47 RV Parks near Rapid City, South Dakota
Aug 2016 - $56.00
I read other reviews saying the sites were too close, but I think they were fine. Enough room for our needs.
The staff/owners are great. Really friendly and accommodating.
The location is great. I took the dog for a walk every day in the campground and in the park adjacent to the campground. The park is marvelous; well maintained and lots to do.
There were many campers with pets and everyone cleaned up after themselves. There is also a wonderful dog park just down the (paved) trail.
I would definitely stay at this campground when in the Black Hills. It's on the edge of town so you have easy access to the city's amenities, as well as, easy access to the multitude of attractions in the surrounding area. - The Original RV
May 2016 - $52.00
Overpriced, no amenities. The sites are small and shady no one was next to us so it wasn't bad, but if it were full, it would be cramped and noisy. Our site was not level. When we arrived, it was not busy, the owner checked us in we did not get a flyer listing camp rules, location of trash, etc. She seemed like since she already received 2 nights deposit, it did not matter that we were here. Owner lives on the property and seemed like we were imposing on her property. She then told us that cable would be $2 extra and we would be given a cable box that we would have to program and also call the cable company to turn it on. We asked if antenna would work and she said probably not. We did not purchase the cable, we did not raise antenna and received 14 channels very clear. Good wifi. This campground is okay if you just want a place to park your rig. We like to sit outside, relax and take in the views, but the only view we had was the backside and trash bins of the hotel next door. The lake is a short walk from the sites to a large grass field with not even a bench or table. This park is away from I-90 in town and not really easy to get to. This park is close to the attractions we were interested in seeing. We would not stay here again. - savizz
Oct 2015 - $40.00
Wow, finding an RV park in Rapid City in October is dicey! I called a few and found out they were closed for the season. This one was still open, and the good news is..... they are open year round! The bad news is..... you have to weasle through Rapid City about 10 miles to get here, and there is road construction where you are holding your breath hoping you don't knock down one of the little divider sticks. The rate I am showing is with Good Sam Discount BEFORE taxes. Apparently, cable TV is $2 extra, but the owner forgot to ask me if I wanted cable when I checked in. When I asked about cable and Wi-Fi, he told me to go ahead and hook up to the cable. The cable had OODLES of channels. Wi-Fi worked great! The only down side is that the sites are cramped. The rental cabins are right behind your back window, and your next door neighbor is pretty close. Well, it's not "pass the poupon" close, but kind of cramped. No one was next to me at the time, so it wasn't bad, but I can see if it were full, it would be cramped! There are great trees for shade, but if you have slides, this could be a problem. I am only in a 32 foot Class C with 2 slides, but I had to position myself so the slides wouldn't hit anything. There is a great lake to walk to and sit near. I don't tow a car and this place isn't close to much to walk to. - DXSMac
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Staff we're very pleasant and helpful advising that the only sites available were close to the highway when I called to reserve. We chose to stay anyway and are very glad we did. Highway noise was barely an issue and the sites were spacious with lots of shade. Wi-Fi was very good with only a little drop out in the morning. They also have a $2 all you can eat pancake breakfast as well as other options on site. - Slownsy - Marmor
Sep 2014 - $27.00
Small sites and they were not level but we made it work. Close to Mount Rushmore which was nice. Wooded sites were something we enjoyed. We would stay here again. - Lillylil
Sep 2013 - $28.00
Nice campground, lots of tall pine trees. Makes it a little tight driving to the camp site but not bad. Campsite is gravel and has picnic table and fire ring. Site was almost level but had strange hook ups. Water and power on one side, sewer on the other side. Gave it a 8 would have been a 9 with cable. We were able to pull in many air TV stations. Wi-Fi was strong at our site (E-7). Did not check out pool, showers or laundry. Office staff was friendly and had a small but good selection of gifts and basic food supplies. Would stay here again. - topperdan
Jul 2015 - $9.00
Great NFS (National Forest Service) CG on weekdays. A bit of a zoo on weekends when the locals invade the place. Otherwise, it was quiet and serene. The site was shaded but allowed enough sunlight to keep our batteries charged. The vault toilets were clean but full of bugs. Take a can of Raid with you.
