked up by vehicles on end sites. Will not stay here again. - Dvoe
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Very easy to get to and park. Friendly staff and went out of their way to help. Noise from the road but not bad enough to keep you awake. Easy to get to MT Rushmore without pulling trailer up and down hills. Would come back again. - Luthersr
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Small campground in Black Hills National Forest. Power at sites with water at the bath house. Tent campground across the street. Nice walking trail and creek running along the back side of the campground. Deer like to bed down in the field nearby at night. Dump station is near the wildlife loop. No playground or camp store, although both are available down the road towards the wildlife loop. Camp store has a laundry room. Stayed two nights, had a wonderful time. There was a campground host present, but only 1-2 other spots taken while we were there. - charles_from812
Aug 2013 - $25.00
Very nice, clean and quiet. Well spaced campsites with lots of shade. Must make reservations either online or by phone, no drive ups. Lots of animals (buffalo, deer, etc.). Plus many scenic routes throughout the park. Definitely a great place to stay! - davern
Jul 2011 - $19.00
We made on line reservations around February 2011. We chose site 12E from the picture they have on the web site. However, when we arrived we felt the picture was somewhat deceiving. The camp sites were very close together and the campsite we chose was very small. It would have been difficult to back our 24' travel trailer into this small site. The campsite looked much bigger in the picture. We cancelled our reservations and found a wonderful RV Park in the town of Custer. - PaulanBrett
Jun 2016 - $67.00
This is a very costly park if not a member. We were given one if the newer sites in the front. They have a concrete pad, picnic table, hookups and nothing else. It rained and we found ourselves in the midst of a mud flow. Every site had mud flowing into it. Take a site in the back where they have grass. Otherwise there are no trees, shrubs, grass or otherwise in the front. Plus you get the road noise. It's a nice place but expensive for what you get. - Campground Reviewers
May 2016 - $70.00
This is a large park set back from the road, one of the better parks near Rushmore and Custer. Sites vary tremendously from back-to-back back ins to pull throughs, from flat sunny sites to sloped sites among the trees, from tight side-by-sides on gravel and weeds to well-spaced sites with nice wide grass areas. The park is available far cheaper if you'll listen to a 90 minute membership pitch. Although we felt the campground was very over priced, it might not be for this location. It is clean and tidy but some loops could use more work. The staff were fine. - Solem8s
Oct 2015 - $13.00
Coast to Coast member park. Being non-members, paid $39 for 3 nights and attended the sales presentation (90 minutes, no pressure). Beautiful park, lots of grass, well maintained. Close to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. No cable tv, strong wifi (we were parked directly under a tower). - lovinretirement