Philip, South Dakota

Circle 10 Campground

Philip, South Dakota



Philip, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 433-5451

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $36 7/2015

Latitude: 43.8336909459295
Longitude: -101.899244785309

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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) ?
  • 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 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 ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

15 Reviews

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Airstreamers

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
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As stated in previous reviews, this is an older park that is showing its age. Our pull-through site was very long but narrow. Since our trailer is only 25', I was able to find a reasonably level spot. Many sites were badly rutted and in need of attention. All utilities worked well. There was a bit of a sewer gas odor near our site. I never did determine the souce. WiFi was the best I've seen. Verizon signal was marginal. The park attendant was extremely friendly and helpful. Hopefully Forever Resorts will put some time and money into this park. The location is excellent for a visit to the Badlands. Easy access off I-90. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Flippitti

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
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We stayed 2 nights in a pull-thru, full hookup site with 50 amps. Convenient in/out from I-90, about a mile from the Minuteman Missile visitor center and less than 10 miles from Badlands National Park entrance. Park is old but obvious improvements are being made. Trees need to be trimmed much higher to accommodate big and tall rigs. Our site had trash in the fire ring. Roads and RV sites are gravel. Some sites have hookups near the back but a couple have them way in the front, like next to the cab of your motorhome or truck. Most RV sites are around and near the bathhouse while the tent sites are farther out. This means that tent campers have to walk thru RV sites to get to the bathrooms and showers. Not a well laid out park. Wifi was free and worked well. No cable tv. Pool was in use during our stay. The cafe and motel were not open. Construction work was being done in the cabins. The very small playground had weeds growing all over. Showers and restrooms were clean but dated, dark and a little scary, a least the women's side, especially at night. There's a laundry room with a couple washers and one out of three dryers that didn't have an out of order sign on it but since the washers were not coin operated, they're either free or not for public use. They're in a room with a Laundry sign on the door, tho. Park employees were polite and helpful. No off leash dog park. There was a park-wide power outage one night for about 20 minutes and they turned off the water one afternoon for about 30 minutes due to construction. We'll stay here again when we pass this way in a year and look forward to the changes they're making. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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DiplomatTraveler

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
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This campground is owned/managed by Forever Resorts. It is an old campground and things are looking quite worn. The bathrooms are clean except for needing garbage cans dumped. The laundry room needs some work; at least one of each appliance is out of order. However, new management/camp hosts are working to set things right is how it looks to us. The pool is open, clean, and kids are enjoying it. The new snack bar/café/store should be operational by early July. The motel is closed and there are a few small cabins that have been brought on site - probably for employees - that are also inhabitable at this time. Site 103 is a long pull-through with our tow parked behind. Camp host let us trim a few branches that were hanging down on our motorhome. Tent sites have covered picnic tables; RV sites just have a table. The park is far enough off I-90 that road noise is not an issue. Having stayed at other Forever Resort locations, we can guess they will be fixing up this location as quickly as possible. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The park is about a 5 minute drive from the Minuteman Missile NHS. If you plan to visit the Site and do the tour of Delta-1, call for tour times and get reservations early - 605-433-5552.

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $29.00
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This is a good location for exploring the Badlands and visiting the Minuteman Missile National monument. The park is old and the pull-through sites are side-by-side, but it isn’t a problem if you are going to be gone all day. The swimming pool was clean and offered a refreshing oasis at the end of a hot summer day. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It’s right on the Interstate, but there wasn’t any road noise to keep you awake at night. The rate reflects our Good Sam discount. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Liv4sun

