We only spent one night on our way back home, but can’t wait to go back. The campground gives campers plenty of room to spread out, lots of open space for the kids to play, and not crowded when we stopped by late July. We are looking forward to a return trip to do some more exploring around the lake.
Had a fun time at the south shore campground of Lake Sheridan. Hosts were great. Beach for the kids, quiet and peaceful. Camped in our 38’ motorhome. Reserved our site well in advance. Quiet time for generators was observed by all. Location was great for visiting nearby attractions. No cell service in the campground. Found one area where I could get cell service while walking the dogs and that was on the main road overlooking the beach area. If coming in from Rapid City, our GPS had us turning onto a gravel road telling us to drive 4 miles. We ignored and ended up on a paved road leading into the campground. Took our Jeep down the gravel road after a trip to Mt Rushmore and it wasn’t bad, just not a good road for a motorhome. Looking forward to another trip to the Black Hills for more exploring.
You just have to get out and explore. We had to park at the Sawmill portion of the campground, due to the size of our motorhome at 38’. Would have loved to be able to stay at the main area, but this worked well for us. Plenty of room. The river ran right outside our window. Follow the road into Shoshone National Forest for some spectacular views of the valley. There is also a lake, can’t remember the name, up on top of the mountains, offers dispersed camping along with a bunch of cows, along the lake shore, or you can bring your kayak and just cruise the lake at an easy entry. Sinks Canyon State Park offers a number of trails for hiking and we enjoyed the ones we had time to go on. Trails by the main campground, by the Visitor Center, and across from Sawmill going up the hillside. Lots to do. Lots of fun for the kids and the parents. Now that we know, looking forward to heading back.
During the 2020 season, the state of Wyoming has requested reservations for every stay.
Spent a week here and would have stayed longer if I had known how much the family was going to enjoy it. Only 4 stars because we travel in a 38’ motorhome and the sites were very tight, but to be expected in an older campground that was never designed with larger rigs in mind. Bison and Elk visited our site almost every day. Saw a Grizzly by the marina area, just around the corner. Great spot to head out in all directions to see the sights. Enjoyed the fishing charter. Caught three Cutthroat Trout (catch and release only) and one Lake Trout that we cooked up for dinner. Verizon works in the campground, but nothing else. We use AT&T for cell and a Verizon MiFi.
We were lucky to find an open spot. There are 14 campsites dispersed down a four mile long gravel road. Part of the National Forest. Great views of the Tetons from several sites. We made it to the end of the road in our 38’ motorhome with tow vehicle attached. Just drive slow. Kids had a blast playing along Spread Creek. Tons of mosquitoes, so bring lots of bug spray. Had AT&T cell service and Verizon. Probably my favorite spot to camp on our recent trip, other than those darn mosquitoes.