Place was empty. Very well kept and enjoyable. Love the creek going through. It was full so lots of wonderful sound.
I'll definitely be staying at this campground on my next visit to the Black Hills. Very nice for tent camping or boondocking with a small trailer. If you are looking for full RV hookups, they do have them but the RV sites are a bit tighter than I might prefer.
We tent camped here for a night. All tent sites are given out on a first come first serve basis. We got a quiet spot along the Spearfish River for $25/night. This campground has an awesome bathroom and shower which require a code to access. Definitely will stay here again.
Camped on a Sunday and there were plenty of open spots in the tent camping area. Everyone had plenty of room and a short walk to the restrooms/showers. Best part of this campsite is the creek that flows literally through the sites. Would highly recommend. No reservations for the primitive sites. Very friendly staff.
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.
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.
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.
Weekends are much busier than the week. Fish hatchery within walking distance, bike path goes through.
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.
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.