Elk Mountain Campground

Wind Cave National Park

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US-385 Hot Springs, SD 57747 605-745-4600 Official Website

GPS: 43.5653, -103.4894

Last Price Paid: $9
Number of Sites: 75
Elevation: 4256 ft
Max Stay: 14

13 people have reviewed this location.

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OdysseyCamper
Austin, TX Honda Odyssey
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 2

OdysseyCamper would stay here again

“A bit close to your neighbor, but you can't beat the location”

Reviewed Feb 02, 2019

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If you are going to Wind Cave National Park, this is about your only bet nearby. Luckily it's a winner with nice sites and clean bathrooms. It's a minute from the Wind Cave parking lot and you can't miss it on the way in. Firewood was available on-site when I was there in June of 2019. You can read my complete review with photos he... more

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Chasing Dirt
Sioux Falls, SD 38' Newmar Dutch Star
38 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B10

Chasing Dirt would stay here again

“Quietude and wildlife”

Reviewed Oct 03, 2018

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We stayed here from 9/20- 9/23, 2018, with the nightly rate reflecting a 50% discount with the Access Pass. While each of the camping loops has a site or two that can accommodate larger rigs, the B Loop is probably the best bet for ease of access and length, and it is the second one you will come to as you drive into the campground. Th... more

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DestinationDuPont
Breckenridge, CO 36' Winnebago Forza 36G 2018 Jeep Sahara
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 11
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DestinationDuPont would stay here again

“CAMPING MET OUR EXPECTATIONS”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2018

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Dan & Jaclyn are world travelers, having kicked the dirt in over 100 countries and sailed within all 7 seas. Currently, full-time, location independent, perpetual travelers, roaming around North America. We found home base at the Wind Cave National Park, Elk Campground, so as to visit, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National ... more

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1

Alicia5050 would stay here again

“Serene and Beautiful”

Reviewed Jun 27, 2018

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We enjoyed one night here. Beautiful and clean campground. Equipped with bathrooms and dish washing station. No showers. We thoroughly enjoyed the 9pm ranger program about Bats. Bring a flashlight and a sense of humor. No hookups was completely worth it for the beauty and quiet of this campground. We felt safe because the rangers come ... more

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No Reservations
Box Elder, SD 26' Bigfoot 26SL
20 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: ? Forgot

No Reservations would stay here again

“Bison”

Reviewed Jun 25, 2018

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This is a very quiet campground less than 1 mile from Wind Cave NP. It was never even close to full while we were here. We enjoyed the full sun on our solar, but could be hot during warmer months as shade is limited. Flush toilets and water available, also fire wood for a donation. They have nightly ranger lead talks on various sub... more

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Maggie5160
28' Airstream Safari 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: B4

Maggie5160 would stay here again

“Only to spend night”

Reviewed Jun 12, 2018

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It was really just like pulling off on the edge of the road...no great campground! But it was not too far from attractions... Tent sites were nicer.

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Ken
TX chev/toyota rented highest end suv
4 reviews
Days stayed: 1

Ken would stay here again

“Comfortable ”

Reviewed Dec 11, 2017

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Just outside Custer park. That says it all really.

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Journeying Jacksons
Saint Augustine, FL 17' Salem Cruise Lite 171 RB XL 2017 Ford F-150 V8 4x4
42 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: B12

Journeying Jacksons would stay here again

“Great escape from technology ”

Reviewed Nov 17, 2017

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No cell service, no hookups, a great way to spend the weekend! Peaceful spot to explore the national park. There are water fill stations around the campground, but no electric. Bathrooms are clean, no showers. Very primitive camping.

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI 25' Airstream International 2014 Ford F150
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 1

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Nice enough”

Reviewed Sep 15, 2017

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Nothing really special about this campground. Pull out RV sites do get shade in the afternoon, which is nice in the summer heat. Toilets were very clean. We were able to get a bar or two of ATT with our booster. Our rate is with the senior discount.

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WeGotSchooled
35' Converted School Bus
33 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1

WeGotSchooled would stay here again

“Dry camping close to Wind Caves National Park”

Reviewed Jan 15, 2017

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We stayed here for one night while passing through the Black Hills region of South Dakota. This is a pretty bare-bones camping experience with no hook-ups available at any of the sites. There are bathrooms and freshwater tap in the campground and trash bins at the entrance. The campground itself is essentially just a long cul-de-sa... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • firewood
  • group sites
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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