This campground has all the amenities you'd expect in a KOA that keep families coming back. Everything from the jump pillow to pool and pancake breakfasts, this KOA has. The restrooms were always clean and well maintained, the staff both helpful, pleasant and efficient. The campground, however, lacked that camping ambiance, maybe because you are right on top of your neighbor. Where my patio ended, my neighbor's camper began giving the area between us the ambiance of an alleyway. If you're camping here with a group of friends or family, this may be what you're looking for. Otherwise you get the feeling that they are all about volume. For us, we used it for its proximity to Cedar Point (about 2 miles).
Depending on your perspective, this is either too far off the beaten path or central to many activities. For us it was the latter. Close to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse and Hill City, this campground is picturesque and quiet. Sites are close together but there is just enough room between you and your neighbor. A very nice family runs the campground and pride of ownership shows throughout as the restrooms are clean and the grounds are well maintained. The pool is small but warm and good for the 10 and under crowd. We spent 8 days here and enjoyed this campground for its natural beauty, proximity to hiking, biking and sightseeing. We'll definitely return again.
This is a small, quaint campground off NY7 and adjacent to I-88. The owner wasn't there at check-in but a sign directed us to pick an open spot. Being mid-October, there were plenty to chose from. While you're mainly in a grass field with seasonals occupying the outside sites, the weekenders like us had level pull-thru, shaded sites. The owner stopped by to welcome us, asked if we needed anything, and suggested sites to see and a place to eat (Gibby's, 5 mi east and recommended). He checked on us daily at 6:30pm; nice touch! The only thing from giving this a 10 is the road noise from I-88, which isn't a big deal. We will camp here again.
Although our stay got off to an ominous start, we felt this campground was very nice. We camped here the last weekend of September so there were many spots to put us in. However, they put us on one of the few unlevel spots. We don't know how it happened, but our TT fell off the blocks as we were setting up. The owner was nice enough to hitch our trailer to his tractor and move us to a level site (he even said he didn't know why he put us there with so many open). After that it was a great stay. Sites are large, people are friendly. Only knock on my "new" site was that the sewer was slightly higher than my sewer exit. We made it work however. Odd that you pay $5 for a bathroom key (you get it back at the end of your stay). If you can do without sewer I highly recommend the "W" loop. Those sites are large, wooded and private. I would camp here again.