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About Spearfish City Campground
Access
Drive In
Operator
Municipal
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Spearfish City Campground is located in South Dakota
Latitude
44.481 N
Longitude
-103.86 W
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10 Reviews of Spearfish City Campground
Popular, but Peaceful

We stayed at this campsite for one night on our way down to Mount Rushmore, it was a Thursday night early September. We picked a site near the back of the camp grounds located near the creek and close to a small parking lot (close by to the pet exercise area on the map - though it's labelled as an ice rink on grounds). From this site, we were close to the bathrooms (which had both toilet stalls and shower stalls) and drinking water. The campground is quite large, with a lot of space for RVs and tent-campers as well. As a primitive camper, we were located quite close to other campers but everyone was respectful and we slept peacefully through the night. Each primitive campsite had a nearby picnic table, that was great for meal times. Being next to the creek was additionally peaceful, as we could hear the water through the night (which I enjoyed, though other sites are far enough away that you don't have to hear the water if you wouldn't want to).

The camp grounds is located close to the DC Booth Hatchery which is an interesting piece of the local history, and provided us with the opportunity to see some Rainbow Trout.

On the way out of the campgrounds, we were presented with an incredible opportunity to see a large bird of prey making off with a large Trout in its talons.

Great for family camping, or for a place to stop for a few nights but not what you're looking for if you're hoping to be out in the back woods.

Not our cup of tea

Facilities are really nice I won’t lie, we just didn’t like how close every site was and how crowded it felt. Had two nights reserved cancelled after the first to find something more our style. Cancel by 11am for refund.

Close to town

This is run by the City of Spearfish along the banks of Spearfish Creek. Real close to stores and I-90. Found this CG at the last minute one evening out of necessity. Plenty of drive up sites for campers/RVs or tents. Not too many sites have trees for hammocks, though it is shady. Sites are close together, so if you don't mind making camp friends this is perfect. Clean and well maintained. Our site had the creek running through it, which was great for relaxing.

Picturesque, quiet, close to touristy areas, but far enough away.

Weekends are much busier than the week. Fish hatchery within walking distance, bike path goes through.

Crowded

Camped, and lived in that town / campground. If your the kind of "Camper", who doesn't mind another camper 10' from you, (in alot of sites, not all) But, you do have EVERY hook-up you'll ever need. It's Very strictly run. It's tough to even drive through it to look what "pad" you want, they want you to stop before, but you can't get "eyes on" the pad to see if you even like it. Lots of noise. Not much "privacy". But it is located right by the Awesome Fish Hatchery! That's the best part.

Clean, well maintained, great bathrooms!

We stayed here for 3 nights after spending 3 nights closer in custer. Well maintained campground, our site was right across the road from the Creek. We stayed in July and the city of Spearfish had activities in the park (about 1/4 mile away) every evening (magician, concerts, etc). The hatchery was great as well. We spent a lot of time exploring Spearfish Canyon/Roughlock Falls/Lead/etc but spent one day just to relax at the campground/hatchery/Park. It was great.

Campsites were pretty close together but it was not anywhere near full when we were there so we had plenty of space. Paved roads were great for kids to ride their bikes.

Nice town. Close to creek

good campground if you’re alright with being in town or need electricity. Close to spearfish canyon and the creek runs right through the capground.

A creek runs through it.

We originally were going to stay in the Badlands national park but the weather turned cold so we decided to switch since fires are not allowed in the National park. Pro: This campsite was close enough to everything of interest. We did get up early and drove 1 hour and 45 minutes to the Badlands for sunrise. Spectacular! We did Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse monument another day and a third day hiking and checking out the local waterfalls.

The camp sites are very close together ( no privacy) but people were quiet and respectful. There is a lovely creek you can sit by and enjoy. Facilities clean . Management is friendly and laid back. The laid back was a con for us as dogs were allowed to be off leash inspite of the 6 foot leash rule. That was not good for our small dog when a large dog ran over to check out my dogs food. (The loose dog owners loved it!)

Nice Campground, Close to Everything

right along spearfish creek, this campground was really nice and kept up well. Clean, good upkeep on the bathrooms and walking distance from grocery stores and laundry, etc. Fishing is fun and there is the hatchery nearby. Also ventured up to Spearfish Canyon for a hike, which i highly recommend if you have time as it is beautiful views - especially in the fall when the leaves are changing.

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Great place in town

We stayed in Spearfish overnight on the way home. It was a great campground. Very clean and the people we great. The stream running through the campground is crystal clear and the kids loved playing in it. Highly recommend checking it out if you are in the area!