11 Parks near Rapid City, South Dakota
Sep 2015 - $36.00
We stayed 3 nights in a 50 amp site, no sewer but a dump station. There are also 30 amp (many of the 30 amp sites have full hookups) and tent sites plus a couple of small cabins. Plenty of grass and well kept. Owner was very helpful and friendly. This is an excellent location if you are in the area to see the local attractions - about midway between the Deadwood/Sturgis area and the Mt. Rushmore/Custer State Park area. Pet and motorcycle friendly. Would be happy for the opportunity to stay here again. - pjames
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Very well run and quiet campground.
Owners are hard working and honest folks who live on site and are aware of what goes on, making us feel very secure.
Owner personally escorts you to your site and brings out his own wood blocks and gets you settled in. Quick & easy setup. Campground is centrally located in the Black Hills, making it a great base camp to work from.
Upon getting ready to leave, we realized our 32,000# coach had sunk into soft ground due to heavy rains. The owner immediately went to work (on his birthday) shuffling wood under our jacks & tires and doing everything he could to get us out. No need to call a tow truck and no charge to us. Treated us as family. Would absolutely stay again when in the area. - art-carol
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Overall a nice park. The sites are grassy and although not spacious, they are not crammed together either. Sites are fairly level. There has been lots of rain in the area and the sites were a little soft, but not bad. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They do have a swimming pool but we did not use it. There were lots and lots of kids in the park so I would say it is a family friendly place. Kids were riding their bicycles around and there was just a lot of kid noise, but overall a very nice park. There are FHU and water/elect sites and tent sites. Could use more FHU sites. - jacknpeg
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
Aug 2014 - $30.00
The RV sites are located at the corner of E. Centre St and Cambell St. The entrance is on E. Centre. There is no staff at the RV park. Pull in to any site, disconnect your toad, drive south on the interior dirt road with your toad, make a right turn and look soon for the office at 800 San Francisco Street. Go in, pay $30., get a tag telling the date you will be leaving. They will send a person to unlock your electric post. Same price, 30 or 50 amp. The person they send will know which sites are 30 and which are 50 amp. Important: call first to be sure a site is available. While only 5 sites were occupied when we stayed, if an event is scheduled, like a fair, then it is unlikely a site will be available. Office open M-F, 8 AM to 5 PM. GPS: since the RV park has no address, you can use 600 Cambell St., the address of a local business across the street. Once there, the park will be obvious. Use Exit 60 from I-90 and drive south looking for signs "Central States Fair Grounds. Very good overnight stop. No shade. Level. - michcamper38
Aug 2011 - $25.00
We stayed overnight here to be close to a service location the next morning. It serves the purpose of an overnight stay; long pull-thrus, gravel sites, good power and water. Small trees, dead grass, a bit of road noise, and on the night we were there, lots of empty sites. Check-in is by phone and they'll send someone out to unlock the power box and collect the fee. Surprisingly, the rates do not change during the Sturgis Rally, although even then there were few people using the park. Convenient to the Freightliner dealer and Rapid City, otherwise there are much better places for just a few dollars more. - Meanderman
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Used this campground because it was only $30 compared to most I called around here which was $60 and up. Some of the sites were on concrete but I chose a gravel site as it was closer to the showers. Was a good place for seeing the sights of Mt. Rushmore etc. The price is the only thing this campground has going for it. - trailmaster
Oct 2015 - $30.00
The office is not always open. Consequently, we never got to use the free WiFi.
Access to the sites is VERY tight! If we had a choice we would not stay here again.
There is not a designated pet area that we found. However, there is an abundance of squirrels and rabbits to drive our dogs crazy. (Neither a plus nor minus unless other campers want quiet.) - User3146
Jul 2014 - $45.00
Sites are absurdly small. Many (not all) sites have this shared patio concept, which would be cool if you were traveling with others. Else, it's very awkward. This campground seems old and tired. The Wi-Fi exists, but coverage is weak and throughput was generally quite bad. We should have heeded the previous reviews and stayed elsewhere. - jorn
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Second stay here (2009, 2014). Older park but well maintained. Good location just out of the city. Many sites share their outside areas. A little tight to get into some sites but workers do assist to get you parked. Many attractions are close by: Bear Country, Reptile attraction and a chuckwagon dinner. Mount Rushmore is about 22 miles away. Friendly owners and workers. All very helpful. - teebee1
Apr 2016 - $32.00
This is a very nice campground with the best of care and service. Sites are concrete and most all are back in. Wifi was excellent and all facilities were spotless and well maintained. Our site was very close to level and water, power and cable tv were all good. Watch where you take the dog!! Rules limit where pets are allowed. Check in was like checking into a 5 star hotel. This resort is located about 7 miles south of Rapid City and near most major local attractions. Gas and diesel is available at the resort at very reasonable prices. - Beech35p
Sep 2015 - $32.00
Whilst this is a Membership park, our rate reflects end of season visitors. This ranch has everything for the family however pool, spa and other amenities were already understandably closed. We were using Rapid City as a base to travel throughout the Badlands area and we stayed 7 nights. Facilities are excellent, sites large concrete with spacious grasslands around site and paved roads throughout. Park split into two sections. One for pets and the other for non-pets. Wi-fi was only fair but cable good. Imagine that this park would be very busy in season. We highly recommend and would stay here again. Stayed in 38ft motorhome with tow. - OzFrosty
Aug 2015 - $58.00
A family oriented park, this park offers many amenities and is better suited as a destination rather than simply a place to spend a night. Miniature golf, on site restaurant, swimming pool, even a gas station with reasonable prices, this park has a lot to offer, but mostly for their members.
