Chose this campground so we could visit friends near Big Sky. Overall was a nice forest campground on the Gallatin river. We stayed at site 5 - just a 20 foot walk to the river. We had plenty of privacy in our site. While there is no water hookups, you can fill up when you enter the campground (just go left and left again). We would stay here again if in the area.
This review is for North Fork Campground (by the river). Stayed here 2 nights. Views of the canyon/cliff walls were fantastic! Sites had electric and water hookups. There was a dump station by the entrance. The sights were all pull through - just little pullouts off campground road. Not many trees. Privacy was good; you weren't crammed in like many RV parks. Bathrooms decently clean, but had lots of bugs and poor ventilation. There was a little playground in the middle of park. Overall a solid campground with good location between Cody (10 minutes away) and Yellowstone (60 minutes away). Would stay here again, especially for the price.
The only flaw - would loved to have water hookup. Otherwise this campground is a nice forested campground about 1/4 mile from Sylvan Lake (gorgeous lake and good for swimming). There is a campground store there with some basic goods. Lodge is also close. Our site was a backin (22E). There is a good mix of tent and RV sites in the park. Bathrooms and showers (free!) were clean. Had tables and fire ring. This campground provided a great launching off point for other Black Hills side trips! In addition, Harney peak trailhead is right here (great 7 mile hike!) and Needles are right around the corner. ONE note - Be aware of the tunnel height/width before you come - no RV can make it through the Needles highway (coming in from southeast into campground). Can be accessed from town of Custer just fine (no tunnels).
Perfectly situated in the park; close to main visitor center, amphitheater, loop road, and great view of Badlands formations. As others have noted, a little odd setup where each site is a pull in off the road, but this was fine as we were able to hook to electricity fine. Wish each spot had water hookup. Bathrooms were dated, but spotless. Note that website is a little dodgy when booking; you have to keep clicking until you find the RV sites. Nice spot for visiting Badlands.
Location, location, location! Park has a few rough edges (bathrooms were dated and lots of bugs, showers were a bit dank), but overall had a positive stay and would come again. Restaurant was closed for remodeling. Store was sufficient for some extra items we needed and the ice cream cones were good! The showing of Close Encounters was done on a 30 or so inch TV with chairs around it. Park has playground and pool, so its great for kids. But back to location - our spot had perfect unobstructed view of the Tower. Perfect!
Not much else to say that other reviews have not. This was a nice jumping off point for attending Green River Rendezvous in Pinedale - just a short 10 minute drive away. Sites were spacious. Park was quiet. Showers and bathrooms were clean. Host was very nice. Wind River Mountains were pretty in the background. Would stay here again if in area. Only minor thing is we needed to get 50 amp adapter since that was all it took (its our first big trip in our new trailer).