Most sites appeared to be reasonably level. Pull-through sites were blacktop but back-in sites were gravel. Verizon MiFi worked well. The marina just outside the CG had a store with showers and laundry. The showers looked pretty bad but were serviceable. Didn't use the laundry.
The hosts were pleasant but wouldn't/couldn't enforce dog leash rules or 1PM check out. One host drove a truck that sounded like an urban assault vehicle. - LMandTinView
Jun 2010 - $21.00
Primitive campground with a fire ring and picnic table at each site. Beautiful setting with full shade for all the sites that we saw. The beach and marina are a bit far to walk to from the campground. - zookeeper
Sep 2016 - $40.00
While this park is close to a few attractions and the staff is friendly, it is a run down dump of a park. The website's directions to the park are obtuse and your GPS, they warn, will probably lead you to some very odd destinations.
If you must stay here, call ahead and make sure you understand how to get here. - LarryJohnston
Aug 2016 - $56.00
The park is overpriced for a 30 amp electric/water site and the sites are very close together. The fire ring on the site next to us was right under our bedroom window. Interior roads are narrow and the sites are so narrow we had trouble getting into our site. The sites have covered picnic tables and we narrowly missed hitting it trying to get in and we could not open up our awning. No cable TV at our site and wifi (Tengo) wasn't very good. Would not stay here again. - 69636
Jul 2016 - $65.00
We only used this for a stopover, but the campground looked nice. I only gave it an 8 because the RV's were packed in pretty tight. WIFI worked well for us, as well as the laundry. Restrooms were as clean as can be expected (4th of July) too. It was an easy check-in process and were easily able to leave quickly & quietly in the morning. Overall a good experience. - jmholton
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Spent 5 nights for first time south Dakota visit. Older park...but you can't beat customer service,location to town and attractions. Close at airforce base if military. Not to mention best views in area. Very dog friendly with several areas designated for walking etc. Lots of nature..saw deer, turkey, cows, rabbits right from site. We had planned 6 nights but had to leave 1 day early for distance to next destination and we were reimbursed for the night...which we did not expect or ask. Mgr owner is hardworker and is good for park and constantly updating as new owners. - GrandpaBentley
Oct 2016 - $23.00
Rate is based on monthly stay. We stayed here primarily because of the location. Just outside the heart of Rapid City with easy access to the Black Hills, the bypass to the newer shopping area, and right off the highway, the location makes it easy to access shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. The owners are friendly and are working to improve the park. Sites are tiered, narrow, and fairly level gravel with convenient hookups. An older park, interior roads are crumbling although the owners are working on improvements. The major drawback for us was the water; probably the hardest well water we've ever encountered, it left a film on dishes and required recharging our large water softener every three days. The WiFi generally worked well depending on the time of day, and Verizon cell service was good but data (4G) was intermittent. No cable TV but ample OTA and no restriction to satellites from most sites. A number of long-term residents, mostly in the back-in sites, and some are trashy. If not for the water, we'd love to return, but probably will have to look elsewhere. - Meanderman
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We thoroughly enjoyed this park. Our gravel site was level with just enough room in the front for the car to be parked sideways. The staff was very helpful and appeared to be updating the park. We would definitely come back. - Meme508
May 2017 - $50.00
Very nice park just a half hour from the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore. We stayed three nights in the 'new' section of the park. Long pull throughs with concrete parking pads and grass between the sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Good spacing between sites. Water, sewer and electric hook-ups are conveniently placed. "New' section is wide open with some young trees, none of which affect satellite reception. It is a bit of a hike to restrooms and laundry facilities, which are sparkling clean. Older sections of the park are further away from the highway and have more trees. Check in was quick, easy and staff was friendly and helpful. Park is secure with a gate that shuts at 6pm (but you are given the code at check-in). Security also makes random patrols through the park during the day. Interior roads are paved and easy for big rigs to navigate. Park is clean and neat and obviously well managed. Would definitely stay here again. - boardman
