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Black Hills National Forest , SOUTH DAKOTA

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Most Recent Black Hills National Forest Camping Reviews
Beautiful Lake & Sunset Views!

We loved this campground, all sites give you a little privacy and it was so quiet. The lake was beautiful, so bring your kayaks. There is a hiking trail around the lake and several benches to just sit and take in the sunsets. Very clean!

Hidden gem

One of my favorites. Special spot.

A good base camp for the area

The family that runs it are very friendly. It’s a crowded place by virtue of the land. It’s in a canyon behind Mt. Rushmore. A creek and a scenic railroad run past it. All the RV spaces require you to back in, so you’d better be good at it. We had a tent site amongst others in a side canyon surrounded on three sides by very steep hills and rocks. Rather pretty. Did not get to see the cabins, but they are uphill, away from the camp sites. The showers are cramped but clean and there is a heated pool as well. Nearby is the tourist town of Keystone. Also in a canyon, the stores are on top of each other. The best place to eat is the Powder Lodge up the road. All in all, a good place to explore from, but not necessarily to hang out.

Nice secluded spot

It was a nice secluded spot that definitely requires a 4x4 or at least some decent clearance There were also a ton of hornets there, must have been a nest nearby

Awesome for kids

We loved staying here with our kids while I was working in the oil fields.

Caves were sweet

We loved the caves we came to visit for the day.

Great trout fishing

We stayed here while we were on a road trip to see my dad we loved it great fishing will be back

Pleasant spot

Great views all around with a pleasant stream running through, BLM road behind the site for a stroll/potential free camping. The BLM road was not passable mid-october due to flooding. The site has some evidence of local kids using it as a target range (holes in sign, trash cans, and fence posts). Overall, pretty nice in the off-season -- access roads were all flat and passable w a good amount of snow cover.

Perfect Location for Black Hills!

One of the nicest KOA's we have stayed at with SO many amenities! However, it was VERY crowded and almost felt like we were stacked on top of each other (reason for 4 stars). We were so tight in our RV site we barely had room for one tent and  we really needed space for two…..but next time we would reserve a bigger site earlier in the season.

But the bathrooms were nice and clean, there was plenty to do like a pool, nice store, breakfast, horseback riding, games and movies and even a chuck wagon dinner (reserve in advance).  It also was is the best location to visit a variety of historical and nature sites like Mount Rushmore, Black Elk Peak Trail, the Needles drive in Custer SP along with various caverns, the 1886 train and nearby Wall Drug & Badlands NP. By far my favorite thing every morning was the "cowgirl wake up call" when they rounded up the horses and herded them to the front of the campground along a channel near our campsite.

Solid happy medium

Great stop not too far from the road. There was only one other camper there when we went. Weather was perfect for hammock camping which all the trees made easily possible. Little bit of road noise but if you’re looking for a somewhat primitive spot with the conveniences of a bathroom (along with other basic amenities; table, fire ring, etc.) this is a solid happy medium. This is the kind of off the highway camping spot that gives you that good balance of nature and quick access to get back to ramblin’.