Let me start by saying that we travel utilizing campground cabins for the majority of our traveling. Regarding this campground, the cabin was fairly decent, however the mattress/pads were VERY thin. When you lay on the pad, you can feel the wood underneath! The restroom/showers were by far the worst That my family and I have ever used. The shower stalls were especially disgusting! I would gladly pay twice the price to stay at a campground with clean facilities. I would NEVER stay at Whispering Pines Campground ever again. In fact, I forfeit a second nights prepayment to go to a nearby KOA with clean facilities. We camped at Whispering Pines Campground in a Cabin.
Tips for other Campers:
Zero stores or attractions nearby. Do yourself a favor, and stay in Hill City or Keystone!
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $42.00
New owners and super friendly. Very helpful with information about drives in and around Rushmore. Campsite was grass and luckily ours was level. Some of the others didn't look so good. That said, the owner was right there helping us level out. We camped at Whispering Pines Campground in a Travel Trailer.
This park was the perfect location for visiting both the Mt. Rushmore area and Deadwood. Even though it was located adjacent to a highway, it was very quiet and peaceful. This is an older park and has quite a few sites, however, the owner indicated they will be removing every other site to allow for even more space between rigs. As it was, there were not many rigs, which gave us an abundance of room! Sites are grass, which the dog loved. We were concerned about the wet ground and the weight of our motorhome causing a problem, but all was fine. We would gladly stay here again. We camped at Whispering Pines Campground in a Motorhome.
We were only going to stay here for a few nights but felt so welcome and relaxed that we extended. The park is under new management as of May 2013, and the young couple and their family are working very hard to upgrade and beautify the facilities. The sites are all grass, and ours was plenty big enough to fit our 40 foot 5 th wheeler with 4 slides. All hookups worked well. The park is in a little valley just off Highway 385, and there was a little noise, but what else could we expect the week before the Sturgis Bike Rally. Having said that, it was nice and quiet at night. The location is perfectly situated between all the hot spots in the area - ie Deadwood, Lead, Sturgis, Mt Rushmore, etc. There is a great little general store on site which sells all the essentials and some nice little souvenirs. There are plenty of level, fully grassed tent sites and every site has a wooden picnic table and fire ring. (You can purchase fire wood from the store). We would definitely recommend staying here. We camped at Whispering Pines Campground in a Fifth Wheel.