We stayed 10 days at this campground. We used it as a base for touring all the attractions in the area of which there are many. We had a nice site, but there was some dust from the road at the side of the campground that leads to a modest subdivision. The rate reflects a few days at the "Sturgis Rates". We checked other campgrounds in the area and were glad we had picked this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked Beaver Lake to stay at for 5 days because of the reviews and that it advertised WiFi and cable TV. Most of the campgrounds in the Custer area don't have cable. The advertised WiFi is a joke. It's sporadic all over the park. Signal strength varies from good to non-existent within a 5 minute period and our site ("A") only had a signal once. They have an "internet room" near the office that has DSL broadband, but power was out on all the wall plugs. I reported it the first day, but it was never fixed. Consequently, I had to run on the laptop battery and recharge at the site. There's a cell phone signal at only one place (that I could find), near the office, next to a sign saying "Cell Phone Hotspot." The showers and bathrooms were clean but the shower stalls are so small, getting dressed and undressed is very difficult, even for my wife who's 5'1", 105 lbs. The people were friendly, if a bit stand-offish after I complained about the lack of power in the internet room. Parts of the site are very dusty (the ones with no shade) and I agree with the comment that the location is pretty far from a lot of the better attractions. Even with the Good Sam discount, this site was expensive and I would not recommend it for more than an overnight stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here 4 nights while touring the Blackhills area. Shady sites. Overall site may not be level, but the RV gravel pads seemed fairly level side to side. Very friendly staff. Good laundry facilities with a change machine so you can use any time. Our particular site was on the end and had access to the Southwest sky, so our portable satellite worked well. However, many sites may be blocked by trees. Good location just outside of Custer which had one good local owned and one larger chain grocery store. While not the nicest, it was very adequate and a good value. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park that is quite hilly but manageable, and the sites mostly appear to be level. Several sites are capable of accommodating the largest RVs. Staff is helpful and friendly. They enforce park rules to enhance the camping experience for everyone. Great place for children and pets. Fairly well stocked store at the office. Easy access to Custer and Black Hills attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
With all of the great ratings, I was sure this was the place to pick in the Rushmore area. Not quite. The staff was nice, and we were shown to our site. They advertise a water park with water slide and 2 pools which they have. One pool is just large enough to land in from the slide and the other is a really small pool. Not my idea of a water park. The laundry had a limited number of machines, and some were out of order. There are some good sites. Mine was not. My site required some leveling, and when you stepped off the steps, you had to be careful as there was a fairly steep incline with no real landing. We stayed in the part of the park next to Beaver Lake Rd. Don't make that mistake. There was no shade, and it is next to a very busy dirt road where traffic roars by at all hours. If it is dry, the dust clouds created are terrible. It took a lot to finally get my 5th wheel and truck clean. It is also a little too far away from the places I wanted to visit. Next time I would stay closer to Rapid City or at least Keystone but definitely not here. Very disappointed especially with all the great ratings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with lots of amenities. Some sites were close. Store was well stocked. Staff was very friendly. A bit busy due to lots of kids but was not a problem. We used as a base camp for visiting the area. We stayed 4 nights and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife and I stayed at Beaver Lake Camp Ground for 12 nights and were very happy with this park. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The showers and restrooms are very clean and in good condition. The WiFi worked well most of the time. We look forward to staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy to get into with big rig, but campground is hilly. However, remember you are in SD Black Hills. Shown to site by owner. Site was level and well groomed. Office staff very helpful, and check in was speedy. Nice park. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Park! Very affordable with discounts due to Good Sam's and length of stay. Host very friendly. There are rules, easy to follow, basically common sense that are found at most family campgrounds. Had two bad storms with hail that affected septic system in men's bathroom. Had it cleaned up very quickly. Well equipped store with groceries and RV supplies. Lots of sites with shade trees. Located near to many activities in the Black Hills. Sites were a little close together, only thing that kept it from getting a 10! Would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here for 5 days to explore the area. Very peaceful and quiet setting. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The park is hilly and wooded which gives the sites a lot of privacy. On the west side of Custer, but easy access to town and all the other sites. Good cable and decent Wi-Fi. The pool wasn't open yet, but we did use the laundry which was large and clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is on hilly ground, but the sites seem to reasonably level. The staff is friendly and efficient. We were guided to our site and given instructions for the exit route. He pointed out a rack with a large number of bicycles which are available for guests to use for riding in the camp. Wi-Fi works well at our site which is a considerable distance from the office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here four nights while exploring the area. It is a nice park that is well laid out with a good mix of site sizes. The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed a week. Many beautiful wooded sites as well as sites with no trees. Large, clean laundry, bathrooms, and showers. Hosts and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about all the sights. Ample place to walk dogs. Good centralized location. Cable TV and excellent access to Wi-Fi. We will definitely stay here again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We only stayed one night but were surprised at what a very nice camp ground it is. Plenty of grass and wide spaces between. Nice water park that was closed for the season. But would be great for family. You cannot see the campground from the road so we were really surprised once we got inside. I would be happy to return for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice accommodating staff. Lots of trees, very hilly campground with different areas for different requirements. But sites are level, water pressure is good, electricity is good. Verizon air card worked well, did not try camp Wi-Fi. AT&T cell phone did not work at site. We had a good long pull through. Very quiet location even though it is close to highway. Easy in, easy out. Clean restrooms and laundry. Nice store/office. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a family oriented park with a water slide and free bikes to use. Its a little hilly here and there in the park but nothing extreme. Had no issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. Sites were ample and the park is quiet since our site was set back from the highway and there are no railroads nearby. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Would recommend to others & would stay here again. Very quiet, lots of shade and trees, but sunny sites too. A nice 'black hills' feel. Good base camp for exploring the area. We were far away from the office and the Wi-Fi was a little spotty but usually worked fine. Kids loved the pools but we did not use the water slide (extra $). Office staff are workcampers and very friendly and helpful. The only things that keep us from rating higher are that our site had not been cleaned up before we arrived, there were lots of cigarette butts and small pieces of trash scattered about, and that the water slide is an extra charge. It would be nice if it were free to campers. Also a note to anyone with a hound dog: there are rabbits *everywhere* which makes walking your dog through the campground especially challenging, if your dog hates rabbits as much as mine does. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fantastic RV park 2 miles from Custer is great because you are away from the town but right in the middle of the Black Hills sights. The waterslide looks a bit cheesy in the photos, but it is fast and fun for kids and adults...it is a great way to end the day. The sites were easy to get into and out of, the facilities were good, and the camp employees were great. We were there 4 nights in our 32' RV with tow vehicle and wished we could have stayed another week. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and my kids will be forever unhappy with all other RV parks because of the waterslide. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very satisfied with my stay. Stayed 2 nights while visiting Crazy Horse mountain and Mt Rushmore. The site always makes the stay and mine was perfect for me; right across from the store and facilities (site 40). Staff very friendly and helpful, which started when I first made phone reservations. Owners were hands on and seen throughout the park daily; nice to visit with and helpful, as were all staff. Very relaxing stay, shaded level gravel site with fire ring and picnic table. Wi-Fi worked just fine. Used laundry room, which was very clean. While I did not use showers or restrooms, I checked them out and they were immaculate. Propane was available, which I needed to top off tank. Lots of friendly people to visit with. Family friendly with a pool and water slide. The store was well stocked with RV essentials, basic T-shirts and gifts, as well as collection of DVDs. Very quiet at night. I picked this campground based on previous reviews and glad I did. I was not disappointed and overall, very satisfied. I would recommend and stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice Campground geared to family and kids. Campground very hilly but level sites. Good TV cable but cell Phone very iffy. Would stay again but in a better site because of Motorcycle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent park. Very wooded and shady and we had a great site, although not super level. Great separation between sites and hosts lead you to the site. Good pool and water slide (extra$). Kids loved it. Quiet even during Sturgis. This is a great destination park. But to be honest I saw several other nice looking ones in this area. Would stay here again in a heart beat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is large and was very crowded when we arrived. The site was adequate, but very close to your neighbor. Probably would not recommend to fellow travelers. Very tight maneuvering with a big rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park close to Custer and all the sights. Park is clean, staff is very helpful. Only negative here is the Wi-Fi and lack of cellular data coverage. The Wi-Fi logs you out after 30 minutes and you have to enter the login/password every time you log back in. Verizon data is not reachable where we were in the campground. Lots of families here which made for a noisy pool, but the campground is quiet at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed a total of 6 nights while visiting the Black Hills area. Sites are gravel and could be more level. Water pressure at the sites was low and barely adequate. Wi-Fi was a joke. We connected with the KOA Wi-Fi across the road with a strong signal. Pool was OK but use of the water slide is extra. Probably wouldn't stay there again as many more and better CG's are available in the general area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week at this campground. We had a very enjoyable stay. The kids loved the pool and water slide. Our site had grass and shade with plenty of room to park our RV and tent. The owner was very helpful in making sure we had a pleasant stay. If we ever return to Custer South Dakota, we will stay here again and would recommend this RV park to anyone looking for a place to camp in Custer, South Dakota. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beaver Lake Campground was one of the cleanest campgrounds we have ever visited; zero garbage lying around and immaculate office, store, and playground. The restrooms, showers, pool, and slide were well maintained throughout the day. Our 2 boys, ages 6 and 7, were kept busy in the playground, pool, and water slide. The staff was courteous and timely. The bunnies were happily bouncing around the sites and brought smiles to all of us as we fed them apples daily. Beaver Lake Campground is close to everything in the Black Hills and great to come "home" to. Very highly recommended! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Stayed here 2nd year in a row. Extremely nice campground. The management goes out of their way to aid and assist customers. Due to miscommunication, we arrived a day early for our reservation and they made room for our unit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice park just 3 miles from the town of Custer. There was no traffic noise, however, there are sites nearer the road which might have some noise. The park provides free bikes and is very kid friendly. There was good spacing between sites. The staff was very helpful and friendly and had a mom and pop atmosphere. Some sites had views of small lakes. The bathrooms were very clean, however, the showers were a little cramped. The pool was nice, and it had a pay for use water slide. We would give the park a ten except for the cramped shower and the laundry needs updating. Rate reflects 7th night free. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Highly recommended. All sites were reasonably level, with good gravel, trees, and grass. Lower level is in the sun. Very clean with a good preservation of the natural. Owners and all were extremely helpful with a refreshing view of customer service. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived late and the owner still came out to meet us and made sure we found our spot...actually gave us a pull through since we were late. This is a great spot, very family and pet friendly. I would highly recommend this place to all. I couldn't have asked for more. Internet connection great. The camp was full on our second night and yet very quiet. I will return to this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are mostly level gravel. The "newer" sites are down on a flat, mostly pull through, and not "too" close together (compared to other parks we saw in the area). We stayed in the "older" section, which are mostly back-ins and well spaced on different terraced levels with lots of shade. Owners were friendly and helpful. Rate reflects weekly rate. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Was very accommodating park and owners/workers. They had nice clean newly painted bathrooms and showers. Level sites and plenty roomy. Close enough to activities, yet out a little bit. The only reason we didn't rate this a 10 is because it was dry outside and the roads coming in and out were dusty and it really stirred up a cloud, other than that we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly staff, good location to attractions. We stayed here 3 nights. Good cable TV and WiFi. Verizon is iffy but there was a hot spot for it at the office. We were scheduled for a pull through to accommodate our 40' RV with toad. Site was very uneven and we were moved to another smaller back-in site which actually was much better with shade and fenced off 'private' area with table and fire pit. Good park for fifth wheels; large rigs 'may' have difficulty with level of sites. Nice pool but there is an additional charge for water slide. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 2 nights, but had to switch sites due to availability problem. We went from a treed, FHU site with limited cable and decent WI-FI to an open site downhill from the office where we couldn't get WI-FI but could get satellite. Most other reviews have commented on the facilities and pool/slide. From what I saw, big RVs would have problems navigating the park, and there are only a few sites that would be easy for a large RV to get into. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The other reviews are pretty much right on. The owners/management were friendly and accommodating. Only 4 or 5 pull throughs in the park, all unshaded. Great place to stay if you have kids, but a little to "active" for us. If we have our grandchild with us, this park will be our first choice when we visit again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a fantastic park. We had reservations for two weeks, but wanted to come in early. Even though they were fully booked, they found an overflow spot for us which itself was great! We had electric, water and cable at the overflow! Nice gravel roads and level, shaded sites. Everything was very clean. Very convenient to all the area attractions, yet outside town so it was very quiet. Staff is very accommodating. They helped us back into our site and were very responsive to our needs. They tell you upon checking in how to contact them if you have any problems after hours. One night we had a noisy neighbor and once we contacted them, they immediately took care of the situation. Will definitely return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very kid friendly park. Waterslide was a bonus ($5 unlimited fee after 4pm was a bargain.) Had site 50 with large grassy area, but no shade. Other parts of the park with lots of pines and shade. Staff very helpful. We would camp here again, as it was close to all attractions: Custer State Park, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Rushmore, etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Believe the other reviewers: this place is among the best private campsites we have stayed in. Lots of pine forest, generously-sized campsites, reliable WiFi, and spotless, and I mean spotless, showers and bathrooms. Our kids loved the waterslide. My only quibble is that the pool's depth (3'6") was too deep for the younger kids (say, under 5), most of whom will not be interested in the waterslide. But otherwise a terrific campground, where we would happily stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here a week while seeing area attractions. Sites were good sized. Kids will love the water slide (costs extra but worth it!), and the staff was very friendly. Laundry was clean and open 24 hours. The only thing that keeps from getting a "10" rating is that the showers were small. They were clean and had plenty of hot water, just the stall itself was small. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park with pleasant staff. Everything you may want is here. The electric is spot on. The water pressure is problematic at times when everyone is taking showers in the morning. The parking spaces are gravel/dirt or mud at times. We loved it here and would return if we had children with us especially. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, great scenery and great people running the park. I had to pay more (extra) for a 5th person, but it was only $4 a day. Traveling with grandkids and they enjoyed the park and swimming. Offered free bicycles for riding around the park. I plan on staying here again as often as time permits. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park. The owner and crew go far and above to make your stay enjoyable. The spots are spaced far apart and there is no road noise. The owner escorted us to our site and helped set up (in the rain). Look foward to camping here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great campground where the owners go the 2nd mile for you. Owner offered to make a repair on our hitch and I also saw him helping another camper with an automotive problem. The campground is attractive with plenty of sites: some out in open and some under trees which all offer nice shade. One of the few places that lets you wash your car or RV for a small fee. Has free bicycles for camper use, pools, arcade, book swap, video rental. You name it...they have it. We'd camp here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really nice park especially for big rigs. Our site had a nice big grassy spot, and we had other campers as well as the employees drive/walk/ride bikes through our campsite. We complained to an employee, and they didn't do it again. The campers continued to ride/walk through, so we parked our tow vehicle so campers couldn't enter our site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week visiting the Black Hills. Due to the lateness of our reservation over the July 4th holiday, our site was not the best. However, all other aspects of our stay were positive. The ladies in the office were extremely nice and offered great tips about our stay. Wifi worked excellent, which was a bonus given that we got zero TV reception and our phone service was spotty at best. Bathrooms were spotless and were checked several time per day. Rated noted above is a discount for a 7 day stay. Lastly, my kids had a blast at the water side, and it is well worth the minimal cost for the hours of enjoyment it brought. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a wonderful place to stay. We were only going to stay 2 nights but ended up staying an extra night before we started our trip back home. The staff was very friendly and everything was neat and clean. It was family oriented and that was refreshing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times with our children and the owners are always very friendly and helpful. We were rained out of our tipi the first weekend we stayed and they let us rent a cabin for a very small fee and provided all bedding for us and then rented us an rv also for a small fee. They have free bicycles for the kids to ride and a great pool with water slide. Very quiet and nice campground. Will definitely go back again!!! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
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While we did not get to stay in this park due to an error on the new staff's bookkeeping, I rated this campground on their service in notifying me timely of the lack of a site,and I feel the customer service was outstanding in finding us sites next door at the KOA for the same rate. I feel they did well owning up to the error and for going the extra mile to fix it. We were offered sites there but needed full hookups at the time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Above average site size, easy access to campsite. Friendly owners, great place for kids. Close to all that the Black Hills offer. Swimming pool, slide ($6.50 for all day pass, free bicycles for the kids to use. Would definitely come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we first arrived, we were disappointed by how close the sites are to each other. The sites don't have too many trees and the playground was a bit run down but most times full of kids! They have a variety of bikes to borrow which was nice for those kids who didn't bring their own. The arcade was a big hit with my son. The waterslide and pool were a great addition but it would be nice if the campers didn't have to pay extra for the slide. The staff were all very friendly and the service was good. The laundry was open 24 hours. There was not much space for dog walking because you are always on someone's site but there is a public road that runs alongside the campground that I explored with my dog. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice place and unlike most in the area the sites (we were in) were quite level. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful and the facilities were clean and well maintained. It would be nice if they had cable but the Wi-Fi worked OK. We signed up for 3 nights and extended for a 4th. We had to move the last night but not a big deal and the owner was very accommodating. It makes a great base of operations while in the area. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 5 days before July 4 weekend playing virtual grand parents to friends in a 5th wheel. The camp has many pine trees and most of the folks that stay here have children. There are lots of folks in Cabins and Teepee's. It reminded me of camping as a boy and I loved the pine forest, camp fires, and the small pond out back. The location is great with Deadwood, Custer, Jewel Caves, Mammoth site, and monuments – Rushmore and Crazyhorse close by. Take the 1880 train from Hot Springs to Keystone. This is a great place to stay if you want to see the Black hills. Wi-Fi is free and very good. Cell phone connection is poor to frustrating. Water pressure was low in our site. Bottom line, loved it. Hosts Hammers were very good to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is Good Sam, but be sure that you insist on your discount at check-in, even if you informed them when you made the reservation. They will not honor it after you check-in. Office staff and owners were rude and not friendly throughout our stay. We used this as a base-camp for our time in the Black Hills. Our site (33) was nice and had shade, however when it rained, all the rain from the top of the hill by the office rain down into our site and right under the door to our camper. The pool often had to have a certain number of swimmers or they would not open it, as a result, our children did not use the poor or the slide. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
