The Perfect Camping Location Spot Near Mount Rushmore and The Black Hills Area!

Camping in Rapid City, South Dakota, offers excellent access to some of South Dakota's most exciting attractions. Within just an hour's drive, you can reach Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood and Custer State Park. Rapid City is known as the gateway community to the Black Hills, and Rapid City/Black Hills KOA Holiday is easily accessible from I-90, so you can count on a getaway full of fun activities.

Make KOA your camping destination spot near the Black Hills for relaxation and sightseeing, or stop here on your way to Yellowstone National Park.

Ways to Stay 
At KOA, campers can stay in a cozy Camping Cabin or enjoy a full bathroom in a Deluxe Cabin. If you are looking for RV camping in Rapid City, you can enjoy Pull-Thru and Back-In RV Sites with 50 max amp hookups and 80-foot max pull thrus. These convenient paved campsites accommodate RVs with multiple slide-outs, and Deluxe RV Sites with a KOA Patio™ include additional outdoor seating areas. If you prefer traditional camping, you can also enjoy one of our convenient Individual Tent Sites.

Convenient Amenities
Enjoy convenient amenities at KOA. Our clean bathrooms provide showers and hot water, so you can spend each day refreshed. Take advantage of on-site laundry facilities, and visit the KOA store for any of your camping needs, including firewood and propane. KOA's friendly campground staff are knowledgeable and ready to help you with any of your camping needs.

KOA Campsites provide picnic tables and fire rings, so you can enjoy delicious campfire meals right outside your tent, RV or cabin. Our campsite is pet-friendly, so you and your four-legged companion can run, play and enjoy our KampK9® dog park. Some sites include cable TV, so you can catch up on your favorite shows or check the weather forecast while you camp. At KOA, you can enjoy a carefree, relaxing getaway with convenient amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Campground Recreation
If you are looking for family-friendly campgrounds near Rapid City, South Dakota, KOA offers campground recreation and planned activities for campers of all ages to enjoy. Take a dip in the swimming pool or sit back and relax in the hot tub between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast every morning between May 1 and October 1. Once a week, you can enjoy an ice cream social or have a tasty, healthy treat at a watermelon feed. Roast some marshmallows at a s'mores party or enjoy a fun train ride around the campground.

Campers can also enjoy fun games such as horseshoes and life-size chess. Book transportation with Black Hills Tours and get picked up from the campground to see attractions such as Mount Rushmore, Iron Mountain Road and Needles Highway. At KOA, you can sign up for guided tours or rent a car to embark on your own excursions.

Local Area Attractions
There are plenty of fun things to do in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the surrounding area. Hike nearby hiking trails or bike around the city for a fun day in the sun. Fish for rainbow, brook and brown trout in peaceful mountain lakes. You can also practice your golfing skills at nearby golf courses, try geocaching or take your family out for a fun day full of laser tag, go-carts and paintball.

If you enjoy antique shopping, you can find great antique shops throughout the Rapid City area. Travel outside the city to find exciting attractions such as the Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial. Explore any of the five nearby state parks, and make sure to visit Custer State Park to explore South Dakota's largest and oldest state park. There are many places you can enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, bird watching, boating, swimming and fishing.

Book a Getaway at Rapid City/Black Hills KOA Holiday
Experience all that South Dakota has to offer at KOA. Whether you are planning a fun-filled family vacation, looking to visit Mount Rushmore or simply wanting to relax in the serenity of the Black Hills, KOA will provide a comfortable place to rest your head at night.

Enjoy campground activities and sit around a cozy campfire at night or explore South Dakota's top attractions. No matter what you do during your stay, KOA will provide the comfort and convenience to make for an incredible getaway. Book a stay at KOA with your hosts, Recreational Adventures Co. to begin your South Dakota adventure. Reserve your site online or call 800-562-8504 today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 80' Max Length
  • Cable TV ($)
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/2)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Tour Shuttle ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

A shrine of democracy located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Come visit the creation of the world's largest piece of sculpture. Join an interpretive program, take a self-guided tour, or watch the short film to learn about the history, art and unique culture of the monument. Get close to the sculpture on the President's Trail, which is a moderate walk.

13000 Hwy 244

Keystone, SD 57751

605-574-2523

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Museum of Geology

Come see an exceptional display of minerals, fossils, gold samples and other geological material, not to mention the first Tyrannosaurus Rex skull found in South Dakota.

501 East Saint Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

605-394-2467

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Dinosaur Park

Concrete monsters lord over Rapid City -- and they may rule forever. Generations of children have visited the hilltop Dinosaur Park. Free admission.

940 Skyline Drive

Rapid City, SD 57701

605-343-8687

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Chapel in the Hills

This replica of the famous 850 year old Borgund Stave Church in Norway features unique architecture and intricate carvings.

3788 Chapel Lane

Rapid City, SD 57702

605-342-8281

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