61 Parks near Hill City, South Dakota
Jul 2012 - $40.00
This park is in the process of changing ownership. The new owners are a young couple with several children who live on site. I don't think they have much experience with RV's or parks, but if they work at it, there's a lot they could do with this campground. There are only three 50 amp sites here. Of the approximately 50 sites, 15 or so are tent sites and another dozen are electric/water only. FHU sites are gravel and not too level; we could not get our 43-ft rig completely level and had a 3-foot leap down from our steps. That said, this is a nice park and might be better if the new owners work at it. It's in a lovely setting, convenient to many Black Hills attractions, has free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms and showers and a small but reasonably priced laundry. Verizon wireless worked well here. I think the $40 daily rate (plus taxes) is high and they don't offer a discounted weekly rate. Apparently other campers feel the same way because there were only four RV's here during July 4th week and two of those were long term. We might stay here again if rates were lower. - Buckeye44
Aug 2016 - $80.00
The Mount Rushmore KOA is huge, and it has a ton of features. But, it's also VERY expensive and far from perfect. Thunderstorms cause big puddles and lots of mud in the roads and in the RV sites. There is no cell service of any type. The limited WiFi service is just around certain buildings and didn't work at all for me. "Oh, it never works for iPhones," was the explanation I got from a staff member. But other campers with Google phones had the same complaint as me. If your WiFi service doesn't work for the popular brands: then perhaps you shouldn't advertise as having Wifi.
Also, they close the pools during thunderstorms: a reasonable precaution. However, I was told they open the pools back up 30 min after the last lightening strike. After 60 minutes, we gave up. Finally, people were smoking in the kid play areas. There is no sign prohibiting that, so I didn't feel I could say anything, but I certainly don't like it.
Also, many RVs were crammed into sites too small for both the trailer and tow vehicle. I had to park at an angle and partly on the grass. Many people had their trucks partially in the roadway. Considering that I paid $80/night (including a $10 "resort fee"), I was sorely disappointed. I wouldn't stay here again. Frankly, any hotel or campground that charges a resort fee cannot be trusted. - SeaTeacher
Jul 2016 - $73.00
This campground has so much going on it's rather overwhelming! The amenities and location are fabulous, and our family loved the giant games and pools. However, on our month-long road trip this KOA wins the dubious award of having the dirtiest bathrooms we saw. The actual buildings are very nice, obviously recently built or remodeled but there is very high usage and the bathrooms and showers were trashed. Having the bathrooms cleaned a few times a day rather than once would solve this problem. - calijame
Jul 2016 - $75.00
This was by far the best KOA we have ever stayed at! There is so much to do for families and it's close to all the attractions. The restrooms are outstanding, as are the shower rooms, which were very private with a locked door to each shower stall.
The staff was also very friendly and very informative. They could not help you enough. We decided to leave early and we were not charged for the day we had reserved and did not use. I highly recommend this KOA to anyone, especially families. - Barb Thiel
Jul 2015 - $12.00
Close to all the attractions in the Black Hills, about 5 miles from Hill City. Next to highway 385 so it is noisy during the day. We were not there during the day, so it was not a problem. Great camp host. No hookups. - katinfoco
Aug 2010 - $17.00
Although this is a no frills campground it was beautiful. We wish we had stayed longer, it is convenient to Custer, Rushmore, Wind Cave and Rapid City, Hill City and Deadwood, SD. Nice shaded sites with a mild breeze even in the mid to high 90 degree temperatures while we were there. Friendly/helpful host. Highly recommend if you are self contained and can dry camp for up to a week. Generator friendly campground.. - birdbrains
Sep 2016 - $47.00
Beautiful CG. I would have given it a 10 if there were more gravel on the sites and roads, or if paved. Pool. Basketball courts, etc. Lovely setting. Grass, mountain and tree views out every window. Central to all we wanted to see in the Black Hill area. - User3274
Sep 2016 - $60.00
We only stayed one night but thoroughly enjoyed it. We were staying at another RV park close by and wanted to move to Rafter J. So glad we did. They were so nice to accommodate us and let us check in at 8am so we could get right to our sightseeing for the day. The sites are big and level. There is so much space to walk in this park and it was quiet and we were able to really enjoy our campfire. They directed me to a place to hike right from the property and it was just great. I would highly recommend staying here when you visit Rushmore and the wonderful parks in the area. - Ksmilner