All of the facilities in the campground are in top shape. There is a heated pool, and even a waterslide (costs extra but looked like fun - we did not use it). Sites are large, with a choice of shade or sun. There are long pull-throughs available - ours was about 90 feet. We have a 40 foot motorhome with four slides, and there was plenty of room. The restrooms and showers were very clean, as was the laundry. The tent sites have roofs over the picnic tables, and there is a dishwashing sink at the restroom. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The people were friendly and helpful with advice and directions to attractions. There is not much TV service unless you have satellite. Our site was level, close to showers and plenty large. We stayed 10 days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to spend a few days. Most of the sites are shaded, but there is one section that is open with trees around the edge. The staff was friendly and courteous. The campground is home to many domesticated rabbits that are all over the place. This drove our dog crazy day and night. We saw many children picking up the rabbits even though there were signs saying not to pick them up. In addition to the pool there is a water slide available for an extra charge. There is a bike rack with several loaner bikes available. Our rate reflects a higher than normal charge due to Bike Week. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here the last week of July. It is a great base for visiting Crazy Horse, Rushmore, Devils Tower, Deadwood, Sturgis and others. The camp sites were roomy, shaded, with plenty of water and power. The restrooms were clean and nearby. We did not use the pool, but we really liked this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 is it wasn't free. We stayed for 5 days. 80% of the campground has shade. I saw deer every morning, in a field at the back of the campgrounds, when I walked my dogs. Look out for the friendly rabbits running around. The campground is located in a hilly area, so one section was on one side of the hill, another on the other and another on an other side. You could only see about 1/4 of the campground depending on where you were. It made the campground seem very small for having 96 sites. The sites are a good size. They each have a picnic table and fire pit. The tent sites have a small covered shelter for your picnic table in case it rains. It has a pool and water slide. It is centrally located, so you can go out for half a day and be back to spend time in camp for the rest of the day. If we are ever back in the area we will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A real family oriented park - has teepee's, cabins, tent sites in addition to motorhome sites. Has a pool and water slide for kids of all ages. Lots of almost tame rabbits around - free bikes of all sizes for camapers use. Sites are roomy and not crammed all together wherever possible. Have some shade and some open sites. Convenient to all the interesting sights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. Owners were friendly and helpful. Sites were shady and well off the road so it was nice and quiet. Campground is located close to many of the major attractions so I would recommend it as a home base. Really enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners are very friendly and helpful. We were escorted to our site which was right by the clean bathrooms. Since we were camping in a conversion van that was very helpful. We heard no road noise in our site. I would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Very nice campground with lots of trees, located away from the highway and quite. 50 amp sties are back-ins. WiFi worked through out the park. Campground is convenient to all attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this park to be excellent. The majority of the sites are up in the tall pine trees, they are away from road noise and the location is great for the many parks in the area. This is a quiet park and the Wi-Fi really works throughout the campground, based on our cross country trip this is the exception not the rule. We would definitely come back to this park. We did a day trip to Custer State Park (bison, wild burrows) and then to Mount Rushmore and finished up with Crazy Horse. The downtown of Custer is very nice too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. This is a great place. Rustic, quiet, pretty, lots of trees. No bells & whistles, just a really nice campground. NOTE: for 50 amp you need to have a back-in site as the pull-throughs are only 30 amp; but the owner will guide you into your site & he made it really easy. Wi-Fi worked well. They have an air compressor for topping off your tires. Very friendly & helpful folks! We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
No reservation, but got a pretty good site at around 5pm. A dirt/gravel road winds through the hilly park to a dirt/gravel and mostly level site. Plenty of shade. We were near the back of the park, so there was plenty of room to walk the dog. Didn't use any facilities, and stayed 1 night. Very close to Crazy Horse and Mt Rushmore. Overall a pretty clean and rustic campground. $35 is the max that I want to spend, which is what this was. $30 would have been fairer, but then who am I to say? Might stay here again because I know what I'm getting, but would check reviews of other campgrounds to see if there is a better value. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent park with lots of tall pine trees that provide shade and keep it cool inside. The hosts are excellent and really take good care of the facilities and grounds. The only negative we found is those trees also block any satellite dish signal. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great campground very quiet and relaxing. Spacious between trailers with lots of shade. It has a store, laundry, and game room. Good cell and Wi-Fi reception inside the trailer. Very good location for Black Hills attractions, and Custer is a great town. Very nice staff. We stayed here for two weeks and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Greeted by owners who are excellent hosts, and go the extra mile. Nothing is any trouble. Spotless amenities. Shady spacious sites and very strong Wi-Fi. Short drive to "The Presidents" and Crazy Horse, local villages and state parks. Checked other campgrounds and definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Brand new owners. SUPER nice and willing to help you out with anything and everything. Would totally stay here again and would recommend it to everyone. Very quiet and just can’t say enough about the place. See for yourself. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice little jewel of a campground. Spacious, shades, and somewhat level sites. We were pleasantly surprised with this campground. No TV reception but you can find a hole in the trees for satellite. Store, laundry and gameroom. Good cell and Wi-Fi reception. Good location for Black Hill attractions. Very nice staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground. A true in the woods atmosphere which we loved. Deer right in the park. Spacious sites. Lots of trees. All spaces looked easy to get into. We had no trouble with our 36' motorhome. No cable or pool, but who cares, we are camping! Internet worked great & good cell service. Easy access to all the Black Hills attractions. The hosts go out of their way to make your stay a good one. We would definitely recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked this campground. The sites were very spacious and not crowded at all. There is much shade available. The owner was very helpful about local attractions, We felt right at home as soon as we checked in. Very quiet. We would recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here for 9 nights. The sites were very spacious. Pride of ownership was definitely reflected throughout the campground by the cleanliness of the bathrooms (well stocked with paper towels and toilet paper) and showers and by the way that the campground was maintained through grass cutting/trimming and garbage pick-up. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. I can't comment on WI-FI as I didn't need to use it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is quiet with nice shady sites. This is a really nice campground and the owners were working every day on something (painting tables, mowing, weed eating, etc) even through the 4th of July. It is convenient to many attractions nearby. The Wi-Fi was a little iffy but it wasn't a big deal since we didn't spend much time there. We were not able to get any TV reception and there is no cable connection but this wasn't an issue for us. We didn't have any electrical issues. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Quiet park set in the trees. Unlevel gravel sites and dusty roads. Bathroom was very clean but the laundry is in a very old, dark building. No cable. We were parked next to the Wi-Fi antenna so had no problem. Convenient to nearby attractions. Be sure to visit the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs and Custer State Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a adequate campground just west of Custer with easy access to the variety of attractions in the area. Lots of pine trees that provide shade and the upper section is very quiet. Not all of the sites are level, so some might be a little bit of a challenge depending on your rig type. No cable TV at all and you will only pick up limited reception with a standard antenna. The Wi-Fi does not work in the upper sections of the campground. The really big problem is the voltage level in the upper part of the campground with 30 amp hookups. With no load, you will get 120+ volts, but put a load on the circuit and it will drop to 106 - 107 volts, which is potentially damaging to electronics such as TVs, refrigerators, microwaves and your A/C unit. Beware of this problem you should camp elsewhere unless you have a surge protector/low voltage protector for your rig. That is why I have rated them as low as I did. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has nice clean bathrooms and showers. I could not get WiFi to work. We arrived during a heavy rain storm and had no problem driving up the hill to our campsite. Some campsites are very close together and some have distance between your neighbors. We had a very nice and secluded space and a very level campsite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place in the trees. Sites not exactly level but doable. Wi-Fi was lacking in the upper sites but worked well at the office. Very friendly office people. I would stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great park with plenty of space between sites. The park was located within a hour or less of everything we wanted to do. We loved that we were surrounded by lots of pine trees! The park was also quiet at night and the other campers were very friendly. The restrooms were clean and the staff was very friendly and told us the easiest way to get to our site. The only negative thing that I could say was that the Fi-Fi wasn't available from our campsite, but we were too busy site-seeing that it wasn't that big of a deal. We would definitely stay here again and hope to be back. Rate noted was for a full hook-up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice place to stay in the area, especially for the price. We showed up at 9:30 pm but called ahead to tell them we would be late. They said no problem and left a map for us at the office with directions to our site. They have a special tenting only area that is quiet, out of the way of RVs and shaded for sites. The bathrooms and showers were only 200 ft from our site, that was great! Would highly recommend this campground to tenters and anyone with an RV. Only a couple minutes drive to Custer and a very pleasant area. We camped here in a Tent.
This campground was good and our space was somewhat level: we backed into a open space. Staff was very friendly and helpful with directions. Wi-Fi was only available at the office which was a small problem. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Could never get our RV leveled in the site we received and no other sites were available to us. They book solid with little or no leeway. Site we had was on the side of a hill. Also sites are very close together. Sites looked clean and were shady. Management was very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of those camp sites that appeared to be somewhat cramped and I stress the word "appeared." Our stay was for two nights in the off season and we pretty much had the entire camp to ourselves but on our walk about, we noticed that most of the sites were quite close to one another. The owners were very friendly and made us feel quite welcome. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners are very accommodating and friendly. Gave us information on local attractions. The park is immaculate and very pleasant with many pine trees. The laundry is handy and clean; WiFi is in the office, but you can sit in your car and access it in front of the office during off hours. Excellent park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped at BIG PINES CAMPGROUND over 4th of July weekend in 2008. We really enjoyed this campground. Our campsite was #39 in the upper loop right next to the bath-house. This campground had one of the cleanest bath-houses we have ever had at a campground. The owners took pride in their campground and it showed with their kind service.Tall pine trees are throughout the campground and the sites (on upper loop) were very nice a spacious.I highly recommend this campground...but make sure to reserve one of the campsites in the upper loop. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed at Big Pine Campground for two nights. The staff was friendly and helpful. The local map they supplied was necessary and guided us to area attractions. In this dry area, dust layers everything. The sites are dirt and the roads are gravel. Terrian is hills and in a forest of mature pines, so it was shady. Our picnic table was permanently installed on a downhill slant. We enjoyed visiting this area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice (but crowded) showers and restrooms. Beautiful, spacious sites with lots of room. Sites were not, however, level. Very friendly staff; nice office and amenities offered (but office is a good walk from campsites). Lots of wonderful shade trees and sparky mica gravel. We stayed two nights and now that we're up the road in Spearfish wished we had stayed a third. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Used this park as base camp to explore this corner of S.D. It is up in the trees and tight, but moving a 36 ft. class A in and out was no trouble. Sites are mostly level. Rest rooms clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. They helped arrange a rental car for the week from local dealer. Quiet park. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest parks we've stayed at in the last 30 days. We spent a week at this park and absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Glenn & Marcy, owners of the park, are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Glenn was a great guy and has a really nice truck he's been working on. Marcy runs the desk and store and is a pleasure to see 1st thing in the morning. They have coffee, excellent DSL in the office (great Sat TV too) and WiFi which will extend right into the game room. My 7yr old loved the playground and gameroom too. The laundry was clean and did a good job washing the clothes. What we really liked about the site is that you're way off the main road as the sites are set back and up the hill. This gives you a great view of the valley and a nice quite evening. Glenn is up at the crack of dawn making sure your stay with them is a fantastic one. Then he's off in the kitchen to cook Marcy's breakfast. Now how great is that? The restrooms are super clean (could eat off the floor) and the showers were strong, hot and soft. Couldn't wait to get back to take a shower each day. We enjoyed our stay and Glenn & Marcy so much that I would have loved to buy the place next to them because they would be wonderful neighbors. We highly recommend staying here and we know your memories will be a good one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
GREAT park! It's beautiful and very reasonably priced. We've stayed at the KOA and Beaver Campgrounds in Custer and they DO NOT compare to Big Pines. The restrooms were clean and the showers were large. They also had great water pressure. Our site was large, but all sites here are not created equal so you might want to check them out. There is also an ATV trail in the back of the park where we walked our dogs. It's wide and well maintained. It was a great place to hang our hats. The Wi-Fi worked well. We would definitely stay here again. It was a great value for our dollar and the staff was great! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like being in the trees, this park is for you. The sites are on a hillside and were level. It rained while we were there, and the droppings from the trees made a mess of our motorhome and everything we left outside. We couldn't receive any television coverage. Would consider another park in the area next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm not sure why the 2 previous people posted that it was difficult to get through this campground with a motorhome. We had a 40' motorhome and had no problems. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved all the trees. There's too much to see and do in the area to sit and watch TV. If someone complains because they couldn't get a signal, they should stay home. The restrooms were impeccable and the campground was kept very clean. Owners and staff were very friendly and attended to our every need. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is best suited for 5th wheels and travel trailers. As another member posted, it is really TIGHT fit for motor homes. We have a 40' and it was difficult to make the turns, and it was very tight. There are so many trees we couldn't get any tv reception from satellite or antenna. The owners are very nice people. We believe if they would thin out some trees, and improve some of interior roads it would be better. Because of the above we would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would have preferred Custer State Park, but because of the Buffalo Roundup, that option was out. Good place as headquarters to get to all the parks in the area. Wi fi weak but ok, showers very clean and cheery. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well, this is not a "perfect" RV park as the last reviewer claims. Perhaps they had their own internet and tv set-ups, and didn't need the laundry room. This is a nice place for the Black Hills but be aware that the wonderful shade from the pine trees means you probably won't get a tv signal with an antenna. And the rustic, woodsy setting is on a hillside so big rigs and trailers will have an interesting haul. The laundry room, gameroom, WiFi access and office are way down the hill and a tiring walk back when carrying your stuff. Still, the owners are very nice people who work hard to keep the place clean and friendly. A great deal with Passport America, tho only on 3 weeknights. PA rate was $13.50 for FHU. Sites mostly level; some a bit tight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a perfect rv park, if you want to relax!! Owners are very gracious. Extremely peaceful, no traffic noise. The owners really take care of the park. We only made reservations for 2 days but extended our stay 2 more days. Will return without a doubt. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. The only down side is that it is on the south end of the Black Hills. In order to go sight seeing you do have a 30 or so minute commute to Mt Rushmore and other area attractions. The restrooms were spotless and the staff was great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent location and setting. Wooded sites, with plenty of room. Great place to stay to visit Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Badlands, etc. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful park, was more like a state park campground than an RV campground. Cleanest restrooms we'd ever seen at a campground. Free wifi near the office. VERY friendly management. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you are looking for CLEAN restrooms and showers this is the place. The management run a first class campground, they aim to please: how nice!! Its a little tight for big rigs, but one can get in and out OK. The best sites are way at the top on the far end. This is, in my opinion, the best campground in the southern Black Hills. I had to rate it a 10 because of the super friendly atmosphere, the unbelievably clean restrooms and the unsurpassed overall maintenance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here for the 4th of July celebration at Mt. Rushmore. The campground is very well kept. The restrooms are spotless at all times. The shower set up is great your clothes, etc. do not get wet while you shower. The laundry has 4 washers and 4 dryers all in working order. The campsites were all shaded as you are in the National Forest. The campground is on a hill BUT the sites are all level. We had water and electric but there are sites with full hookups also. There were some very big rigs in the campground when we were there. We enjoyed this campground and would go back again and highly recommend it. It is about 22 miles from Mt. Rushmore. It is a Good Sam Campground so got our discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Beautiful park-like surroundings with sites between huge Ponderosa Pines. Definitely one of the shadiest and most private sites we saw in the Black Hills. Wireless Internet does not reach through the park but the air-conditioned "Internet Hook-Up Room" with DSL and free coffee more than makes up for this. Very clean rest-rooms and the air-hockey in the game room was a blast! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. I don't know if the restroom/shower building is new or not but it was cleaner than any we've ever seen. The staff was VERY friendly and we will definitely stay there again if we revisit the Rushmore area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very clean, secluded campground. Big rigs may have difficulty with a few sites, but the owners are very accommodating. Close proximity to many activities. Almost like staying in a National park except with all the amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place, suited us 100%. Would go out of our way to camp there again. The owners made sure we were perfectly satisfied with our site, lovely people. They even clear out your firepit every morning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The camp sites are large and well separated. They are wooded and secluded off the main road. The owners make a daily round to clean out firepits and rake out areas that campers have just left. A very clean place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Roads are gravel and dusty, but otherwise good. some trees too close to road making a tight
fit fot large rigs. The restrooms are very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Campground is deep in the pines, with every site surrounded by high pine trees, and
