Camping Tips For Mount Rushmore National Park

The Best Camping in Mount Rushmore National Park Memorial is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills National Forest, in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, is 1.2 million ponderosa pine studded acres ranging in elevation as high as 7,242 feet. Amid the splendid scenery are 11 reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, 26 picnic areas, 2 scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,426 acres of wilderness, over 450 miles of trails.

Mount Rushmore National Park Memorial, surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, is 25 miles southwest of Rapid City, South Dakota, via US Highway 16; and 3 miles from Keystone via US Highway 16A and South Dakota Highway 244. Major airlines and bus routes serve Rapid City.                        Camping Trips

Black Hills Campgrounds

The Black Hills of South Dakota offer RV parks, campsites and camper cabins in a variety of mountain settings. Black Hills RV parks and camper cabins are perfect for a the family looking for more amenities like electricity, pools and outdoor activities, while basic and beautiful streamside spots are perfect for tent campers wanting to get even closer to nature and experience outdoor living in the Black Hills of South Dakota at its best. RV parks and campsites are available throughout the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Rapid City Campgrounds

TeePee Campground and RV Park ( is 17 miles away, minutes from Interstate 90, in Rapid City. It is a pet-friendly campground featuring tent sites with or without electric hookups, RV sites and sleeping cabins. Amenities include laundry facilities, a convenience store, restrooms with showers, free wireless Internet service, a convenience store and a playground.

Highway 16 Campgrounds

Highway 16 is the main road that connects Mount Rushmore National Park with Rapid City. Happy Holiday Resort ( is 16 miles north of the monument. It features an RV park, tent camping, cabins and motel rooms. It also features a heated swimming pool, playground, restrooms, convenience store, game room, laundry facilities and a beer bar.Rushmore Shadows ( is 12.5 miles north of Rushmore. The campground offers RV sites with 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. It also has tent camping sites and cabin rentals. Amenities include free wireless Internet service, horseshoe pits, a convenience store, a playground, restrooms with hot showers, heated swimming pool and laundry facilities.

Keystone Campgrounds

Keystone is home to two campgrounds, each less than two miles from Mount Rushmore National Park. Holy Smoke Resort ( is situated on 75 acres. It features 21 recreational-vehicle sites, each with satellite television, water, sewer, electric and wireless Internet service. It also offers 19 cabin units, each with a full bathroom, individual climate control, wireless Internet service, microwave, refrigerator and daily maid service.


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