We absolutely loved Big Pine Campground. We stayed here for four nights and enjoyed every single one. The owners are such nice, friendly people. He took us to our site and helped us back in our trailer, making sure we were positioned right for our awning and hook ups. Then he carried the three bundles of firewood we purchased, right to our fire pit. The campground is nice and quiet, well treed and shaded, and the sites are spaced well for privacy. It's a great place to stay to see all the near attractions such as Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore and the Jewel and Wind Caves. We thought this campground was the absolute best place to stay, and at $36 per night was the best value for our money. I can't say enough good things about this place, and our family will absolutely go back.
This was our first visit to this park. The lower sites are right off the large beach on the lake with a playground for kids. There is a paved boat launch and paved roads throughout the campground which are great for riding bicycles. There is a volleyball net in a nice open field near the upper camp sites. Some upper camp sites have smaller trees (like the one we stayed in), so are more open and in the sun, but there are plenty other sites with mature trees and great shade. The sites are spacious and level and have picnic tables and fire pits. The scenery is beautiful and we had a great time camping here. We would definitely camp here again.
We stayed here for two nights, and the staff here is very friendly and the park is nicely maintained with paved roads, shrubs and small trees (not at all big enough to provide any shade however). There is 16 cable channels, and the WiFi at our site didn't work all that well, but they tell you that there is no guarantee that their WiFi will work at all sites, so if it doesn't you just won't get it. We were in a pull through site, and there is plenty of room to get a rig in and out with ease. Unless you read the park rules on line, you will find when you get there as we did, that there are no fire pits as the city bylaws stipulate no open fires. The picnic tables are also plastic, so BBQ's are not allowed on top of them. It is a great location to Yellowstone National Park, since West Yellowstone is right on the border of the park. Seemed like one of the nicer parks in the area.