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36 RV Parks near Lead, South Dakota
We did however find 36 campgrounds within 25 miles of Lead. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Lead in the left hand column.
Jul 2018 - $50.00
Most everything at this park was excellent: service, WiFi, bathrooms, pool and hot tub. The spaces were small and close with very tight parking. Don't need to be here for more than 4 days. - AvalonDF41
Aug 2017 - $49.00
Some of the negative reviews I read are really nit-picky. It's a little steep coming in, but no big deal. The staff is VERY friendly and helpful. The cable TV provides lots of clear channels. The wifi is very good. The trolley runs every hour (not every 2 hours as someone stated). And although the return schedule shows only until 9:45 the driver said you can catch a trolley back to the KOA as late as 1:00am....you just have to catch one and tell them where you're going. As others stated, though, the sites are quite small and tight together. But everyone staying there spends most of their time in town so this didn't seem very important to us. The pool was fine but I would have liked to see it cleaned a little better. But it felt pretty good after a hot day of walking around Deadwood. The washrooms (yes, I'm Canadian) and showers were clean and well cared for. I felt the price was about $10 high, but overall we liked this campground. - Randy Beaulieu
Sep 2016 - $45.00
I've had good at KOA's but this one is not a very good one for the money.
The tough navigation in...the steep hill to climb....the very narrow and close hillside pull thoughs...and all facilities at the bottom or top of the hill made it a hard hike to anywhere. Just after Labor Day...the pool was drained and the "shuttle to town" had stopped running, even though the shuttle WAS running in town. Apparently...after Labor Day...this stop is dropped. Suggest checking with KOA outside of peak season. Water and electric were fine...cable was great...internet spotty.
Town was nice...but lots of stuff ended at Labor day that would be of interest to families.
Ok...but not up to usual KOA standards IMO. - Camaraderie
Aug 2018 - $50.00
Really depressing for the price. Lots are not long enough. You have to park somewhere else. Un-level picnic table you have to sit on outside. No outside area cars by your site. No privacy. Will not return. Location to town not an advantage because it's still not walkable. Staff arrogant. Go stay north of town - more cheerful RV parks. - Mobilelivin
Jun 2018 - $50.00
Small back-in site. Fairly level, gravel but overgrown site on a hill. No wifi coverage and a few OTA TV channels. FHU with no cable. Only 2 of 4 shower stalls were working, which were not enough for this size RV Park. It is a good location for visiting Deadwood and the shuttle to town is very convenient. $1.00 each way. I would stay here again when visiting Deadwood. - Alicenpete
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Expensive for what you get. No tv, no cable, lots are right on top of one another. Our site was level. Best thing going for the park is its proximity to Deadwood and Lead. - Meme508
Jun 2012 - $27.00
We choose this park based on their web site that promoted trout ponds and a cafe. When we called the morning of our stay, we were told there was "one site available" so we reserved it. In about an hour , we received a call that due to the heat the office would be closed. We arrived around 4 PM to find everything closed including trout ponds and cafe. In addition,we were the only travelers and there were actually about 10 vacant spots. Of the 6 other sites with RVs in them, one had an occupant and the others appeared to be in storage. This place has taken an attractive natural spot and filled it with a smorgasbord of junk. The restrooms had new roofs, but looked as if they were finished off with cheap surplus materials, plus they were about two blocks from the RV sites. No cell coverage and no Wi-Fi. Although every site had a sign advising you that dogs had to be on a leash and cleaned up after, the owner, without any greeting or pleasantries, found it necessary to come and verbally give us the same instructions the minute we got there. We have often paid less and gotten far more, so we would not stay here again. - judb
Jul 2009 - $29.00
Wonderful little roadside campground in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. This campground is family owned and operated. Staff is helpful and friendly. Stocked ponds with good fishing. They will even cook and clean your fish for you. ATV riding right out of the park on majestic forest trails. ATV rentals and tours were available. Trout Haven also offers 7 camping cabins quaintly decorated in a lodge style, and two tepees This resort is very family friendly and even has a bounce house for the kids. The food in the restaurant is awesome! We rated this resort a seven due to no pool, poor Wi-Fi connectivity, no TV, no cell phone service, and out dated restroom facilities. If you are seeking a low tech escape with awesome ATV riding this is your place! Trout Haven is near Deadwood, Rapid City, and all other Black Hills attractions. If you have kids, we highly recommend Old MacDonald's Farm, Bear Country, Story Book Island, and the President's Slide. - grammyandaugiebeers
Jul 2018 - $35.00
After staying at one or the other of the 2 full service, "nicer" RV parks south of town a couple dozen times over the decades, we decided to finally try this W&E only facility on the north end of town. For starters, it was about $25 cheaper for a 2 day stay and we figured we did not need an at site sewer for a 2 day stay. There is a dump station in the park. It is an shorter walk to "downtown" than the "south" parks and there is no elevation issue to make walking difficult. We were able to get a 30 amp pull through. The sites are "parking lot" style so all sites appear to be satellite friendly. There is no cable TV, pool, or any recreational amenities. The Wi-Fi was fine for our minimal (e-mail and web surfing) needs. I saw no recycling. - Jerry S
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here for a month. There is nothing fancy, and it only has electric and water, with a dump station. Essentially it is a parking lot which was designed for the rodeo grounds events. Sites are close, with gravel pads and a grassy strip next to them. Electric is on the wrong side and the water is shared between sites with separate hose bibs. Staff are very friendly and helpful and do their best to keep the grounds up. Bathrooms and showers were super clean.
