We stayed here with friends over Memorial Day weekend, and had a great time. Our friends reserved the patio suite (which is great), and our site was right across the road. This is the second time we have stayed at this CG, and it's definitely improving. Facilities are well maintained and clean. There's not a lot of shade, and the roads can get a bit dusty, but I'd recommend this for anyone - it's also walking distance to many of Buffalo's best eateries and activities. The pool was also open and warm.
Elkhorn ridge was one of the best campgrounds we've been to! We went here for a family reunion and the event center is very nice. The pool is one of the warmest outdoor pools we've been to! However, There are NOT any fire rings at the campsites which is a bummer. We were close to all the amenities! They also had a cool gift shop and a cafe' that serves breakfast, lunch, and snacks like slushies and free coffee. Plus, we had family who stayed in a cabin which had a loft, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a living room. Overall, we had a fun time and we will definitely be back!
This is the second time we've camped here, and both times we've dry-camped. There were a lot of nice sites for primitive camping, and we chose one with a lot of shade and stream side, since the temps were in the 100s. We love the location of this campground - it's walking distance from the fish hatchery, Spearfish creek and city park, and there's lots of bike trails nearby, to downtown or Spearfish Canyon. Yes, there is quite a bit of traffic throughout the night and day, especially on the weekends. Restrooms and showers are well- maintained and clean. Ice and firewood are available at the office, and groceries nearby. We will definitely camp here again.
Like others have said, if you have kids, this is the ultimate campground. There is enough for them to do to keep them occupied and then some. Some costs extra: like horseback riding and bike rentals. But so much is included: like two swimming pools, jumping pillow, mini-golf, basketball, volleyball, waterslide, movies in the evenings and the list goes on and on. There are also several restaurants, a $2.50 pancake breakfast, a free wine tasting from different local wineries every evening, and car and ATV rentals. Staff was friendly and helpful. It has a great location, near all of the attractions near Mount Rushmore and the southern Black Hills. We had a fun time; however, it's not perfect. We found the showers in the evenings to be dirty with poor pressure. The second night we camped, they jammed a huge party of loud tent campers right next to us. One of the pools sits right next to where the horses are kept, so you get the flies and smell. In all, if you have kids, you can't beat it. On the other hand, if you don't like kids everywhere: there are better choices nearby!
The best place we have stayed since we've started camping. Where to start - beautiful surroundings, doesn't feel nearly as crowded as other campgrounds, everything is well-maintained, the pool is the largest we've seen, and very clean. It also lies right next to the Mickleson trail, and we took advantage with our bikes each day. Very reasonable prices in their well-stocked store - $1.50 will get you a huge cup of ice cream. They also have a $2 pancake breakfast. The great reviews are all accurate, and we will definitely be back!
Of the three campgrounds we have tried in Buffalo, this one is our favorite. A lot of shade with huge mature trees, and not at all crowded. One of the biggest pools we have found at a campground; although they didn't have fire rings at every site, you just need to ask and they will deliver one to you for free (firewood is $5 a bundle, but we brought our own). New, clean and private bath house in addition to the facilities found at the front office. Also, a great location within walking distance to many of Buffalo's best eateries. Highly recommend!
We stayed one night, and it was not a bad experience. Surprisingly empty, especially for a Saturday. Some of the spots dont have much for shade, but we got there early so we were able to park in a shaded area. At $5.50 a bundle, I would buy wood somewhere else. Nice pool and a neat covered kitchen area with stovetops and sinks for cleaning up. Walking distance to many of Buffalo's best eating establishments, such as Winchester's and the Dash Inn. It was okay; this was the second campground we've tried in Buffalo and haven't really been wowed by either.
This is the second year we have stayed here with friends, and we enjoy the park. Unfortunately, pine beetles have really reaked havoc on many of the trees here (like much of the Black Hills) and the owners have removed hundreds of trees. The nights are nice and peaceful, though, and it was not at all crowded when we went. There is a nice big open grassy area to play games and the pool is also nice. It is also a nice home base for exploring all of the surrounding areas. We will be back again next summer.
Nice, small park overlooking Lander. Owners very helpful and friendly; we were given spot right next to the restroom since we were in a tent trailer. About four clean, private restrooms, each with showers and towels, so it can be a bit hectic in the mornings. Regardless, we had a great stay, and would definitely stay here again.
Great experience! Beautiful park away from the highway; kids loved the pool (although a bit small) and the play area. Staff friendly and helpful. Seemed like the showers were crowded most of the time. We will go back.
This was our first time ever camping, and we picked a nice place to start. Very helpful and friendly staff, provided assistance with any questions I had about my new camper. Pool was nice, and the $1 ice cream social in the evenings was great. Clean restrooms and showers. The only negative, sites are somewhat cramped.
We stayed for two nights in a tent trailer. It says fire rings on the website, but only available to those staying in cabins. The pool was nice; playground and mini golf both run down. I planned on doing some fishing only to find out the creek is equivalent to a sewer. At times, the restrooms were filthy, and they close them for an hour and a half for "cleaning." We probably will choose something else next time.