Hot Springs KOA

Open April 15 - October 31

Reserve: 800-562-0803

Info: 605-745-6449


27585 SD Highway 79

Hot Springs, SD 57747

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 938 Reviews

Campground Reviews

May 06, 2015
May 06, 2015
very clean, great staff. some road noise but that's what you get for convenience to highways.
Apr 30, 2015
Great facility, great staff, fantastic cabin (for KOA). Wish they had a hot breakfast option like other KOAs - but there is a gas station just down the street.


Thank you for your nice comments! Unfortunately, you stayed here before we offer our full menu breakfast which is offered Memorial Day - Labor Day. You will just need to stay with us again!
Apr 27, 2015
I have a concealed handgun permit. I was disappointed to learn of your no firearms policy from the flier/map after arrival. That alone is enough for me to never stay at your location again.


While we understand that folks may travel with concealed weapons in their possession, that is fine. We just do not allow displaying or firing firearms in our campground as most campgrounds do not allow that. Please keep weapons locked in your vehicle or camper when staying with us.
Apr 22, 2015
Wonderful host!! Very helpful and kind !
Apr 19, 2015
Beautiful setting. Hosts were very nice & helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
Apr 13, 2015
We loved this KOA and thought it was the nicest and prettiest thus far. The owners helped me tremendously with a veterinarian emergency we had and helped us find a vet on Sunday. We fell in love with Hot Springs, SD.


Thank you for your comments. Glad to be of service with getting you in touch with the Vet.
Apr 08, 2015
My friends made a last minute fishing trip and they were able to fit us in That night. Nice deluxe cabins!
Oct 28, 2014
Great people. Great location. They take extreme pride in their campsite and it shows. All newly updated bathrooms/showers. The town is very cute too. I wish I had more time to explore the downtown area a bit more. The drive to Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore is well worth the trip.
Oct 28, 2014
Very friendly and helpful hosts and the restrooms and showers were spotless! The grounds are beautifully cared for in a natural forest and away from the traffic noise.
Oct 27, 2014
Greatest KOA in South Dakota. As their season is winding down we still were given full service and a Pizza dinner cooked for use. Hot Springs has the most friendly and helpful staff. The Luxary Kabin was beautiful. I will stay as soon as they open in the spring. Thanks for the Great Weekend!!!
Oct 26, 2014
Nice place. Not as expensive as most KOA's that we've stayed at this trip. It wasn't overcrowded either so I was able to practice hooking up and unhooking our RV. I've been hoping to be able to do it by myself without help and was able to do it! I'll always remember this KOA as where I mastered the art that is usually left to the man. Let's see what I conquer next!
Oct 22, 2014
nice clean bathrooms!
Oct 20, 2014
Like the wooded area and walking path.
Oct 10, 2014
Site was wonderful. Super clean. Staff/owners (Cathy and John) were great! We will recommend this KOA to everyone. Plus, we'll be BACK!!!! Thank you for a great place!!!!
Oct 09, 2014
Stayed here 10/07/2014 in a Motorhome. Beautiful setting and friendly hosts. We will be going back next year.
Oct 08, 2014
The grounds and facilities are great. Wifi at the single cabins is not good. We had a deluxe cabin and 2 single cabins. At night, we had wasps in the single cabins. The only offer of assistance from the staff was to give us wasp spray. Refund requested for last night in single cabin due to wasps and staff has not called and will not return calls. I do not recommend staying at this KOA.
Oct 06, 2014
I really like the clean and up to date shower house/ bath rooms.
Oct 04, 2014
Nice one night visit while in the area. Restrooms and showers were nice and clean. The only improvement would for the sites to be more level.
Oct 01, 2014
The campsites are well maintained and trees are trimmed appropriately. John and Kathy are great hosts. They are always willing to go the extra mile to see that all of their campers are taken are of. Just ask and they are there. Michael and Linda
Sep 29, 2014
Huge sites. Surrounded by trees. Hosts are incredibly friendly. We loved every minute of our stay. Lot's to do in the area!!!
Sep 25, 2014
You service was Super and the owners were very friendly
Sep 25, 2014
Off a busy road but no noise as we were lower than the traffic. Clean bathrooms and plenty of shade. Reasonable price and very friendly and helpful staff. Short drive to town where a dip at the hot pool fixes your sore back.
Sep 24, 2014
Most of the kabins are far from bathroom