Hart Ranch is a membership park and, as they should, their first priority is their members. They will not take a reservation more than 24 hours in advance forcing transient guests to do the 'Hart Ranch Shuffle' where you move from site to site if you stay more than one night. If you're a member, they'll arrange to have your RV in your site before you get there, and will move it to their storage lot after you leave. The problem this presents for transients is that you have no idea what time they'll do this, forcing you to 'hang out' till your assigned site has been vacated. Some days, as early as 10:00 AM, other days not till 1:00 PM. We were there to ride our motorcycle on the beautiful roads in this area, but spent too much time every day moving around the resort.
Sites are not cramped, but are not 'spacious' either; some pull through's, mostly back ins. - GaryM2
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
Sep 2015 - $51.00
We had a group of 13 : tent campers, cabin renters and big rig RVs. This is a small but wonderful park. The sites are not huge but it is very clean , there are wonderful shade trees, a lake on one side and a lovely, fast moving creek on the other.We all LOVED it ! - Lady Bikki
Jul 2015 - $55.00
We made reservations for this camp ground in Feb. 2015. I paid for 1/2 of the stay before arriving. This camp ground is crowded and in the city. They put us in a pull through site on the street. The street was very busy and loud. The road construction around this camp ground is crazy. Buyer beware. When we asked if we could move into the camp ground instead of the street site, we were told no. I would have thought customer service would have been a priority. In our 4700 mile trip the only redeeming quality of this park is that is was close to the attractions we were interested in seeing. I would not recommend this camp ground to others. - Bob and Jane
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 2013 - $36.00
The most disappointing place of our 4,700 mile, 10 state trip. Definitely not for big rigs and we didn't even have one. Seemed over priced. Tight turns and poor, steep roads with ruts. It's a trade off of rocky, uneven treed sites for more level ones closer to road where trucks use exhaust brakes starting about 6 a.m. Park is heading down hill. Would not recommend. - Oregon91
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Spent three nights here just before they closed for the season in an 'upgraded' site (212) which had full hook-ups minus cable (we had our DISH setup and open views, so that was fine). Barely had 1 bar on three different wifi signals (takes off two stars), but I had an AT&T wifi card which had five bars on 4G LTE. My Sprint phone roamed on Verizon Wireless the entire time, but I had 4+ bars almost everywhere we went.
The site was pretty level, but as noted before the sewer hookup was a stretch even with both my hoses and moving my RV all the way back to the edge. Water and power were fine (my site was 30A but didn't need 50A since it was perfect weather to open the windows). Everything else is KOA standard which is good, especially their pancake breakfast served from 0700-1000 every morning. The pool and hot-tub were closed down. Staff was very helpful on who, what, when, wheres and whys of what to see beyond the items we had planned.
One final thought, if you use the WAZE app for navigation on your smartphone, ignore the directions that try to take you through the back gate (Concourse Dr to Saint Patrick Bypass from Exit 61 on I-90). Instead, continue on SD 16 and exit onto East Hwy 44, turn left at the first light and right at the next one, which takes you into the campground main entrance off St. Patrick Street. (I alerted WAZE about this issue, so hopefully they've fixed the navigation - if not, you can turn around a 35ft Class A and toad in the church parking lot on St. Patrick Bypass.) - NavyStore
Aug 2015 - $59.00
Very clean park. Great staff. Wifi worked very well. Sewer is further back than normal but no problem. Would stay here again. - Jane-D100
Jul 2015 - $59.00
Quick and efficient check-in. Escort to site. Had a full hook-up "premium" site with a not very level gravel parking pad. Needed blocking to keep weight on the under the front tires. The premium and deluxe sites were roomy, but most of the regular sites were pretty tight. Nicely equipped little store. All staff member we had contact with were pleasant. Good reasonably priced cooked breakfast. Good central location for exploring the Black Hills and Badlands. - Finally Time
May 2016 - $40.00
Small gravel sites terraced down a hillside - no grass anywhere. Very few trees. Pleasant office staff.