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $31.00
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Was sent here after an overbooking at Badlands NP Cedar Pass Campground. It is not actually inside the park but run by the same company as the park campground. The only good thing I can say is the workkamp staff was excellent as well as the wifi! The staff was so friendly and nice. As for the sites, they are gravel pull thrus and back in some with full hookups other with electric only. The place is old and run down and in need of repairs. The bathrooms are clean but old - should be condemned! There is no laundry as stated and the pool is there but hasn't been filled for years! It is right across the street from a gas station/convenience store and very close to the interstate, though you don't hear the noise. There are also cabins and trailers where the park service staff lives. It could be a very nice park if they would put some money into it and update everything. Not sure if we would stay again. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 557
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
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I'm not sure what the previous reviewer was talking about (new owner renovating park, will be great) . The new owner is a corporation (similar to Xanterra) that runs lodges in many national parks. This corporation also runs the lodge and campground in Badlands NP, 8 miles down the road. As for renovations, the bathrooms and laundry were pathetic: old and dirty. We stayed one weekday night at the end of August and had a FHU, pull-through site. The Wi-Fi worked well for us, but there were only 3 other RVs in the park. Many of the 14 FHU, pull-throughs were side-to-side with poorly defined site boundaries. There are some trees so specify if you want a satellite friendly site (no cable or antenna TV). We did and were still put in a site with a 30' tree on the south side of the site. We were able to move to a friendlier site. Our site (and maybe all the FHU sites) was 50 amp. At least the staff knew to lend us an adapter. There are also 21 E&W sites (4PT, 17 Back-ins). So there are only 35 RV sites in the park. The rest of the sites are tent sites. There are also some cabins, a playground, and a pool that didn't appear to have been cleaned this season: the deep end had lots of accumulated dirt and filth at the bottom. The staff I talked to consisted of two 20ish males: one maintenance and one check-in clerk. They gave me the info on the corporate owner. If I decide to stop at this end of the Badlands again, I will choose one of the parks 10 miles south near Interior. On the plus side, we saw about a dozen wild turkeys roaming through the park several times during the evening. I don't know if that would have happened if there had been more people in the park. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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Al and Anne-Marie

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $10.00
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This campground was actually closed and under renovations from a new owner. However I spoke with one of the owners and he let us stay there for one night for $10. It is an easy on/off the interstate. The place is going to have a lot of potential. It currently has full hookups, located midway on the sites. The rest rooms were fairly clean. The location is ideal for visiting Badlands NP. This is going to be a great RV park in the near future. If we pass this way again, plan to stop and see their progress. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dave49

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $29.00
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Nice campground with few amenities. Friendly staff with clean restrooms and friendly attitude. Wi-Fi was sufficient but my Verizon was better. Good pull through site and gravel base. Gave it a nine due to the fact of few amenities. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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OSCN

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $27.00
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Basic park right off I-90. Pleasant staff. Close to east entrance of Badlands Park. Morning munchies. Only glitch, the showers are not hot. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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IsataOwner

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $28.00
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The staff was great. Very friendly and helpful. The site was small in width but nice and long and easy to get in and out. It appeared that that the new owner (an off sight corporation) was doing very little to keep the facilities up and no improvements were being made. Doubt that we would stay here again. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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swike

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $38.00
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The rate we paid $19 was for one night at a site where we did not use the hook-ups. This is a basic campsite but the owners are working on it. They had just put up some new playground equipment (we saw the box in which it came as they were unpacking the it.) We also came the weekend they had opened for the summer so they were still working on getting it ready for the season. This is a good basic campground for visiting the Badlands and the Minuteman Missile NHS, a not-to be missed tour. We would stay here again. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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Dennis_K

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $28.00
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This place needs a lot or work. Trees need trimming, roads need gravel, and the whole place needs some insecticide and general cleanup. The bugs were bad. There is Wifi in the "Motel" and can be accessed at the office at a table outside (if you don't mind the bugs) or sit in your car. I am sure this place would do better because of its location (entrance to the Badlands NP and Minuteman Missile NP) but it needs a lot of help. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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JCLC

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $25.00
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It is a serviceable campground, especially since park was pretty empty so no close neighbors. It is a convenient location off I-90 and near attractions. We were tired and needed to do laundry, so this was OK. The sites are not too level; bathroom and laundry facilities ancient and not too clean. The folks at front desk (owners?) very friendly. There's a cafe (we didn't try) and a store (modest supplies). We wouldn't stay again, though. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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junkmale56

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $31.00
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Some shade. Restrooms clean, Shower water barely warm. Good location, across from the missile headquarters, about 10 miles from the Badlands Visitors Center. Just off of I-90. Internet signal is low, we're using our own. Probably could not hookup to theirs. They have a plug to combine two 30-amp circuits but our management computer is too smart and only sees 30. Might stay again. Might try a different campground. Sites are good size. Staying 1 week. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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mrnrecruit

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

Date of Stay: May, 2005 - $25.00
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Looks like this is an older park on the upswing. Lots of new paint and very clean. Couple in charge said they have been here since December 2004 and are excellent hosts. The small cafe here is a hidden gem and is worth a stop by itself, even if you aren't staying the night. The food & service was outstanding. Good launching point for exploring the Badlands area and closer to the highway than other area parks. Definitely an older park but a good, basic park that's affordable. We camped at Circle 10 Campground in a Motorhome.

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