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44 RV Parks near Rapid Valley, South Dakota
We did however find 44 campgrounds within 25 miles of Rapid Valley. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Rapid Valley in the left hand column.
Sep 2018 - $39.00
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. - Pull Toy
Jul 2018 - $56.00
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. - Patricia57
Jul 2018 - $56.00
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. - LvR
Aug 2014 - $30.00
The RV sites are located at the corner of E. Centre St and Cambell St. The entrance is on E. Centre. There is no staff at the RV park. Pull in to any site, disconnect your toad, drive south on the interior dirt road with your toad, make a right turn and look soon for the office at 800 San Francisco Street. Go in, pay $30., get a tag telling the date you will be leaving. They will send a person to unlock your electric post. Same price, 30 or 50 amp. The person they send will know which sites are 30 and which are 50 amp. Important: call first to be sure a site is available. While only 5 sites were occupied when we stayed, if an event is scheduled, like a fair, then it is unlikely a site will be available. Office open M-F, 8 AM to 5 PM. GPS: since the RV park has no address, you can use 600 Cambell St., the address of a local business across the street. Once there, the park will be obvious. Use Exit 60 from I-90 and drive south looking for signs "Central States Fair Grounds. Very good overnight stop. No shade. Level. - michcamper38
Aug 2011 - $25.00
We stayed overnight here to be close to a service location the next morning. It serves the purpose of an overnight stay; long pull-thrus, gravel sites, good power and water. Small trees, dead grass, a bit of road noise, and on the night we were there, lots of empty sites. Check-in is by phone and they'll send someone out to unlock the power box and collect the fee. Surprisingly, the rates do not change during the Sturgis Rally, although even then there were few people using the park. Convenient to the Freightliner dealer and Rapid City, otherwise there are much better places for just a few dollars more. - Meanderman
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Used this campground because it was only $30 compared to most I called around here which was $60 and up. Some of the sites were on concrete but I chose a gravel site as it was closer to the showers. Was a good place for seeing the sights of Mt. Rushmore etc. The price is the only thing this campground has going for it. - trailmaster
Sep 2018 - $20.00
Staff is friendly and, if you're there for Americas Mailbox, helpful. Was here to finalize SD residency. Originally stayed at a "full hookup" site for $30.00 a night & had to share sewer with neighbor. Had to move to the Dry Camp Area after a week which essentially is the privilege to use an un-level gravel parking lot for 20.00 a night shared with u-haul trailers and other folks' cars that didn't have room to park by their rigs. Asked if I could have mail forwarded there, answer was yes, had mail sent per their instructions but they returned the mail to sender because, as they stated, the workers were "confused." They stated on their web site (2013 post) that they would have club house, showers and facilities soon, but work has stalled (for 5 years?). Unless you absolutely have to stay here for whatever reason, AVOID THIS PLACE! Definitely not worth any length of stay other than maybe a night of rest, but for that there is a Cabellas a thousand or so yards away where you can stay for free with a sanitation station. Their mail service may be ok but their campground sucks! - Oban
Sep 2018 - $33.00
We stayed here because we have Americas Mailbox as as our mail provider. We found this campground convenient to get our mail, obtain our drivers license and to commercial areas that were of interest to us. It also very convenient to the route that goes to the Black Hills. I would recommend this campground only to those that are dealing directly with Americas Mailbox. The people at the office are friendly & helpful. Cons: very crowded as far as the closeness of the sites (one RV had its awning out & it was almost touching the neighbor's slide), No outdoor area rugs are permitted, No outdoor furniture is recommended, Close to noisy I-90, No close-by laundromat. - Kelsidy
Aug 2018 - $30.00
Agree with all prior reviewers. Absolutely nothing good I can say except the utilities work and the staff is friendly. Fine place to stay if trying to establish SD residency and mail forwarding service (their primary business), otherwise I would pay a few more bucks and stay someplace we could enjoy. - Selectively Unemployed
Jun 2015 - $1.00
The staff was very friendly. They seemed glad to have RVers stay the night. There is plenty of room in the back of the level parking lot. There was no cut grass anywhere which would make it difficult for those with dogs. There is no charge, but the website required at least $1. Be sure to shop at Cabela's to show your appreciation. - Debnroux
Jun 2015 - $1.00
Nice place for an overnight and free dump. You can access Cabelas easily from I-90. The RV parking has all paved sites, very quiet even though it is close to the freeway. - simonsrf
Sep 2014 - $0.00