30-40 feet away from the next site. More like a natiional forest campground than a commericial one. Very highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't be put off by the fact that this campground is a combination RV park and horse campground. This camp is used as a base by people who bring their horses here to ride in the Black Hills, and the horse facilities, located on the perimeter of the park, are immaculate. Rate reflects weekly rate plus tax. We came for a few days and ended up spending a week because this is such a nice, clean, quiet park and there is so much to do in the area. This park is a gem as the RV sites are all level, gravel pull throughs, and you have beautiful views of the mountains through your windshield. Power and water pressure are excellent and the owners (who live on site) plan to continue to upgrade the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. Clean and friendly and a great place to get away from it all. It's a horse park so there are flies but expected when you are at a horse park. Nothing we couldn't deal with. Close to Mt. Rushmore & Crazy Horse. The laundry was a little expensive. We will drive into Custer next time. There is no cable but they have a library of free movies. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I loved this campground. It is a unique combination of horses, horse trailers, and motorhomes. It is away from the main roads, and is very quiet at night. Deer and wild turkeys sometimes wonder through. The mountain view is beautiful. AT&T and Verizon both worked here. Most sites are level, although we had to use a couple of boards on our site, which is the reason for the "9" rather than a "10". Our site may actually have been the only unlevel site, so this isn't a huge problem. Nice people, nice location. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would give this campground a 15 if possible!! Highly recommend this one! Unbelievably welcoming. Our group of 45 people took up 4 camper sites and one tent. The rest of us he put into the bunkhouse. A really great campground with a playground for the kids, and very pet friendly as well. The owner asked us if we were interested in a chuck wagon dinner and got it together for us with only a days notice. We were told anything we needed, don't be afraid to ask. I really have nothing but good things to say and great memories of this campground. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is fairly large and is located about 4 miles south of Custer, SD. The sites are all pull-throughs and fairly large with good utilities. No cable TV at this park, but the wi-fi was generally good. Roads and sites are gravel, but most of the road to the park from Custer is paved. We stayed here about a week and really enjoyed it. One interesting aspect of this park is that it caters to horse owners who bring their animals here for the extensive trail system adjacent to the park. The horses are kept in very well maintained stables and there was no odor to speak of. The staff was helpful and friendly. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Great long, gravel, wide pull through sites a little out of town. The owner is very accommodating. We stayed here over a week. Would definitely stay here again. Did not use the laundry facilities because it was quite expensive. Otherwise great stay! Rate is based on weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay, there is a lot to like here, but it is not perfect. It is off the main road, so very quiet at night. The sites are long and level, with adequate grass space between sites. The owners and staff are hard working, friendly, and helpful. There was entertainment one night with root beer floats, free. There was a nice selection of dvd's in the office that can be borrowed. There is no cable TV, but clear sky for satellite dish. We had a strong Verizon signal. The Wi-Fi was free, but weak. What we didn't like; the dumpsters were filled the day we arrived, and no trash truck for 4 days. The trash was overflowing, smelled, and flies: making sitting outside our coach unpleasant. One night the water from the cg into the RV was dirty brown. It cleared up a few hours later. The negatives were only temporary issues, we enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our nightly rate was based on a 1 month rate. We love it here. I want to comment on the "trash" problem listed by a previous camper. The trash dumpsters had been placed around the camp for convenience to the campers, however, some threw large items such as, large "old" b-b-q grills and broken down lounge chairs, etc. in the bins filling them to capacity "too" soon! The trash bins are now located on the back of the property and the park provides pick up at your site by 10 A.M. every day, in order to monitor such problems. (Due to a suggestion by my husband to the owners}. If you like the "western, rugged, cowboy approach to camping this is the place to come. We have a 44 ft, 2011 Allegro Bus. The owners are "very" open to any comments that will improve their campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have mentioned this is a horse park. Although we did not have horses we throughly enjoyed our stay here. The owners and ranch hands are extremely friendly and helpful. Most sites are pull-throughs and good for big rigs. Beautiful setting about 4 miles south of Custer. Very busy on weekends. Reservations definitely recommended. Will stay here again in our motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved Broken Arrow!! As others have said, it is a horse rider's destination, but not being horse riders did not make it a problem for us at all. The campground itself is lovely and very well maintained. The price was definitely right and the bathrooms are some of the best I have seen and I have been camping for 20 years. The managers are very friendly as are their other staff. Broken Arrow is very convenient to Custer, SD and we were able to ride our bikes into town. We also really appreciated honest advice when we asked about local attractions. We would definitely stay again and if you are in the area you should, too!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the friendliest and most welcoming campground we have ever stayed in. The owners recommended places to see, gave us directions, and invited us to go to dinner with them and their friends. Campground is very clean, and the views are wonderful. There was plenty of space to walk our dogs, and the setting is peaceful and quiet. Easy to get in and out of the campground, the pull-throughs are long, and each site has a table and fire ring. We would definitely stay here again. Be sure to call for directions as the GPS (unnecessarily) takes you down some narrow roads. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a campground for the horsey set--BUT--wonderful place to stay if you DON"T have horses, or don't ride. No smell, no flies when we visited. VERY clean campground, beautiful setting, big rig friendly, gravel sites, level, easy to get in and out of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What can we say that hasn't already been written? This is one of the best parks we have ever stayed in. We do not have horses, but loved it anyway. The western decor in the office and restrooms is very well done. The sites are long and spacious. We are looking forward to returning next year. The rate we paid is Passport. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The remoteness of this park combined with the views of the Black Hills make this one of our favorite campgrounds. Combine that with it also being a horse camp so you can see horses and riders add to the charm. Rate is Passport America. Had a level 50a FHU pull through that we could easily use our satellite dish on the roof. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 2 nights in a small MH. Fantastic and friendly hosts. Super clean restrooms, laundry and office. Sites were level. We don't have horses but it was fun to visit them and talk to their owners. We are thinking of heading back there next summer for a week in one of their cabins and seeing more of the sights in the area because it was such a pleasure to stay there this year. Would highly recommend it anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the BEST horse camp we've ever been to, and we've been horse camping for more than 10 years! The trails are awesome! We saw a herd of elk, dozens of deer, and many wild turkeys while riding. Beautiful covered corrals for the horses, with easy access to water and manure piles. (Manure piles are hauled away each day, so NO FLIES). Everything is so handy here! Upkeep of the park was excellent, and the owners make you "feel at home"! Easy going and they love what they're doing. They have the most awesome cabins as well, and not everybody is "horse people". They welcome ATVs and golfers and just anybody that wants to camp with great accommodations. We only stayed for 3 days, because we were checking out other horse camps as well. Next year we will be spending our entire 10 days at Broken Arrow! We were so disappointed by the 3rd camp we went to, we almost turned around and came back to Broken Arrow. Now we know better. We LOVED it at Broken Arrow! See you next year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week. The 7th night is free. Great campground with very friendly owners. Close to Custer State Park, and 4 miles from Custer. Sites are gravel and fairly level. Plenty of room between sites. All pull-through sites. Our Verizon air card worked well here. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very enjoyable stay at this campground and definitely would come back. The friendly and service minded owners are hard to match. The comfort stations were the best we have enjoyed after RVíng for the past 9 months. We came to the Black Hills just when the Surgis Bike Rally was kicking into full gear. Bike rallies are not our cup of tea. Luckily this campground is 4 miles off the highway and doesn't attract the biker crowd or do you have to hear bikers rattling down the highway next to your campsite. They have great Wi-Fi and also free DVD movies to enjoy. It is central to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Needles scenic drive. The sites are open and have no shade and are not secluded. However at $30 per night we felt we received excellent value. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A little off the beaten path, this campground is a hidden gem. While we did not camp here with horses, they were all around us and it was fun to be in the middle of folks and their horses. The campground is all pull through sites, good power and water. PBS reception was excellent, and the free dvd collection was even better than having cable TV. Nice fire rings at each site to have evening fires as the temps do dip down in the 60s in the Black Hills. Custer State Park and Mt Rushmore are less than 30 minutes away. Excellent staff here made this an awesome place to stay in the Black Hills. Don't miss this one! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here while visiting Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. We were immediately greeted by the owner, who was very friendly and told us about a chuck wagon dinner they were having when we arrived. The bathrooms were clean, and the kids enjoyed seeing all the horses. Firewood was available for delivery directly to your site, and the location was a good distance from all nearby attractions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a terrific RV park. We don't have horses but you hardly know they are on the property. Bathrooms and showers are exceptionally clean. The laundry area is acceptable but a little expensive compared to others. The owners of this park are wonderful folks and extremely accommodating. We also enjoyed a fun chuck wagon dinner while staying there as well. The town of Custer is quaint and friendly. We used this park as our base in order to see Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, the Wind Caves and Wooly Mammoth. We would not hesitate to stay at this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Use the "simple" directions from the website. Super easy with only one turn. GPS (and Google maps) will take you through town and on a narrow oil-road. What a beautiful view, and such a quiet campground. Mosquito's weren't a problem on the warm, clear evening, and we stayed outside until we ran out of firewood. Hot-air balloons were in the morning sky, not far away. All sites are sideways down a hill, but the gravel pads are level enough to need only a couple layers of legos. Our dump was on the uphill side, which was the only difficult thing at all. The pull throughs alternate direction, so only every other site has this potential problem, and probably not for a high-clearance class-A. The camp owner is an incredible guy who shook my hand when we arrived, and again when we left. His helper brought us an ATV-load of firewood for a very reasonable price. No TV, but lots and lots of DVDs for loan if you need them. Free Wi-Fi worked great. If you are horse-people, they have a great stable to get your animals out of the trailer. There is also a small playground, but that's about it for small kids. This campground has the cleanest bathrooms and showers we have ever seen. If we were not just passing through, we would base ourselves here for a week to check out the Black Hills attractions, and just relax in the evenings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park. Do not have horses but loved looking at them. Friendly staff. Washer/dryer cost $2.50 ea. was too high. Convenient to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse etc. Town is delightful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great park. Very convenient to Custer SP Rushmore & Crazy Horse. If you have horses, you must stop here. Many trails to ride from the campground. Horses are not allowed in the campground area, so there are no issues with odor! The new owners are making this a destination campground. They have nightly ice cream socials ($1.50 per person) and several weekends where chuck wagon meals are available. The sites are level, gravel spaces with full hookups. Many have great mountain views. No camper, no problem, they have a motel and cabins! The owners and their hosts are all delightful to deal with! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an outstanding park. The bathrooms are all new and very clean. The sites are all big pull throughs. The horses add ambiance to the experience but don't interfere with the campers. The views are wonderful and the sunsets spectacular. A little tricky to find. Don't follow your GPS. Call the office first for directions. Once you get his directions, it's easy. There could be a couple more signs at the main highway for guidance. The new owners are just great hosts. I would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Traveling from Alabama northwest through Canada and to Anchorage, Alaska, this campground was spectacular! Best one we’ve stayed in! Spaces are level, easily accessed and the view from the campground is awesome. Located near numerous attractions but in a quiet area. Many facilities and amenities have been added. From restaurant to recreation recommendations, and always with a smile, the owner exemplifies what quality service is all about. We highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is an great spot to hang your hat and visit all that the Black Hills of South Dakota has to offer. The spaces are spacious (trees have been planted and will provide shade on most sites when grown), the location is just about perfect and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The new owners are adding fencing, have remodeled the bathrooms, added a laundry room and play equipment. If I had to find a negative it would only be that the laundry is very expensive (2.50 to wash/2.50 to dry) but the machines are nice, brand new HE machines. There is a reason that this camp consistently gets high reviews. You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here among the plethora of other options in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an exceptional campground with no traffic or train noise. We slept like babies here. The campground had exceptional hook-ups. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The horses are a nice addition! There's excellent walking right out the campground as it's directly adjacent to the national forest. The operators are wonderful people! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This is a super nice park. Owners very nice. We stayed there several days while biking the Mickelson Trail. It was great to have Wi-Fi inside our camper. Sites are level. Restrooms excellent. It is only like 4 miles into Custer. I recommend this park. We were there on Passport America rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We LOVE this place! This is the second time in two years we've visited this park and it just gets better every time. Extremely nice and friendly owners/operators. Coco, the chocolate lab, greets you when you arrive. Has beautiful surroundings, long, level pull-through or back in sites with enough nice grassy space between sites that you don't feel like you're sitting on top of your neighbors. Each site has a nice picnic table and fire ring/grill. Quiet, beautiful views, no highway noise. Ice cream social every night. One RV'er in the park makes homemade hot fudge sauce for the ice cream! This park is a combination horse camp and RV park and they co-exist beautifully. Most of the time you don't even know there are horses around unless you walk to the ends of the park looking for the corrals. Very well kept campground. We will definitely stay here whenever we're in SD. Rate reflects Passport America discount and 50 amp electric service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground. It is about five miles out of Custer, SD. Do NOT follow your GPS instructions. The owners were very nice. The laundry was exceptionally clean and reasonably priced. We had a pull through with 30 amp and full hook-ups. The sites were comfortably priced and not crowded. The location was lovely, peaceful and beautiful. In spite of the hundreds of motorcycles in the area (the rally in Sturgis was on at the same time) we had a wonderful time exploring the area and plan on returning to this campground in the near future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is only 4 miles outside of Custer, SD. The temperature here is usually 10 degrees cooler than Rapid City, SD, a welcome relief for this summer. The camp has easy entry even for the largest of motorhomes. The sites are large, and can accommodate your rig and towed vehicle. The services are excellent. The owners are knowledgable about the area and want to help. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Beautiful sunsets. Sites are close together, but they work. For how full the campground was when we were here, it is very quiet. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Nice showers and laundry facility. If we visit the Black Hills again we will be staying at the Broken Arrow! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was very nice. Exactly 4 miles outside of Custer. The bathrooms were very clean and nice. The laundry was also very nice. The only problem I had was WiFi rarely worked. Not sure if it was because others were also on it, but most of the time it did not work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped in our LQ horse trailer as did most other campers, though there were lots of non-horse people too. The stalls were great and there were carts for toting tack back and forth. It is close to Custer which is a beautiful little town, with lots to do in the area, including Mount Rushmore. The sites were fairly level, all utilities were fine, including Wi-Fi coverage. The owners could not be any nicer and they really go the extra mile for their guests. Highly recommend. Also, for trail riders, there is more than enough riding to keep you busy a week or more, especially since the owners allow use of their smaller stock trailer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners are very welcoming and helpful in almost any situation. The evening ice cream social is a very welcome and fun gathering of people from every where. It is a horse riding area and with that in mind we saw many good looking animals. Pets are welcome and a very strict rule about the pets and horses in the grounds, no horses in the camping area, and pets MUST be cleaned up after. Good directions for all areas are available from the owner/managers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As has been said in other reviews, the owners of this park is what sets it apart from others we have stayed at. These two people obviously love what they do and we left feeling that we had two new friends. As great as this campground is, If you are looking for untouched wilderness then you may be a bit more interested in one of the National Park campgrounds, as some of the properties near the campground could use some cleaning up. But once you are in the campground you forget any negative impressions that you got on the drive up. It poured down rain the whole time we were camping but our site stayed high and dry. Bathrooms were cleaned every day and were spotless. The laundry facility is top notch as well. Please keep in mind that there are quite a few horses that camp here as well so don't complain if you smell them from time to time. Noise was never a problem and if anyone was to get loud I seriously doubt that the owners would have any problem asking them to keep it down. We will stay here again on future trips through the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The strength of this campsite is its owners who greet you and call you and your family by your first names. They live next door and obviously take pride in their campsite. It is a popular location for those traveling with horses, and the horse corrals were shaded, roomy, and nice. It borders a national park, so it is convenient for those who like to ride or hike trails. The evening ice cream social (all-you-can-eat for $1.50) was a hit for our daughter, and the resident dog (Coco) loves children. We love the slogan, "Come as a Guest; Leave as a Friend," because it truly felt that way. I admire small business owners who really know how to find a niche, and these two have succeeded with their horse campground and friendly atmosphere. Although there are many campground options in this area, the quiet and family-friendly atmosphere of this park, as well as the horse camping, is what makes it unique and enjoyable. The best laundry facility of any campground I have ever seen. Pay $3 at the office to wash and dry each load in a HE front-loader, and they provide the detergent. Although we didn't go inside it, the bunkhouse looks like a great option for anyone who is pulling their horse trailer and needs a place to stay for the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent new campground and the owners are working on it everyday. Large pull-through sites with lots of shorter back-ins also. There are fire pits and a table at each site on a rock base with grass surrounding it. There is a bunkhouse or cabins also. There is also a large area for campers who bring their horses and dirt road trails for riding. This is an excellent site for visiting Mount Rushmore, Jewel and Wind Caves, the Mammoth Site, Custer SP, Crazy Horse, and all the hiking in the area. They have great free Wi-Fi and an ice cream social in the evenings. We loved the proximity to the huge as Texas caramel rolls at the small restaurant in town. We think this campsite is an excellent one and will only get better. The owners both work very hard and love next door. We would definitely stay here again. The nightly rate reflects the Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I made reservations for a 7-day stay and loved this campground so much that we extended our stay for almost two weeks. The campground is well designed to accommodate both horses and campers. Our motorhome is 40-foot and could easily fit in almost all the camping sites. The host and hostess (owners) are the best we have met in our travels. They are quick to see to your needs. They are hard working folks with that downhome hospitality. This campground gets my highest recommendation, especially if you are traveling in the South Dakota Black HIlls and surrounding states. If you are going to be staying at Broken Arrow in the month of May as we did, be prepared for all four weather seasons. In our two week stay, we had great sun shiny spring/summer days on arrival, followed by hail storms and 8 inches of snow for some fall/winter weather conditions. Then back to sun shiny days that ended our perfect stay. The campground's well designed terrain easily handled all the 'wet' changes in weather allowing us full use of the campground and outside travels to Mt Rushmore and Deadwood and other tourist sites. I'm a passport member and I didn't keep a receipt for cost of our stay. I'm guessing it averaged $19 a night. Also, the owners have already added more sites pushing well beyond the 36 sites listed for this review. And they are adding more in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this campground in the Passport America directory. We paid 50% of the nightly rate. The hosts were the nicest people who did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. (I was temporarily on crutches due to an ankle injury). The amenities were spotless and they had me use a beautiful 'bathroom' (which I think was for disabled guests). The park was ideally situated to visit the Black Hills attractions. The horse corrals were up the rear of the park and did not impact on other campers. