This was our first visit to South Dakota, when we pulled into the fish n fry, we received a very friendly greeting from the owner, and showed promptly to our campsite, (#40 or 41). We were right up against a hillside and we were able to park on an angle which gave us some extra privacy and lots of room.
The sites on our side were nice, level grass sites with all of the expected hookups, we did not have sewer hookup, which wasn't an issue for us. Some of the other sites on that side does have sewer as well.
The area is well cared for, there is a stream running through the grounds with 2 bridges which provides a tranquil, natural atmosphere as opposed to the "parking lot" feel you get at many campsites.
The bathrooms were a bit dated, but kept very clean. I didn't use the showers, (mostly because I forgot to bring quarters and then decided just to shower in the rv instead) it was only 25 cents for 7 minutes or something like that, nothing really.
The fishing pond is small and shallow, and have lots of rainbow trout, not a challenge to catch fish by any stretch, but entertaining just the same. We had them cook and prepare ours, very tasty meal, and $34 for both of us including 2 beer, we thought was quite reasonable.
All of the staff were extremely helpful in pointing out things to do in the deadwood and surrounding area during our stay.
Wi-fi was about $1 a day, and a bit slow in the evenings when I'm certain it was getting a lot of use, but we were there to get away, not surf the net.
Cost for the site was also quite reasonable, about $32/day, much less than the site we stayed at in yellowstone and much nicer atmosphere.
All in all, a very pleasant experience and we recommend this site to anyone in staying in the area.
- 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