Thank you for your comment. While most of our cabins are about 400ft. from the bathrooms, there are just a few that are a little farther away. Unfortunately, you were here during Labor Day weekend when most of our cabins were already taken & you got one of our popular couples cabins.
Sep 23, 2014
Nice place and great people work there. Needed a light bulb above bed and more toilet paper. Nice cabin though.
Sep 23, 2014
Very nice and clean with friendly helpful staff. I wish you had more green space in the campground. Green space is why we usually camp at state parks.
Sep 22, 2014
Extremely helpful, especially in keeping my propane full.
Sep 21, 2014
Very friendly and helpful hosts. I am traveling by motorcycle and was given a great spot to pitch a tent and park the bike.
Sep 21, 2014
Friendly hosts, nice sites, and very clean restroom/shower.
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Again...We have been coming to the Hills for the past 17 years in the fall...and making this KOA a "home stop:,..the Adlers have made it more fun to stop..they take the time to know their repeat guests, and care about them..the reason we come back
Sep 16, 2014
Campground is on the side of a hill. Sites are a challenge to level your rig. Road noise is a problem with trucks using their engine brakes as they descend the hill and have to stop at the traffic light. Wi-Fi and cell phone work fine.


We are sorry about the engine brakes out on the hwy as they slow down to turn into the gas station or to go to the town of Hot Springs. Fortunately the braking is only occasional. If anyone is unhappy with their site, they are welcome to stop in the store & we would gladly move them to another site.
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Sep 15, 2014
love all the Pine trees
Sep 15, 2014
It was our last camping trip of the season for us and the campground was very clean and our reception and service was excellent. We have a Value Card so we paid for Friday night and got Saturday night free. So Thank you for a quiet, enjoyable, last camping season stay.
Sep 11, 2014
Most friendly owners. Needed help and they provided it. Perfect way to enter the Black Hills.
Sep 08, 2014
The entire office staff is friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make sure you're stay is the best possible camping experience. Sites are large and we'll kept and Wi-Fi and cable were excellent as well. This was my 3rd stay here and I'll keep returning
Sep 08, 2014
It was a pleasure to stay at the Hot Springs KOA. well kept lots and area. Personnel were very nice to us. Will recommend this KOA to my friends.
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Hot Springs KOA was nice to have a place to stay after a long day on the road. It had very clean shower and restroom facilities. My GPS did not recognize the South Interstate but using Frontage Road address got me off of I-70 at the intersection just west of South Interstate. The facility is close to the main road just behind the Econo Lodge which was very handy late at night.


For clarification the Hot Springs KOA is no where near I-70 as we are along SD Hwy 79 in South Dakota. There is no Econo Lodge here.
Sep 04, 2014
As always, Cathy and John were gracious hosts and their associates made us feel like family.
Sep 02, 2014
I would give you a 5 star but when i was getting into your pool the ladder came up and out of the concrete and my leg got caught in it and it bent me back into the water and i was kicking trying to get my leg out and the ladder cut my foot. I did tell the lady at the front desk to have someone take a look at the ladder so it does not happened to anyone else. we will be back the kids loved it.
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
We only stayed one night as a stop over, but found the owners to be friendly and helpful. Would stay again if ever in the area.
Aug 31, 2014
Pull thrus too close together for big rigs!


We are sorry that you were unhappy with the site that you picked. The initial site selected for you would have allowed more space for your rig or we could have selected a much more suitable site for you. Our 50 amp sites can readily accommodate big rigs.
Aug 30, 2014
We loved it here, great setting in the pines, sites were level and roomy. Great staff, clean facilities. We used this as our home base, for custer park mount rushmore crazy horse and others. This camp is out of the mayhem of camps closer to the parks, we liked the solitude and peacefulness. Great host, don't miss the pancake breakfast.
Aug 29, 2014
This is one of our favorites now. Staff friendly and willing to take as well as give back. Even when you miss a turn and drive another hour. But your never lost! Right? Yes,would stay here again and again.
Aug 29, 2014
Great base to explore the Black Hills and Mt Rushmore area. The internet connection was very fast, which was important to us. Everything was clean and the staff were all very friendly. There were several bunnies and trees around the campground.

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