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Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City KOA

Rapid City, South Dakota



Rapid City, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 348-2111

Sites: 228
Recent Rate: $59 7/2016

Latitude: 44.0681003519528
Longitude: -103.166534900665

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • 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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • 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 ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

67 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 8 days. Poorly managed park. Rules not enforced. Dog poop everywhere. Very disappointed. We camped at Rapid City KOA 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
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This may be the worse $52 we have spent in 11 years! The park seems to be well maintained with large lots except lots 22-30!! They put us in lot 23. If we were here for more than one night I would have refused! The lot has old weak 30 amp service, overlooks an overflowing dumpster, and dead grass. The driveway to get to it is rutted. The picnic table for the lot next door is Under my slide. It is disgusting. As we drove around the rest of the RV park it appeared that lots 120-135 are big rig friendly and have new 50 amp service. There are many choices in Rapid City and we will definitely choose another one on our next visit. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We picked this park as it was in the middle of Mt Rushmore and Badlands NP. This is a park with all sorts of different size sites. Our site was great. Large, some shade, good utilities. Plus being a KOA it is easy to book on line without calling. We belong to the KOA club and with the discount you get and points the rate becomes reasonable. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We had never been to the Black Hills before. Allow plenty of time to see things there as there are lots of places to go besides Mt Rushmore. Also the Badlands NP is very much worth the drive.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We reserved a deluxe pull through site about four months ago for a ten-night stay. The website shows these sites to be paved with concrete and to have a patio and furniture. I confirmed this on the phone when the reservation was booked. We have a gravel site that has holes and ruts. No patio. When I spoke with the manager, she said it had 50 amps and that made it deluxe. Nothing else mattered. Wi-Fi is not good, either. Basically, we have uneven gravel and dead weeds. I only gave some credit because water, electricity, and cable are working. Not deluxe at all. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
129
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an old KOA with the usual short, narrow sites and tight roadways. Most sites are well worn gravel with a few Super Deluxe that have paved pads. The utilities are grouped together in the middle of the site, with most having 30 amp. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
214
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very clean campground, from the sites, the bath and shower rooms, the laundry room and the pool area is not only clean but beautiful. The staff was very pleasant and welcoming. They even had a few rental cars on site which was a blessing for us to leave our rv and drive to a few attractions. The only thing keeping this from a rating of a 10 is that the Wi-Fi kept going out for my teenage son! We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.) We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
212
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean park. Great staff. Wifi worked very well. Sewer is further back than normal but no problem. Would stay here again. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
131
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in this area. Tours of Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills, Needles Hwy., wineries, shopping.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked this campground last minute so it was our own fault that we ended up paying $75/nt for a site. It was July 4th weekend and the campground was completely full. It was a lot like a parking lot, gravel roads but asphalt at our "deluxe" site, which included a 4' x 4' patio with a wrought iron patio table and 4 chairs, which almost touched the neighbor's slideout. The sites were tight but ironically, the "premium" sites that were a little cheaper (maybe $65?) located down the hill from the office, were much more spacious and shaded. The pool was wall-to-wall kids, which was to be expected on July 4th, but the bathrooms and showers were relatively clean, which I didn't expect on July 4th. All of the people who worked there were very nice and friendly. The breakfast that was available at the cafe was reasonable, especially if you wanted the all-you-can-eat pancakes. The Wi-Fi was very difficult to get on - not sure if that was because the campground was so crowded or if that's a usual thing, but it was frustrating. There were tent sites mixed in with RV sites and people were walking through the sites all over. I realize it was July 4th weekend but it was a zoo. All in all, I would not stay here again. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
187
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Stay in one of the premium sites down the hill on the right side when you enter. They are numbered 120 - 135 on the campground map.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

The part of the campground we stayed in had lots of grassy area between sites. Staff was very helpful setting us up with a tour of the Badlands and Mount Rushmore. One of the staff was very helpful in our decision whether or not to stay for the chuckwagon portion of the tour (we did). They also had rental cars on site. Wi-fi was spotty but usable during off hours. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
135
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Lots of things to see in the Badlands area.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Big rig friendly. They let me wash the bugs off front of RV. Site was almost level. We had premium site with no patio. Our site was asphalt, a must since some sites were muddy. Very quiet yet right off Hwy 44. Staff gave us a great map to all the sites. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Premium
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Close to grocery store and restaurants.

Cabala is very close for shopping too.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location. Bathrooms and pool very clean. Enjoyed the pancake breakfast. Wifi complicated but worked. Site level. Quiet. Easy in/out on a hilltop. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

Pull-thru site was level and except for cable TV all services were good. Cable TV was very snowy but viewable. When I questioned the office about reception the escorting gentleman who had an indifferent attitude, suggested that it was all a matter of setup of TV and since I could not get all the channels listed I needed to scan more than once to get the remainder, but this made no difference. Next KOA, cable was clear. Some staff were friendly and others not so. Might not return. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects the discount we received because the campground was closing for the winter and had closed the restrooms and laundry. The park is located a few miles from I-90 on a bluff that overlooks the western edge of Rapid City. Sites were easy in out and well spaced. The utilities worked well and the park was well maintained and clean. We camped at Rapid City KOA in a Motorhome.

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