General Campground Information
Your animal friends are welcome at the Rapid City KOA. We ask that you comply with the KOA official National Pet Policy. We ask that you not bring your Pit Bull, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler or any pet(s) or breeds that exhibit or have been known to exhibit aggressive or protective behavior. We ask that do not leave your pet(s) unattended at anytime and they must be on a 6 foot, or shorter, lead whenever the animal is outside the owner's trailer, vehicle, cabin or motorhome. Pet(s) that incessantly bark day or night are not permitted. You are required to pick up after your animal friends. Other folks will appreciate your efforts to clean up after them. Violators of any of these policies may be asked to exit our campground.
We're fond of your pets and we hate to see them lost of hurt. If you love them, don't leave them alone. We can refer you to doggie boarding.
Check in/out times.
Check out time-11am.
After Hours Check in
Policy-KOA Speed Limit, Car/RV Washing
2. Washing your car, bike or RV is prohibited on the campground but there are several nice wash facilities in the area.
3. RV, tent and cabin spaces are designed to accommodate one vehicle, if you have additional vehicles please ask a staff member where you can park. NEVER park in an unoccupied site without asking first, there is a good chance it will be occupied by another guest.
We sell firewood at the campground store.
Meet Your Hosts
Our campers enjoy the convenience of heading into the Black Hills from the campground.It was 1993, and Carla Jacobsen had just started a job as a front desk clerk at the Mt. Rushmore KOA. Fast-forward more than 15 years, and she is now the manager of the Rapid City KOA, one of the oldest and most established KOA campgrounds in North America.
But while Mt. Rushmore and Rapid City are within a stone's throw of one another, Carla traveled a long road between the two.
"I stayed at Mt. Rushmore KOA for 8 years," she said, "eventually becoming supervisor. But then I went on to work at many other campgrounds owned by Recreational Adventures Co, including the Capitol KOA in Maryland, Newburgh KOA in New York, Pine Island KOA in Florida, the Harpers Ferry KOA in West Virginia, Front Royal KOA in Virginia and Seattle KOA in Washington."
And although some folks might not like staying on the go, it was the perfect lifestyle for Carla. She is an avid tent camper who enjoys visiting National Parks, hiking and scrapbooking her many adventures.