7.3 Good
     
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Hot Springs KOA

Hot Springs, South Dakota



Hot Springs, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 745-6449

Sites: 76
Recent Rate: $56 7/2016

Latitude: 43.408149679569
Longitude: -103.39484453201

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • 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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • 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) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • 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 yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

PROS: Nice campground right on Hwy 79 but set back so it's quiet. Nice trees between many of the sites. Nice people running and working at the place. Nice amenities for kids if you have them, including a nice pool. Decent breakfast served every morning. Convenient 15 minutes to Wind Cave NP and just under an hour up to Mount Rushmore so this place can serve as "base camp" for a couple of days. CONS: As is typical with many KOAs, the bathrooms and laundry rooms were quite dated - may or may not be a factor for guests. The biggest drawback is the sites - many are not level front-to-back so need LOTS of blocks to assist. This all said, we'd come back and stay again. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Two local grocery stores in town are okay.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

We came in late and the man stayed open later than closing time to help me register. Very nice. He said they were new owners. The place is very wooded with pines. Very pleasant and clean. Nice little dog area. We left early in the morning as well, but would have definitely been happy to stay longer. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Looks like a good place if Hot Springs area is your destination.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located in a great area and has trees. However, it is NOT big rig friendly. Their overnight sites are small and not level at all. Although the staff are friendly we had to ask for help parking after not being able to get in the first two sites. In the first we could not open our slides in the second it was so steep our front was 3 ft up in the air and dangerous. The third was OK but still not very level. The person who helped us never did stay to make sure we were OK. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for three nights. Right off Highway 79. Lot of trees as we maneuvered to our pull-through but manageable in our 45 ft coach with tow attached. Very quiet, beautiful view. Pool looked great but did not use. Very convenient to Hot Springs. Sites are close together. We would stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The path along the river in town is a very nice walk. Museum was interesting as well.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a difficult park for me to rate. Based on reviews I had read, I was aware that others with big rigs had issues with sites either not being level or having too many trees to maneuver around. Consequently, when I made my phone reservation I specifically asked about those issues and was assured that my site was the "most level in the park." However, when I arrived, I was given a site that had such an upslope, my leveling system indicated "out of range." When I walked back to the office to explain my issue, the owner/manager said, "What do you expect? This park was built in 1969 on a hillside." When I suggested that by bringing in some additional gravel and terracing the sites to make them level, she said, "Well, then, we'd have to take out the trees." At that point, I decided there was no point in arguing with someone who had no interest in updating their park. Fortunately, one of the "work campers" was more understanding of my situation and helped me find a site that was level enough. Thank goodness the park had some vacant sites. My other regret was that I spent a good two hours getting set up, when it usually takes me less than 15 minutes. While this park may still be well-suited to smaller rigs, time has certainly passed it by with today's larger units. I will skip this park on my next visit to the area. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to see in and around Hot Springs, including Mammoth Site, Wind Cave NP, Custer SP and Mt. Rushmore. The Black Hills area is very picturesque.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

There are sites in this lovely park that are relatively level but some are quite sloped. However everything else about the park is perfect. Best restrooms I've ever seen in a campground. No noise from nearby roads. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Nearby town is cute and quaint. Bring your bathing suit for the hot springs.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We extended our stay to 10 nights at this park. Enjoyed the extras, which were reasonable priced, that this park offered their quests: good coffee, pizza; and breakfast in season. Large pool. Some shade, but did not block Wifi or phone. Nice camp ground to walk in. Would stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was clean as was the pool. Not much to do in Hot Springs. The springs aren't really that hot. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Hot Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

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.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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.

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