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Old 11-16-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Mt.Rushmore KOA

We are heading to Yellowstone NP this summer and plan on stopping at Mt Rushmore for a few days to check out the area.

There are two KOA's that I am looking at. The MT Rushmore KOA and the Custer/Mt Rushmore KOA. The Mt Rushmore costs more and also as a $10 daily resort fee. Has anyone stayed at these? What's your opinion? We will be staying for 4 nights so the savings at the Custer/Mt Rushmore might buy a tank of gas..

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Old 11-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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We stayed at the Mt Rushmore KOA a few years back and found that the campground was very well kept up and clean. It was a bit on the pricey side then too, but we were camping with two other families, totaling 14 people. We enjoyed our 3 day stay very much. For more comprehensive reviews, look it up on TripAdvisor.com . I have found their reviews to be very helpful.
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We used to live in Rapid City. Although KOA is where we generally look first, our favorite in the area was Big Pine Campground. It's been many years, but it still looks nice. Check it out: Big Pine Campground Custer South Dakota
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We loved our stay at Mt Rushmore KOA. Lots to do for the kids and for the parents.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:26 PM   #5
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We used to live in Rapid City. Although KOA is where we generally look first, our favorite in the area was Big Pine Campground. It's been many years, but it still looks nice. Check it out: Big Pine Campground Custer South Dakota
Thanks, that does look nice.. I think we are going to give it a try. The Price looks pretty good too!
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We used to live in Rapid City. Although KOA is where we generally look first, our favorite in the area was Big Pine Campground. It's been many years, but it still looks nice. Check it out: Big Pine Campground Custer South Dakota
Second Big Pine in Custer. We stayed there last summer (with our pop-up) and it was so nice compared to the other campgrounds you drive by in the area. This place actually had shade compared to other (parking lot types in the area). The Owner/Operators of the campground are the nicest and friendliest people ever. They bring you out to your site help you back in/ level if needed and will deliver fire wood right to your site. Its also only about a 20 min drive to Mt Rushmore.
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We are heading to Yellowstone NP this summer and plan on stopping at Mt Rushmore for a few days to check out the area.

There are two KOA's that I am looking at. The MT Rushmore KOA and the Custer/Mt Rushmore KOA. The Mt Rushmore costs more and also as a $10 daily resort fee. Has anyone stayed at these? What's your opinion? We will be staying for 4 nights so the savings at the Custer/Mt Rushmore might buy a tank of gas..

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Just watch your schedule. Sturgis Motorcyle Rally is August 2nd thru the 9th. While very entertaining, place is packed a week or two before and a week after. Plus there is moderate "price gouging" at some of the local businesses. This year is the 75th Annual, so it will be especially busy, like 750,000 people. Most campgrounds are already booked during this time. Made my reservation last June and barely got a spot.
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I made my reservations sometime ago, We will be the June 14 for 4 nights. First major stop on our Yellowstone adventure!
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I made my reservations sometime ago, We will be the June 14 for 4 nights. First major stop on our Yellowstone adventure!
The Black Hills & Mt. Rushmore are well worth seeing. If you have time stop in Cody & go through the Cody Museum.

Cody Firearms Museum | Buffalo Bill Center of the West
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Heading over that way also, but will be there early June, going to stay on the west side of Yellowstone first, then going over to Custer or Hill City...thanks for the info on Big Pine, will check it out
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Well...not quite...Sturgis bike week always begins on the first Saturday in August. This year the 1st and ends on Friday the 7th. But...this year is the 75th Sturgis. So it will be crazy in the Black Hills probably more than a week before and probably as much as two weeks after.

A few ideas on getting from the Black Hills to Yellowstone:

Go up to Belle Fourche, then to Alzada, Broadus, Lame Deer on Hwy 212 and you'll come to the Little Bighorn National Monument from the East.

From there, or South Dakota, you can leave from Sheridan, Wyoming head to Ranchester, then Dayton and up over the beautiful Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming following Hwy 14A and drop down into Lovell. Then Stay on 14A down to Cody and take in the museums.

Then head north on Hwy 120 to where it meets Hwy 296 where you'll be on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway to where it meets Hwy 212. Turn West and pass through Cooke City and Silver Gate and on to the Tower Junction entrance to Yellowstone NP.

When you're set up in Yellowstone, take a day and go back to the Tower Junction gate, follow Hwy 212 back up to Cooke City and then up over the Beartooth Highway and down to Red Lodge Montana. Then back up over the Beartooth and back to camp.

When you're done in Yellowstone head down to Jackson, Wyoming. Either South from the park, through the Grand Tetons NP or from West Yellowstone head South in Idaho along the backside of the Teton, up over Teton Pass and down into Jackson.

Did a variety of these roads many, many a year on the way to Sturgis from Southern Colorado. All of them are simply incredible back roads, but all are in good shape and offer the very best!

Will be doing a fair bit of in July this year!!

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The Black Hills & Mt. Rushmore are well worth seeing. If you have time stop in Cody & go through the Cody Museum.

Cody Firearms Museum | Buffalo Bill Center of the West
We were planning on visiting Cody for a few hours on our way to Fishing Bridge RV Park.
I am a huge firearms enthusiast and am now very excited about the museum at Cody. Thanks for sharing the link.
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We were planning on visiting Cody for a few hours on our way to Fishing Bridge RV Park.
I am a huge firearms enthusiast and am now very excited about the museum at Cody. Thanks for sharing the link.
We took the same trip in the late 80's. Not only because of the Firearms museum, but the two "sister" museums at the same place, i.e. Western Art and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Artifacts (including a lot on Annie Oakley), added to the evening's fun at the Cody (tourist) rodeo made the stopover one of our most memorable days. We stayed the night. Kids loved Buffalo Bill's (dau still loves Annie Oakley). The rodeo had it all, i.e. guys, gals, roping, steers, bulls, and lots of horses. Perfect show for the tourists. Frankly, the family remembers it more than Yellowstone. (except for the part where I left a cooler outside and a lady Ranger came over and chewed us out - bear bait, you know. Yeah, "the kids" now both in their 30's, remember that, too! ) LOL
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Just got back from a 2 week South Dakota and Yellowstone Trip. I thought I would share a few pictures.


Devils Tower is definitely worth the stop if you have time!
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Just got back from a 2 week South Dakota and Yellowstone Trip. I thought I would share a few pictures.
Devils Tower is definitely worth the stop if you have time!
Great shots! That looks like the Devils Tower KOA. Am I right?
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Great shots! That looks like the Devils Tower KOA. Am I right?
Yes it is, if you can free a day to stay, its was well worth it.
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Just got back from a 2 week South Dakota and Yellowstone Trip. I thought I would share a few pictures.


Devils Tower is definitely worth the stop if you have time!
Sorry I posted these in the wrong thread!
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Great info, I only made it to yellowstone, had to come back early due to a family passing, I want to make it to Mount Rushmore, cody, and around the area

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When in Custer SD, we stayed at Big Pines Campground. The owners were terrific and it was a great campsite and a great price. It was recommended to me earlier in this thread, and it was great advice. So if in the Mount Rushmore area, you should consider this campground. Here is my site and another pic of the owners Ron and Angie. They were that nice we had to get a picture!
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Those young pups must have been teenagers when we were there! Very happy to hear it has been kept nice; always a great memory for us!
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