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Spearfish, South Dakota

Chris' Camp

Spearfish, South Dakota



Spearfish, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 642-2239

Sites: 228
Recent Rate: $43 6/2016

Latitude: 44.47073646911
Longitude: -103.82664263248

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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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • 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 no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • 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

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83 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Great campground. Lanna is wonderful and quite informative. Got to pick our site. Very clean and well maintained. Sites are plenty big .
We stayed in a 37 foot motorhome.

By all means, do Spearfish Canyon. Gorgeous. Devils Tower is also easily reached from here. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

This is your average park with lots of shade trees in some areas and open areas for satellite users. Fairly level sites and fairly close together. I had a back in site with a worn picnic table, no fire ring and no patio, just gravel for the site and grass in between sites. Great owners, extremely friendly and helpful. Cash, money order or check only, no credit or debit cards. Two pools and a kiddie pool. A little overpriced for what it is. I might stay here again but would look around the area first to see what else is available. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Spearfish Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, Devil's Tower, Deadwood and Sturgis. Plenty to see and do

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Park does not take plastic. Lady at the desk said it would cost them $300 for the card reader. OK, big park not willing to make a tax deductible expense for the convenience of the customers. Not good. Our campsite was very small. No room to park vehicle. Fortunately there were some unused sites across the road to park in. This is not a good big rig park. Site was all gravel, with one tree on the north side....no shade, and a well worn plastic picnic table. Sites are so small that the picnic tables have to be moved whenever someone is moving in or leaving. $43 per night is very high for what we got. Have had much nicer for $30. WiFi did not work. I asked about this and they said they had a lightning strike a couple of weeks ago and it had not yet been fixed. Customer friendly? On the positive side, the park had a nice swimming pool and the cable TV was better than average. Overall a bad experience. We will not be going back, and we would tell all of our big rig friends to stay away. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

A family run park for over 40 years, Chris' Campground sits, quite literally, on the doorstep of The Black Hills. Lana & Bryce (The Owners) operate under the premise that each guest be treated as family. Whether offering assistance on setting up one's rig or providing directions to a tourist attraction, they make their guests feel as if they have been lifelong friends. Immaculate restroom and shower facilities, two swimming pools and a 'petting zoo' represent just a few of the wonderful amenities provided here. Paved roads throughout the campground lead to gravel or grassy sites with plenty of room for the Big Rigs. We stayed (and currently reside) in Lot #77 which has bountiful afternoon shade and sits extremely close to laundry, showers and a very strong WiFi signal. Each site comes complete with Fire Ring and Picnic Table - with numerous Ramada's spread through the facility for larger crowds. Our site also provides cable TV. Whether you're a family of weekend adventurers, or full timers (like us), you'll certainly find Chris' Campground meets your needs. We, not only plan on staying here again, but also, plan to remain at this location until September. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Check Out Steerfish Steak and Smoke for an excellent T-Bone

