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Old 03-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #29
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Thanks for the advice Jack, I am going to check that campground out, sounds perfect for what I am looking for.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #30
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The Black Hills are amazing and as every one else has noted there is alot to see and do in the area-be aware however that the first week of August is Sturgis Bike week and there will be about a half a million ( no exaggeration) bikers in the area. Campgrounds are full and all services are stressed from the end of July through the middle of August. As a Harley rider it is like going to Mecca and we rode from Oregon in 2000 and I couldn't believe the number of bikes-I want to return to the area to see what we couldn't because of the crowds, at another time of year.
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You can ask for opinions and advice, but in the end you make a decision and you take your chances. If it's really, really important to you to camp in any given area at a specific time, I'd say... make a reservation. Otherwise you MAY be disappointed when you're forced to settle for the third or fourth or fifth place to camp. YMMV
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #32
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You can ask for opinions and advice, but in the end you make a decision and you take your chances. If it's really, really important to you to camp in any given area at a specific time, I'd say... make a reservation. Otherwise you MAY be disappointed when you're forced to settle for the third or fourth or fifth place to camp. YMMV
Good point Donna.
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In the end you make a decision and you take your chances.
I have taken chances on one night stays without reservations and have never been turned away. Even popular places may hold a spot or 2 each day for that circumstance, but you need to try to snag it no later than 4 PM. BUT if you want to stay in one spot for a week or so, take Donna's advice and make reservations.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #34
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I was at MT Rushmore in the early 60's. My parents had borrowed a Higgins popup from a relative for the trip [Higgins made landing craft during WW2] . I remember all the Burma Shave signs, Wall Drug store, and Crazy Horse just looked like a flat spot cut into the mountain with a pile of rubble at the bottom. Got to get back there!! Bob
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #35
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I agree with other's about reservations. It's not worth being stuck somewhere you don't want to be. As well, "mid June" is so close to the big event weekends/weeks up there and the whole area can get socked in with campers quick. Having owned a RV park, mid June was the start of our busy season and as some have pointed out, we too held a few sites open. But you got to remember, the site held open may not be the right one for you. So yet another reason to make reservations. Good luck, enjoy it's a beautiful area and well worth the trip.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #36
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Mid-July last year I had no trouble getting a campsite on a Friday afternoon at Sheridan Lake Natl Forest Campground. It's about 10 or 15 minutes north of Rushmore and was pleasant. I did not like Crazy Horse, it felt like a tourist trap to me... YMMV. I really enjoyed Custer State Park and the drive through the tunnels. Below is a photo from Custer SP:
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