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“Dirty, cramped and Over priced”

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Fish 'n Fry Campground
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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27 reviews
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“Dirty, cramped and Over priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Everything this place lists on their website is either NOT accurate or and out and out lie.
I have never been to a camp ground that you have to pay by the minute to take showers and pay by the day for wifi. The fishing is not free either. You pay to fish, you pay to have it cooked and you pay to eat it. We caught two fish and paid around 40 dollars for our meal. I feel sorry for people who bring a family to this place they will pay a fortune. The fishing is a joke, it’s a 10x20 ditch filled with trout. You could catch them with a net.
The pool is also in very poor condition and has a nice green tint to it.
The bathrooms were terrible, dirty, cramped and in need of repair.
The campground is super tiny they stack one site on top of another. It’s also right next to a busy highway, so you get to enjoy road traffic noise all night.
Needless to say we left this dump two days early with no refund.
Anyone who gives this place a good review does not have a lot of experience with nice campgrounds. The Mountain View in Sundance and the Horse Thief in Hill City put this place to shame.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank russ R
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Michele S, Owner at Fish 'n Fry Campground, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
We are sorry that you did not have a good experience here. Our goal is 100% guest satisfaction. The showers do cost 25 cents for 7 minutes as a way to conserve water. You will find many campgrounds locally and in parks that also charge. When you fish with us, you are catching the entree for your meal in the restaurant (or you can take it to go). It's the same as ordering a fish dinner anywhere, except you get to experience the thrill of the catch too. The swimming pool is cleaned daily and is tested by the State of South Dakota Department of Health weekly and has never failed. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations, and we sincerely hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your vacation.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Our large family camp out reunion was held in Deadwood at this campground. We made reservations months ahead to accommodate our large group. The location is beautiful with room for tents and RV's as well as cabins to rent. This campground is close to the Pub n' Grub restaurant, Trevino's leather shop, a convenience store, within and hour of Pactola Lake and 30 minutes from downtown Deadwood. WE can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Michele S, Owner at Fish 'n Fry Campground, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Thank you for choosing us for your vacation.....and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! It is beautiful out here in the Black Hills and we hope that you will find time to visit again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

We stayed stayed at Fish and Fry campground again this year. It was wonderful and we cannot wait to return again next year. We camped here during the Sturgis Bike Rally and chose to stay here for many reasons: location, location, location, cleanliness, friendly, helpful owners and staff, on site restaurant and store, lots of shade, spacious sites, babbling stream running through the campgrounds, etc., etc. We do not like the constant noise and commotion of the Chip and Glencoe but yet like to be around the bikers so this is a perfect place for us. It is mainly bikers during the Rally but other times of the year it has to be wonderful also. There is an outdoor pool and trout fishing in a pond. If you like the cook will prepare your fish you catch for dinner! We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Michele S, Owner at Fish 'n Fry Campground, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
And we can't wait to see you again! The Sturgis Rally is a fun time here in the Hills and we meet the neatest people then. Safe travels and come back soon!
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Additional Information about Fish 'n Fry Campground

Property: Fish 'n Fry Campground
Address: 21390 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732-7312
Region: United States > South Dakota > Deadwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Deadwood
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family friendly campground and cafe' providing RV sites, Tent sites, Camping Cabins and Full Service Cabins. Trout fishing on site. Close to ATV trails, casinos, golf and hiking. Full service cafe' and fee fishing is open to the public. ... more   less 

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