6.5 Good
     
Rapid City, South Dakota

Happy Holiday Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota



Rapid City, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 342-7365

Sites: 202
Recent Rate: $45 9/2016

Latitude: 43.990522028035
Longitude: -103.26868414879

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • 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

63 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

People were nice. The park needs a little updating. The sites are very close together. Maneuvering a motorhome proved to be difficult. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

DO NOT STAY HERE if you have a big rig (42+ft). Spaces are so tight that multiple attempts required to get in. Front desk person did not seem to know what was available and had little to no sense of urgency. Moved 3 times before found a site that was large enough with power working. Person outside assisting was helpful, but parking and waiting in between spaces took over an hour. Lots of dust kicked up by vehicles on end sites. Will not stay here again. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 3 nights. Park is centrally located to all attractions in the area. You do share covered patio pad and fire pit. Clean grounds and the staff are friendly. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very easy to get to and park. Friendly staff and went out of their way to help. Noise from the road but not bad enough to keep you awake. Easy to get to MT Rushmore without pulling trailer up and down hills. Would come back again. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.) We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Mount Rushmore costs $11 for two.
Crazy Horse costs $22 for two. It's not nearly completed and probably won't be for another 100 years. :(

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly campground. The staff works hard to keep things working smooth. We stayed during the July 4th holiday and the campground got rather full. There are 202 sites but this campground really squeezes 'em in. My slideout was about 5 feet from my neighbor’s slideout. After setting up, I had to park my truck on a diagonal to make it fit. The property shares space with a motel (same owners). We didn’t use the pool, but it was very clean. The laundry rooms were clean, as were the rest rooms. The cable TV is $3 extra per day. As soon as I hooked up, I saw that most channels had “snowy” pictures. For the next 24 hours I worked with the staff to resolve it, but finally asked for a refund, which was happily given. Internet service was usual for a campground setting. Great in the early morning or late at night but hard to get at other times. On the entrance side of my trailer there was a muddy puddle in the grass, which seems to be a water line leak under the soil. After I reported this, the staff filled it with stone so that I would not step in the mud, but it was still a patch of wet stone for the entire visit. This, to me is very bothersome. Such things as that need to be repaired. I’m hoping that it was a fresh water line and not sewage. Since there are so many campgrounds in the area, we would not stay here again. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second stay. Tight turns. Not a fan of shared patio nor shared fire rings in very close proximity to the rig. Sites too close together. Great location and other amenities great. No view. Noisy early in the mornings. Maybe they need an area for those who don't care to be in close proximity to small children and campfires. Would not stay again. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Very old. Charge for TV cable, but very bad quality. Wi-Fi is nill at best goes down about every 10 minutes. Grounds are full of dog poo, no one picks up after their dogs (park has no policy at all no bags outlets or drops). Very small parking spaces NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY! Even though they state that, muddy sites and path ways (too small to be roads). Over all it just run down park and needs a major redo. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large, older RV park with level gravel driveways. If you get there early you can pull thru sites behind yours and into yours. The overall driveway length is about 35 ft and when we were there, there were many Class A units. A number seemed to be seasonal.

As mentioned by an earlier visitor, there are covered picnic shelters with two tables between sites, with both families expected to share the same space and the same fire pit. This can be inconvenient - we did not have anyone sharing ours. Services were good as was the WiFi and the laundry.Its a reasonably priced place for a short stopover. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in an excellent location for Mt Rushmore and close enough to Rapid City for supplies and restaurants. Almost half of the park seems to be live ins. Roads are gravel and very narrow. We have watched big rigs trying to maneuver in and out with much difficulty and the park is not busy right now. Many sites are aligned so that your front door opens to a shared covered patio and 2 picnic tables side by side that are shared with your neighbor, which could be awkward if both parties tried to BBQ and eat outside at the same time. Restrooms all need to be repaired and updated. They were not kept clean while we were there. Laundry room had a washer full of water that wasn't repaired while we were there and 3 dryers were out of order but not marked. Laundry room was not kept clean. Wi-fi was good. Overall, we would not stay here again as there are many other RV parks in this area. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We asked for a pull through site so we did not have to unhook the car, but no sites along enough for this request (which we found out after we had paid). 1/5 = site quality: very small sites (not able to open our awning), barely able to open all slides. We had to unhook car, level site 1/5 = facilities: did not use toilets nor showers, all building looking a little tired 1/5 = amenities: only 30 amp, so-so wifi 2/5 = location: very busy road, could hear traffic, south of town 1/5 = pet friendliness: no dedicated dog area, only gravel interior roadway to walk dogs on We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects site with all utilities except water, still early in the season and frozen pipes are a consideration. All sites have not been restored for the camping season. This is a well seasoned park and was a real go-to place when younger. Designed for smaller rigs but definitely doable for larger ones. Very friendly and accommodating staff. We would have no problem staying here again even with many other RV parks in the area. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Low rating is due to overall up keep of the park. I realize this was out of season and after the snow storm. The laundry room was nasty, vents had not been cleaned out, not dusted and overall lack of cleanliness. The bathrooms had several stalls and showers out of service. Walls in stalls have not been wiped down. Spaces are very tight, there were long term people right up front that looked liked yard sales. Cable is an extra fee. I felt that with the off season and overall cleanliness of park the rate was too high. Only stayed so I could get my drivers license. Would not stay here again. If this park was full it would be extremely difficult to get in/out. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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