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We have a premium pull through for a week which is an average site elsewhere. Very, very cramped for the price. Nice view, lots of grassy dog walking areas, roof top satellite good, camp wifi non existent and location is good for getting around. Camp is nicely laid out with good roads and pleasant owners. I would stay here again even with my complaints. We camped at Chris' Camp 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in this campground for 5 weeks in our coach. The staff are beyond helpful and ever so nice. The grounds are kept up beautifully. We did not use the laundry facilities, showers, or bathrooms but I did go in each of them just to check them out, and they were spotless. The site we were in on top of the hill (#52) was a really long pull-through. We are 43' with a 25' enclosed trailer, and we fit easily and still had room to park the Jeep. A bit tight though to our neighbors. Small patch of grass. Took some jockeying to get a satellite signal. Not able to put out the awning due to a large tree, but it shaded us well. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Great location for riding motorcycles! The black hills are so beautiful. Tough area though for cycling, a real challenge to ride those hills.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is fairly large with lots of shade trees yet does have some open sites for satellite users. Sites seem to be of varying sizes but they do have a number of large sites (pull through and back-in) that will handle big rigs and tow vehicle. Roads are paved, sites are gravel or grass with grass in between each. I felt the big rig sites were too close together. Our site was level. Wi-Fi was free and worked well during our stay. They have two nice size pools. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We were here to renew our South Dakota licenses so the owners were very helpful in preparing the necessary document for us to submit and giving us advice on the local DMV (Wednesday only). Nice place to stay to visit Spearfish, Sturgis and Deadwood. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in very efficient. Escort to site is a nice service. Laundry clean. Didn't use pool but looked nice. Park is more conducive to small fifth wheels and campers. Very, very tight getting into and out of site with motor home. Parked cars all over the place. Picnic tables old and with so little space they are just in the way. A real obstacle course driving in and out of park. So close to neighbor that we could not use slides on one side and still be able to walk between to get to car in back. Barely enough room to park tow vehicle without being in the road. The park was very full, probably nice place if not so crowded. Nowhere level to hook tow vehicle when leaving. Would not stay here again. We camped at Chris' Camp 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Loop through Spearfish Canyon, through Lead and into Deadwood is a nice drive.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Made a reservation in early May for a "premium" site-which included wi-fi, cable, sewer, near one of the 3 pools in the park. Wi-fi was nonexistent, good cable, sewer fine, several blocks from a pool. Biker week was coming the week after we got there. Very disappointed in the site. Will not return. We camped at Chris' Camp 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. There is a petting "farm" with baby goats, lambs and cows which was very nice to stop at each day! We stayed here two weeks to explore the area and it was a perfect location for getting around. The laundry was well kept, the grounds taken care of and people friendly. The only issue we had was the speed of the vehicles going through the park, including the golf carts of the people working there. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Site 105 was the best site with no one camping on the driver side. The camp provides three scenic drives scenarios and all three were very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Great reception when we arrived after a long haul from Billings. The owners keep the campground in excellent condition. Good facilities, fast WiFi and a great place to stay. Get in early for Sturgis. We camped at Chris' Camp 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in was very easy even though they were training their daughter. We were taken to several available spots and then was escorted to the one we chose. Sites were gravel with a picnic table and grass. Owners made sure ever thing was working and we were happy with our stay. They have two heated pools and we were given the temp. of each at check in. They do not take credit or debit cards but will take personal checks. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Shopping is close by as well as places to eat. Be sure to take trip thru Spearfish Canyon beautiful road trip.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park for the area. Very clean and well maintained facilities. Hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. Even has a couple of kennels where you can leave your dog for the day. Downsides are some sites are very narrow particularly in the lower campground area. WiFi in this area is basically none existent due to where the closest transmitter is located. Would stay here again but would ask for a site in a different section. Some sites throughout the park also have some issues with front to back slope. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Spearfish Canyon is worth the drive. Western Heritage Center is not worth the time.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in went a little slow, as owner tried to find us a pull through, which was what we asked for when we made the reservation, 5 months before.
We were led to a pull through site, on the lower level, which was partially shaded & fairly level. It was however barely long enough for us once we unloaded our toad.
When I asked where to park the toad, I was told to park it in a small back in site behind us. Sites in this area were extremely tight, our picnic table was 2' from our slideout, & extended into the neighbors site.
We did have full hookups, of the list of cable channels, we could only get 7 of them, some were duplicates, the WIFI was weak & slow. The laundry was clean, with washers for $2. And dryers for $1., but had to run twice to dry the clothes.
Didn't use the bathrooms or showers, so can't comment on them.
With the number of other campgrounds in the area, we probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Site 11
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has lots of grass and the site we set up on was all grass. It was pretty unlevel but we were able to get our lego blocks out and adjust. It did make the step into the RV a bit high though. The front desk was very accommodating and gave us several different options then took me around on his cart to look at the spots before I chose. There was lots of space between RVs but the park was also not very full. We would stay here again. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12-ish
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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