Very convenient to downtown Deadwood and casinos. Trolley picks up at the museum next door. This is definitely not a five star campground and somewhat pricey given the lack of amenities, but it met our needs for the month and we would come back. - road gypsy
Sep 2014 - $40.00
This "campground" is a parking lot beside the city road-work depot, with water, electric, and the world's brightest spotlights directly over your rig. The main quality is that the location is an easy walk to town if you don't have a second vehicle. The showers were also new, but the niceness of them pales after the dreariness of the lot. - Frayedshoestrings
Aug 2016 - $33.00
The park was pretty empty of RV's, although there were a number of tent campers prior to the Sturgis rally. Sites were back-in and roomy enough but the parking area for tow vehicles is across a road, which was very muddy after rain and remained that way for the 3 days we stayed. There is no cable tv but we were able to get 4 channels over the air. WiFi was problematic (Hughesnet) which worked okay in the early morning but disconnected often at night (clouds?). (The manager warned us in advance that this could be the case.) Sites with WiFi were close to the road and were very noisy due to the large number of motorcycles traveling to the rally. Restrooms and showers were very clean but we'll look for another place to stay, next time we're in the area. - blokeman
Jun 2016 - $35.00
i think this park is a well kept secret! The reason I think that.....it is empty and the other parks Around here are all full. It is centrally located between Deadwood, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
It has a restaurant/bar at the entrance. Below that is the campground. You are off the main road and are looking at trees. It is rather charming. When you enter there is some equipment that makes it looks a bit trashy....but you go beyond that and it is lovely.
The other campgrounds that we saw while driving where in an campground without trees and close together. I like this campground. We stayed four night. - Brandl
Jul 2013 - $21.00
We stayed here the week before Sturgis Bike Week. The campground was only 1/3 to 1/2 full for the 5 days we were here. This campground was very quiet even though it is located right beside highway SD 385. The showers and bathrooms were very clean. The laundry area was clean and the machines worked well for us. The Wi-Fi worked very good from our campsite. The landscaping was neat and the grass was kept cut. Some of the tent sites had a shelter and electric available at the site. There seemed to be plenty of room between each site and the roadway within the campground. The roadway is dirt and gravel with no sharp bends for even the longest of rigs. There is a restaurant/saloon combined with the campground office. They closed by 10:00 on the weekends and were closed when we arrived back at the campground at 9:30 on Monday night. Hence no loud music or other distractions at night. If you are in the area to go 4x4 wheeling or quad/ side by side, trail riding in the National Forest,you can do so right from the campground. Quads never need to even go on the road to access the trails & Jeeps or other 4x4 road legal vehicles can do so with out ever going off the dirt roads to access some minor or difficult trails. There is a gas station about 1/4 mile south of the campground that has a convenience store/gas/& air. We stayed here in a tent, but would have no problem bringing our motor home here if were ever in the area again. We would definitely stay here again. - dsbikedan
Sep 2018 - $36.00
We stopped here for three nights on while motorcycling in the area. Nice staff, clean restroom/shower area, level space. What more could you ask? We made the reservation a month in advance and the owner was congenial and helpful. We told him we were towing a trailer and he gave us an area with room to unhook and keep the bike with us. His staff was equally helpful and friendly and used a 4 wheeler to place the trailer for us. A unique feature is they have a pond behind the store where you can catch your own rainbow trout and they will cook it for you. Or they will catch it for you, only takes a few minutes. Also has sandwiches and salads on the menu. Our site was grass with water/electric but the others are gravel, full hookups available. We used their dump station. We would definitely stay here again. - Roadcouple
Jul 2018 - $54.00
Stayed at the Fish 'n Fry Campground for a R-Pod gathering. The hosts were excellent and the park well kept. Did get soggy in a very heavy rainstorm but that didn't stop the fun. Pool was kept clean and warm. We stayed for 4 nights in Jul 2018 and would stay again. Only comment was the WIFI was not very strong for the number of guests in the RV park. - ltcpilot
Jun 2018 - $36.00
I don't know where to start! The owners were wonderful, the employees were fabulous! We had so much fun with everyone at the park, employees and other campers! The park was clean and really pretty. The cafe had delicious food and we loved the pet ducks! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to friends. What a perfect vacation. - Karen Lea
Sep 2018 - $45.00
I called for a last minute reservation to meet some friends who were already there. They got me a site at the last minute but it had no hookup and was not perfectly level but hey, they got me in. I think this was an overflow site. I was originally booked only for Fri and Sat night but they got me in for Sun too. Great customer service. My friends had a full hook up site. These sites looked somewhat close together. Not much room between sites. - TXTiger
Sep 2017 - $38.00
