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Hill City, South Dakota

Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort

Hill City, South Dakota



Hill City, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 574-2668

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $48 6/2016

Latitude: 43.869377694708
Longitude: -103.58399391174

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • 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 yes
  • $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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

44 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived early in the season, still snow on the ground. Friendly and helpful staff. Small camp store. Not many campers there, very quiet but probably not true in season. Sites are roomy and nice view. Some mud, some gravel some grass at site. Utilities are fine. Should be central to most attractions but Hiway 87 was tempoarily closed to Custer State Park. Really large rigs may have issues getting in but our 34' was fine. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Rear loop
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Check on the road construction status

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Depending on your perspective, this is either too far off the beaten path or central to many activities. For us it was the latter. Close to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse and Hill City, this campground is picturesque and quiet. Sites are close together but there is just enough room between you and your neighbor. A very nice family runs the campground and pride of ownership shows throughout as the restrooms are clean and the grounds are well maintained. The pool is small but warm and good for the 10 and under crowd. We spent 8 days here and enjoyed this campground for its natural beauty, proximity to hiking, biking and sightseeing. We'll definitely return again. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

In the generally very commercial area around Mt Rushmore, this is a haven of tranquility yet still close to all the action. The 2 mile state road up to the campground may be a bit much if you're 45' and towing but for our 33' rig it was no problem at all. The campground is very quiet and scenic, situated on a hill. The sites are not al level and leveling may be a challenge in some sites. At our site the sewer connection was somewhat uphill from the site, a bit unusual and made dumping somewhat of a challenge. Fire rings, tables, pool, playground, store etc all nice and all well cared for. Friendly and helpful staff. Internet weak and cell reception also weak. That is the downside of an an otherwise excellent and peaceful full service mountain surrounding. Will definitely come back for the rest and beauty of this place. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice quiet RV park, with friendly staff. Close to all the tourist sites in the Black Hills. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

I love this park, so beautiful to sit at the campsite and look up at the mountains in the morning and evenings. Nice and close to everything- Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Keystone, Deadwood, and many many other attractions too numerous to mention. The campsites are nice and grassy! The staff is very friendly and courteous. I hope to come back here every year. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The secondary road to the park from the main US highway is a little tight for a 45 foot coach with a tow. Lucky, it was only 2 miles. It was freshly paved. The check in was great, very friendly!! The roads were all graveled, but very tight. Our site had a large trees, pine with a table. The site was not level. Had to reposition the coach. Was still barely able to level it. Needed a lot more gravel. While we were there we encountered several large thundershowers. On several occasions the gravel road washed out. The owner was quick to fix things, which was fine. When leaving it was a struggle to dodge large rocks and the washed out shoulders of the gravel internal roads. If you're 40 feet and less its a fine place to stay. They will need to do some work to keep large rigs coming in. Really need to address the roads. Finally, the owners were very nice, friendly and very helpful. Place was very clean!!! We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great campsite and my favorite of the 2013 season. Sites are spaced good. Fires are aloud at each campsite. Bathrooms were clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We passed up three other parks to stay at this one. Very nice, friendly staff. The camp sites are small, but far enough apart. I say small by the size of the gravel drive. You feel like you are camping on their grass, not the gravel. It can be a tight turn for larger trailers, but I saw nobody give up and move on. All utilities are within easy reach. This park is on the Needles Highway and it is being re-paved right now, so there is construction traffic and noise, but not before 7:30 a.m. It can be slow drive to Custer State Park with the construction delays, but not bad. Who's in a hurry here anyway? Big playground for the kids. Huge lawns for the kids or dog to play on. It would be very scenic here if it were not for the beetle killed pines around this area. We would recommend this park to everybody. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here 10 nights to visit the local sites. Great central location for Badlands NP, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer SP, and Jewel Cave. We also did day trips to Wall Drug and Devils Tower from here. Nestled in the mountains and away from congestion, but still close to Hill City. Nice local shops, restaurants, and wineries. Wi-Fi fair at site and intermittent. Nicest restrooms and showers we have seen in an RV park. Many wildlife sitings in park including deer and turkey. Would stay here again. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice Campground with a secluded feel. Good service. Great play area for kids with adjacent big natural rocks to climb. Sites are not very level so leveling jacks are put to good use! The management was welcoming and most accommodating about letting us stay a couple of hours longer free of charge. Wi-Fi is terrible but this is often the case in many campsites. I would recommend this campground. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a park that feels like your just camping in the woods. We had a large pull-through site in the back for a few nights. The sites have very good spacing. This is a clean, well run park. The staff was great and the location is center to everything. We will be back for sure. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park and centrally located to tourist attractions. The owners and staff are friendly and knowledgable. The store has all the amenities you could need; there are 3 washers/dryers; and plenty of showers. We stayed here 3 nights and would have loved to have stayed longer. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located on a hillside with gravel roads. Most the the sites were fairly level with shade and grass between. The restrooms were ok, showers each had a private stall with change area, but kind of cramped. The Wi-Fi was not very good, strong signal but extremely slow (when it was working). Laundry facilities were nice and reasonable priced. Our site afforded us a beautiful view of the valley and hills across the road. Very little road noise. We would stay again. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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