Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
Campground is centrally located for touring the Black Hills, but you have to drive for shopping and restaurants. Most of the sites are situated in the pine trees and on a sloping hill. I had to reorient my trailer in the morning to get it level and not have my tongue jack fully extended. Leveling was required. Road noise is fairly constant with tractor trailers using their "jake brake" to stop at the traffic light at the bottom of the hill. All utilities worked fine. The pool was closed.
I doubt if I would stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here in the early week so it was not real busy. Our site was plenty long but on quite a hill so had to pull way up to get to a "flat" area to level. This required that we unhitch and pull the truck up behind so the truck did not protrude into the street. Not a big deal for us as hitching up is not time consuming for us but a bit noisier for the neighbors in the a.m. Pool and restroom/showers are very clean and pleasant. Did not visit the laundry. Had a good a.m. and p.m. cafe menu if you didn't want to cook. A bit of road noise but nothing to interfere with sleeping. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
A few miles south of Hot Springs, this quiet campground is situated on a slope in Ponderosa pine and juniper, and very convenient to many attractions in the Hot Springs area. The staff were very friendly and helpful, with lots of info on things to do (and there are lots). The restrooms were very clean and nicely appointed. The dirt/gravel spaces are rather narrow, although with all the trees, you don’t see a lot of spaces at once. The spaces we saw are pretty level from side to side, but slope substantially uphill from front to back; they could present a challenge for long, low-slung rigs. Wi-Fi is available and worked fine at our spot. The rate was $31 with a KOA card. We stayed in an Aliner popup on September 12th, 2013; we will definitely stay there again when we return to the Hot Springs area. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
Hilly, gravel sites that might be challenging to level for the largest of rigs. Good shade from trees. Playground was small and pool was nice. Seemed like more campers had a dog than did not, which was kind of nice for our dog. Dogs enjoyed use of some semi-dedicated open space to run around. Fellow campers were very cordial and quiet at nights. Hosts were very accommodating. Location provides very easy access to local attractions. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
I'm conflicted on this KOA. The staff was friendly and check-in was painless. Our first site had a malfunctioning electrical hookup, but the staff was very accommodating in helping us find another site even though the park was at capacity. The main difficulty is that many of the sites should simply be closed as they are so far out of level as to be unusable. I had four wooden ramps and 10 plastic leveling pads and was unable to even approach level to the point that the fridge had to be switched to electric because the propane could not function on the slant. Adding to the problem is that the streets are very narrow and tree limbs have encroached on the sites making it hard to avoid damaging the RV. Having said that, there are some nice, reasonably level sites available. If you are able to reserve those sites, it would be a great park to base out of while exploring the Black Hills area. We did not use the showers/restrooms so no comment on that. I would use this park again but be very careful with my site reservation. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
As stated before, this is an nice place. Plenty of shade but no grass. Sites are gravel and the roads are dirt. Sites are not level and this place is on a hill. Staff is nice, as are the facilities and the pool. They cook breakfast every morning. Cost $2.50. Pancakes, eggs, potato's. And a blessing, 'NO TV' Time to talk and play family games. Good place to overnight, but the Rapid City area is nicer and has better things to do. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
This park is fairly centrally located to explore Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills, etc. There are plenty of pine trees for shade. Sites are gravel but not level by any stretch. We arrived after a couple days of rain and the ground was quite soft and muddy. Driving through the park is challenging as roads are quite narrow with not much turning radius. There is NO TV of any sort. If you have satellite you may or may not have reception based on trees & site location. Luckily, we have a good library. Owners are very nice and helpful. Lots for kids to do. Pet areas are inadequate and unfenced. Our site had no grass. We were here 3 days but mostly visited area attractions. Not much quality or quantity for dining out in the area. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $37.00
Nice KOA: standard amenities; friendly staff. We practically had the park to ourselves some nights, as it was late in the season. Sites and roads are gravel; some sites would be a challenge to get level but ours was okay. Situated in pine forest on a hillside with not much more than a gas station for 5 miles. Great place for a week to visit Black Hills/Rushmore/Hot Springs. Verizon Wi-Fi worked fine. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
The temperature averaged 100 degrees during our stay. Lots of trees. The owners were VERY helpful and friendly. Close to Mammoth Cave and not far from Custer attractions. Nice pool. Lots of area to walk. No cable or TV. Bring cards. We stayed 4 days. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
If you have children, they will love the play area and putt putt course. Plenty of room for them to get exercise. The park was not busy, so plenty of sites to pick from. We were given a nice site with a view of pine trees out of our front window. Even saw deer one night. We asked for a site with satellite view and it was perfect for that. The sites could feel a little close together if the campground was busy. Many of the gravel sites were unlevel so be careful with that. If Wi-Fi is important to you, be sure to get a site close to the office, they advertise free Wi-Fi, but once you are two rows from the office, the signal is very weak, we had no reception at all. Good space to walk the dogs, good location to visit Hot Springs, Wind Cave and the Mammoth Museum and other attractions in the area. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
This had about the nicest restrooms I have ever seen in a campground. Clean and well lit. Very nice campground with sparkling clean pool. It didn't seem too close to any of the Black Hills attractions which would be a negative if you didn't have a vehicle. Super nice, shady, welcoming place, We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.
What an excellent park - it has all the benefits of a KOA - nice pool, great amenities - plus those of a smaller, personal individual park. The owners are always on site, available, friendly, and helpful. The Hot Springs KOA is definitely kid-friendly and close to Evans Plunge, Wind Cave, and all the other attractions of the Black Hills. It's a great RV Park. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.