Rapid City South Dakota Campgrounds
52 RV Parks near Rapid City, South Dakota
Sep 2017 - $43.00
The best part about this campground -- for us -- is the location. Not a lot of traffic, 3 terrific parks within a mile including a 20-acre off-leash dog park, huge old trees for shade, and 5 minutes to grocery stores, hardware stores and other retailers. Electric is included. Water pressure a little low. $2/wash, $1 dry. They have a large number of rental cabins if you have friends or family who want to visit. Sites are close together but everyone has at least a patch of grass. We were able to maneuver our big rig between the trees without difficulty. Loads of deer & turkey in the area. Walk from your site to the creek or Canyon Lake for great trout fishing. - a_elkins
Aug 2017 - $51.00
Shady, close to town, walk to beautiful city park and gravel stream-side nature trails across the street. Excellent customer service from staff. Would be a 10 if it had some space between sites (typical narrow grass strip adequate for our slide and awning) and if utilities were consistently located (we shared electric with neighbor and dumped on way out due to sewer connection in front of site). No biggie either way, we look forward to returning. - Travelin Traceys
Aug 2017 - $61.00
We stayed for 9 nights. The first two nights were at $82.50(last weekend of Bike Week) and the next six nights were at $61, with a free night to make it the 'weekly rate'. We've stayed at some tight sites before, and this is probably number 2 on the list for how close can you get to your neighbor . It's a relatively small park anyway, but they have folks jammed in as tight as possible. Because we still work fulltime we have two criteria when picking a park....full hookups, close proximity to an airport. After staying here, we'll be sure to add dog area to our list. The dog walk was across the street from park... like go out of the park, cross traffic and over to a patch of grass beside the bike trail. My dogs were freaked out by traffic so it definitely wasn't fun taking them out. It's not a bad park, but it's the equivalent of apartment living in the city. It worked for us because of the proximity to the airport, but if we come back to the area, we'll take vacation so aren't hindered by that criteria. There were amazing parks on the Custer State Park side. - DaBlairs
Jun 2017 - $44.00
Great park, close to Rushmore, Hill City, Keystone, etc.. Spots were spacious, park is quiet. Very nice people working there. No issues. - isbellml
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
Jul 2017 - $13.00
Saying here for 7 nights. No services. We are in a 36' motorhome. Didn't have reservation but lucked out and got last site on this 4th of July weekend. Very beautiful lake, lovely, peaceful campground. Lots of boaters, kayakers,fisherman, swimmers, etc. - Mary_J
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 2017 - $50.00
Very nice RV park with a great location. The sites are concrete and plenty long enough for a full size RV and tow vehicle. The park offers OK wi-fi with the standard bathroom/laundry facilities. We will definitely stay at this park again. See our pictures and full review at www.thegilliamsisland.com. - Gary Gilliam
Sep 2017 - $10.00
This is a large park with 2 sections & all paved roads. Older section of the park is mostly gravel covered backin sites. This section is located further from Hwy 16. We had no road noise at our site in the older section. The newer section is closer to Hwy 16 & has all concrete pads & most sites are pull thru. In the older section, some of the backin sites are arranged so that the sites back up to each other. The utility connections at these sites are placed between the sites at the rear of the campers. This makes for some long water & sewer runs. All utilities worked well. Laundry was $2.00 to wash & $2.00 to dry. There is a very nice 18 hole mini golf course. No cable tv, but many over the air channels. Wifi worked well at our site. The location was very convenient to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, & Custer State Park. Staff was friendly & helpful. Rate reflects Coast to Coast discount. We will definitely stay here again when in this area. - c lewis
Aug 2017 - $1.00
Very nice, large RV resort with paved roads and gravel sites with large grass areas and tables, 1/2 mile from the highway. Sites with and without trees. Both big rig pull thru and back-in sites are wide with FHU. Separate tent areas. Free un-secured Wi-Fi. A large game room and club house, heated swimming pool and spa. Three separate kids play areas and a miniature golf course. Very good Verizon cell and 4G signal. Satellite TV signal in most sites and good OTA TV but no cable TV. Staff friendly and helpful. 10 miles outside of Rapid City and 10 miles to Mt. Rushmore. We would stay there again. Cost listed is for ROD. Accepts C 2 C. - Pepper Dan
Aug 2017 - $39.00