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was the 3rd year we have stayed at Broken Arrow. The owners do excellent job keeping park shipshape. They added large wooden playground equipment and swing this year and the kids really liked it. We stayed a week in July with our 3 grandkids and then a month in September. Great night sky views here; very quiet. There are no "seasonals" here although some folks come for a few days and stay a lot longer! Rate shown reflects monthly rate of $500. Regular nightly rate about $35 - but if you stay 6 nights you get 7th free. Passport America is valid before April 15 and after August 15. Park usually closes about Oct 15 for season (closed Oct 5 this year). Motorcycle rally usually not an issue here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are Passport members and camped here for a week. It is centrally located in the Black Hills and convenient to all the sites. For the price this campground is more than adequate. The pull throughs are spacious. Although we are not horse owners, we found that many of the people with horses were satisfied repeat customers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We used Passport America for three of the five days we stayed here. Very unique campground with areas for horses. A little ways outside of Custer but easy access to all the tourist sites. Beautiful view from our pull-through site. Sites easily accommodate large rigs. Family owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America. Nice well kept, quiet park but the hilly terrain made for a very off-level site! Very large/long sites with plenty of grassy room between sites. It was wide open for satellite reception but also had a nice ambiance. Good location for exploring all the venues of the Black Hills; also close to Custer State Park. Easy trip into town for shopping. Pleasant owners. Half the campground is a horse camp, so be prepared for the accompanying smells and sounds, although it didn't bother us much. One night we were kept awake by constantly barking dogs, which the owners admit they heard too, but did nothing about. If not for the off-level site and barking dogs, this would have been a 9 rating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate shown is for Passport America. For the price, it's a great campground. The owners work hard to provide a good experience and mostly, succeed. Sharing a campground with horses and horse trailers is interesting and works well. We only smelled manure a couple of times and we've stayed in campgrounds that didn't have horses that smelled worse for longer. The sites are long, with good space between them, with picnic tables and a fire ring at each site. Maneuvering around the campground is easy. The location is great. The laundry is spotless, with new machines, although a bit small for the number of sites here. It would be a 10 except for a couple of things: the sites are not level. They are terraced and tend to be uneven. We had a problem with a barking dog one night and when we mentioned it to the manager the next morning she said she had heard it and was going to talk to the people but when she went out in the morning she couldn't figure out which rig it was. She should have figured it out during the night, especially since they make a big deal out of telling people with dogs how they need to take care of them and that people with barking dogs will be told to leave. Finally, they never gave us any information about the ice cream social, so we didn't know about it until we read the prior review that mentioned it. Maybe everyone's tired: it is close to the end of the season. For an otherwise well-managed and nice campground, those couple managerial lapses stand out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time at a horse campground and it was great! We didn't have/bring any animals, but enjoyed the horses and pets on the place. It was real easy to let the kids run without concern. The campground has a great view of the surrounding valley and mountains. The hosts were outstanding. The only reason for a 9 rating and not a 10 is that the Wi-Fi always seemed to be maxed out, I could connect, but completed very few web pages before giving up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place off of the main road. Quiet, with a mix of regular campers and horse campers. Deer all over the place. Saw 20 in 4 mile stretch of road. Beautiful views of mountains in front and forest in back. Owners bend over backwards to accommodate you. Ice cream social every night. Restrooms were clean as was the campground. Would definitely come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very few rigs in park so parking the 5th wheel was easy. Park and restrooms are modern and clean, gravel roads and pads. Park is located about 6 mi. from town (2E & 4S) so it is far from the crowds but it could be inconvenient for someone wanting a location close to restaurants, etc. Location is next to all the local favorites such as Custer SP, Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore, biking trail, etc. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful owners, clean and well kept campground. Owners doing constant improvements. Good Wi-Fi. Call for directions in advance - do not trust GPS. My rate was Passport America - which has date restrictions so check dates. I recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. Quiet, very clean and the owners are very friendly and willing to help the campers with their needs. The location is great for sightseeing and as we drove around the area we looked at a lot of the other campgrounds but none were as nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Everything and everybody were a 10. A few miles out of town, but property joins National Forest and was worth the extra couple of miles. Passport America rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects Passport America rate. Quiet, lots of stars, large sites, out in the country. Owners are very accommodating and helpful. So much to do in the area. Lots of hiking trails right out the back of the park. Great place to stay for a few days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great find for us. The horse corals and parking is in the East end of the campground. Far enough from us that we didn't hear anything, yet could enjoy watching the riders come and go on the road. Horse people are good people we have found. The campground is situated on a slope so there are views of the valley. Deer frequent the CG. The only drawback we found was the price of the laundry (which isn't a big deal to many that don't full time). We found the $2.00 per wash and $2.00 per dry excessive. The owners are super nice, the CG is very clean, the sites are spacious. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent campground and we are looking forward to making a return visit. We were able to use our Passport America rate for the 17 nights that we were there. The owners were very friendly and did whatever was needed to make our stay enjoyable. FYI: the campground is separate from the horse camp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this park in 2007 and returned for a month in 2008. Rate reflects Passport America rate. There is also a monthly rate available year-round ($480 for 30 days)) which about equals the P.A. rate. Note the P.A. rate is not valid May 31-Aug 15. In addition to RV sites, there is a four-unit motel-style bunkhouse which is great for extra visitors. Yes, they do host horse groups, but they are separate and do not affect other campers. The owners are great hosts and make you feel most welcome. CG is also a bit higher altitude than town of Custer so summer temperatures are even lower. Great views and gentle breezes make this a very inviting location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent place to stay. We used Passport America and got a fantastic rate. Somewhat remote and very quiet at night. A beautiful place with lots of thick, green grass, nice view and more stars than you knew existed. Nice wide sites, level and spacious. Very good WiFi. Close to Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial; 20 miles from Mt Rushmore. We'll return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this place! We used Passport America so price is low. The Gustafson's live on site and are warm and friendly people. They've done a great job in 2 years turning this land into a wonderful campground. We planned to stay a week but just went up today and extended it another week. It will be hard to leave such a great place. Sites are large. Utilities are good. Nice fire ring & grill at each site. Ice cream every night! Local musicians drop in now and again to sit on the porch and pick and sing. We're having a great time and would love to spend a whole summer here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wifi is great. Location is just outside of Custer so no road noise at all. Cool nights. You can see stars you've never seen before. Owners live onsite and are making constant improvements. Nightly ice cream social. This a GREAT campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park and I'm disappointed we just had two nights to stay here. It's quiet with fairly level sites, good Wi-Fi and the location is outstanding. A bit rustic, but nothing shabby. The owners make you feel right at home the minute you arrive. I rarely give 10/10 but these folks deserve it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this park based on reviews from this site and another forum. We paid for 2 weeks, and ended up extending that twice, staying nearly a month. It was hard to leave, as we love it there! The owners are former semi-truck drivers who understand how important it is to be able to maneuver big rigs. They've done all the work in this campground themselves. We had no trouble getting our 40' motor home and tow car in and out. The sites are level, plenty long enough for big rigs. The space between sites is grass. Access roads are gravel. The horse camp portion is well-separated from the RV section. The Wi-Fi is very strong and fast. Water and electric service is very good. There are no tall trees right in the campground, but they have a lot of trees planted, so in a few years, there will be shade. We had no trouble getting satellite to lock on from our site in the north row, facing north. They have an ice cream social every evening. The owners are great people, very friendly and helpful. The view of the spires and needles in the Black Hills is great. It's close enough to all the attractions in the area to be a great base camp. We definitely will go back to this great little campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice quiet park, 4 miles north of town, with a great view of the mountains. Sites are plenty wide enough for any rig. The park is on the edge of the US Forest Service and many trails are available for hiking, dog walking and horseback riding. Owners are very nice and run a good clean operation. Rate is based on their buy 5 nights get one day free deal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were there 2 weeks and hated to leave. The owners live on site and are very accommodating. Fairly level gravel sites. Good water and electric. WI-FI worked great. They have a monthly rate which most of the other parks do not have. It is 5 miles from the middle of downtown Custer. It is very quiet and a good place to see all the sights from or just to chill out. We will be there for at least a month next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
3 year old campground. The owners are very helpful, they live on-site. Close to Custer, Crazy horse, Mt.Rushmore, Deadwood and Custer State park. We stayed a week and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located approximately 6 miles from downtown Custer. It offers something for every type of “camper” - It is a horse camp and RV park but there are separate areas for each. There are also a few sites under the pine trees for tents and a few rooms for horse campers who don’t have sleeping accommodations. The owners have owned the land for several years but the park has been in place for only two years. Owners live on site. It is the hospitality of the owners that make this park special. There were many repeat visitors while we were here. Restrooms and showers were immaculate. There is only one washer and dryer so you might have to go to town to do laundry for multiple loads. Sites can accommodate any size rig length including slides. However, the sites are all open and have no shade. We were in Site 1 which wasn’t very level and had to do a bit of leveling. The park is convenient to many activities in the Black Hills. We got National access on our Verizon air card. The park’s Wi-Fi worked well. With our Over the Air GT, we could only get 3 TV channels. Our Verizon cell phone worked fine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a new park, in a very scenic location. Very convenient for visiting Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and the Needles Highway. The owners live on site and give the park their personal attention. The WiFi seemed to work well throughout the park. All the facilities are in excellent condition. The laundry room had only one washer and dryer which could be a problem if the park was full. Over the air TV reception was poor and cable is not available at this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A new campground since 2006, and constructed with care and attention by the on-site owners. Nightly rate is $25 for FHU and an additional $3.00 for 50 Amp electric. If you stay five nights you get the sixth one free. The owners come out and personally greet you when you arrive, chat with you and show you to your site. They have a genuine concern for people. We camped here during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally (we are not bikers), but were away from all the noise and commotion. Campground is in a quiet setting very close to famous Custer State Park as well as near Crazy Horse Mountain and Mount Rushmore. As mentioned in an earlier review, there is a "bunk house" with 4 motel-style units for non-RVers or as overflow. There is also a shaded tent area. Horse lovers can stable their horses in a covered facility at one end of the park and have their RV's close by. This is an undiscovered gem of a park. Call ahead just in case - they are becoming known. If you like ice cream, the owners serve it for $1.00 a bowl each evening as folks sit on the wrap-around porch and talk about their day. A most pleasant experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While being a very convenient location for visiting the many tourist attractions this area has to offer, this campground is outstanding more for the sincere warmth and hospitality of the park’s owners. From the large level sites with full-hookups, the free WiFi, the clean laundry, restroom and shower facilities to the nightly ice cream socials, you truly can’t ask for much more from an RV park…..not to mention the gorgeous sunsets. Don’t let the “Horse” part of this campground put you off either…..the horses are located in a completely separate location and you barely even notice they are there. Plan on spending plenty of time in this area because there are many things to see and the RV park is a great place to take a break, sit back and just relax a bit. We will definitely visit this park again if we find ourselves back in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Broken Arrow is a new 2007 RV and Horse campground. The horse’s are in an area by themselves. Owners are very friendly, will help you any way they can. They live at the park so help is 24/7. Well located park for visiting the Black Hills, it sits just north of Custer State Park. Sites are 30 ft wide and 70 ft long, all are level gravel with grass and run North and South. For sure Big Rig friendly. Every site has a new picnic table and fire pit. Hookups are conveniently located on each site. No problem with side outs or satellite signal on any site. Nice views of Black Hills and forest. Very quiet, cooler then most Black Hills parks as it’s near 6000 ft high. The sun sets awesome. They have clean rest room, showers and laundry. Also bunk house’s for those folks who travel with their horse’s but no place to sleep. WiFi works well if you have an outside antenna. If you like to hike in the Black Hills Forests there are miles of horse trails you can walk or ride on. Coming from a city life it was something else to see the stars at night. If you are looking for tent camping they have good sites set under the pine trees. We came in June of 07 and liked it so much will be staying till September. There is lots to do, swimming or boating in 4 lakes with in 10 miles, visiting attractions, train rides,shopping, you name it the Black Hills has it. This is our first visit to the Black Hills and as you can tell we love it. We are new to full time RV-ing and will visit this park again. We have a 39 foot Fifth Wheel and 23 foot truck. We are paying a monthly fee of $450.00 plus tax. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a primitive forest park 6 miles West of Custer (half-way between Custer and Jewel Cave). There's no hook-ups and only pit-toilets, but it's peacefully located in thick forest. Sites are dirt, mostly level with bench and fire-pit. Many will accommodate big-rigs, but some are a tight tad or too small. The roads are also fairly narrow with a lot of trees so it all depends how comfortable you are negotiating turns. We have a 40-footer and did fine, but we did squeeze a bit to get into our site. Someone else came in a 45-footer and did manage to get in after 40 min's of effort. So, it's possible to get big-rigs in here. The surrounding forest is thick and has wild raspberries in summer. It's pet-friendly and you can walk the dog in the forest, but there's no trails. Sites are reservable online. There are water spigots around the campground, but no dump-station (nearest dump is Sinclair gas station in Custer where you can dump for $4). We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we called one of the owners of this park, he gave me a rate of $38.29 per night. We were charged $ 47.39 for a 50 amp site with full hook up service, plus $ 3.00 per night per child for our two grandchildren, for a total of $ 53.39 per night. This charge was not quoted to us on the phone. It was also promoted that the Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA had a pool, a jumping pillow, and a Chuck Wagon breakfast everyday. It was never stated that the jumping pillow was an extra $ 3.00 per child, per day, and the breakfast was also extra. When confronted about the price discrepancy, the female partner of this KOA stated that her male counterpart does not know what he is talking about. He only answered the phone because she was busy. I checked the rates at a couple of other RV parks in Custer and was quoted between $ 32.00, and $38.00 for all 4 of us to stay per night. One of the comparable parks also had a pool and a water slide (water slide is an additional charge), and the other park had no pool. The RV sites here were very close together, and were not maintained very well. I think you can have a better experience in Custer South Dakota by not staying at this KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great office staff and clean restrooms/showers. Laundry on site $2.00/wash, $1.75 for 44 minutes in dryer. Sites are VERY close, almost on top of each other (which is why we only rated it a 6). Just enough room for our RV on site, picnic table sits over next site's water & sewer hookup. Next site fire ring was at rear corner of our RV. Requires some leveling. No cable, no antennae reception. Wi-Fi worked very well. Some road noise. Close proximity to Mt. Rushmore (20 min drive), Custer State Park (a must do), Jewel Cave and Wind Cave. Great little town with plenty of eateries and tourist attractions. Baker's Bakery Cafe makes GREAT breakfast and donuts! Would consider another campground on our next trip here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very disappointed in this campground. The sites were close together. The place needs new gravel on the road and sites. It was very dusty and dirty. There was evidence that someone rinsed out their sewer house behind our site. The people next to us threw a bunch of their trash into the field behind the sites. It seemed like the kind of place where that kind of behavior was acceptable. We won't be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly and helpful staff. The cabin was extremely clean and they accommodated an early arrival for us. My boys enjoyed the jumping pillow and the pool and met many children while we stayed here. The cabins were a reasonable distance apart and bathrooms were clean. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We camped here in 2 tents which ended up being very crowded with the water and electrical outlet in a "deluxe" tent site (#28). Our site was very unlevel and crowded for our 2 tents. Our table was on a plateau about 2 feet higher than area for our tent which was half dirt/mud and grass. Luckily, the adjacent tent sites were not occupied. The other tent sites on the other side of the campground had gravel/rocks so we opted for the uneven site (the staff was very accommodating in letting us pick the site and switch if needed). We had to park our car alongside the site and it was a steep incline. We were very close to the bathrooms/shower/laundry facility at the back of the campgrounds which was very nice (better than the front restrooms/showers). It was nice to be able to send our kids over for the restroom and tend laundry quickly. The RV sites looked nicer and more level. It was a quiet area, too. We camped here in a Tent.
Promotional literature and receipt promised privacy and Wi-Fi among other amenities. Their version of privacy was putting someone's camping unit two feet away from the edge of our awning, and continuing to do so despite park being at least 50% empty. Wi-Fi was non-functional and no one seemed to care. Staff were arrogant, argumentative, somewhat hostile and didn't seem to care about our concerns. Pool had murky water and dirty pool tank. On a positive note, the washrooms were clean and some of the work camper people on staff seemed to have some empathy. I would recommend that people avoid this location. There are much better campgrounds very close by this one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed the pancake breakfasts. So much recreational activity available! Beautiful view of the mountains near Mt. Rushmore. Very helpful staff. Wi-Fi signal was sometimes weak - but camp was very crowded for the holiday week. Car rental service was convenient. Restaurant quality was not so great. Very clean, very nice. Expensive but it is in a tourist area and has so much to offer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park right in the middle of the Black Hills action. Just down the road from Jewel Cave and about equity distant between Mt. Rushmore and Wind Cave. A great fenced-in pet exercise area. Pull-thrus looked a bit tight but our back-in was awesome! I'd recommend for a short Black Hills stay! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, but for the price you would expect your site to be somewhat level, and cable TV. Especially in one of their larger sites. We saw some other campgrounds in the area that were probably better. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Funny, the review right below this one recommends that you avoid the KOA that's closer to Rushmore. We stayed at this KOA because we couldn't extend our stay at the Hill City Rushmore KOA. That KOA is huge but we really preferred it over this much smaller KOA. Oh, don't get me wrong, this KOA is fine. It's a much quieter park but seemed geared more towards the senior campers rather than 30-something people. The staff is for the most part friendly. There are a few who are edgy and don't seem to like the younger people. The guy who drives around in the golf cart and escorts you to your site is extremely nice and very accommodating. We just felt the whole time we were there that we were being scrutinized. Even scared to death our dogs might bark as they don't seem to tolerate dogs well. The roads into the site are a bit worn and the sites themselves are nothing fancy...ours was even fairly unleveled. Laundry facility was decent. We didn't try any of the other amenities so can't comment on them. This KOA is outside Custer and really on the southern end of the Black Hills area. If you are looking for a base camp to explore the Black HIlls, there are probably better choices. If you are camping with children, there are probably better choices as well. But this park is quiet and clean, and I believe well maintained. We would stay here again, but it would be because we couldn't find anything else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About 20 mins to Mt. Rushmore. There is a closer KOA to Mt. Rushmore but don't bother to go there. IT IS HUGE and you get lost in the big shuffle. I will take this laid back KOA any day. The people here (most of them) are very nice and personable. The one guy was very nice and offered "anything you need, just ask me" service. There are some older folks working here, some are as nice as pie, others can be grumpy and down right confusing. I will take them any day over the youngins that work at most KOA's. Sites are good and are constantly maintained...A + all the way on that. There are a lot of rabbits running around the park...little ones, big ones, they do not let you pet them but they will get within an inch of you and let you feed them...very cute. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is clean, has friendly helpful staff. Pool is a bit small. They are located nicely for many attractions. The sites were somewhat close but livable. The laundry had a broken dryer which irritated some campers and there was a problem with the sewer system where we could not use the sewer for a half day. They were quick to fix the sewer though and informed us timely. Having a firepit was nice. They do not seem to tolerate barking dogs well, no matter the size so luckily ours were quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The reviewer who mentioned deluxe concrete sites with wrought iron furniture must have been describing the Hill City KOA. This place has dusty gravel roads and gravel sites, some not very level. There are tall pines surrounding the park and scattered throughout the park, but shade is not plentiful. Campground brochure mentions PBS and major network TV, but we were only able to get a blurry FOX channel; other campers reported same. Good Verizon and AT&T cell phone signals. Lots of pull throughs, full hookup is only $3 more than water & electric site. Dump station is on an incline. Good laundry facility. Pool is quieter and less crazy than the neighboring campground to the west. Fairly typical commercial campground spacing. Mostly overnighters, with a few people staying a few days while touring the area. There are good restaurants in Custer including Purple Pie Place ice cream shop & restaurant, and Bavarian Inn Restaurant. There is a chuck wagon breakfast on KOA grounds. Staff is friendly and helpful. Propane is sold by the tank size rather than by the gallon, which I believe is deceptive and dishonest and should be illegal. