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07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful campground in the beautiful Black Hills. Some of the hills to get here are steep, so be prepared because you are staying in the mountains of SD. We camped here for six nights in the Lower Ranch Camp at the end site #190. We were backed into the farthest site of three that were somewhat close together. The site was long and the two nearby were staggered, but the drawback was that our view was partially of the back of the rig next to us. At one point the smoke from our fire pit which was about 30 feet behind their rig was going into their camper and we had to put it out. Our site was quiet and very peaceful. The bathrooms were a hike up the small hill to the 'Ranch Camp.' They were clean and well kept. We camped here in a Travel Trailer so we didn't use them, but did check them out. We loved that the Lower Ranch Camp had great views of the meadow and was easy to walk over to the new playground and heated pool. The general store was wonderful and also had ice cream. There is also a gas pump on site that is fairly priced. The location is wonderful and close to Hill City, Mt. Rushmore & Custer State Park. Overall a wonderful place to stay for a week and a great family park. We would stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stopped here on the way back from the Black Hills. We had stayed at the KOA in Mitchell on the way to the Black Hills and here on the way back to MN. This park is older and more run down than the KOA. Some of the lake view sites on the outer loop had beautiful views that might score them a 9 or 10. Otherwise, the sites are very close together and some are rather short. Wi-fi is not available, but phone service was strong. This park is close to fast food and a grocery store if you need anything. Be careful with children riding bikes as some of the hills are very steep and dangerous. The park did have a newer playground which the kids seemed to enjoy.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy access on and off I-90. Stopped here on our way to the Black Hills. Staff was extremely friendly and escorted us to our site. We were in a pull thru site near the cabins and playground. Playgrounds are older but clean. Sites are relatively close together. If you want more room in a site, ask to stay on the outer loop near the road. The road is quiet and these sites faced a farm. Wi-fi worked well and was fast. Overall a nice, clean and quiet place to stay for a night.
05/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is an older park that is showing its age. We brought our Travel Trailer and used pull through site 45 on the main side of the campground. The site faces the site directly next to it and leaves little privacy. The campground feels more like a club because of all the seasonal rentals. The weekend we were there was spent listening to seasonal renters building decks (saws, compressors & somewhat loud music) as well as children and adults zipping around in golf carts. It was a holiday weekend too, so the campground was very busy since they were sold out. The playground equipment is not safe for small children and appears to be at least 30 years old with chipping paint and no safety bars on the slide. The owners are very nice people.
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