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General Campground Information


Memorial Day-Labor Day

Pet Policies

Dogs are $2.00 per dog per night.
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 in time-anytime AFTER 1pm. Any early arrivals will be charged another night's rent.
Check out time-11am.


Our WIFI is for checking email or looking a restaurant or local attractions. Please do not upload/download photos, stream audio / video, download video, watch movies online or do any online gaming. Thank You for your cooperation and enjoy your stay.

After Hours Check in

Your site map and instructions to your site will be posted in the night registration box (looks like a camping cabin) in front of the office. Register and pay in the morning, if you arrive after office hours. Please bring plate number with you - RV plate if you have an RV, or vehicle plate if you have a tent site or cabin.  Call the front office for further details.


Campfires are a part of camping but they can be dangerous.  Please put out all fires before retiring for the evening and please follow all fire restrictions if they are in effect.

Car Rentals

The Rapid City KOA has a couple rental cars available.  Inquire within.

Policy-KOA Speed Limit, Car/RV Washing

1. We have a ton of kids on the park so we have a 10 MPH speed limit. Please watch your speed and don't be upset if we ask you to slow down.
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.

Trash Disposal

We work very hard to keep our campground impeccably clean.  Please do your part by keeping your site clean and orderly.  We have seven dumpsters located throughout the campground.

Quiet Hours

Your neighbors should be quiet from 10:00PM-7:00AM so you can get some shut-eye. During quiet hours, refrain from using radios or talking loudly.

Firewood Policy

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks strongly advises that firewood should not be brought from out of state into South Dakota, to prevent pests such as the emerald ash borer from accidentally being brought into the state. Within the state of South Dakota, the Mountain pine beetle is also considered a threat to trees and authorities advise not moving pine firewood within the state, unless it has been aged at least one year. 

We sell firewood at the campground store.


We pride ourselves on being a safe and healthy place to vacation. Smoking is not permitted in any building, pavilion, cabin, lodge, store or any other building on the property, this includes the group tent. Smoking is only permitted on your site or in open areas where others are not being effected.

Restrooms and/or Comfort Stations/Laundry

There are three different buildings of restrooms and showers: one at the A-frame building near office/store, one near the pool and one by the outdoor Pavilion.  Our Housekeeping staff works hard to keep them clean.  The busiest times are morning and evening.  Please help us out by notifying a staff member if anything needs attention.  Heavy use can sometimes lead to surprises quickly and we want your experience to be a positive one.  

Laundry facilities are located in two areas of the campground: one at the A-frame building near office/store, one near the pool.  Laundry soap and dryer sheets are available at each location.  Quarters are available in the Game Room when it is open.  
Laundry room sinks are reserved for washing hands and rinsing laundry.  Wash dishes at your campsite or in the service sinks located at the rear of the satellite restroom buildings.  Laundry Rooms are available 24 hours a day.  We want your KOA experience to be a great one, please let us know if these public areas need our attention or if you have a problem with the machines.


Check out our awesome selection of LOCAL products, such as wine from Prairie Berry and Valiant Vineyards, or beer from the Knuckle Brewery and Crow Peak Brewery.  Our campstore is also stocked with ice, grocery items, beverages and snacks.  We also have health and beauty supplies, such as shampoo, toothpaste, sunscreen, soap and lip balm.  Camping supplies, like sewer and water hoses, firewood, charcoal, coax cable and fire starters.  Souvenirs such as shirts, caps, postcards, magnets, stickers and key chains of Mt Rushmore, Badlands and Black Hills.  Or lots of great toys, including stuffed animals, games and rubber band guns.

Meet Your Hosts

Carla Jacobsen, Mgr /Recreational Adventures Co.

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.