May 2017 - $10.00
Very nice park. On a hill above Rapid City SD. This is a large park with RV sites and cabins. RV sites are spread out on this large campground with different characteristics. Some are out in the open and others are in areas with pine trees. Lots of options. We opted for an open site to get satellite. Nice views and lots of amenities. Playgrounds and sport courts. Large dog park. Great customer service. Sites in different areas were not visible from other areas. Ours had a large grass area next to the site with a picnic table and fire pit. Good location. Close to Rapid City and Mt Rushmore. Close to Custer State Park and great hiking. - thyde
Sep 2016 - $56.00
Clean and convenient facility. We had a back-in site which was doable but we appreciate pull-ins. The staff was very helpful and responsive. We're new at this so it's really nice to have people that are seasoned give pointers! We arrived late in the day and left early so didn't get to enjoy the amenities. It was expensive but perfect for our needs! - Student Camper
Aug 2016 - $13.00
Located in the Black Hills National Forest among ponderosa pines along the south shore of Sheridan Lake, with views of the lake. Road into the campground off of Rt #385 is paved, two way and very narrow. The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water. Firewood is available at the check-in booth. No electrical hook-ups and quiet time is 10p to 6a. Campground conveniently located to Keystone, the Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments, as well as, Jewel Cave and Wind Cave National Park. We camped in site #61, which was level and well separated from other sites. We would stay here again. - Viarivoli
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The park was about to close for the season so laundry and restrooms were closed.
Wide open area with good view.
The owner was very nice and helpful.
Spaces for pull-through were very long. Centrally located to all of the attractions.
Lots of rabbits running around.
The campground is up for sale due to health. - lovingit
May 2016 - $40.00
This is a "no frills" campground, but for its purpose, I could not find any reason to give it less than a 10! If you are looking for a resort, bypass this one, but if your purpose is a safe, clean park to stay while you explore the area, I highly recommend it! The owners are a wonderful couple that live on-site. They are welcoming, friendly and informative, especially about the area attractions. The park is mostly grass with some gravel, level, and well maintained. Easy access from the highway, and very centrally located to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Keystone, ( about 25 minutes) and if you want to head north, easy to reach Sturgis, Spearfish and Deadwood (about an hour ride). There is some construction going on right next door, but they are done by 5 and only work M-F. E were gone most of the day anyway. Laundry room is small- 2 washers, 2 dryers. One of the washers cost $1.00, the other and the 2 dryers are "honor system" for $1.00 each.
Beautiful views from the back of the park. We were very comfortable here! - KSAM14
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Sites were too close together for minimal privacy, no cable TV, minimal intermittent Internet connection at best, no fire rings, shared picnic table, very low water pressure, and the topper this morning - the strong smell of an over flowing septic tank. Okay for a one night stay..... Maybe... - George48
Jun 2015 - $1.00
The staff was very friendly. They seemed glad to have RVers stay the night. There is plenty of room in the back of the level parking lot. There was no cut grass anywhere which would make it difficult for those with dogs. There is no charge, but the website required at least $1. Be sure to shop at Cabela's to show your appreciation. - Debnroux
Jun 2015 - $1.00
Nice place for an overnight and free dump. You can access Cabelas easily from I-90. The RV parking has all paved sites, very quiet even though it is close to the freeway. - simonsrf
Sep 2014 - $0.00
We stayed here overnight in a 40' motorhome. The Cabela's store is right off of I-90 in Rapid City. They have a huge parking area for RVs and campers who want to stay overnight for FREE. It is no-hookup dry camping, however, they have on-site potable water spigot as well as a free RV dump at the back of the parking lot. The area is lighted very well at night. We felt very safe. You can run a generator if you have it in your camper, but, observe good noise limits with your fellow camping neighbors if there are any. We would definitely stay here again. - Tiffinatic