We are planning a trip to Mt. Rushmore with another close family. We are planning to pull our campers so we are looking for a nice RV site with hookups that we can stay and use as a good base camp to see all the nearby sites. I think somewhere near keystone would be best. Both families have have kids. We are looking for a nice quiet place to sleep at night that doesn't have a lot of road noise. We all live in the country and all the noise would be potentially bothersome. With it being summer, we'd like someplace that would offer shaded spots if possible. Do the RV parks fill up fast? Are advanced reservations a good idea/must? I have looked tentatively at Rushmore Shadows Resort, but am not sure if its going to feel too out of the way. The other place I looked at for maybe the last day was Bear Lake Camp Ground. Any feed back on these places or any others that might be better, please let me know.
Also we would like to stay away from the crowded time of year as much as possible. (I know this will be difficult here.) We just wondered which time of year would be better. June or August. Any feedback on crowd sizes/times of year would be helpful.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.