Positive comments here. This little campground has received some pretty tough reviews, but I understand that it's impossible to please everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Yes, the spots are a little tight, but there's still plenty enough space to put your chairs out, do some outdoor cooking, and meet some really nice people. Yes, the roads are a bit rough and the campground could use a little cosmetic work, BUT the view is beautiful, the campground and facilities are clean, there are great motorcycle roads beginning right outside the park, and it's convenient to many tourist attractions and more. The new owners are some of the hardest working people you have ever met and are doing everything possible to bring this little gem up to aesthetics that will please the pickiest of travellers. We've met many nice people here and would definitely stay here again. Give these folks a chance. We camped here in a 30' motorhome towing a 16' enclosed motorcycle trailer. - Arlene G
Aug 2017 - $44.00
Sites are narrow and tiered with drop-offs between sites making walking around the site tricky. Site was not long enough so our toy hauler ramp was in road when down. Had to park our truck across the street in order to fit our bicycles and paddle boards in front of our rig. Restroom facilities were clean and updated. Didn't use pool but looked well-kept. Great view of city from end of campground. Staff were all friendly. - Mobile Martins
Jul 2017 - $37.00
Stayed overnight. Park has some awesome views however for us, it ended there. Staff at desk did not appear happy about being there. I was to be escorted to site (which is fairly normal) however I mentioned to guide that I did not want to unhook and was curious if I could fit in..told me he didn't know? He guided me into my tiered site and pushed me to far left though I was trying to get more centered. My RV was in close proximity to a tree on right side (for leaving) and grateful camper in front of me did not park his truck behind his RV or I may not have gotten out. Quiet hours are 9 PM to 8 AM. There is an 8x10 sheet of what you can't do at park as well as further pet instructions on receipt. Personally, if we hadn't met some good folks camping there it would be a total downer for us. Not sure why I picked this park as have stayed elsewhere on previous trips and will not stay here again. - ownedafew
Aug 2017 - $52.00
There are definitely pros and cons for this place. We're in a 42' fifth wheel, and needed a place close to the airport. The good first - nice staff, grounds were pretty well maintained (I didn't get the impression it was in disrepair as other reviews said). All you can eat pancake breakfast for $2.99 every day, activities every night, including wine tasting Friday nights! Pool very clean, fenced in dog area, two laundry rooms (we used the back one near dog park). Only had 30 amp sites available, very few 50 amps on the map. Even parked at the back of the site, we still had to use a 20' sewer hose with a 10' extension. There was a dip and then an uphill slope to the sewer hookup, so we had to walk the hose to dump. Dryers in laundry room didn't work very well, so basically had to keep feeding quarters. The biggest 'con' for me was the pet fee: $2 a pet, per day. They never said anything about a fee when they asked if we had pets (most places do ask if you have pets, none have ever charged us though). So we paid $24 for our two dogs to sit and stare out the window. For that reason alone, we won't come back. - DaBlairs
Jul 2017 - $61.00
Big rig friendly. Lots of places to walk the dog. Family friendly. Stayed 2 days so we could visit the Badlands. A Must see for sure. The only negative for me was the location of the sewer. When pulled all the way forward to get jeep out of the road I was too far from the sewer. Disconnected and backed up. Not a big deal. - msrebel
Jun 2017 - $61.00
We spent 3 weeks in this KOA and enjoyed our stay. We used this location as a base for visiting the area. Campground was clean and very friendly staff. Only real issue was that the wind was almost always constant and made for difficult outdoor experiences at times. Sites are easy to drive into/out of even with a long RV (44' 5th wheel). - CelerraWizard
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
May 2017 - $35.00
Campground has a good location for visiting Rapid City and surrounding attractions. Located right off 16, but we didn't notice any road noise. The couple run the place and were very friendly and helpful, offering a few suggestions for some stops we might add to our travels in the area. Sites were spaced well and pretty level, mostly pull-throughs. Bathrooms were clean. Newer washers/dryers. If you aren't looking for a resort to keep your kids busy, this campground is perfect. - Breezy-N-Wheezy
May 2017 - $33.00
This is a wonderful park to stay in whether you want to be in Rapid City or if you plan to visit the hills it might not have all the frills the other parks in the area but it has wide spaces friendly owner and good views. - Gail
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