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff was friendly. Sites are close together. Electric didn't work on our site, we plugged into the empty site next to us. Camp is under new management as of our visit. They are making improvements building new cabins. I don't know if I would stay there again for the price. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interior roadways were of poor quality dirt. Camp sites are narrow and very close together. They are in some areas very unlevel. We used it as an overnighter to visit Deadwood and Mt. Rushmore, but we won't be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Wonderful setting on the back side. They did what they could to get 3 of us together and in wonderful sites. Perfect setting for children to climb around rocks and play. Heavy rains yesterday caused erosion, people were out all day today working to clean up. Pool, clean laundry and rec room for diversions and fun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have read all the reviews about this park before coming. However we decided to stay anyway. This park is close to all the attractions in the Black Hills. I feel that all the other reviews weren't very fair. So I would like to clear somethings up for anybody else that is looking to come to the Black Hills next summer, that are looking for a great park to stay in. This park does sit on a hill side and there are a lot of pine trees which provide very good shade in the summer sun. I took many walks throughout the park trying to find low hanging branches which I could not find. Yes some of the sites are unlevel but all it takes if for guests to level there camper out a little effort goes along way, stop being lazy. All the bathrooms and showers were cleaned daily and they were spotless. The cabins that I saw were cozy and spotless. The roads are narrow but had no problem driving on them, if you can't drive on this roads you shouldn't be driving period. The on thing that sticks out about this park are the workers which I got to know some. This guys worked extremely hard all day long improving the park daily. They were very friendly and very helpful to us. We had vehicle problems which they fixed with no problem at all. I will stay here again in the future We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a quiet campground and was tucked on a hill. It was not full when we stayed. The playground was very old and so was the pool. The pool needed a good scrubbing and was full of dead bugs. The cabin was very dusty. The woman in the office was very accommodating during our stay. We had to do a late check out due to car trouble and she worked with us. My boys loved the big rocks in the playground and spent many hours playing on them. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Staff not user friendly. Internal access roads to sites narrow, hilly and difficult to navigate. Sites no where near level, difficult to back in. We did not end up staying and found a much nicer park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The interior roads were very narrow and winding. The sites were narrow, not level, and had many low hanging branches on the trees. We had to back out of the first site because to do otherwise would have damaged our satellite and air conditioners. We asked to be moved to a different site and the one offered was short, not level, and right next to the road and the office. We refused to stay there and asked for and received a refund and went to a different campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not the best pick in the area. Right on the highway with no protection from the noise. Weak Wi-Fi, low water pressure and poor TV reception. Great for satellite because of lack of trees. No giant complaints, just a lack of endorsements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed on the top level, and if you are planning on staying there in a motor home, ask for the top level. Behind the office/giftshop, the lower roads are very curvy and have ruts. The roads are badly in need of work. As long as we could stay on the top level, we might stay there again. During the summer heat it would be brutal because there is no shade on the top level. She has a very nice gift shop. It is convenient to all the local attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The poor little soul who owns and runs this campground tries hard, but she needs help. The sites are hard to get into, and there needs to be maintenance needs throughout. The owner was nice, but sort of clueless. Great area to visit, we didn't spend a lot of time at the campground, which was good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Adjacent to the highway only a mile north of Custer, this is a reasonably nice park with clean facilities and a small "convenience store". However, there were issues. There are a handful of pull-throughs (all taken when we were there), but otherwise the layout is very tight for anything over a medium size rig. Small spaces are served by narrow, confusing & unmarked dirt pathways winding tightly through trees that are much too close to the "roads". We had pre-reserved two nights plus one of their advertised rental cars for sightseeing, but the car turned out to be "not available" when we arrived. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very pretty campground nestled with most sites deep in the pine trees. Some are in the open right along Hwy.16/385 and these would not be the best spots. The really big downside is the narrow inner roads and very narrow sites. The Woodalls said typical width 30'. Mine was more like 21 and I didn't see any that would have been 30'. I was in a 39' 5th wheel and was at their "large pull thru with 50 amp." We were sandwiched in pretty tight when our section was full. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a gem of a State Park,. It has a dump station, but no water, sewer, Internet or cell. We stayed in the Game Lodge campground. Very well maintained with helpful and friendly staff. Road and pad are paved. The pads are level and wide, all back ins, and big rig friendly. Very quiet with space and privacy around the RV with lots of grass, shade trees, picnic table, and fire ring. The bathrooms are spotlessly clean and there is also a small laundry. There are so many things to see and do in this wonderful area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This review is for the Game Lodge Campground. It was a wonderful experience; clean restrooms, great location in the park, nice paved walking trail for the dog. Be sure to fill up with water either before you get here or at the park as there is none on site. We would stay here again in a minute. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spartan and simple, with electricity only, it is flat with limited shade. Its access to the State Game Lodge and the activities there make it a good choice for exploring Custer State Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good central location to explore the Black Hills. Lower loop site 28 was located on small stream. Limited generator use between 8-8 2 hour intervals. Campground was quiet and clean located on lovely lake, nearby hiking trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Reservations recommended for this park. We decided to try the park based on the good reviews. Its a great place. Great layout makes it easy for even big RVs towing trailer. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Even had park host stop by twice to make sure everything was good. Clean laundry and showers. Kids enjoyed it as much as we did. Sites level and have privacy between spaces. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From Australia on our first RVing trip, we stayed for a 4 nights in the State Game Lodge campground in Custer State Park. The park environment was wonderfully natural, with huge grassed gaps between sites (10m or so) and a fair number of trees (more close to the creek). The overall impression was of comfortable spaciousness, despite the surprising lack of water or sewer hookups. Most, if not all, of the sites were reverse in - but there was plenty of maneuvering room, even for big rigs. Wonderful setting within the state park, with the State Game Lodge a short walk away, and a convenience store and the Peter Norbeck visitor center about 20min walk via concrete pavement. Multiple toilet/shower facilities through the campground were in constant use, but remained quite clean and reasonably dry given the throughput of campers. Of note, there were evening talks by the rangers aimed at kids each night at 9pm in a hall at the campground. Laundry available, and adequate, but some distance from our site. Playground present, and swimming available at an artificial lagoon. Good AT&T reception. Overall, wonderful campgrounds, and a worthy destination in its own right, for which I would have willingly paid double (given the extensive use we made of the rangers' educational programs). I am glad we booked the site months in advance! I would stay at this location again at every opportunity! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the Sylvan Lake campground in Custer State Park. I did not see it listed above. It was a great campground! We were all right in the woods and behind my campsite was nothing but forest and hillside! It was gorgeous! Plus there was a path to Sylvan Lake and the Lodge so I could walk there during the day (I did not want to walk through the woods at night.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. There is so much to do! We stayed at State Game and our site was level and nicely placed. The campground is clean and well tended, with a pretty stream along one side and animals passing by on the other. Restrooms were spotless. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in two campgrounds while at Custer State Park, this was the first. Multiple looped, paved roads and sites, central dump station, fresh water at dump station. Restrooms were great. They were clean, well lit, and the shower had private stalls with plastic shower inserts. We didn't see any buffalo at this campground but we saw plenty while we were here. We hiked up the ridge across the road and ran into a bighorn sheep guarding the trail. There is a store and restaurant just up the road a short distance. There is a ton of things to see and do while you are here. Now I know why reservations were so hard to get: book early! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed in the Game Lodge Campground within the Custer State Park itself for four days. I chose this campground because of the spacious and level sites and the views of the wildlife that passed by every evening, mainly antelope. The sites are very large with most having a shade tree and the sites are cement so the jacks do not sink in the ground. The showers and bathrooms are very well kept and the water in the shower stayed warm for the whole shower. The rangers are very helpful and friendly. The campground is very well kept and there was a free play given the first night I stayed there. This is the best state campground that I have ever stayed in and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are multiple campgrounds within Custer State Park. We stayed at the Game Lodge Campground. Please read the other reviews below: we agree with the others' comments. Very nice campground, lots of grass, lovely stream, small pond for kids to swim in, paved trail leads up to the Lodge, a store, and the visitor center. There's a wooden fence separating the camp from a large field in which a herd of buffalo came to graze multiple times during the stay. Bath house was sparkling clean. We made good use of the laundry facility. No problems filling the water tank. (I think the new dump station must have taken care of the water issue the previous campers described). Mosquitoes were gone by late August. Advance reservations are needed, at least in the summer. Booking a month in advance, in all of Custer SP, we found only two sites with electric available for the dates we wanted. When we were here, all of the reservable campgrounds appeared to be full. However, the one campground for same day camping (not reservable) was only about 20% occupied during the weekdays, so would be a good alternative if you have an RV that can boondock. Pit toilets up there might make it a less favorable choice for those of us using the public restrooms. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We enjoyed our stay at this state park campground. The reservation site has pictures of each site so we knew what we were getting before arriving. Although our site #27E said no shade it did have a nice big tree to shade our picnic table. The sites are spread out, not too close to your neighbor with plenty of elbow room. Sites by the creek had plenty of shade, others may have none. The site is surrounded either by the creek or fencing to keep out the bison. The views are nice and exciting when the bison roam nearby. There is a small swimming beach in a pond, but after seeing the bison use it, we decided not to swim in it. Firewood is available at the Game Lodge store a short jaunt down the road. The bathrooms were well kept and there were 2 bath buildings. Also, a laundry building is onsite but we didn't use it. There are lots of bats which isn't bad, but we were by a barn/theater and there were lots of them. This had us ducking and jumping after dusk when we sat around the fire. Definitely would camp here or any of the Custer State Park campgrounds again. We had no problems. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great value for the money and a nice park to boot. There were no issues getting water in the loop as there are four water faucets through out the campground, one easily accessible by the shower house. The roads and parking pads are paved and the grass area between the sites is large. When I informed the camp host that some of the over hanging branches when pulling into the loop were too low for the height of my RV, he notified a campground maintenance staff and by the next day the branches had been trimmed. Pretty surprising. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice location and pretty campground. Good Verizon coverage. But: 1) Dump station has no fresh water. You also block one of the interior roads while using the dump. 2) Fresh water spigots are harder to find than black hills gold. You need 75' of hose and are blocking the road while you fill up. 3) Lots and lots of mosquitoes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Game Lodge Campground at Custer State Park is a gem. It is centrally located. Buffalo can usually be seen right from the campground. There are shady sites near the stream and more open sites on the 'top' of the loop. Paved trail from Game Lodge to Grace Coolidge campground for biking or hiking along the stream. Peter Norbeck visitor center is nearby. For 2011, there is a new dump station near this campground on the Wildlife Loop road (also a station at the campground). Pond at campground for kids to play in as well as a playground. Laundry facilities- cold water only. Factor in a reservation fee for non-resident of about $8 and park entrance fee of $15 for a week. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. We stayed 2 nights: had to pay extra because we were not South Dakota residents. No one ever checked our reservation. They had a campground host but he didn't seem to do anything. It appeared some of the sites had more tents and people than they should have. We would come back in the off season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Game Farm campground. Nice electric-only campground. Very clean and pleasant. Two good bath/shower facilities. Seemed to be the nicest of the Custer SP campgrounds we looked at. Huge sites, lots of grass, creek nearby, trees, laundry, and paved bike trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a state park this is about as good as it gets. No real need to drive to see the wildlife. It comes to the CG especially on weekdays when there are fewer small human noisemakers and dogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My family likes state park campgrounds. Custer State Park Game Lodge is one of the best. Has paved roads and sites. Has huge, well maintained, grassy, shady sites. An excellent location with friendly, helpful campground hosts. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent setting, clean good power at sites. Most spots level and paved grassy surroundings. Avoid Biker week (Sturgis) first week in August, thousands of noisy transient bikers cruising through the park, nice lodge and good meals at lodge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest state parks we have stayed at. Easy back-in to our huge site with a backyard where the bison and big-horned sheep roamed. We had a paved pad with lots of grass around. No problem with satellite reception in the row our site was in. It was heavily treed down by the creek though. Very nice shower houses which were spotlessly cleaned daily. You could have eaten off the floor! A beautiful lodge located right next door with an excellent fine-dining restaurant. We would have liked to stay longer, but all sites were reserved for the weekend. Very comfortable and relaxing: we would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I echo the other comments. This is one of the top State Park campgrounds ever, in our experience. Make sure to spend at least a week to take in the local sights. Stay away from the first week in August unless you own a motorcycle! Overall, very clean, well laid out with lots of room and shade. You can do all booking on the Internet and it all works. We will be back again, just not the first week of August though! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful State Park with lots to see and do. Wide strips of grass in between sites with plenty of room for awnings and slides. 30/50 Amp service and never encountered problems with a full campground. There are sites along the creek but they appear to be for tents, tent trailers or small C-Class. We were in E-18 and were able to get a signal for our dome satellite. No cell or Aircard reception (Verizon) except at the park entrance. This is a large state park and there are lots of very nice campgrounds scattered through out the park. Center Lake campground is first come and there are sites for tents and rv’s, although this campground isn’t big rig friendly. We’re 38’ and we saw a few sites that would have worked. The only reason I mention this campground is that there was hardly anyone there on Sat. There are four lodges within the park that offer dining, and they have gift shops inside. There is a grocery store within the park too. Great wildlife loop that was very enjoyable and we saw turkeys, deer, pronghorns prairie dogs and buffalo. On the 16A heading towards Mt. Rushmore we encountered wild burros that were begging carrots and apples from park visitors. Park brochure (pdf): http://www.sdgfp.info/Publications/Parks/Tatanka.pdf Campground Maps (pdf) http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/CampMaps/CusterSP.pdf The price of the campsite does not reflect the park pass that you need. I think it was around $18.00 (rv & toad) for 7 days and if that’s not correct hopefully someone will correct me in the next review. There are a number of picnic grounds and lakes to wet your line. We would love to return and spend a week next time We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mountain goats and deer were all around. I could see newly stocked brook trout in the stream from my trailer window. I caught one of the biggest brown trout of my life at 24" in the campground pond. Plenty of 15" plus rainbows as well. Cleanest vault toilets ever. Very quiet. Wood available at the registration kiosk. Bike/hike trail connects the campground. Campground at the north entrance of the Custer Wildlife loop where buffalo and pronghorns abound. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent state park. One of the best we have stayed at. We were here for 7 days. The last night the Buffalo came right down to the field just outside our trailer. There are lots of things to do while in the Park. I would recommed a 1/2 day horse ride out of the Blue Bell lodge. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an awesome campground with buffalo right outside the fence in herds. I has all the amenities plus a good location; just a minute's drive to the main visitor center. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reserved our site online with no problems. Online site is very helpful as you can view the site and the informations for each such as full sun, shade, length of site. We found this very helpful. The bathrooms were immaculate. Outside the fence surrounding the campground was a herd of roaming buffalo. This state park is awesome with so many beautiful areas to tour and the animal life is wonderful. 1 of our tour days we encountered the 2 separate herds of wild begging burros who LOVE junk food. We were in CSP for 7 days and used it as a base to tour the Wild Horse Sanctuary,surrounding towns. Would return in a heartbeat.There are informational shows in the barn however we were too busy touring around to attend any. If you go allow enough time to truly enjoy this park and the surrounding areas. The only reason a 9 is no full hookups. There is a dump station with water if you run low. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best public park I have ever stayed in. It has electricity, a dump and access to water for your holding tank. There is unlimited stuff to do in the park. Game watching is wonderful--buffalo, deer, elk, donkeys. Mt Rushmore, the Badlands and Deadwood are easy day trips. The little town of Custer is delightful. Don't miss this place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This state park was a big surprise for me. It was huge, and had numerous campgrounds within it. The scenery was beautiful, and the camp hosts very friendly and helpful. When driving from camp to Mt. Rushmore, herds of buffalo were crossing the road and we had a very up-close look at them. Definitely worth checking into. Free showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I normally would not give a 10 to a park without water and sewer hookups but this state park is amazing!! It has as many facilities and programs as a national park. We had site 19 which was at the peak of the hill so we had decent Verizon cell phone service. However, due to the trees we were not able to get satellite. The site was level and spacious. There is plenty of room between each site. Keep in mind that you don't "check-in" at a specific location but just go to the site indicated on your reservation. As with the other posts, there is a reservation fee and a $15 entrance fee for our tow car. All the roads are paved and in good shape. Each staff member we had the pleasure of meeting was very helpful and courteous. Be sure to go on the ranger led wild life caravan program. He took us down a road that put us right in the middle of a herd of bison. What an awesome event!! This is a great location for all the fantastic places in the area (i.e. Mr Rushmore, Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave NM, Devil's Tower, Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Drive, all the scenic loop drives in the park, etc). Be sure to attend the nightly illumination program at Mt. Rushmore. It is unforgettable. We would definitely camp here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 4 nights here and had a great time! We originally had reserved 3 sites for family/friends, but asked if we could merge into two sites and the hosts were very accommodating. They even called the office and got us a refund for the other sites without us even asking, and when the refund wasn't enough, they called again to get the correct amount. Bathrooms were cleaned frequently (more than once a day), showers were hot, even at peak hours. Ranger talk was informative and entertaining, and the whole park was quiet, even though it was full. 1 point taken off because our site was not level and took lots of blocks & levelers to get comfortable, but we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this is a great campground. It has large, dirt, level sites (easily accessible to big-rigs) most with shade and electric and good separation between campers. There's central potable water, flush toilets and free showers too. You can walk to Stockade Lake from the campground and there's a large grassy area w/ playground on-site for the kids. There's no real hiking trails from the campground, but you're within driving distance of everything in Custer State Park. The only negative is that this place books up FAST in the summer. We booked a month and a half ahead of time and got the only site left (a non-electric, thus the $18 price, electric sites cost $22). Many campers we talked to had booked 6-8 months ahead. Nearest dump is Sinclair Gas Station in Custer ($4 to dump). NOTE: There is a non-resident and park entry fee ontop of the nightly camping fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects the $7.70 non-resident fee AND the $12 state park entrance fee (good for a week). Very nice campground set in the beautiful Black Hills. Many sites are large and fairly level. The campground feels very modern and is a great home base to explore the Black Hills and the nearby National Parks. Make reservations early as the sites fill up quick. No dump station in Stockade North but there is water available near the restrooms. The Game Lodge campground (also Custer State Park) has a dump station but is 10 miles away. We will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything about Custer State Park enhanced my vacation experience! This has got to be one of the Top 5 Parks I've ever been to! The campgrounds were clean, well serviced, and quiet. The Campground hosts were friendly, and knowledgeable. This is, in my opinion, the GOLD standard in State Park camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a wonderful campground for our family. We stayed five nights with two small children and we all enjoyed our stay. The restrooms were very clean. The showers were hot, except one day (we slept in and my wife tried showering about 10 am). The campsites were clean. The host and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The playground was well maintained and there were evening naturalist talks in the campground. We were very convenient to all the parks, sites, and the Town of Custer. The only thing keeping it from being a 10 is the lake of water at each site. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
