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Rapid City, South Dakota

Happy Holiday Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota


8990 S Highway 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
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Sites: 202
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.990522028035
Longitude: -103.26868414879
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 ?

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72 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

2 sites do share a picnic shelter but it wasn't a problem for us. We really enjoyed being so close to the Rushmore area. Also only about 5 miles to Rapid City and groceries, etc. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We were put in a site that was the exact size of our 5th wheel. The site was at the end a row in the direct sunlight. Temps around 100/102 degrees. No space to put our awning out. There were shaded lots that stayed empty for the time that we were there. You share a small covered area with your neighbor with 2 picnic tables under it. There was no room for your town vehicle on the lot so you had to park it on the little lane in front of the RV along with everyone else doing the same. So when you went to hook up to leave, if the RV & vehicle across from you was still there you couldn't leave. We left one day early as did the people across from us. We asked if we would get a refund and the lady just pointed to a sign that said no refunds. Very rude. The only place to walk your dog was right by a busy highway. Would never stay there 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
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay to see Mt. Rushmore on our way to Yellowstone. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and other stuff to see

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

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Phoned ahead and was told that nobody would be available between noon and 4pm so just pick a site and register after. Did that, then an elderly man walked up with an attitude, upset I hadn't stopped at the office. He threatened me with physical violence, then phoned the police. They must know him because they didn't show up. We hooked the toad back up and left. By far, the most bizarre, irrational behaviour I've seen in park staff in over 20 years of RV travel.

Not many parks open that time of year, maybe these "park hosts" were hoping to not have guests, but then just be closed. Park seemed good, but owners need to know how their hosts are treating potential guests. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground staff was very nice. We had 2 units traveling together and was able to get a site that shared a picnic pavilion. Was nice to have that shared space. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27 a b
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We have stayed here before and loved the location for visiting Mount Rushmore, The Badlands, Custer State Park, Deadwood, and traveling on the scenic roads in this area. We would stay here again.

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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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Upon checking in they asked if we wanted a hotel room too even though we only reserved the cabin. We pulled into the RV section and we were told to go over to the motel not very friendly. We had a hard time going to the motel area and then finding where to park our car. The cabin was #12 and it had holes underneath it where animals came and went. We had ALOT of flies which we couldn't figure out but after 3 fly papers we collected close to 20 in one day. According to the website there would be a grill and it was a pit. There was no plate to grill on we had to go out and purchase one. The cabin was not cleaned because there was a thank you dated from a week prior to us arriving with a tip left in. There is no AC and no air flow so it ended up being nicer outside than the cabin. We also came home with lice from this place so I would NOT recommend it. We camped at Happy Holiday Resort in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to check out Reptile Gardens.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 5
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: 1

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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