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180 Reviews of 21 Bear Butte, South Dakota Campgrounds

Julie H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Good, not great campground

The best thing about this campground was the host. He keeps a clean, if primitive, campground and seems genuinely interested in the comfort of the guests. Poor Verizon reception. Clean vault toilets, no sanitizer or hand wash stations tho.

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Month of VisitJuly
Julie H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Good, not great campground

The best thing about this campground was the host. He keeps a clean, if primitive, campground and seems genuinely interested in the comfort of the guests. Poor Verizon reception. Clean vault toilets, no sanitizer or hand wash stations tho.

Site19
Month of VisitJuly
Ashley R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Loved it!

Our spot was one of the doubles and overlooked Deerfield Lake. The host was friendly and the toilet was the cleanest I’ve seen at a campsite. It was our first time staying at Dutchman, and we’ll definitely be back! It’s about a 40 minute drive from Hill City and secluded from any road traffic and…

Site37
Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Nice campsite.

It's a nice location. Not too far from town, so you can easily drive into deadwood, for the day/night if you want. Beautiful spot, I recently stayed in a site just a short walk away from the water. So beautiful. The lake is small but still great.

Siteloop C
Month of VisitJune
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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Excellent family campground with tons of amenities.

This campground is awesome! With views of Black Elk Peak, a 30 minute drive to most attractions near Mt Rushmore, you can’t beat it. The kids loves the pool area, splash park, and mini-golf. Multiple activities each day for the kids to do.
Sites are mostly level and easy in and out, many…

Site158
Month of VisitJuly
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

No Cell! No Internet!

Verizon cell coverage was non-existent, which admittedly is outside of their control. But there was absolutely no Internet access through their WiFi, which is within their control. Their suggestion: drive 10-15 mins to nearby town to find their library. Sorry... that just doesn’t work in this day…

Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

KOA Mt Rushmore Palmer Gulch

Would've give 5 stars but they don't pay attention to the size of the trailers and the size of their spots. They just throw you in anywhere. Took us a good hour to park and set the trailer ground was so uneven we ended up having to dig out a hole for our tires to sit in to level out the trailer.…

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Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Quiet and beautiful

This was one of our favorite spots on our road trip through SD! Quiet, beautiful and close to Rushmore, Hill City and Custer! The sites were nice with new concrete pads and fire pits. Pit toilets, didn’t see any showers.

Site17
Month of VisitJuly
Alan J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Great place to camp

Very nice place to camp. We have a small teardrop trailer and we are staying in the tent/popup area. It's really nice a little creek winds through the campground. And we are right beside that. Definitely recommend this place. Nice store and they have a cafe and sell some hot food for breakfast…

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Site2
Month of VisitJuly
Mac M.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Fly fish right in your campground

Quiet, centrally located campground in one of the premier parks in the USA. Immaculate bathrooms and showers, great camp host, electric and accessible water. Trout fishing adjacent to campground. Bison and BH Sheep grazing right through site.

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Month of VisitJune
Dara B.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Wonderful for families

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palmer Gulch KoA. We have two kids ages 3 & 7 and we never ran out of activities at the campground. We rented a full day UTV, rented “banana bikes” and utilized all of the fun zone. Unfortunately, all the horse rides were booked for our weekend.

We had site…

Site303
Month of VisitJune
Erin W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Scenic Wonderland

This campground was small yet spaced out sites. The best part of this campground was its location. Easy hike down to Sylvan Lake and Store & laundry mat. The lake does seem like it would be very busy in peak summer days. We can’t just as the campground opened up in May. It is also on the scenic…

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Site1
Month of VisitJune
Erin W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Quiet Area

Nestled amongst the Pines Stockdale north was a quiet campground to visit. The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. There was one main bathroom with showers… Probably the cleanest bathroom I’ve ever been in. Additional outhouses were on each loop.

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Month of VisitJune
Lauren N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

Camping Right Near Mount Rushmore

Me and my friend (both young females) arrived at this campsite after seeing Mount Rushmore and doing a long hike.

There were plenty of parking spots and plenty of space to set up a tent. We decided to set up our tent on one of the sites right by the parking lot. It was a pretty quiet night just a…

Month of VisitJune
Lynn N.
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Quiet, Lots to do!

This campground is very clean, well kept, and VERY Large! There are UTVs that you can rent to go out on the trails, there's a fun zone for the kids that has bouncy houses, the pools, Mini Golf and more! There are over 500 sites at this campground plus cabins, a restaurant, a hotel, riding stables…

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Site415
Month of VisitJune

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