Sep 2016 - $56.00
Beautiful ranch like park. Lots of grass, scenery and amenities. Excellent location. Friendly and helpful staff. - DAV53
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Great campground! Nightly rate based on monthly rate, includes electricity. Very friendly staff will go far to make your stay pleasant. With a premier bicycle trail adjacent to the campground and all other Black Hills attraction nearby, this is a great location for all your regional sightseeing. - Stars rv
Aug 2015 - $53.00
Very simple CG. A bit pricey for no amenities. Public laundry about ½ block away. Staff friendly and very laid-back. Roomy with grass between gravel sites. All 50 amp FHU. Didn't check restrooms/showers. Route US-16 about 100 feet away but noise wasn't all that bad. Only 12 miles to Mt. Rushmore National Monument. - StephenK
Sep 2012 - $41.00
This is a brand new RV park on the south end of Hill City. It is open, but not everything is completely finished. They still have some work to do on some of the RV sites, are currently working on the landscaping around the main building, and are still building cabins. The 34 sites I listed above is just for the projected number of RV sites. I do not know the total number of cabins. We spent one weekday night here. All RV sites are back-ins set on 10' wide gravel pads. Some are not big enough for large RVs. All are FHU with cable and free WI-FI. I did not hook up to the cable and the WI-FI worked well for us. That may be because we were the only RV customers in the park. All sites appear to be satellite friendly. The park roads are gravel and the site pads are raised causing a safety hazard for folks stepping out of their RVs onto a sloped surface. There is nothing (no pool or playground) for kids. All the sewer pipes are about 10" above the ground creating hookup and dumping headaches. The park is right off US385 and the traffic noise is steady and loud until dark. It picks up again first thing in the morning. Most of the town's attractions (shops, restaurants, museum, 1880 Train, etc.) are within a mile or so of the park. I thought the rate was high, and there are none of the usual discounts (GS, AAA, etc.). Even if they fix some of the problems (sewer height, for example), I don't think I would rate this park much higher because of the cost and noise issues. - Jerry S
Sep 2016 - $37.00
Rate reflects one night at PA rate of $20, 5 others at regular rate of $40. Although there are no amenities or facilities, we thoroughly enjoyed this stay. The owner greeted us as soon as we pulled in and gave us time to get settled before she came back with visitor information and to collect. The grounds were very nice, lush green grass at most sites, with an easy, short trail leading to the Mickelson trail. Well located for visiting Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Keystone, Hill City, etc. Signage on the highway is hard to spot, but easy in, easy out, with level sites and good utilities. We would stay here again, even though there are no amenities--who needs them in the Black Hills, anyway? You're gone all day every day. So this is a great value. The owner was kind enough to collect our mail from the post office and deliver it while we were there. - MissMyGolden
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a great place to stay to see all of the national parks close by.
It's run by a lady who takes care of it well. With the full hookups, she has no shower house or rest rooms. This place is just a good place to stay with a nice rig. - JAD52
Jul 2016 - $36.00
The owner lady is friendly and welcoming. She and her husband live onsite and she keeps things ship shape. This little park was clean, attractive and the full hook up sites were level. It's right off Hwy 385 but it was very quiet at night. It's in a great location just a few minutes from Hill City, a convenient base for visiting all the attractions and a fun destination in itself with plenty of restaurants and shops, a good laundromat and a nice market that is open daily. The Mickelson trail runs right behind the RV park and if you're up to it, you can even walk or bike to town. We spent a week here and would definitely stay here again. - Wind blows
Sep 2016 - $55.00
I hate to say it, but they really need to take resort out of the park name. The sites are tighter than any other we have ever stayed in. There are campers, tents and everything right next to each other. It is not quiet at all. It is also right on the road so there is quite a bit of noise from that.
I was really shocked at the rating of 9 for beauty from Good Sam, that makes no sense to me.
