cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
For older adults traveling without children this won’t be a good stop during the summer. We were here in July and the place was full. You must be very careful driving as there are children everywhere. There is very little connectivity here. The WiFi is basically nonexistent and seldom worked even to check email. There is no cell phone service in the campground that we ever got. Yes, WiFi is advertised but why? If you want cable tv you must buy a deluxe site as no others have it. They sell a lot of firewood and families love to burn wood even when it is hot creating a haze. Comical really. Good money maker for the park I guess. Everything smells of burning wood. So for older adults skip this park. On the other hand, if you have children this is the place to be. It’s a real family resort. Restaurants,services, horses, games, activities, 2 pools. Just great for kids.
Stayed 6 nights, catered to kids. No cell service, no wifi except at ice cream shop, no tv at all with digital signal. Rental cars are old, dirty,nasty and too pricey for rental and this KOA is too high priced. There are nicer campgrounds closer we noticed only issue for us no toad this time so needed a rental.
This was a the best KOA campground we have ever been to. It was our first KOA site, but it really set the bar high. This place is like a little city, with two pools, stores, ice cream shops, mini golf and many other activities. Even though this place was packed with people, it was very quiet and not congested. The best part was the all you can eat pancakes for breakfast.
Stayed here due to the proximity to Mt Rushmore. There are a lot of activities for children. there is little or no internet available. The location is great to several other attractions. If you don't have children traveling there are considerably less expensive places to stay.
Waaaay overpriced! Yes, it is a resort with an exceptional amount of amenities & activities - all at additional cost. The campground is huge so getting to even the swimming pool requires a hike. Our site was small but nice and very level! The major drawback: only wifi hotspots (not very good reception) at locations in store & ice cream shop at front of resort. Since there is no cell service anywhere in the resort this was huge issue! Also, no cable and same as for cell service, antennas got no reception. There is so so much to do in this area and so many beautiful, far less expensive campgrounds, would strongly recommend checking those out first!!
We love this place. 2015 was out second year there and we are going back in 2016. It definitely is geared towards families with kids and it is huge. The size detracts from it a bit. But, the sites we have had have been decent and the restrooms are kept pretty clean considering the number of people using them. They have car rentals, off road vehicle rentals and horseback riding right there at the campground. They also have a shuttle bus to Mt Rushmore monument for the evening program. Lots to do in the area if you are toting around kids, or in my case, grandkids.
This campground is specifically geared toward families with children. It is way to huge and most of the campsites are small and not level. We came back one evening and the site next to us had about 5 tents set up on it and one of them was actually under part of our awning. Plus they decided my clothesline was for their use.We visited over the 4th and were hugely disappointed in the campground. It is very expensive as well and everything costs extra. The water is brown there is no internet service or cable either. If your site was lucky enough to have cable you only got 2 channels. If it rains, watch out the roads get washed out easily. I'm sure there are those that think this campground is wonderful, but it wasn't for us. I highly recommend staying elsewhere.
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