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General

  • 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.


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50% would stay here again.

 

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Complete rip off08/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing at all the lie and steal for you stay away

    Disliked: 

    There a rip off stay away

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The camp ground was well maintained, and the staff were …08/14/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The camp ground was well maintained, and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Location

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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

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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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Elk Creek Resort and Lodge have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Elk Creek Resort and Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Elk Creek Resort and Lodge? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Elk Creek Resort and Lodge?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
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Terms and conditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Additional terms

Fire rings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at no additional charge.

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