Nice Place to stay. The RV sites are Spacious. There is a bit of noise during the day, but very quiet during the Evening and at night. The Bathrooms and showers were very clean. We were very impressed. - Ben/Win
Jul 2017 - $40.00
This park is above a service station on a hillside and the road between pull through sites on the front and back in sites against the hill is fairly close causing a little concern when checking in. Once in our back in site we were very pleased the sites all have concrete patios, fire pits built in the patio and trash containers at each site. Each site has a well kept grassy area and are fairly private - Bruce and Janette
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Very easy access right next to 385. There is no cable or Wi-Fi and TV reception is limited to one or two channels, cell phone service is also very poor. The sites are nice, concrete and level, water, electric, and sewer hookups all easy access. The park is very clean, the restrooms and showers are also very clean. All fees must be paid in cash there are no discounts and make sure you get a receipt just in case. Over all the campground is a 10 but can't give it a 10 because of other campgrounds in area that offer discounts and have Wi-Fi service. - Fxstoh
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Easy access for all rigs off 385 about 6 miles from Deadwood. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The park is very clean with long, level concrete pads full hookup. Also, there were several small cabins. The only reason for not 10 stars is there was no cable,and WiFi is available only at the office. Verizon phone service is spotty. Able to get several channels off antenna though. Fees must be paid by cash or check to keep cost down. - JCMOHO
May 2013 - $35.00
The sites are nice, paved and level, and the water, electric and sewer, good, but the campground is right on a busy highway. If you like quiet, you won't find it here. Be warned, they do not accept any credit cards, and they don't tell you that fact until it is time to leave and pay. We had no Verizon signal. The restrooms and showers, if they exist, were not pointed out and no info on the locale was given. We won't stay here again. - starwind
Jul 2018 - $53.00
First off, if coming from the south take the first entrance which is .3 miles before the entrance that the GPS directs you to. That entrance will require a very sharp U turn if coming from the south. Friendly people and staff and all were very helpful. We chose this park after a recommendation from a friend on where to stay and rent ATVs for exploring and riding in the National Forest around Deadwood. The positive: Far from the main road, so should be quiet (but it isn't, see below). Friendly staff and a restaurant/bar Cabins and plenty of RV sites available. ATVs can be rented from here and prices are reasonable. They are kept up very well mechanically and cleaned after each use. Our site was plenty long, but very close to large trees and it took quite a bit of back and forth to find a position within the site where we could open our slides. The negative: The sites are quite close together with large trees on each side of site. Finding a position within the site for extending slides and for leveling can be a challenge. Pulling out, especially if you are 35' or longer is not easy. Our traveling companions struggled in parking their 42' fifth wheel and could not pull out of their site; they had to back out, which would have been very difficult if the sites across from them were occupied. Lots of ATVing families here. Which means you have children playing and making noise and many of them played in the streets. ATVs come and go all day and until dark and sometimes after. People were mindful of the little ones and they were watched after by their parents; it's nice to see families having fun together. But, it wasn't quiet. Also, it's summer and time for family vacations which we were parked near four families with little ones. Not a bad thing, just something to be aware of. - JonesAussies
Jun 2018 - $40.00
One of the best places we've ever stayed at. Washrooms/showers were spotless and the showers were nice and hot with great water pressure. The staff was super friendly. The playground is large and challenging even for older kids. You can rent ATVs from right inside the campground. I could have done without the one neighbour going around the campground, full throttle, late at night on his ATV but overall I would definitely recommend staying here. - vross
Jun 2018 - $17.00
Wow! What a great park! Had a pull-through right along side the creek. Place is immaculate. Didn't want to go anywhere because we enjoyed being there so much. Only two things keep it from being a 10+ rating. No sewer hook-ups and my site was very unlevel. However, the park staff and park host were really helpful and worked hard with me to get it level, even providing a huge block for me to roll up onto. A huge wooden deck with railings and even a porch swing! Would love to come back again! - Outlaws in the wind
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Nice campground. Lots of tent space. - Huffgary
Aug 2015 - $18.00
The Passport Directory says this campground has septic (full hookup). They don't. They have a dump station. Directory says Wifi. Works only if you go to office area. Verizon jetpack doesn't work either. Forget cell phone service. You might be able to reach someone but then it is either so broken up you can't understand them or the call is dropped. Does have a pretty creek running through it. Washers are $2.50/dryers $2.00. A little high compared to most campgrounds. We're full time RVers so we see campgrounds all over the U.S. I was very disappointed with the amenities. - BPowell