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  • Over 150 acres in the Elk Creek valley
  • Fishing pond: no licence needed
  • Pool, games room and museum all on site

A mere mile from Interstate 90, on the edge of the Black Hills National Forest, and well under an hour's drive to mighty Mount Rushmore lies Elk Creek Resort and Lodge, a friendly and welcoming park covering 150 acres between Rapid City and Sturgis.

Set a mile east of the interstate's Exit 46, Elk Creek is a tiptop base for outdoorsy days, with direct access to a number of hiking trails as well as local fishing and horse riding. The Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns and the world's biggest reptile collection are both nearby.

The resort is home to the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills museum and its info on the petrified forest of the Black Hills, one of the biggest outcroppings of fossilised petrified wood in the area. There's also a catch-and-release fishing pond (no licence required), and a creek running through the resort where fishing is allowed (licence required here). It's all surrounded by hills and prairies to wander in for evening strolls or finding your own private getaway at which to pitch up.

The staff have high standards of customer service and the owners have added plenty of modern facilities to keep all comfy, including a seasonal outdoor pool, a games room, a horseshoe pit and free wifi.

The modern bathrooms on site have free hot showers.

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 29/05 and 03/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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Party: 2 adults


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Very large (over 200 pitches)


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  • 8220 Elk Creek Road Piedmont, South Dakota, USA, 57769
  • Timezone America/Denver Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00)   GPS 44.2242°N 103.3756°W


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Get out into many an outdoor day from here, or use the resort as a base for famed attractions like Mount Rushmore and the Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns.

At the Black Hills National Forest, tackle South Dakota's highest mountain of Black Elk Peak,  the highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains; the easiest and most popular route is from the trailhead at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park.

Some spectacular caves are in this area too, including the world's sixth longest (140 miles) at Wind Cave, 10 miles from Hot Springs. Also see the Black Hills Caverns, with gem mining, tours and fossil digging, and the Jewel Cave National Monument, the third longest cave in the world.

The world's biggest mountain carving is nearby – not Mount Rushmore but the Crazy Horse Memorial, a memorial for all Native American tribes and with several museums. From here drive down to spectacular Rushmore, via the world's biggest reptile collection at the Reptile Gardens.

The Bear Country seasonal drive-through wildlife park with wolves, bears, elk and other North American animals is a short drive from Rapid City.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Elk Creek Resort and Lodge cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.


Supplemental tax (exclusive) 6%

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 29/05 and 03/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.