Bathrooms clean but showers could use some grout cleaner (both mens and womens).
Wifi adequate depending upon number of users. I did most of my work late in the evening with no problems (however park was not full).
Sewer outlet was slightly uphill and covered with litter - had to clean it up before I could attach hose. Drained slowly because of being uphill.
Site overall was a mixture of gravel and broken asphalt on the slope. Not attractive.Price is high for no cable, adequate wifi, small "grubby" sites, no grass, no trees. Hey, but you get a view of Rapid City! Would look elsewhere before we stay again. - DCM/JMB
Oct 2015 - $22.00
The campground just went through a major upgrade of their wireless in September. Where the previous owner was satisfied with just provided wireless close to the office, the signal is much better throughout the entire campground now. Assuming you keep your own hardware up to date of course. If you are using an ancient computer/Operating system then you may still have problems.
They still have limited bandwidth though, since the cable company refuses to extend data up the hill so they have to shoot their connection to a receiver in town in order to get out. On heavy fog or heavy rain the internet connection will significantly slow down or drop. I think they are too far away from the local telephone company to get DSL.
Nice sites, but many are not level. They are on a hill so just come prepared with extra supports for your leveling system. It's not insurmountable and remember that if you want a great view you need to be ready to overcome a few inconveniences. And the view is great.
The owners have a huge list of things they are wading through to fix; including releveling the really off kilter sites. All of it from many years of neglect by the previous owner; that list is daunting. While I was there they finally were able to get a plumber who found the sewage blockage and clear it. But they developed a broken water pipe somewhere which they are still trying to find the leak. With all the underlying limestone, the leak doesn't show itself on the surface. That means they have a lot of digging to do in order to find the leak.
The pool is great, they really did a lot of work to clean it up and get it working. The kids love it.
Access: this is and will always remain a challenge for larger rigs. By all means do NOT try to get to the park via I-190 and then through Rapid City.
Get off I-90 at Exit 61 (Flying J Eastern side of Rapid City) and come in via the truck route. You will thank yourself for it.
If you are using a GPS, force it to avoid going through Rapid City proper. Check a printed map first. You should never have to leave a 4 lane Highway to get to the park entrance from I-90. - WillD
Jul 2015 - $35.00
We stayed at this campground a week. When we arrived we found sewage seeping out of the sewer lines as someone had drilled holes in the sewer caps to attach a chain to them. We reported it, and told them we had sewer water there in our site. They suggested we wash it down. The park is pretty run down, but the new owners are trying to improve it. They have and uphill battle all the way. The sites are asphalt and not all that level. When we went to leave, we had found the sewer had backed up again due to a rainstorm the night before and it had backed up into our line. The park is on a hillside so each site is a step down from the one above it. Again the owners were notified and they called out a plumber, but it was going to be over an hour before he could come and he'd have to start higher up in the RV park and work his way down to us. We needed to get on the road, so the owner tried to help us cap off our line and carry it down to another site that wasn't backed up. It was a mess and there was sewage everywhere. Again, they commented that it just needed to be washed down. The park stunk due to their sewage problems. Owners were nice, but not worth the aggravation of the problems they were having. - jacknpeg
Oct 2015 - $13.00
Coast to Coast member park. Being non-members, paid $39 for 3 nights and attended the sales presentation (90 minutes, no pressure). Beautiful park, lots of grass, well maintained. Close to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. No cable tv, strong wifi (we were parked directly under a tower). - lovinretirement
Sep 2015 - $10.00
We stayed as Coast to Coast members. Very convenient location. It was much improved compared to 8 years ago when we first were there. - Bill Strong
Sep 2015 - $10.00
For a resort campground there could be some improvements.
1. Even though there were plenty of vacant sites, they grouped everyone close together like sardines. Not much privacy.
2. The Internet reception was spotty at best and non-existent at some sites.
3. No cable TV.
4. The grass needed taking care of.
I probably won't be back at this campground in the future. - George48
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
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Clean, well managed park. Central location for Rushmore, Badlands, Devils Tower, et. al. No cable tv, but over air local channels clear, and our satellite worked perfectly. North-facing full hook up sites are gravel. there are some sites with side by side utilities, during high season if doubled up, the south-facing sites are grass. Low season, the owners only assign the north facing spaces, so we had a double sized site with picnic table, room for our tow vehicle beside our MH and plenty of grass for the dog. Stayed for a week, we would definitely stay here again. - Cricket49
Jun 2015 - $34.00
Great basic park! Full RV hookups, mostly pull-throughs, tent sites, cabins. Small playground. We only needed a place to park as we toured the area, good central location. Very neat clean, grass and gravel sites. All kept mowed neatly. Managers are very nice and accommodating. - Sandpiper14