It is a beautiful campground full of big pine trees, very close to the town of Custer and easy access to all of Custer State Park. It is not lakefront, but Stockade Lake is a short walk away. The fishing in the lake was pretty good. While the road through the campground is paved, the driveways and pads are dirt, and our site required considerable leveling. Also, accessing the site via backing up our trailer was a bit of a tight fit, but we made it. Once set up though, it is extremely beautiful and quiet. There is lots of room between sites, and the shower building was kept very clean. There is only electricity at the sites, but there is abundant water through the campground, including a faucet on the shower building that you can pull up to and refill your fresh tank, if you so choose (note that you can pull or drive your rig with an empty fresh tank and fill it when you get there using this faucet). There is a dump station behind the Cenex station in Custer, maybe a 5 minute drive away. Dumping is free if you fill up with gas, otherwise it would be $3.00. This is a perfect place to use as your base camp for exploring the Black Hills! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the smaller campgrounds in Custer State Park, the sites are fairly close, bath house is well maintained. The hosts were very helpful. Great location for seeing area sites, good food market in Custer. Nice laundromat at Coolidge General store - small but had it all to myself and very inexpensive. Brand new dump station around the corner from Game Lodge campground at the beginning of Wildlife loop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This state park was AMAZING! We stayed in a camping cabin which consisted of 2 sets of bunk beds with full size bed on the bottom. We had heat and air conditioning. The showers were very clean. The views are unbelievable and was worth the 23 hour drive. The wildlife was everywhere. My children said this was better than Disney World. We hope to make our way back out soon. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This campground was recently changed to a reservable sites. Lots of open space between sites. There are no signs in the campground indicating where the sites are. So we drove in and had to walk around to find our site. Then we had to turn the rig around to head in the correct direction. We were in site 5E. With a 35' 5th wheel, maneuvering was tight. The sights at the bottom by the restroom are more open for big rigs. The water spigot nearby didn't work so water had to be accessed from restroom area. Very family friendly campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is built on side of hill, so most sites are tiered or terraced into hillside. Difficult to get into site (2E), had to back in from side. Only a couple of sites appeared to be easy to get into (14E-20E). Cabins also nearby, causes more users for single restrooms & showers. Close to the town of Custer on western side of Custer State Park. Wi-Fi is available at lodges in state park. Host friendly & helpful. Park was full but quiet. All sites shaded by tall Ponderosa Pines. Similar to Stockade North campground on other side of lake. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made on line reservations around February 2011. We chose site 12E from the picture they have on the web site. However, when we arrived we felt the picture was somewhat deceiving. The camp sites were very close together and the campsite we chose was very small. It would have been difficult to back our 24' travel trailer into this small site. The campsite looked much bigger in the picture. We cancelled our reservations and found a wonderful RV Park in the town of Custer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Love this park!!!! This is a free roam park, meaning that you might open your door and see a buffalo staring at you as we did!! The "wildlife Loop" is awesome!! The loop takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an entire day (depending on animal activity). There are buffalo, burro, turkey, deer, badgers, creeks, lakes and hiking trails through the entire 71,000 acres!!!! We will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located in Custer State Park, sites range from full sun to full shade, tent sites to 51' long sites. Web site has a picture of each site. Site 8E was fully shaded and more than adequate for our 35' fifth wheel. Buffalo, deer and mountain sheep roamed through campground. Bike path and 2 fishing ponds very close. Convenient to activities in park plus Mt. Rushmore, Custer, caves, scenic drives, etc. 1 mile to general store. Small and quiet. Tent sites are across road in heavily wooded area. Sites can be reserved on line. Cost is $15 + $4 for electric. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground. Sites are large and well spaced. We stayed in site #22 which is about as far back in the trees as you can get. It is very well shaded and quiet. The CG is close to area attractions. We would stay here again, but maybe not so far from the restrooms. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We very much enjoyed this campground. Large sites, set back off the main highway so nice and quiet. You do drive down a gravel county road for about 1/4 mile to get to the entrance of the campground and since there has not been any rain the road was very dusty. Although the park has Wi-Fi, it did not work well at our site and our AT&T phone service did not work either. I could get both of these services if I took a walk closer to the office. We were in site 18, it was a huge grassy site with firepit and picnic table. (Fire restrictions in effect during drought.) This campground is in a great location, just a half mile to the entrance to Custer State Park, which is just amazing. Mt Rushmore was about 25 miles away. The little town of Custer (population 1800), is a great little town, good restaurants, unique shops and you can get most of the supplies you would need. We would definitely come back here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked this park. Very convenient to many of the area attractions. We saw deer and turkey wander through the park. It was very quiet and we could see the entrance to Custer State Park from our site. We stayed in a "premium pull through." These sites were actually smaller than some of the other sites. Our site was on both the entrance and exit roads. Very dusty due to the drought in the area. The water pressure was low but tolerable. We will return but will choose another area of the park to stay in. The rate is for a one week stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would have given this park a 10 but the water pressure was horrible. They were having trouble with their pump and had been having trouble for awhile. One night the water was off for awhile. The good news is the park is outside of the town of Custer in a beautiful location away from the traffic and noise. The sites are gravel and level. The park is well kept and managers are on site. Very clean. They need one more trash dumpster to accommodate all the trash. Managers were nice. I would definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked this campground. The location is excellent for visiting Custer SP and Mt. Rushmore, and is close to grocery stores and restaurants in Custer. There aren't a lot of shaded sites, but there are some. If our site had been shaded, I would have rated it a 10. The WiFi worked really well. There is plenty of grass and space to walk the dog, and there's space between the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 7 nights including the 4th of July. Overall the park is alright. Most sites are fairly spacious and gravel. Hookups are in good condition and work well. Because of the gravel, there is some dust. Internet Wi-Fi worked OK, but did fade out at times. They did have a water problem and we were without park water for about 6 hours one night. When water came back on it was very cloudy. Also, they only have one trash dumpster and it was often overflowing. After seeing some of the parks in town, we would stay here again. They do rent ATVs and carts at this campground, which is a nice plus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed our stay at this park. The location couldn't have been better. Tucked away in the valley it was nice and quiet but still close enough to the amenities (shops, restaurants, etc...) in the town of Custer and the beautiful natural areas surrounding it. The staff was great handling both a last minute reservation and our car rental. The amenities of the park were everything we needed and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site was not very level. The hookups were all in the proper location. Staff was friendly and check in was fine. The Wi-Fi was horrible. I will never stay here again because of the Wi-Fi. I could not even hookup, this is not right. Either you have Wi-Fi or you do not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is located in a very picturesque valley about 3 miles east of Custer. The lack of cable TV seems to be prevalent for all the parks in the area. Not sure why cable TV is not available. Only caught one station using antenna, and this was not a very good reception. The area around Custer is beautiful, especially Custer State Park. We visited Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave and traveled the Needles Highway (don't miss this drive). Custer has a lot of shops, restaurants, and anything else a tourist destination should have. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with everything the last few postings have said. This place is perfect for our needs. Easy to get in and out, nice gravel level sites, good hook-ups, plenty of room to walk the dogs. Very convenient to all the area attractions and to the little town of Custer. Our Sprint phone and Hot-Spot worked OK in the campground. The only reason I am not giving it a 10 is that the Wi-Fi was a little spotty. We were only a few sites from the office and could not get service. All in all a great place to stay, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground. We stayed for nine nights. Owners are very friendly. Park is quiet & full of deer. Plenty of space between RVs. Restrooms, showers & laundry are very clean. Will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in September, 2011 for 6 nights. We were extremely pleased with this facility. The sites are large with excellent space between each campsite. This park accommodates all sizes of coaches and travel trailers. Our stay was during a busy holiday weekend and all 62 sites, plus tent camping was full. Even so, it was peaceful and quiet. The folks in the office were pleasant and gracious. This campground afforded us easy and quick access to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Jewel Cave, Custer State Park, the Needles Highway, and other Black Hills attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent two nights at Custer Gulch. Our treed site was gorgeous (toward the back of the campground). Staff very friendly and helpful. Signage when coming from Custer is hard to see and your can fly by the entrance. We would definitely stay here again. Excellent base for Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet location, spacious site with good hook-ups but very unlevel. The entrance is hard to find, gravel, dust, bumps and potholes. No hot water in the laundry and lawn mowing every day for no reason. We stayed here for 3 days, but next time we will stay at a state park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean, beautiful location, widely spaced sites, Wi-Fi OK, close to major attractions. Small laundry room with no hot water! Water requires filtration or plan on brown stains in your toilet etc. Owner can be less than personable, rules seem to be written daily. Water pressure varies but usually OK. Owners seem to spend more time on their rental business (cars, ATVs, etc) than being good hosts to the campers. Workcamping probably not a good idea here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here during bike week as well. The park is great. Spacious sites and very clean facilities. Staff was great and very helpful. I would have rated higher, but at all the sites all the hookups are together. Water, sewer and electricity are within 2 feet of each other and very deep in the site. For most not a problem, but for toy hauler it is. I had to back in the trailer, unhitch the trailer, unload the bikes, then rehitch and back in the rest of the way so I could get all my connections. Again when we left, it was the same. Hitch the trailer twice. Would not prevent me from staying here again, but it was somewhat of a pain. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If there ever was a 10 rating, this park gets it! All of the utilities are adequate. The Wi-Fi was over 5 MBPS when I checked it. Our Verizon connection was OK. The employees were very good and answered all of our questions so you may want to disregard the previous rating someone gave this park. The scenery from the park is just beautiful and it is just outside the entrance to Custer State Park. Bike and hiking trails can be accessed right from the RV park. This is probably in our top 10 parks we have ever rated. We will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The good things:The park is beautiful. Nice layout. No cable TV Wi-Fi OK. The bad things: The lady in the office gave us wrong directions. We arrived and set up our camper. When there is a burn pit we have always gathered our wood from around the campgrounds and in the woods. The lady from the office informed us we couldn't gather the wood because it belonged to them to cut up and sell. There was no disclosure in the paperwork that we could not gather wood. She was not a pleasant person and we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were there during Bike Week at Sturgis, so the whole area was busy, but the owners were accommodating and flexible. Beautiful campground, clean, convenient location. Wi-Fi had been hit by lightning just before our arrival so was spotty, but where it worked (in or near the clubhouse) it worked well. We would gladly return, and plan to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park for seven nights (seventh night free). The sites are spacious, grassy and well maintained. The bath and showers are clean. It is located well off the main highway and is very quiet, situated in a picturesque bowl of pine-covered hills. It is located less than a mile from the entrance to Custer State Park and within easy driving distance to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. If you take advantage of the many activities available in the Park, this campground is a perfect place for a week's vacation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground, convenient to Custer State Park but away from traffic, in a gulch and surrounded by woods and mountains. Sites were not crowded. Good Wi-Fi. Laundry was small and busy. We rented a car from the campground, and it was in poor condition at a premium price. We were worried that it would leave us stranded. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park with courteous and helpful staff. Beautiful setting close to attractions, yet secluded. Nice bike paths and good fishing at the lakes. We stayed for 6 days. Only negative is that the laundry is cold water only, and the most expensive place that we did laundry. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice quiet campground. It is well maintained and clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Large spaces with plenty of room between sites. The road through the campground is gravel with and the pads are level. Wi-Fi worked OK. The water pressure could be better but is adequate most of the time. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall a very nice campground. First impression upon entry is not great with an old trailer and full trash bin at first view. Aside from that nice grass and pond to fish in. Accommodating and friendly. Chose a nice wooded site at the top of the loop, perfect for our dog with good areas to walk. Also, paved bike path outside campground on main highway. Room to roam! Nice clubhouse with borrowing library, TV, games. We couldn't get in Custer State Park (full) but are glad that we'd seen Custer's Gulch sign en route. Good location for sightseeing and nearby to cute little town of Custer. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Both male and female showers were shut down during our visit because they were painting. Common sense would tell you to shut one down at a time, so at least half of the building could be used. Laundry room was a bit dingy, and more expensive than most... and cold water only. No hot or warm water wash available. Not much in the form of entertainment for the kids. It states it has a playground, but I've yet to find it. Grounds are well kept. Some of the pull through spaces have a bit of an odd layout, but functional nonetheless. Friendly ducks visit the pond. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because of other reviews. It is a beautiful setting. We were welcomed with deer and wild turkeys. The owners were not there when we arrived but came to greet us later. Very friendly. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in a class C. This was the second year we've stayed at Custer's Culch. The sites and grounds are clean and well maintained. The buildings are clean. Manager and staff are friendly and helpful. There is no pool, playground or other "kid friendly" amenities, which is one of the reasons we like this RV park. The sites are in the open with woods at the back of most sites. We will come back to this RV park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff that checked us in. Provided us with lots of brochures and pamphlets and suggested their favorite places to visit. Has fire pits, picnic tables and a small store for ice, miscellaneous items and ice cream. Park is off the main highway so it is quiet and you have deer in the campgrounds. It is close to use as a base and travel to Jewel Cave, Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and a ride on an 1880's steam train. We will come here again and will recommend this to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Address: None other than almost 3 miles east of town on State Road 346, on the back side of a hill and off to the right, but well marked. A Good Sam park and daily rate. The park has multiple, mostly back-in sites. Back-in sites are very large and grassy if you are in the high site 40’s and 50’s. Roads and sites are gravel, no issues in rain. Many sites on the ‘hill’ are a bit closer, have trees and appear more the long-term guests. Most of these sites are really shady but could block satellites Internet: Due to park location on backside of a hill, the Verizon tower is blocked resulting in a 1 to 2 bar signal. Broadband is mostly non-operational. With a booster you might be able to work with the signal. The local Wi-Fi runs so slow (15 to 54-Mbps) you are limited only to messages if you have the patience. Concerns: We stayed here almost 4 years to the day. The daily price has gone up $7 but with limited options there is little way around the price. It is about 35 miles from Rapid City with Wal-Mart Super and Sam’s. If in the area it is likely we would stay here again; however, there are many new RV parks in the area in the last 4 years. Be aware some are on the highway and/or have almost no space between sites. Recognize they must make a year’s operation in about 2 to 3 weeks in August to survive. We would do some research if returning. Unless your visit is within the ‘bike week’ period, this park is well off the road making it much quieter most commercial parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a big, green friendly park. We were here for a week and didn't get in all there was to see in the area. Our site was backed up to the National Forest and was wide and grassy and level. We were just minutes from Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument and the cute town of Custer. Wi-Fi was good, cell phone signal was weak and antenna stations were iffy. No cable TV. We would come back here in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park. Off the road and quiet. We would definitely recommend it. The only draw back was there is no cable TV and absolutely no cell service. The laundry room is small, only 2 of each and is busy all the time. The owners and staff are very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Spaces were very wide and spacious. We hated to leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet setting. Sites are mostly back in and have decent space in between. well spaced. Interior roads and pads are gravel but rain is no problem. Owner and staff were friendly. The park was very well maintained. Excellent Wi-Fi reception in the park. Great location near Custer State Park and all major attractions. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly, quiet RV park with large grassy areas between the sites. We had a very long back-in that accommodated our 41' motorhome, motorcycle trailer, and jeep. Centrally located for seeing all the Black Hills attractions. Verizon Aircard and cell phone reception was good. No AT&T cell service. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with nice large and grassy sites. It is about 400 yards off the highway so it is very quiet. There is a nice walking trail next to the highway, great for dogwalking. I would have liked to have seen more laundry and bathroom facilities since there are only two washers and two dryers and two showers for men and two for women for the entire park. Since there are tent sites, it makes these facilities very busy at times. We had a spot that backed up to the National Forest. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of this campground. Sites were nice sized and clean. Hosts seemed friendly and helpful. Bathrooms very clean. The wild turkeys, ducks, and deer near by were great entertainment to watch. Overall it was a nice experience staying at this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Large campsites, friendly staff and pets are welcome. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of this campground. The owner was very helpful and the bathrooms were extremely clean. The scenery was breathtaking: it's not just a parking lot like some campgrounds. We were sad to leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before and liked it, but this time we were disappointed. At check in, the owner acted like we were a big interruption to what he was doing and it didn't make us feel welcome. Got to our site and it was covered with small pieces of trash, i.e. butts, paper pieces, paper clips, broken pencils, screws, pop-tops from cans, and lots of pieces of wood as if someone had been chopping logs. I went and asked a work kamper lady for a rake. She asked why, I told her, and she got really belligerent and insisted that she had just cleaned it! I raked and filled up a bucket with trash and then she came up and "could not believe it". She said she would come back with a leaf rake, but never did. Along that same note, the next day three RVs on either side of us checked out and none of those sites were touched. They had butts and full fire pits. Other than that work kamper, we like this park as it is quiet, with decent sized spaces, and some shade during the day. We scouted other parks while there and we will probably try another park next time for a week, but might return another time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate quoted was with Good Sam discount. An excellent campground in a great location: close to the Black Hills attractions and close to the town of Custer. Very quiet, even though full to near-capacity for the Labor Day weekend. It should be noted that the laundry is cold water only. An on-demand water heater would be a big improvement. Wi-Fi worked well even though we were near the far end of the park. Distance between sites is about 20 feet or less. The person who checked us in was knowledgeable, but the Work-Camper we spoke to the following day was clueless about both the RV park and about the surrounding area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I found everyone here to be friendly and helpful. The restrooms and campground were very clean and maintained. There was a lot more room to bring in the bigger RVs and a lot of space between sites: this didn't seem to be true for a lot of other places we looked at in Custer. I loved this location for its proximity to Custer State Park. This RV park was also tent friendly. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 8 / 10 ]
