Erik J.
Lake Crystal, MN
Joined June 2018
A little disappointed but overall decent

The playground is nice. They have mini golf (one in pictures is down the road - not the one at campground). The pool was closed, it went from closed 1hr, to 2hr, to maybe the whole night we were there so we gave up and didn’t get to use it. The campsites are on a hill but it is tiered with relatIvely level cement pads. No fire rings and barely any room to hang out outside of your rig or for kids to play near it. Sewer hook up was on the left side but water and elec hookups were on the right so depending on how you set up you had to walk over hookups. Close to many attractions such as Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens.

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.

One of the best in the Black Hills!

Great site, great views, just plain great. If you camp without hookups make sure you stay here, you won’t be disappointed.

it doesn’t get much better!

Nice campground tucked between two hills, one side wooded, one side grassland. Wild life, hiking, fire pits, nice tables, level sites with water available but not for hook up.

Great place to recharge/fill

We tend to do more secluded campsites for a few days and then find a place like Beaver Lake to plug in for a night, drain our tanks, and refill our fresh water. We were very happy with the site we had here and will stop back again in the future. Short drive to the Jewel Cave which is great because it took us 2 attempts to get tickets to see it as it sells out fast. After not getting into Jewel Cave the first day we hiked Black Elk Peak and then stayed here to wake up early to be at the cave when it opened.

Great location, not roughing it.

I have to say the campground was in a great location a beautiful drive down to it that got the whole family excited to be in the badlands! Our complaint (probably our fault for not doing more research) is that you don’t actually get a “campsite” you pull over on the side of the road (vehicles on both sides with a driving lane down the middle) and hook up to an electrical box. That Is it…it’s literally a parallel parking spot on the side of the road which left our door and awning (if we would have used it) facing out into the middle of the road. At least they give you a table out in the grass. It just wasn’t what we expected. lf you want to spend a day in the badlands I’d crash at this site again but I wouldn’t make it my destination for an extended period of time.