Date of Stay: October, 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. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 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 ! We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
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It is centrally located, within easy driving distance of Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and Custer State Park.
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. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.
The RV sites for big rigs were extremely close with no grass. The roadwork taking place made getting to the park dangerous. The park was very well kept up, clean, great grassy areas by the cabins. The cabins also had covered parking areas by most of them. The staff were excellent, very friendly & helpful. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Motorhome.
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Great location for riding each day on the Harley. Many sites to see; Mt Rushmore, Needles Hwy, Crazy Horse, Devils Tower.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
This park is a convenient base from which to visit Rapid City and sights in the area, including Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave National Parks. The campground is part of a larger facility that includes a number of cabins. The staff is friendly and helpful. The lake is easy to walk down to and there is a large, open, grassy area that is perfect for exercising a dog. The sites are level and decent-sized but kind of close together. We found the park to be noisy. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $45.00
We stayed two nights at this campground and found the experience to be highly satisfactory, despite the fact that it was cold, windy and rainy in Rapid City for most of our stay. The park itself is small and a wee bit on the "rustic" side, but generally well-maintained, and the manager was a very congenial and accommodating guy. Given that we were travelling with a large pit bull, we were glad to find a nice little park across the street from the campground where we could walk her. In fact, due to the weather, we had the park to ourselves most of the time, which afforded us the opportunity to walk our dog off-leash once or twice. Also, the park backs up to a wooded hillside that is inhabited by mule deer. As I was returning from the park's trash dump on our first day, I suddenly found myself virtually face-to-face with either a large fawn or a small doe, which was a pleasant surprise for a dumb ole country boy from Ft Lauderdale. My only "con" is that the pull-thru sites are on the small side for a big-rig pulling a toad. If my coach was longer than 40 feet, I probably would have had to unhook and park my Jeep off the site. Bottom line: we'd stay here again if we were in the area. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Motorhome.
The campground is a small RV park, inside of a cabin rental complex. The complex is on a small lake but the RV sites are not on the water. The park and grounds are well maintained and exceptionally clean. There is a small laundry, two washers and driers, one drier was not working. The sites are small and shady; the pads are gravel and level. It is a dog friendly park. The park provides 75 plus cable TV channels. Their internet was reasonably fast. Our Version cell signal was 4 bars (4G). The restrooms and showers are modern and well maintained. The park is located near major shopping and has easy access to downtown Rapid City and is about 30 minutes from MT Rushmore. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
How can you not love a park that has mule deer passing through in the morning? The sites are a bit on the small side, but very adequate. The staff is very friendly and work hard to make your stay memorable. We had a whole bunch of people check in with their enormous pushers and toy haulers (and multiple toys). In spite of all that, the park was quiet and peaceful after 10 PM. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Motorhome.
The campground has pull throughs which are very close together and about the same number of backins which are not long and quite difficult to access. We experienced noisy motorbikes late at night and people arriving next to us very late at night. The lake is well away from the campsite and the campground is close to the road. It's not a pace for long stays but might be alright for an overnight. In short: no ambience. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small campground in a very urban area but the sites are fairly decent size and provide full hookups. We had 50amp electricity. We lucked out and got the site right next to the laundry room, so we had a nice green grass lawn right out our door. It was an easy pull through site. The price reflects an additional $2. per night for cable but it was digital and had a lot of stations available. We really enjoyed the park, walking and bike trails next door to the campground! The owner was friendly and helpful and we would definitely stay here again. It's a 26 mile easy drive from the campground to Mount Rushmore. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed in one of their deluxe 2 bedroom cottages, since my sister and brother-in-law and I met up there. We stayed for a week. Beautiful clean cottage with absolutely all the amenities one would need. Kitchenware and utensils were complete in their well designed kitchen. Beds were extremely comfortable with extra bedding provided. Clean and well maintained bathroom. The outdoor grill was amazing; we had to use it a couple of times. Fireplace was wonderful when the day turned cool, but the heat and air conditioner was more than able to maintain comfortable conditions. This is the nicest cottage I have ever stayed at and would highly recommend it. Campground/cottage is located in a quiet area; even had some deer and rabbits around, although there was no evidence they had been there. This family owned place is absolutely wonderful! We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Campground Cabin.
What a sweet little rv park! Close to fishing, golf and Canyon Lake Park. The pictures of the lake on the website are of Canyon Lake Park. Staff was courteous and helpful. Gravel, level sites, wifi worked, pet friendly. The only negative was that the sites are quite close to each other. Our neighbor was unable to fully extend his awning. Would stay here again. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park, the sites are gravel but level. We have a 38' 5th wheel and we fit in the site with room to park the truck and room to spare. The sites are close together. The staff was very friendly. The Wi-Fi was terrific but we were parked right next to the office. Our son was in a lodge about a block from the office and was able to connect to the Wi-Fi. The park was a block from a large city park which we made use of for our daily walks. We would stay here again if the occasion presents itself. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
The only thing this campground has going for it seems to be the location in town. The "lake" they make a big deal of having access to is a walk across a muddy field, or you can take the sidewalk about half a mile around to the city park side. The bathrooms were clean, but the changing area of the stalls were very tiny and had some weird homemade bench contraption you had to release and lock up. Most troubling was the fact that it's May and they still didn't have water on to most of the sites. Apparently they turn it off for the winter and didn't seem to hurried to turn it back on. They also didn't have picnic tables at every site. A camper said they put them up for the winter, but it was May so, again, it seemed unusual not to have them out. They have trees over many of the sites, but it seems to be in a very windy area because we had several small to medium size branches fall on our roof. The owner overall seemed sort of disinterested in the happiness of the guests. The impression I got was that they knew they had a good location so were relying on that and were happy to neglect everything else. Based solely on the attitude, I'm not sure I would stay there again. It's definitely not the worst you could do, but I really didn't feel welcome. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $43.00
Pretty location, lots of mature trees, quiet, and handy to town. Laundry facilities are limited (two washers, four driers), but never seemed to be busy. Showers and washrooms well kept. Change area for showers a little tight, and would have benefited from better lighting, and having more than one hook for all your clothes and towel. Sites are pretty level, decent gravel, and grass. Internet was the best we've had in a year of traveling. Not only a very strong wireless signal, but also great bandwidth. We uploaded 10 pictures at a time to our journal in under two minutes. Kudos to Lake RV for recognizing the importance of this service, which so many parks have yet to catch onto. Water connection for our site was closer to the front of the site, and so required an extension hose. No big deal for those who travel prepared. We would certainly stop here again, and recommend it to others. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Motorhome.