A nice park. It's away from traffic, and has big spaces. Location was near the entrance to Custer State Park and also close to the town of Custer. Lots of places to walk your dogs, and friendly staff. Will come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place. It's located just outside the gate to Custer State Park which offers good hiking, fishing and scenic drives. Also easy to get to Mt. Rushmore. We spent 7 nights. They have large sites: level and well groomed. The campground staff was very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Please note, I am not entirely sure of the exact rate I paid, so I estimated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park for a base camp: you are in the middle of the Black Hills and can see all the sights and not have to travel very far in any direction. We were at the top of the hill in site 26 which was a nice site but hard to back the trailer into. Campsites are set at 90-degree angles to the road. Wildlife roam through the campground: we had turkeys every morning, deer, mule deer. The utilities are set at the back of the site: if you have a sewer hookup mid-way or towards the front of the trailer, then bring a second section of hose. The Wi-Fi was iffi: worked well if you took your computer to the reception center or laundry. There is a paved bike trail at the entrance of the park so you can jog or ride in either direction. There is no pool or playground for kids. The park leans more towards older adults. Overall it's a very nice place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were wide and level with lots of room for trailer and tow vehicle. The campground is well off the road so it was quiet. Excellent water pressure and no problems with power or sewer. Campground was well maintained and staff was friendly. We asked for a site with good Wi-Fi reception and had good line of site to the tower but we still had trouble about a third of the time. The fire pit was on a side hill so when we had a fire it was hard to get close and not be leaning. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small campground. It is tucked in a meadow with both open areas and shaded areas. The sites are large, neat and clean. The staff is very helpful and willing to please. Our site had shore power problems and they moved us to an equal or better site. There is no pool, so there isn't much to do for children. If you're looking for a quiet, well maintained campground close to the sites of Mt. Rushmore this is the place to stay. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Each access from US16A a few miles east of Custer and a couple miles west of Custer State Park entrance. RV park has a half mile gravel road to entrance, so the park is off the highway. Road noise is not a problem. Interior road and sites are gravel with grass between the sites. Sites are a good distance apart, so you don't fell like you're on top of your neighbor. Each site has 50 amp, water, and sewer with a picnic table and fire ring. Firewood is available at the office. Sites on the east side of park generally have some small shade trees. Sites on west side of park generally don't have any trees. Park has Wi-Fi, but sometimes spotty reception, if you are a distance from the centralized office. Satellite TV and Verizon air card & phone worked great. Roy in the office was very personable and helpful. We stayed a week with 1 night free. Parked averaged about 70% full during our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice RV Park between the town of Custer and the western entrance to Custer State Park. It has well packed dirt interior roads, and nice, big level sites on gravel, with a grass lawn area in front of each site. Surrounding pine trees give it that "woodsy" feel, but there could be more trees actually in the campground. It was sort of open. We have a small (23') travel trailer, and felt somewhat overwhelmed with the number of big rigs that were here, but we have found that is typical of an RV park versus a public campground. Still, we weren't the only smaller unit, and everyone was very friendly, regardless how big or small their rigs were. The hosts were very nice and helpful. I'd highly recommend this park, especially if you prefer the full facilities of an RV park over a public campground, as a great base camp for exploring the Black Hills. If you like public campgrounds with at least electrical hook-ups, check out our review of Custer State Park, Stockade Lake North campground, which is just down the road and actually in Custer State Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Shore Services: 50amp, Sewer good, Water @ 40 psi - Wi-Fi: yes. Good at office but weak on outlaying sites - AT&T Cell Phone: No signal in campground but out on highway on top of the hill a signal can be received. - Sprint Air Card: poor signal - Verizon Air Card: Good with Freedom Antenna - Cable: none - Site: 6 - Site Size: long enough to park TV - Site Closeness: Good distance. can put out awning with no problem - Roads: gravel - Restrooms: good and clean - Laundry: 2 washers & Dryers both work well - Long term tenants: don't see any - Directv Satellite: good at most sites outside of trees - Discounts: Good Sams - Payment: credit card - Additional Charges: none but tax - Additional Remarks: I like this park. I drove around to see what others are like in this area. This one is better than most. Owners live on site and are very nice. The nightly rate is for 17days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week over the 4th of July and we loved it. We had a 50 amp /full hook-up site which we had to back into. It was well-graveled with plenty of grass separating us from our neighbors. Level site with good location for services. No cable and definitely no AT&T cell phone signals. Wi-Fi in the club house. Nice people in the office. They charge $10 if you want to wash your RV and $5 to wash your car. Worth the money. Very close to the entrance to Custer State Park. Town of Custer is close by and it has a nice grocery and several hardware stores. Very quiet at night. Seemed to be always full to capacity. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My kids just told me that they "loved it". It was a very nice, quiet location. This park is close enough to town, but far enough away that you really feel like you are out "in the woods". The owners are very friendly. We played volleyball! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful campground with lots of space between sites. Just outside Custer SP which is a wonderful facility. Wi-Fi signal was weak and the price of ice was too high. The back in sites are not angled they are 90 degrees to the road. Fortunately, there is plenty of space between sites for mistakes. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a quiet campground with fantastic owners and hosts. We made reservations on-line back in January and arrived late Monday after the July 4th week-end. The campground did not have our reservation and was completely booked. Owners were very apologetic and accommodating. Put us up in the grass overnight and moved us to a site in the back the next day as well as compensating us with a credit for the inconvenience. Campground is somewhat secluded off the main road with large sites, right next to Custer State Park and convenient to all the attractions. It does not have many amenities for children which makes it nice for those who just want a peaceful relaxed atmosphere. Wi-Fi and TV reception at the site were not good but we were able to go to the clubhouse and log on there. Rest rooms and laundry facility were spotless. Owner checks and cleans all vacant sites daily. Plenty of wildlife in the area. Saw deer in the campground several times. We checked out the other campgrounds in the area and felt this was by far the best. I would highly recommend it and am looking forward to returning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I called ahead and made reservations with Elaine for 8 nights nine days which allowed us the one night free. Upon arrival we were greeted by Elaine and her husband, the owners. In a nutshell this is one of the nicest RV campground we have stayed at, it was wonderful. The spaces are huge, the area is grand and its quiet as a pin there. The location was perfect, we had deer in the yard daily and our RV spot backed up the a wildlife area. We were one half mile from the entrance to Custer State Park and perhaps a mile to town. We travel in a 40 foot motorhome, the people next to us were traveling in 45 foot motorhome and had plenty of room left over in their spot. The grounds are very well maintained and park laid out very nice. We already have plans to return next summer. Wi-Fi reception was good, we had a fire ring and view of the pond. This campground RV park is a jewell. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest campground we have stayed in for quite some time. The management was friendly, the RV sites well maintained, the entire park was clean. We will stay here again. We are full timers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has long, level spacious sites. No problem there. They need better directions from I-90. I had to call twice and they said everyone gets confused so it wasn't just me. The sign at the entrance could use a "turn here" added to it. It's hard to decide if they mean "right at this driveway" or the next one. The Wi-Fi may work at the office but didn't at our site. We do not have satellite and cannot get any TV reception. There are only two showers and two commodes for the whole park; also, only two washers and dryers. I based my rating on no pool and these other inconveniences but I'd stay again, especially considering the other parks I've seen in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice campground in a great location near Mt. Rushmore, etc. The road is dirt and the sites are gravel with good spacing between. There are about 8 good pull-thru big rig sites for bus with car trailer size rigs. Hosts were great. Satellite could be a problem in some of the back-in sites. Wi-Fi worked most of the time. Verizon air card worked. There is no AT&T service for cell or internet here! Rating can't be higher - there are no amenities here such as pool, exercise room, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park. We have camped here before and will do so again. The sites are well spaced and the setting is wonderful. Close to all that the Black Hills have to offer. It has none of the so called "amenities" (pools, spas, giant rec rooms etc.) the larger RV parking lot parks offer which is why we like it. Much more like camping should be. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our 4th visit to this park. Why? Very large grassy sites with full hookups, great satellite and cell phone reception and great people including the hosts. Also, it's only 1/4 mile from the highway so it's very quiet and dark at night to stargaze!. Really convenient to the neat town of Custer and only a mile to the west entrance to Custer State Park (a must place to visit). We love the area with its rock formations and drives through the State Park. We will visit here again when out west. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is big rig friendly, pet friendly and ATV friendly. It is quiet with a rustic ambience. The sites are large with lots of grass and space between the sites. The owners and work campers are all friendly and accommodating to camping needs. We will be staying here as often as we can. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our first visit to South Dakota, arriving from California. Beyond doubt this is one of the quietest RV parks we have ever visited. This park is convenient to most major attractions in South Dakota and the Black Hills. Operators are super friendly and helpful and checked to make sure our visit was all it could be. Propane is not available in the park, but is just 5 minutes away in Custer. We would gladly stay here again. Nice wide sites, plenty of room between, lots of grass and beautiful view. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The new owners were very helpful and friendly. The camp sites were very clean and all facilities were in good working order. The campgrounds were quiet in the evening, and away from the road noise. We stayed for 3 nights and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Quietest campground we ever stayed in. Well off road with very roomy sites. Pull thrus available but we took a back-in site to have rear windows facing into woods. Wildlife abounds, saw deer, prong-horns, and wild turkeys in the campground. Deer were daily visitors. We have a 35' fifth wheel with a Heavy Duty Truck, plenty of room. Abuts state park land and nature preserve. Centrally located and convenient to most Black Hills attractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best we have been in!! Friendly owners on site, Bathrooms and showers were spotless. Large level sites with lots of space between neighbors. Absolutely no noise or lights at night. (we did not see a child there=quiet) We spent three nights there but wish it were longer. We will return!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very clean and quiet campground. We were in site #13 and received a great satellite signal. Deer, turkey, and ducks visited the campground daily. The restroom and showers were very clean. It is located close to everything we enjoy in the Custer area. We have been to the Custer area many times. We will return to this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small family run park. Very friendly owners. Quiet and off the road. Long wide sites. Well maintained. Laundry only has two washers and two dryers so it can jam up. Only a mile from the entrance to Custer State Park and three miles from town and grocery store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a beautiful park!! We camped here in July and were so pleased. The staff is friendly and helpful, surroundings are gorgeous, and the park is centrally located for area tourist spots. We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very busy during Sturgis Bike Rally, however, campground was very quiet. Far enough off of the road to not hear any noise. Some sites along the west side have good shade, but you won't have WIFI because of the distance from the antenna. Good laundry, showers. No other amenities, but didn't want to pay for things I don't use. Hosts were great and felt very safe and comfortable. A great find if you're looking for a campground to base out of for everything in the Black Hills. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground with bid sites. Their WIFI needs some work. The host were very informative about the area and very nice people. Very near to Custer State Park. Convenient to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was for 4 adults. Sites were very roomy. We had a site in the back of the park. Good view down "gulch" of forest walls and hills. Good level gravel site with spotty grass. Wi-fi did not work at back of park. Bathrooms were well kept but could use upgrading. Great location right outside West entrance to Custer SP and just outside of the town of Custer. Easy drives to all Black Hills attractions without driving the same road over and over again. Good 4th of July fireworks show in Custer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very pleasant campground. Quiet, convenient access to area locations, fairly nice view, with plenty of hills and rocks for the kids to wear off their energy. Staff is very nice, and they keep the CG well maintained. Nice picnic tables and nice fire pits. Wi-fi was fairly good about 10 sites away from the office, but probably sites further away would not have good access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet little park right next to Custer State Park. Very helpful staff that keep it well maintained. Good cafe right across the highway. Lot's of wildlife in the area to watch that sometimes come right into the park for fresh grass and water. There is a small pond in the middle of the park. Sites are long and roomy. Verizon wireless works good. Campfire rings at most site with firewood available at the office. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As full time RVers we found the campground to be exactly what we like - no pool, no hot tub, no playground, no game room - just a clean, quiet, nicely kept RV park with huge sites. The pull thrus and back in sites are all 75 - 100 feet long with about 50 feet between them. No large trees to block satellite reception but plenty of lush, green grass, a nice pond in the center, and great views of the surrounding mountains. Free WiFi that works well. Campground hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area attractions. The west gate to Custer State Park is only ¼ mile away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park to use to see all the area attractions. It is quiet and there are lots of deer and wild turkey around in the evenings. The camp host are friendly and we really enjoyed the surroundings. The wi-fi works great as long as you are at the front of the park. If you let them know ahead of time that you want wi-fi, they will put you near the front of the park. There is no pool or cable TV, but we would definitely stay here again. Your views are wonderful of trees, hills and wildlife. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 1 week in June. Great Base Camp for area attractions. Experienced hosts and very friendly. Quiet park set back from road. Wi-fi worked good. No pool, but the climate is very nice. Large sites with plenty of room. 40 ft. Motorhome easy to get around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice campground, the sites farthest from the road have more shade. Very cool ATV trail connecting to the campground. The host was nice and strict about certain ATV rules in campground. Nice bathrooms and showers. We saw deer every evening at this sight. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park to stay at for visits to the Mount Rushmore area. Very friendly folks who keep
control of the park environment. They are G/S and other discount-friendly and have weekly and monthly rates. Well off the road so it is quiet, even during Sturgis Bike Rally Weeks. Convenient to all the Custer State Park sights with all the important hookups. Only 3 years old and very well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We stayed in summer 2003 with our 5th wheel. Nice place. Pretty spendy though for not
having any amenities to really speak of. But the park hosts were really friendly and made you feel good coming "home" every day. I would stay again, but probably as second choice for the area. No laundry facility on site. Gravel roads and spaces. Grass and trees were great. Killer flies. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed this campground. It is a small campground tucked in across the road from Legion Lake in a small valley. It only has one road with a turnaround at the end. We talked to the campground hosts when we arrived to see if we could check in early and found them to be very nice and flexible. Over the course of our 2 day visit we saw them every day walking the campground. While there was no water hookup or dump station here (I believe Game Lodge campground had the only dump station), the restrooms made up for this. Probably the nicest restrooms at any public park I've been to. Large, well lit, clean, multiple, private, shower stalls were available. We had a buffalo hang out grazing in the campground one day that got a lot of attention. Legion Lake is very pretty, there is a store and restaurant next to it along with a swim beach and trail that goes around it. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Sites are asphalt and level. The campsite area and Legion Lake area was easy to navigate even with a 40' motorhome and toad. Camp host was great and very helpful. This is the finest state park I've been in ever. (40 states) I can't wait to come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
South Dakota has stepped up to the plate in updating there State Parks in the Custer area (watch out Oregon). Very nice and clean with all hook ups except sewer for a reasonable price. We had Buffalo munching on grass within four feet of our door(very entertaining). We stayed here five days and had a great time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hi all, The website is fairly misleading as to the conditions at the campground. Few sites are level. There are two sites with 50 amp power and some sites do have sewer. Verizon cell phones may have 1 bar (or less) here, but data modems do work. The website offers a discount of $5.00 if you print the page and give it to the owner. The rate above reflects that reduction in price. The campground is near the Crazy Horse monument which is why it was selected. I came in a good time, picked out a site. I tracked down the owner, paid for the site and asked them to please put a reserved sign up. Imagine my dismay when I returned after the light show at Crazy Horse at ten o'clock at night to find the space filled by another RV. I pulled into another site--but it sure didn't leave me feeling "warm and cosy" towards the management. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, fairly well kept park. The playground is totally outdated, but my kids didn't mind. Pool is nice, but small. Wi-fi was NOT good and we were close to the office and have a booster antennae. Had to use our Verizon card the entire week, as the campground was poor and unreliable. Great location. Convenient to town. Staff was nice. Putt-putt is free (had to buy $1 ball to use all week while we are here. The theme park is totally cheesy, but it was worth the $10 for me and my 3 kiddos to get in (all under 5)...don't plan on spending more then a couple of hours there, but it did bring back some childhood memories. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The only reason to stay at this park is probably the theme park, and the theme park is not a huge reason to come to Custer unfortunately. The sites are a long way away from the theme park. We walked, but it is a hike (esp with small children). The theme park is very well maintained. There is a small train that goes photo ops. There is a Flintstones car on a VW chassis. Kind of cool. Everything is clean there and freshly painted. Free movie theater to go and watch Flinstones cartoons. Basically you can see everything in 30-45min and there this is a playground. That is it. Not much. The campground itself is not very well maintained. The mini golf is free except you have to pay for golf balls if you need them. It is rotting and falling apart, but OK for free. The sites are packed together. We got full hook up and that is the further-est away from the park, we didn't know that. There are dump stations, so I would recommend getting something closer to the entrance and dumping later, you are not going to stay at this place for that long anyway (or you shouldn't, you'll be bored out of your mind). We are glad we stopped for a day to check it out, won't go again though. Admission to the park is $10 for adults. Our children were 2 and under, so they were free. This park is perfect for kids under 6 maybe. I saw a poor 13 year old being dragged around, clearly bored out of his mind. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a campground I would choose for myself but the kids ask to return here. There is mini golf, a pool, and playground as part of the park fee. We get an electric only site as the full hook ups are further from these things. You park on flat grassy areas in that section. The worst of the park really is the lack of trees and the road is visible and close. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay at this park for two night and wish we had more time to stay long...it had a wonderful feel and friendly staff. It is a great location for going to the area attractions but private enough for a quiet night next to a fire (community firepits available!) We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We spent two nights here in July. The staff was very friendly. The sites were large. The camp store was well stocked. Our kids enjoyed playing in the pool. The campground is very family friendly. We enjoyed our time here while exploring the Custer area. We camped here in a Tent.
