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Rapid City / Black Hills KOA

Rapid City, South Dakota


3010 East Highway 44
Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 228
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.06810
Longitude: -103.16653

Elevation: 3144' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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83 Reviews

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

It looks like a lot of money has been spent on this park recently. Some of the sites have patios with nice tables and chairs (not picnic tables) and bbq grills. The buildings all look new or remodeled. Our site didn't have sewer but had a shelter over the picnic table to provide some shade. We did have a couple complaints, both fairly minor. They charged a $2 pet fee - for what, I don't know. And while they had 4 WiFi networks, none of them worked worth a darn. I had to use my T-Mobile service to post this review. The location is convenient to the interstate and Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We would stay here again. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The Quilt Connection is a great store, in Rapid City

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

We just spent one night so we didn't use any of the facilities. Staff was friendly and efficient. They charge $2.00 a day per pet. I just don't get that. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
120
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 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: 103
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is easy access from I-90 and about 10 minutes off the main highway. The roads up into the park are paved and the roads throughout the park and sites are gravel. The registration area is a bit small for the amount of traffic that comes into and out of the CG. Several times there were traffic jams in this area. The CG is quite large and has sites of all types and cabins scattered throughout. There are also trees scattered throughout with some shaded sites and some open sites. We drive a 45 foot MH with a tow and got into, through, and out of the CG without difficulty. We stayed in the premium site section and the sites are packed gravel and long. There is grass between sites and in this section a fair distance to the next coach. Sites in other areas of the park were closer together. Utilities are to the rear of the site and worked well. We had good satellite reception and there are numerous OTA channels. The Wi-Fi was slow to impossible so we used out Verizon hot spot which was adequate. We did not use the laundry, rest rooms or pool area so cannot comment on these. There is a specific dog walk area. As with many KOAs there seemed like tons of things for kids to do and the little train ran regularly. The office receptionist was very busy yet friendly and helpful. As with most KOAs, it is expensive to stay but we would use this campground again. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
120
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Highway are a must!

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

A little pricey for a park not near the National Parks. Since we don't tow, Enterprise was very close for our side trips. Lots of grass between sites, BUT the roads into them is mostly dirt. Since it's thunderstorm season they become quite muddy making it challenging to keep it out of your rig. The roads into the sites are quite narrow, especially with 5th wheel tow vehicles encroaching into or near the road. If you have a 40+ foot rig, be prepared unless you are in the "premium" sites with more room. On Friday nights during the summer there is auto racing about a mile away which made sitting outside nearly impossible. Since our stay was during the Deadwood motorcycle rally weekend and 3 weeks before Sturgis, thry were everywhere but not much at night. The pool area is always full of kids so we did not use. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
210
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tips for other Campers:

The park has an ala-carte breakfast every morning from 7-10am. There is also an adult function every evening. Since the park is on a hill the premium sites have nice views of the city.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 6 nights. They have a couple of cars to rent if needed, which is nice. Well organized, easy in and set up. Bathroom and showers and laundry were very clean. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Town was about 2 miles away Gas/Convenience store 3 blocks away.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in a 32" 5th wheel. The campground is on high ground and drained well. The sites were well maintained. The cable TV worked well but only had about 20 channels. WiFi was good and reasonably fast. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The interior roads were gravel, the staff kept them watered to keep down the dust. The campground is located in Rapid City which offers great entertainment and dining choices but you have a lot of traffic noise to contend with. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
129
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many attractions in the Black Hills area, the scenic drives are terrific.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

An unplanned stop on our way to Theodore Roosevelt NP. Arrived well after office hours in the dark and cold drizzle. Our check-in papers and map were all ready and left for us at the night-arrival kiosk. Finding our way to our back-in spot and setting up was no problem. The hot breakfast service in the morning was just what the Dr. ordered after a chilly and rainy night/morning. The staff was outstanding and really helpful in getting us directed to services in town for our ailing RV, which needed help from a VW dealership tech.

Woke up the next day with a crazy European overland adventure mobile a few spots away. Looked like they were ready for the Zombie Apocalypse! Check-out and dump station, and propane sales at our departure were smooth and efficient. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

A day trip through Custer SP and Wind Cave NP is a must!

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
194
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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: 37
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $61.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 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: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $61.00
Overall Rating:

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). We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
128
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

Very run down park, substantial deferred maintenance. Virtually zero rock at sites and roads. It rained and my site was a muddy mess with standing water/poor drainage. Entire facility was the same. I stay at 40+ parks a year and this is the second worse I have experienced. Unfortunate, good location with services (restaurants, grocery, etc.) in reasonable close proximity. I would recommend considering one of the many other RV parks in the local area. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
219
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

With a few miles are many restaurants and general shopping.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 18

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

While this park is close to a few attractions and the staff is friendly, it is a run down dump of a park. The website's directions to the park are obtuse and your GPS, they warn, will probably lead you to some very odd destinations.

If you must stay here, call ahead and make sure you understand how to get here. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Do not miss Bear County USA.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

The park is overpriced for a 30 amp electric/water site and the sites are very close together. The fire ring on the site next to us was right under our bedroom window. Interior roads are narrow and the sites are so narrow we had trouble getting into our site. The sites have covered picnic tables and we narrowly missed hitting it trying to get in and we could not open up our awning. No cable TV at our site and wifi (Tengo) wasn't very good. Would not stay here again. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Convenient location for day trips to Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

We only used this for a stopover, but the campground looked nice. I only gave it an 8 because the RV's were packed in pretty tight. WIFI worked well for us, as well as the laundry. Restrooms were as clean as can be expected (4th of July) too. It was an easy check-in process and were easily able to leave quickly & quietly in the morning. Overall a good experience. We camped at Rapid City / Black Hills KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
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 / Black Hills 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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