The people in the office were very nice and there is a nice little store for essentials. - Ksmilner
Aug 2014 - $55.00
Not all pull-thru spaces have sewer hook-ups, yet you pay the same price. Ours didn't have sewer, and it was tight getting into the spot. Very close to each other. Grass sites. The dump station is awkward, far off the lane and back-in. Was told to enjoy the All-You-Can-Eat pancake breakfast as if it was either included in the HIGH rent or was inexpensive. Pancakes $1 each, sausages $3, bacon $3, eggs $3, coffee $2!!! Not exactly all-you-can-eat--more like "eat what you can afford"! Difficulty in getting onto Wi-Fi; SLOW Wi-Fi in the evening. Otherwise, the facility was clean and quiet. No road noise. - Pamilu
Sep 2013 - $33.00
The bathrooms were way too small for this size campground, were not clean, and are not handicap accessible as their website states. WiFi did not work anytime during our stay. The sites were grass covered and wet most of our stay and it had not been recently cut. Would not recommend. - Tomk2
Sep 2016 - $10.00
We we're tired and looking for any campground where we could stop for one night. We pulled in when we saw the sign and saw empty sites. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We camped here on a weekday.
This CG is a gem! It has only 20 primitive sites (no hookups) and only 4 were used the Tuesday after Labor Day. The sites are relatively small yet nestled in the pines and most are relatively private. Some needed a little leveling. There's no wifi. ATT and Verizon coverage was ok. The CG host was friendly and helpful. - dsvt
Aug 2013 - $32.00
Friendly staff. Very peaceful setting. Pleasant views of the surrounding forests and mountain peaks. Convenient location to Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore and other points of interest. Fair rate. Campground Wi-Fi didn't work for us, which isn't surprising given the rigged terrain. Our Verizon MiFi signal was weak as well. Pull-through sites were spacious and the distance to neighbors was decent as well. Fire rings and firewood available. Only down side to this campground was the internal access roads were a bit tight for big rigs and the roads had fairly deep washouts. Had to take care and proceed very slowly when maneuvering our 40' rig. Seemed better geared towards smaller RVs. That said, this is a nice place and we would stay here again. - homey
May 2011 - $23.00
Great rustic campsite. Can use generators. Great views and really close to Mount Rushmore. Big sites with cement areas under picnic tables and grill area. Very clean. Vault toilets. No showers. Faucets for water. Recycling available. Great hosts greet and will help you - they will help you with anything. Some sites right on the lake. Forested area. It is very rightly a popular choice and we are glad that we booked in advance. - akaese
Jun 2016 - $48.00
We stayed for 6 nights on one of their large pull though sites. Yes it was nice and long but the pull through itself wasn't graded properly and the surrounding ground was very uneven. Poor wifi and cell reception wasn't good, but the thing that was unacceptable was the lack of water at breakfast time rendering our own facilities useless. Built with primitive camping in mind. - Janet-UK
Jun 2016 - $48.00
Campground is quiet and clean. Roads are a bit narrow, but all the big rigs here during my stay managed with no problems. Staff very friendly and helpful. If they didn't have what I needed in their store, they offered to run into town and get it for me. Pool is small but nice for a quick swim-pool is also heated. No loud late night parties allowed- very family oriented. Great views of the surrounding mountains-most of the campground has mature trees mixed in. We could see deer right from our campsite. Water pressure is not very good. Cell service and WiFi signal is weak at best- great to really get away from the rest of life. We would definitely stay here again. - Shootecogo
Jun 2015 - $45.00
Park people are nice as they come, but this place is in bad shape. Roads are very narrow and in very bad shape. Many cars coming in and out dragged bottom in the ruts. I had to use 4 wheel drive to get into my site and out of it. There is just enough gravel on each site for the wheels to fit on then there is grass and mud everywhere else. My site was at the bottom of a row of 5 pull through sites and all the water drained to my site which made a mess. This park has great potential, but somebody has to do more than "get by" maintenance. In the condition the park is in now, I would not stay again and I feel the price paid for a park in this condition was a bit much. - PJ's Park and Play