Ali V.

The Dyrt Pro

Salt Lake City, UT

Joined July 2018


Best campground in area

Nice park on the east side of Yankton. Would rate much higher except roads need more gravel and there are a few serious dips and bumps in the roads. Really nice staff, super clean restrooms, and nice patio sites for the reasonable rate.

Dog park, pool and other amenities are well maintained.

Good for a city campground!

Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Nightly site only had electric. Full hook up sites can only be rented seasonally. Lots of road noise and none of the site were very level. Nightly/weekly rate available. Campground can get very cramped. Hard to park if you have a bigger camper.

Exit 322 off of I-90 to this great spot!

Great city campground and super peaceful spot. Not too far off of I-90 (30 mins.) when traveling through South Dakota. 

Tent camping center of town without electric is free. Pads with electric are$15. Free pool, nice small lake across from site, concrete sidewalk around lake. Bathrooms in pool house, water on site. Picnic tables on site. 1-5 campsites available.

Campground is very quiet.

Campground is 25 miles from Mandan. The campground has 2 vault toilets, 10 electric sites, potable water, dumping, and picnic sites. Nearby trail heads, water access and boat ramps, fish cleaning station and historic sites. Pull through sites are reserved for 30+ day camping. Very little shade but close to water.

9 miles away from Crazy Horse

Great little campground! Very close to attractions and the town. 17 RV sites, all sites are pull thru and can accommodate any size RV 20/30/50. Full and partial hookups, water, sewer, dump station, Wi-Fi, and picnic tables.

Located 22 miles from Mt. Rushmore, 9 miles from Crazy Horse, 7 miles to Jewel Cave and 8 miles to Custer State Park.

Stopped here on the way back from WY

24 sites total on an embankment right above the river. Sites are all back in with adequate room. Grass is mowed but that is that is the only maintenance done in this area. 

Unfortunately, this area is poorly taken care of and there is a lot of trash at the campsites. People have left garbage at every spot and you see it in all the areas that weren’t mowed.

No electricity or water. Some sites have picnic tables. Partial shade at all sites.

Good location

Conveniently located, small-ish RV park in Hill City. Mosly level gravel pads with full hook up. Wifi was very spotty so a hot spot would be needed. However, cell service in this area is also very spotty. With that said, it’s a good place to disconnect. Showers and laundry were fine. The park itself is quiet, but there is road noise.

Nearby the wind caves

Non-reservable campground that is first come, first serve. Primitive campground with bathrooms with no shower. 27 sites available. Angostura Recreation Area is worth a visit if you're at Rifle Pit Campground, and the Norbeck Trail is a great hiking trail close by.

Lots of open space.

Not my idea of a great campground. Not a lot of shade trees. This place has tent, RV, and cabin sites available. Wi-fi, laundromat, general store, electric/water hookups. Bathrooms are big, spacious, and clean.

Good views

The campground was a short walk to the hotel, restaurant, and pool. The campground is in need of some repairs. The pit toilets near the dock are not great. When I stayed there the south end bathrooms at the campground had out of order signs on them. Most of the spots here are rented out on a monthly basis and the good spots are taken. 

If I had to stay here again, I would probably just stay at the hotel and not suffer through staying in the campground.

Centrally located!

Close to a lot of really neat locations but quiet enough because it’s not right in town. I like how it’s centrally located. Low cost and comfortable. It’s about a 20-minute drive into Rapid City.
 While in town, check out the morning side cafe. Great breakfast! For dinner, I recommend trying Juniper. Yummy!

Along with the typical attractions, I highly recommend checking out Devil’s Bathtub (45 minutes from the campground) and Black Elk Peak (1 hr.) hiking trails while staying in the area.


Very busy and lots of out of state campers at this campground. I prefer camping off the grid so this was a struggle to get used to during our weekend. Bathrooms were okay. Breakfast at the restaurant at KOA was nice! I’ve camped outside of Ouray before and prefer the other camping options way more.

First campground in the canyon

Great trails and a beautiful river. The double site in the back is my favorite (except the abandoned camper across the road). Very wooded. Campsites have firepit and picnic tables. Water source but no water hookups. Vault toilets were clean and looked new. 

If this campground is full, continue up the canyon. Great sites along this road.

Great location

Great location! Across the road is the Wind Caves Trailhead. Just down the road is the Crimson Trail Head. Liked this campground because it was quiet and intimate. 

Mosquitos can be bad so be prepared for that. Each site had a fire pit and picnic table. Looks like very soon they will be taking down some trees in this campground as many of them were sprayed to be cut. It is a little overgrown but it added to the charm for me.

Small campground ⛺️

Private campground close to the river. A good place to try out some fishing.

Each site had a fire pit, picnic table, and plenty of shade. The campground does have bathrooms and running water. Close to many trailheads, the only negative is that sometimes it can be loud due to traffic.

First come, first serve!

Great area and very clean. The noise from the road isn't very noticeable as you sit along a beautiful creek. It's super relaxing and very afforable! 

Vault toilets, no water but lots of shade. Each site has a picnic table, tent, and fire pits. Dumpster available when leaving the campground. I would consider this campground more on the primitive side of things.

On the beach!

This campground seems like it is one of the closer campgrounds to the water. It's pet-friendly, has full hookups, picnic tables, and wifi. The nice thing about this campground is it does have a beach as well as water/lake access. Not as many amenities as the KOA (Bear Lake/Marina Side). 

The bathhouse was very clean. Did seem less busy than the KOA (Bear Lake/Marina Side).

Direct lake access

This site does have direct access to Bear Lake however it is very close to the highway with no privacy or trees. Sites are very close together and don't have any firepits. 

All in all, it just looks a little rough around the edges. I would camp here if there were no spots available at either KOA in town or at Hotel RV Park nearby.

Great alternative to camping in town

Loved the peacefulness of this campground. 

Way fewer people and way more remote than in town camping. Each campsite has a fire pit and a picnic table. There’s our bathroom area as well as water access. Loved how wooded and private it seemed. Short drive into town or access water. 

In my opinion, the drive is worth it as this is way more peaceful than any area campground.

Not as busy as the other campgrounds in town

Smaller in size and way less amenities than the other KOA but way more quiet. If you’re looking to have a more peaceful stay, this is your place. Further away from the lake.