We stayed at this campground because we thought it would have appeal to the kids. While some of the staff were very friendly (a workamper couple that checked us in were very nice), some were not. One helper shooed me out of the office while she was on the phone because I had my dog in my hand, and I just wanted change for a dollar for the laundry facility. The place needed a lot of repair, but that wasn't the helpers' fault. Their WIFI was not reliable - and signal strength was very iffy from our site. Many of the guests were families with tents or popups that didn't watch their children. We had an ok stay here, but there were other campgrounds closer to attractions we should have considered. The pool was nice and everything was maintained, restrooms clean, by the workampers. However, someone's little boy had flooded the Men's bathroom toilet with rocks when we first arrived. Also, some policies like animals on leashes were not enforced, causing our neighbor's dog to eliminate on our site. We have children and dogs also, but when you don't act accordingly, you give RV'ers a bad name. Overall, this CG is just worn out and needs some owner TLC. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We used this park as our base while visiting Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind Cave Nat'l Park, Jewel Cave Nat'l Park and Devil's Tower Nat'l Park. The latter three being further away, but a nice drive. A nice treed park, very nice clean private bathrooms/showers and nice laundry. The site we were on did not have cable and the WiFi could only be accessed close to the office as one of their antennas were inoperable. It was quiet and clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here to see Custer State Park which is just a few miles from the campground and Mt Rushmore about 20 minutes away. We fell in love with the campground and Custer. The area was fantastic. Bathrooms were spotless. You have a private room with toilet, sink, and shower. Campground is nestled in tall pine trees. We definitely would return. In fact we liked it so much we will be workamping there next summer. By the way they have two Tipis, a covered wagon you can rent, and a tent area with covers over a deck that are next to again sparkling clean restrooms. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Listed as big rig but only two/three site will accept. Many sites do not appear level. Tight road coming in but rest appears navigable. Truly a "woodsy" CG. Great cable TV. NOT motorcycle friendly: loose gravel on turns and hills. But that is not why it only gets a 5. Paid for 5 nights but decided to move on to a location that has paved roads. Told office ON THE DAY WE SIGNED IN, we wanted to leave a day early. Would not refund a day's worth. I find that EXTREMELY small and petty. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this RV park! There were 69 cable channels,great Wi-Fi, shady sites in a pine forest setting, friendly hosts, very convenient to all the sites in and around Custer. We stayed a week. You do NOT get a Good Sam or AAA discount for a week's stay - only one free night with payment for six nights. If we stayed less, we would have gotten the discount. Still, we needed the week to see all there is to see in this area. We would definitely stay here again! Sites are not paved and we needed one leveling block, which was not bad. We think we made a great choice! Rate is without tax. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground, when we were here we were one of 3 campers, so it was really quiet. The only thing we didn't like was the enormous amount of deer droppings on the grass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our third time at Ft. Welikit. We like the tall shade trees and the friendly atmosphere. They were most gracious about letting pick a site and we chose our site based on the length of our rig and circumnavigating trees. All dirt parking and the sites are narrow and uneven. Our particular site site was such that we had to put our chairs in front of our rig instead of near the front door. Picnic table was on a slope and not really usable. Nice playground for kids and it's close to Custer and Mt. Rushmore. Beautiful area which is the reason we will return in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were staying in Rapid City, and wanted to be closer to fishing up in the Black Hills, so we drove up to Custer, and looked at all the campgrounds, before picking one to move up to. We found this campground, drove through it, liked the wide spaces and all the pine trees for shade, so we decided to stay. We liked it here so much, we stayed another month, they do have monthly rates. It is so close to all the great fishing and going into Custer for things. The sites are not on top of each other, table and fire pit at each site, bathrooms are cleaned daily, and they are individual bathroom/showers, each a separate room, which was nice. We are planning to come back here someday, and will be staying at this campground again. Gave a 9 rating only because of the dirt roads and site. If everything was paved, I would have given this park a 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large, spacious sites. Extremely nice office staff. Great playground for kids. Beautiful grounds are very clean with no cigarette butts discarded! Will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were not as impressed with this park as previous reviewers. Worst issue was the internet. The internet connectivity was among the worst I have found. It simply didn't work except at odd hours when few were on. While the park's internal WiFi signal per se was fine, the service used by the park clearly has nowhere near sufficient capacity. If connectivity is important to you, go elsewhere. Other than that, we had trouble finding a level site, and the park layout is very disorganized. Also, if you have AT&T phones, there is no cell signal and you have to drive into town to get a signal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects a weekly rate. We reserved a back-in site, but upon arrival we were given a pull-through. The site had mature pine trees for shade. The site was level; however, the toad had to be parked sideways behind the motorhome to fit into the site. The park was not crowded and was very quiet. So quiet in fact, that turkeys and deer were in the campground pretty regularly. Noise from the highway was minimal. The park is convenient to many tourist attractions in the Black Hills. All utilities worked well. We did not notice low water pressure as some have mentioned. The Wi-Fi was slow, but it did work at the site most of the time we were here. We really liked this park and will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, big sites, quiet but very near the small town of Custer and close to Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore and other attractions. If you have a GPS the directions aren't right. Its a lot closer off the main road, the GPS wants to take you 3 or 4 miles further down the road, so look for the signs! Campground host was very friendly and helpful. Gave us several brochures of things to do in the area. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What an awesome park this was! I felt like we were staying in a State Park with cable TV! This park is very wooded, close to town yet secluded, plenty of shade to sit out and be out of the sun with a firepit. We feel blessed to have been able to stay here! They had plenty of things for kids to do, lots of area walk in and close to everything in Custer. I can't think of anything this park could do differently to make itself better. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 5 nights. We made last minute reservations while traveling through the state. The staff was very helpful and found us a spot even though the park was very busy. The park is very clean and well run. The WiFi is spotty, but it was better than a lot of campgrounds we have visited. Plan on staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at four different campgrounds on our Black Hills trip and this was by far our favorite. Just a beautiful peaceful setting away from all the traffic noise and commotion of other campgrounds. The sites were well spaced and we had a large grassy area behind us for the kids to run around. Our kids had an absolute blast playing cowboys in the miniature fort/playground. We had full hookups and plenty of water pressure. The newer individual bathrooms were nice but did develop a line during the morning rush. We had deer grazing just over the fence almost the entire time we were here. The only downside was no pool. We would definitely come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground offers a quiet setting on a wooded hillside. Some sites look as though leveling would be a challenge but the friendly hosts pay attention to your needs. The restrooms/showers are very clean and nicely set up with generous space and lots of hot water. AT&T cell phone and air card service are nonexistent; Wi-Fi signal is frequently slow with a lot of dropped connections. Electric and cable TV hookups are good but water pressure is very low. Our cost was based on the weekly rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fort WeLikIt (We Like It) is a nice park under the pines, full hookups, with very nice individual bathrooms. We stayed here 1 week because there is so much to do. The bike trail is very nice, Custer State park is so beautiful; take the wildlife loop. We would stay here again. Not sure what it will be like during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our week stay at this campground. Finally, the sites were spacious enough to relax along side our motorhome without being right on top of the neighbor. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing with many pine trees to shade your site. WiFi and cable worked great and facilities were clean. The location is ideal to visit Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and the town of Deadwood. Our pull-through site was pretty level, even though we were on a huge slope. I definitely would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice campground in a beautiful setting. Site we were in had a little road noise but very tolerable. Very clean and well kept. As previous poster said deer and turkeys roam through the park. Some spaces looked a little unlevel but the pull thru we were in was fine. Wi-Fi and cable worked great. Very pet friendly. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely RV park that feels more like a state park setting. Lots of trees to provide shade and the facilities are spotless. Checkin was handled by a very nice and helpful lady. We hadn't been to our campsite 10 minutes before we noticed a bunch of turkeys walking through the campsite next to us. The Wi-Fi works very well and the cable TV has a large selection of channels. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice park. The employees were helpful. The restrooms and showers were great! Laundry was clean and machines were in good working order. Very helpful map given out to us for the area. Best of all, each day we saw wild deer, chipmunks and turkeys just wander through the campsite. There are also tepees and covered wagons for family camping fun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is one mile from Custer,situated in a nice pine setting. It is twenty miles to Mount Rushmore. The first site we were given was extremely out of level. The second site, hard to back into because of trees ,but manageable. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The interior roads and sites are gravel. The park is nestled in a forest and we were unable to use our awning due to the pine trees. Ours and most of the other sites are not level. We needed to use all 50 of my Lynx levelers to level our 5th wheel. Rest rooms and showers were very clean most of the time. Power and water were stable and constant. Local grocery prices were high, so we will probably stay somewhere closer to Rapid City next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is lovely! Plenty of shade, beauty, quiet, deer right outside the rig. We loved it. We rated this a 9 and not a 10 due to the sites being unlevel and some sites a challange to back into. Lots to do in the area, hiking, fishing, exploring. We would return here in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wi-fi is intermittent and often does not function. Park has a couple of long-term residents who don't seem to follow the camp rules. Tent sites appear unlevel. Angle at which RV sites are located can make parking difficult. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Free WiFi, 50 amp hookups, water, sewer, cable TV and $30/night. We found our spot high on the hill among the trees. This is a very neat campground – old time and very comfortable. Very woodsy. We stayed here while we toured all of the area. Lots of deer and elk around, and we totally enjoyed our visit. Would stay here again any time. We have a 38ft MH, and it is a little wiggly getting around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well located park for visiting area attractions. Campground hosts were friendly. Campground is right off a main road and some sites back up very closely to the road. Our site just happened to be one that was close to the road. We had requested a level site as we wanted to take the truck camper off the truck during our stay. The site wasn't very level -- others in the campground would have suited us better. We liked them so much we extended our stay at the campground rather than move to another campground in the northern Black Hills as we had originally planned. Overall, we were satisfied with the campground and would stay there again -- provided it was in May before the summer rush started. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a campground setting not an RV resort. Sites are well spaced, somewhat friendly people, quiet park, lots of pines. The laundry room is VERY SMALL only 3 washers & 4 dryers. There was a line waiting to use them when we were there. It looked like they were building a playground for kids. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Remote campground similar to forest service site, well shaded, quiet and well maintained, particularly the bath/shower rooms, which were individual and roomy. Sites and roads were dirt/gravel. Very friendly and helpful staff, and a decent location for visiting nearby attractions. We camped here in a 37' MH with toad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park located just a mile from Custer and very near Custer State Park. It's in a beautiful setting - very quiet and remote-feeling, yet close enough to attractions to be convenient. The owner and his wife are experienced RV park operators and do an excellent job. They provided great customer service and went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant stay. The only negative was that the WiFi service was sporadic, but I believe this was due to a problem with the ISP rather than the actual WiFi setup at the park. We were here for 8 days and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, propane avail, playground for kids, close to everything. Was a workcamper there for 14 mo. best place I've ever been. Definite keeper. Will go back. Was there in 2005, We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would call the interior raods and camping spaces in this campground rustic. Although "big rig spaces" are offered, there are very few that you can actually fit a big rig into becasue of the trees, especially if you have multiple slides. Although the parking spots are relatively level, there are few spots where the picnic area is level. Ours was so unlevel we couldn't sit at the picnic table nor in our lounge chairs outside. It seems that fill dirt may have been added to level the spot so there was a gulley that ran around the bottom of the entire parking space making it necessary to hop from out bottom step to keep from stepping off into a hole. The park advertises wi-fi but most spaces are too far away from the office and there are too many trees to receive it. Only the closest spots to the office receive wi-fi. Addtionally, the front of our space was about 10 ft off the main road. There are very few really nice, level spots that are close to the office that we would have loved, but those are always booked well in advance. The office staff was exceptionally nice and helpful but I would not recommend this campground unless you plan to stay "camper bound" while there. We jokingly re-named this campground "FortWeHateIt". We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet! Long pull-thru under pine trees. Sites gravel not too level, dirt roads. Very friendly and helpful staff. Laundry. Good cable TV. WiFi good close in, repeater due this year. Almost like camping in remote forest. 1 1/2 miles from Custer, groceries, hardware, restaurants, rock shops. Centrally located for Black Hills sights including Mt. Rushmore. Several scenic loop roads nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new park opened in 2003. Gravel sites that are fairly level. Some are small, but they still are working on the property. Cable TV and WiFi are planned for 2004. Certainly would stay there again. Tall pine trees. The water has iron in it, which is typical for the area, so be careful doing laundry. Very nice clean bathouse and laundry. Friendly folks in a great area with lots to do and see. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects weekly off-season rate. We planned for a week here and stayed three. The location right in town is perfect for easy access to grocery store, bank, etc. Custer is a good location from which to explore the Black Hills. Sites are tight in this park, but ours (#12) was perfectly level and long enough to park the car behind the motor home. There are a number of long-term residents here, but their sites are neat. There is grass between each site, but there are not many trees. All utilities worked well, as did cable and wi-fi. The on-site manager works hard to make visitors feel welcome. We will most definitely choose this park when in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not the most picturesque campground, but the hosts more than make up for it. Spaces are kind of close together and the driveway is narrow, but the sites can accommodate big rigs. Full hookups are available, as well as free Wi-Fi (close to the office) and free cable TV. The Friday night potlucks are a blast. They even purchased a birthday cake for our 1 year old son. Rate cited is with PA. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price is right with PA discount! Sites are small, all hookups are in good working order. Restrooms/showers were very clean. Great cable connection for $2 extra per night. The manager is THE reason to stay here versus other parks. Make sure you pull in with thick skin and immediately ready for banter. If you're OK with being forced out of your rig (not by gunpoint, for us at least) in the evening to socialize and eat/drink with the most WIDELY diverse group of guests, then you need to stay here! Seriously though, this manager gives the CG a Sturgis-like atmosphere while ensuring the park is quiet, calm and safe for a good night's sleep. We regret having to leave after one night and would return in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a hard campground to rate. While it has various shortcomings, our stay there was extremely pleasant. Location near the main street of Custer was convenient. Easy walk to shopping and restaurants. Sites are very narrow. Our awning almost hit the slideout of our neighbor. Utilities are good but Wi-Fi had issues. Two city parks within walking distance. Mickelson Trail, a rails to trail, runs right in front of park. Owner of park is a genuine character. He made the stay very enjoyable. Their Friday night potluck BBQ is not to be missed. He supplies meat and fresh cut french fries and others bring a dish. We camped here in a Motorhome.
French Creek RV Park is a wonderful experience for us. We have never stayed at an RV park where we have felt so much at home and welcome. The owners have a BBQ every Friday night during the summer months with pot luck dishes brought by the people staying at the park. And the owner is an EXPERT cook. We can kick back, enjoy each other, laugh a lot, share stories and develop friendships. It has been an unforgettable experience. We very highly recommend the park. Being at the edge of town, there is so much available within walking distance, food stores, drug store, restaurants, laundromat, banks, just about anything you could want. There is a nice public park just across the street. It is really awesome here! We shall return!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is open year round. The owner lives on site and is eager to please. The campground is in the heart of Custer, and was very quiet when we were there. It was a tight fit to get our rig into the site in the evening and out in the morning. There was only about two feet of clearance on each side of the coach when we were parked. We have no slides. Fortunately, the park was mostly empty, allowing us enough turning room to exit our site in the morning. The Wi-Fi worked well and the electrical hookup was in good condition. We didn't use any other facilities. Most of the ground was covered with snow, so I don't know what comprises most of the surfaces. There were a couple of grassy areas where I could walk our dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for one night in late August (after the tourist rush) at PPA rate. I would guess it is hard to get a site here during the peak of the season. Some of the sites seemed to be extended stay customers. Most of the important aspects of this park have been noted: narrow, tight sites, a "different" owner, great location just off Custer's main street, etc. Our site was FHU with cable TV, somewhat unlevel, unable to get WiFi in RV, and below ground level water hookup. I would have stayed longer if not for the WiFi problem and the absence of a laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid $98 for 4 nights, of which 2 nights were 50% off due to being Passport America and $2 per night extra charge for cable TV. This park met our needs with clean restrooms, cable TV and WiFi that is fast. The sites are plenty long, however they are quite narrow. There is no laundry on site, however the owner and his wife are super nice and yes he's a character and does carry a sidearm. Park is 1 block off the main street and easily within walking distance to almost everything in town. That is its main draw. A few of the sites on the West side of the park have partial afternoon shade. This is a very quiet park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very tight campground: not much room from the next camper. Has very clean restrooms and showers. The guy running it is very nice. He is a little off but you have to admire a guy that wears a pistol on his side. A great place to spend the night and go sight seeing. The price reflects 1/2 off for Passport America. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is sort of a pocket park, tucked away behind the main drag of Custer. The location in town and the Black Hills, the Passport America rate ($14 FHU but only 2 nights), and strong ,free wifi are its best features. And then there's the unique owner, Rock,who is entertainment by himself. Big rigs will have a tight fit and some of the hookups are in odd places. Sites fairly level, not much shade, but grassy areas. No laundry, no tv signal, but cell phones fine. The 2 common bathrooms are in a shack of sorts but fine inside,with nice woodwork. Mickelson bike trail runs right along park, so be sure to ride or walk it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very unique small campground. The manager had a sense of humor and made us very comfortable. They had a 4th of July BBQ. The park supplied the meat and the campers brought pot luck dishes. Great food and a great time followed up by the city fireworks show that we could watch right from the campground. They normally have a BBQ every Saturday night during the season. The sites were a little tight for our 38 foot MH, but we were able to get parked without difficulty. We will stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park,, a little tight with a 65' rig but, managable. Friendly management, walking distance to all of Custer shopping. No laundry on site but one available within 2 blocks. WiFi free and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was friendly but Verizon phone and air card didn't work well. The showers sprayed water everywhere, so it was difficult to keep clothes, and shoes dry. Voltage dipped to unsatisfactory level when any appliance turned on. It is convenient to tourist attractions. I would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Near Crazy Horse Monument and an hours drive to Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park.
Sites are grass, level, wide, deep and mostly pull throughs. There are some shade trees but when we visited they were young and small. Good laundry facilities and great area for dogs just outside the camp grounds. We camped here in a camper.
Small RV park with rustic cabins on site, away from the RV sites. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had a pull through spot for our 33 footer overlooking a grassy meadow complete with deer and antelope in the evenings. Grass site with easy access in and out. We spent an extra day here just enjoying the surrounding mountains and wild life. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with previous reviewer comments but would add the restroom/showers were pretty
rustic. They were clean but could use some modernizing. A good campground for the price and great location to area attractions. Very quiet and serene with very friendly owner/operators. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small, quiet, clean, beautiful location. Hosts are very nice and accommodating. Rates are very reasonable, $14/night, plus $2 for each hookup. Shady sites surrounded by pine trees: great views! Not sure how big of a rig can fit to these sites, but when we were here, a couple of 30-40 ft. class A's drove by on their way from their campsite. Campground is very close to Custer State Park (about 2 miles west) and the city of Custer (about 2 miles east) and makes a great base camp for exploring the area! I'd recommend The Roost to anyone! We camped here in a camper.
Stayed a couple of weeks. Dog friendly. Park WiFi is STRONG. Verizon is strong. Less than 1 mile to Custer Park Entrance. Gravel spots fairly level. Great spot for exploring Black Hills. About 3 miles from shopping in Custer City. Great cafe on site. Will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for two weeks and had the time of our lives. The owners are really friendly and the park is nice enough. There is a restaurant on the premises that has out-of-this-world breakfasts, the 7th Cavalry Cafe. There are no trees in the park itself, which is fine for us as we use a satellite dish. The sites are grassy and all have picnic tables. This park is a mile from Custer State Park and close to quite a few other tourist sites, so it worked perfectly for us. We loved this area and will be back, and we will stay at this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small, friendly family owned park. The interior roads and pads are gravel. There are twenty sites, half with full hookups and the remainder electric and water. In addition, there are approximately fifteen tent sites. All sites are open. Our site took considerable effort to level and was difficult to exit. It has Wi-Fi. We were able to get one antenna television station. The bathrooms were okay. It was very quiet at night. Wheels West RV Park is a very basic park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Wheels West RV for 3 months during the summer of 2011 and had a very enjoyable experience. As a previous reviewer noted, the sites are situated for common patios and common hook-up. We really liked that arrangement since you never have to look at your neighbor's sewer and utility hook-up while enjoying a fine summer day on the patio. The sites are grassy and lots of trees in the surrounding area which provide excellent Deer and Wild Turkey watching. No power issues during our stay, the water quality is excellent and pressure was OK, but on the low side. Bathrooms are clean but small. We did not notice any road noise except during Sturgis Week when the entire Black Hills is noisy by design. As a previous reviewer correctly noted, the hosts are the nicest park owner/operators we have ever met. Great people, very accommodating and they also have a fine cafe on site that is way too convenient. Our palates were very happy but our waistlines suffered a bit. We used this park as a base camp to explore all that the Black Hills have to offer and recommend it to anyone who does not require all the so called "amenities" of a more commercialized RV Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations late (June) for over July 4th and this was the only campground that had space available. The owners are the nicest campground hosts we have ever encountered in our 7 years of RV'ing. The campground has 20 pull-through sites, half with water & electric and half with full hookups. The sites are very close together, you pull in, back side to back side with your neighbor and share the connections for water, electricity and sewer (there are 2 of each). I could have reached out the window and touched my neighbor's slideout. The RV on our door side was also close and we shared the common space. We prefer campgrounds that provide each site it's own space. There are no trees in the sites, but the campground is surrounded by trees. Sites were semi-level gravel with a little bit of grass in-between. Pull-through sites are about 50 feet total making it difficult to park your tow vehicle if you have a longer RV. Restrooms were small but clean. We used this as a base for visiting Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and other area attractions. Free WiFi worked fine, the water pressure was on the low side, but adequate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.