We stayed here overnight in a 40' motorhome. The Cabela's store is right off of I-90 in Rapid City. They have a huge parking area for RVs and campers who want to stay overnight for FREE. It is no-hookup dry camping, however, they have on-site potable water spigot as well as a free RV dump at the back of the parking lot. The area is lighted very well at night. We felt very safe. You can run a generator if you have it in your camper, but, observe good noise limits with your fellow camping neighbors if there are any. We would definitely stay here again. - Tiffinatic
Sep 2018 - $48.00
Stayed 2 nites this year and have stayed once also in 2016. Wonderful friendly and helpful owners (Arkansans who retain their wonderful southern charm and hospitality) and staff. We had a major problem with one of our brakes which he discovered while escorting us to our site. He got us the help we needed thru a friend when no one in town was going to be available for many days! A former mechanic, he even helped in diagnosing our problem. Not enough room here to express all our gratitude for the Good Samaritan style help given. Restrooms were very clean and tidy. It's an older campground tiered in levels overlooking beautiful Rapid City and the roads are a bit bumpy so you have to mind your step walking down and up the hill. Sites are smallish for our 40 ft rig. Nice clean doggie relief area. Has a small store for essentials. - HollyLouise
Jul 2018 - $49.00
Only stayed here to have RV serviced locally. Friendly staff guided to our gravel site and it was not level. The road in was very uneven and pitted. It's an old, somewhat tired park and not big rig friendly as spaces were narrow and very close together. Would not stay here again. - jodik
Jun 2018 - $49.00
Very close to Mt. Rushmore, downtown, and all the sites around the area. Park had good power, water, sewer and wifi was decent. Sites were dirt and gravel and fairly level. There were several big rigs including ours and all were accomodated. We could not park our toad at our site, but it was very close by. The management was great and very helpful. There was a Walmart within 15 minutes and several restaurants near by. - Tomandgloria
Oct 2018 - $28.00
Great FamCamp, free laundry facility, level concrete pads, friendly service. - Don45
Sep 2018 - $28.00
Had some problem with directions to the park but the office staff they were in process of correcting the issue. Park has two sections. Older part is in several wagon wheels with all back-in sites. Our site was not really long enough for our 42' 5th wheel and truck and there was a tree blocking part of the site in the back. The newer section is all pull thru. All sites have concrete pads, patio, table and grill. FHU, free wi-fi ( sporadic), no cable but satellite worked fine and got quite a few OTA channels. Small but adequate commissary and exchange. Base gas station did have diesel Bowling alley, golf, theater are all on base and a nice air museum ( free!) right outside the main gate. This was a good location for seeing all the area sites. - travelswithpuppies
Aug 2018 - $28.00
Nice park. All sites have concrete pads and are level. Unfortunately, our site (#21) had an awkward position with site #22 backed right to our door, a sewage manhole cover right next to the patio complete with sewage odor, and significant cracks and erosion under the pad enough to cause the pad to crack. A feral cat lived in the hole under the patio (much to our dog's delight). It seemed every other site was better than ours, but it was tolerable for a three night stay. If you don't get site #21, I'm sure you'll be OK. - LeslieGary
Jul 2018 - $40.00
Stayed here 2 weeks, and while at first we were put off by the traffic noise from Rt 16, in time it become just background and was not too bad. Economical too for the area. Power was good and stable, water pressure adequate. No cable TV, but OTA had decent selection. Verizon signal very good. Wifi was iffy, and of course better when campground was emptier. Roads and sites are all gravel and seemed fairly level, with good maneuverability and decent spacing. Bath/shower house a bit dank but serviceable, although we did not use their showers. Owner has For Sale sign in front of campground, and is a 1-man show, but he is still diligent about maintaining the place and provides personalized service. Little camp store does not have much, but does have nice selection of DVD's and books to borrow. Wild rabbits all over are fairly entertaining...especially for the dog! They do accept and hold mail for campers. While I would look for more scenic campgrounds in and around Custer State Park on a return trip, I would not rule out staying here again, as it was good base of operations for our many day trips in area. - We Roamed and Rambled
May 2017 - $35.00
Campground has a good location for visiting Rapid City and surrounding attractions. Located right off 16, but we didn't notice any road noise. The couple run the place and were very friendly and helpful, offering a few suggestions for some stops we might add to our travels in the area. Sites were spaced well and pretty level, mostly pull-throughs. Bathrooms were clean. Newer washers/dryers. If you aren't looking for a resort to keep your kids busy, this campground is perfect. - Breezy-N-Wheezy
May 2017 - $33.00
This is a wonderful park to stay in whether you want to be in Rapid City or if you plan to visit the hills it might not have all the frills the other parks in the area but it has wide spaces friendly owner and good views. - Gail
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The park was about to close for the season so laundry and restrooms were closed.
Wide open area with good view.
The owner was very nice and helpful.
Spaces for pull-through were very long. Centrally located to all of the attractions.
Lots of rabbits running around.
