it was a wonderful experience staying here. the property is set in the forest with full and semi full hook ups. Back in spots aren't for the faint of heart but the views make it worth it. The staff is super friendly as well. Additionally, bear country USA the drive through wildlife park is right next door which makes it fun for the whole family to drive through.
We weren’t sure what to expect, but ended up being pleasantly surprised. We were glad we were just outside of the tight, hilly regions closer to Mt Rushmore… nearby to town on a main drag for supply replenishment. It was very clean and they helped us to our site. In the summer they offer a pancake breakfast! The kids loved the playground, putt putt golf and pool and it felt very safe to have them there. Bathrooms were clean. Nice pull through sites. There was SO much to do nearby! And the staff was super friendly and very helpful!
The playground is nice. They have mini golf (one in pictures is down the road - not the one at campground). The pool was closed, it went from closed 1hr, to 2hr, to maybe the whole night we were there so we gave up and didn’t get to use it. The campsites are on a hill but it is tiered with relatIvely level cement pads. No fire rings and barely any room to hang out outside of your rig or for kids to play near it. Sewer hook up was on the left side but water and elec hookups were on the right so depending on how you set up you had to walk over hookups. Close to many attractions such as Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens.
I enjoyed my stay at this campground. There are both RV and tent sites, and most of the tent sites are set back in the farthest part of the campground where it's very wooded and quiet. The bath/shower houses were some of the nicest I've ever encountered at a campground, and they even had laundry facilities which were a real bonus after being on the road almost 2 weeks. There are also lots of other amenities as well (a pool, playground, basketball and horseshoe courts, and some pavilions). The campground itself is fairly close to the local monuments and attractions (like Jewel Cave, Mt Rushmore, and Crazy Horse) and downtown Rapid City, and only about an hour from Wall, SD.
If I could come up with one "con", it would be that the picnic tables they have are built on tubular metal bases with uncapped ends. Basically it means that the bases are PERFECT homes for hornet nests.. the picnic table on my site had a nest in it which rendered it pretty unusable. Otherwise, that's it! I enjoyed my stay here.