Keystone, South Dakota

Kemp's Kamp

Keystone, South Dakota



Keystone, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 666-4654

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $45 8/2014

Latitude: 43.8946878269177
Longitude: -103.437330722809

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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 ?
  • $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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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15 Reviews

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campers5350

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Kemp's Kamp is a wonderful campground. It is very close to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument and all the area attractions around Keystone and the surrounding towns. The campground hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a full hookup, pull-through site, that was just a little tight, but we were able to maneuver it okay. The restrooms and the whole campground were very neat and clean. We would definitely stay at Kemp's Kamp again. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Fifth Wheel.

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di and chuck

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

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

We found this park to be very pleasant. Although some sites are close to the road, the road is not busy. Many sites are only one lane so you have no one on the opposite side. This side faces the small creek and treed hills. The tents sites are great (we did not use) they have a covered pavilion on each site. The wildlife (deer) wonder nearby and make for a very pleasant view. The town of Keystone is a VERY short ride offering many restaurants, gift shops and fun tourist things to do. It's location is great for visiting Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, the best we thought. A great mix of being close to everything, yet feeling you are in a remote area. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is very convenient to see Mt Rushmore & for riding in the mountains of the area. The camp host was pleasant & helpful. The water/sewer/electric/cable hookups were good but we could not get the Wifi to work at all. The sites were very close together and close to the road, but traffic was not heavy. Keystone, the town nearby, offered a nice mountain train ride and other touristy things to do. It was a tad expensive for the type of campground, but we would stay here again. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Travel Trailer.

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Wayne50

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Nice setting among trees and hills. Bathrooms old and need updating and tended to be dirty. Management polite and helpful. Wi-Fi did not work during the evenings, due to system overload. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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jstrand56

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

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

Nice, shady campground with character. Set along a scenic, winding road just outside of Keystone and 5 minutes to Mt Rushmore - very convenient for going to the evening lighting of the monument. The tourist train does pass by closely during the day, but is not very loud. Has a pool that kids were enjoying. Water/electric sites had adequate spacing between them. Only downside was the close proximity to the winding road. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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argyles

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

I didn't pay much attention to the "Big Rig Friendly" checkbox on other reviews because we travel with a 36' 5er. Well, it was tight! We made it, good thing my husband is an excellent driver. The sights are not long enough to keep the truck hooked up. If you're not confident in your driving/towing skills, this is not the place to stay. It is VERY convenient to Mount Rushmore. Well maintained and the staff is friendly/helpful. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2171

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We were way ahead of the tourists so had the camp to ourselves. It was exceptionally clean and well laid out. The owners were wonderfully friendly and helpful. It is very close to Mt. Rushmore and all of the other great Custer State Park areas. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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DanL

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nice, although strangely laid out. The sites were long, but narrow. We were at #69. The campground was right adjacent to Old Hill City Road. During the day quite noisy with traffic and the tourist train that runs by every couple hours. At night things quieted down. They charge $5 extra for a site with sewer hook up. Since only here 2 days we passed. Our site had electric, water and cable. The showers and restrooms were clean and worked. Its located 10 minutes from Mt. Rushmore. The Borglum Museum is in Keystone and worth a stop. We would stay here again if visiting Mt. Rushmore. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bonnielea

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground. We travel full time and I would recommend this campground to anyone. It was clean and pretty. It was close to all attractions. All our questions were answered in a helpful manner and we were given lots of printed material to help us find things. I made our reservations with the owner on line and everything at the park was just as he said and better. The couple who cleaned was friendly and went over and above to keep the grounds and restrooms immaculate. Go there and you won't be sorry. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Fifth Wheel.

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rodgerdodger

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a good place to camp as far as access to Mt. Rushmore and Hill City, although we wished we had actually stayed in Hill City. Keystone is almost hilariously touristy. We kind of liked the train going by, and we don't mind bikers. We stayed here at the end of the Sturgis craziness, and everyone was in a good mood and having fun. Be sure to ask for a shaded site--it was hot when we were there and we missed having shade. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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Rockolamamma

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Good Sam campground and we loved it. It was right next to the train that goes to Hill City, so we got to see that every evening. The restroom facilities were excellent. The workers were all very friendly and helpful. They even helped us back into our site. Laundry facilities were very limited, but the dryer worked super fast and did a great job! We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Travel Trailer.

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5WHLPRNCSS

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Well...Hmm. The sites are small, water pressure low, right next to a highway, and the owner was belittling. We would never, EVER go back here again. There are better places to stay in the area. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Fifth Wheel.

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abk

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very disappointed. Spaces were extremely cramped. Water pressure was low. Toilets in ladies bathroom stopped up on two consecutive nights. Prices high and attitude of owner very condescending, unbending to extenuating circumstances. 1st rule, no refunds under any circumstances. Our site was so small that our front end was about six feet from highway, and rear just about stuck out in driveway. With our slide out, we were 1 foot from the hired help's pickup which was parked next to our site. Campground was narrow and stretched out, so no easy access to pool or laundry. No camp store. Only positives of stay here was easy access to Mt. Rushmore and friendliness of fellow campers. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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jwillie44

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent one night in the section down by the small stream before moving up the road a few miles. The stream is dry by the way. This RV park is old. The section we stayed in was very cramped and trying to use a satellite dish under all the trees was next to impossible. On the plus side, this park is very close to Mount Rushmore. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Motorhome.

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Stugpanzer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The camp is located just two miles outside of keystone, South Dakota and about four miles from Mount Rushmore and within easy access to all the Black Hills area sites. There are four sections to this campground. Two are pull through sites, one is tent camping and finally there is a section for smaller travel trailers and pop-ups which was very quiet and relaxing. The first pull through sites are located below where we stayed and near the office. This is where most of the fifth wheels and large travel trailers were camped. We did not like that section as it was tightly packed with hardly room to raise their awnings. The second pull through section is located on the other side of the park near a stream and this is where mostly Class A's were located. This section was nicer than the other pull through section with what appeared to be more room. The final section was the tent section and that was really quite nice. The section we stayed in (small travel trailer & pop-ups) had small pavilions with picnic tables for each site. We didn't have room to open our awning, but the pavilion was sufficient enough for us. Sites available in our section had electric and electric/water. The Old Hill City Highway runs the length of the campground, but it was not too busy and we hardly noticed the traffic. The real charm of the camp is the 1880 Hill City to Keystone Steam locomotive that passed by on regular schedules during the day. My only complaint was while we stayed, there was a problem with the water pressure. I am certain they will get it fixed, but it sure caused us headaches whenever we tried to shower or use the water. Near the office, there are also small cabins that can be rented and there is a nice heated pool. We camped at Kemp's Kamp in a Travel Trailer.

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