The campground is up for sale due to health. - lovingit
May 2016 - $40.00
This is a "no frills" campground, but for its purpose, I could not find any reason to give it less than a 10! If you are looking for a resort, bypass this one, but if your purpose is a safe, clean park to stay while you explore the area, I highly recommend it! The owners are a wonderful couple that live on-site. They are welcoming, friendly and informative, especially about the area attractions. The park is mostly grass with some gravel, level, and well maintained. Easy access from the highway, and very centrally located to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Keystone, ( about 25 minutes) and if you want to head north, easy to reach Sturgis, Spearfish and Deadwood (about an hour ride). There is some construction going on right next door, but they are done by 5 and only work M-F. E were gone most of the day anyway. Laundry room is small- 2 washers, 2 dryers. One of the washers cost $1.00, the other and the 2 dryers are "honor system" for $1.00 each.
Beautiful views from the back of the park. We were very comfortable here! - KSAM14
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Sites were too close together for minimal privacy, no cable TV, minimal intermittent Internet connection at best, no fire rings, shared picnic table, very low water pressure, and the topper this morning - the strong smell of an over flowing septic tank. Okay for a one night stay..... Maybe... - George48
Jul 2018 - $57.00
Office staff very friendly and helpful. Good internet. We thought the cinder blocks used as site identifiers were dangerous; it would be easy to trip and fall. Right next to Canyon Lake Park, a great place to walk the dog. - Jim Bakker
Jul 2018 - $62.00
This park got good ratings but, we were very disappointed with our site. This is an older family owned park coupled with cabins for rental also. We had a pull through and after we pulled in there was a telephone pole so close I could only extend my awning a short distance. The spacing was very close although there were a couple sights with good spacing. We were here for 11 days. The close by lake and stream was good for my visiting grandson and I got to do some fishing. The trees are so thick there is no chance of a satillite signal but, we were able to get local channels with our antenna. The WiFi was acceptable. Our sight was mostly dirt and some gravel. We did put our rug out to sit on but, it had to be swept because of dirt and rocks blowing on. The trash bins were located on an adjacent street in the cabin areas so it was a long walk to empty trash. This location was good for a base to work from to see all the sites in the area. The visit was OK but, we would never stay here again. - Larry Jenkins
Jun 2018 - $57.00
This is a small park - just about 40 sites. Half of them are on the south side of the park, with limited satellite TV access and no 50 amp (30-20 amp only) and no cable. The other half are on the north side with 50 amp and cable but no chance of satellite TV. The 50-amp sites cost ten dollars more per night than the 30-amp sites. If you want cable, the remote offered is an extra $5. Huge trees throughout the park are beautiful but make for tight roads and turns. We did manage with out 38' motorhome, however. The park is run by some of the nicest people we have ever encountered in 18 years of RVing. They were so helpful, and just lovely. The park is very convenient to town and there is a wealth of things to do in a 50-mile radius. Make sure you know where your site is before you leave the office. The site numbers are very hard to see as they are painted on bricks on the ground behind the picnic tables! - SusanRon
Jul 2018 - $20.00
This is our second stay at this park in two years. We planned on staying here again based off our experience a year ago which should tell you a lot about the park. Large concrete pads, perfect power/water/sewer connections. Awesome staff that is very friendly. The park is designed as a member park and much of the way it is ran is designed with that in mind. Even so staying as a guest was great both trips. Fuel is the same price as it is in town. The store has nearly everything we needed. It is close to all the sites to see. I would highly recommend this park to anyone. We had no problems with anything at the park or the park workers. The members of the park are a bit rude as they are park members which we did see both years. I suppose that happens when you are a member but it was not needed. - Wally Shreves
Jan 2018 - $11.00
Love the park it's very well maintained lot of things to due and staff is very friendly. Down side its a member owned RV resort but the members have no say and they are constantly adding rules and taking away what camping is all about. Very disappointed in management makes you feel like they are trying to drive you out of the park if you want to stay for awhile. - jfpf82
Jul 2017 - $18.00
We stayed at Hart Ranch Camping Resort to visit Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Crazy Horse and other areas. This resort was part of the RPI system. First, they do not give you $10/night RPI rate, but do give you a substantial discount, to $18/night. The welcoming staff was very nice and had a great sense of humor. The park is very well laid out and there is grass and plenty of space between and behind all sites. There are also trash cans at every other site so trash is very convenient. This park is great for dogs due to the grass but also because there is a small and a very large dog park. There are restrictions of where you are allowed to bring the dogs but it is very well laid out. They give you a map and anything marked in yellow means no dogs plus there are signs. This is to respect other park attendees/permanent residents who don't want dogs in their area. The no dog space is to the right and is not inconvenient at all. There is also a 1.5+ mile walking path that takes you all around. Only wish is that they would have a separate adult pool. With the many children, it is hard to be at the pool without a lot of noise. We definitely will return however. - CiminoAdv