After fighting the traffic going through St. Louis on our way South, we were ready for a stop. Next time, we'll head further West and avoid the metropolitan area. A sign on the highway alerted us to this camp, my GPS AAA directory provided a phone number, and the man answering was very helpful. There were a number of 5th wheelers and travel trailers on the site, possibly permanent, but the wooded camp looked neat and clean. No cable television, but we did pickup 3 networks using the antenna. The Wi-Fi signal at our location in the middle of the park was strong. A good overnight stop on the way to an RV park with more amenities, we'd recommend it.
This park has been in operation for perhaps 50 years, and when I was here for a few days, I visited with a lot of "regular" customers, who returned every year. A couple across from me came up every month from Nebraska, a pretty long haul, they loved the place. The camp has a great store and restaurant, with an indoor/outdoor bar, and they'll cook you up a burger or fry that trout you catch in the stream that runs right by the office. I'm already planning my 2012 trip, and plan to stay several days.
I've stayed at this campground several times, and I've never had a problem, convenient to downtown casinos and restaurants. This year, I didn't make it out to Deadwood, but recommended this RV park to a friend of mine from West Virginia. He called me after checking in, and said that when he inquired about the "Good Sam" discount, he was told that the "Good Sam" discount was actually $4 more than the regular price, because "Good Sam charges us $4 when one of their members registers." I emailed the president of GS, to inquire about this, but haven't heard back. I read the comment from another reviewer that Deadwood was just a bunch of "small casinos", not very impressive. I've been going to Deadwood for years, and there is plenty to see and do. As for those "small casinos", that is the charm of the place, I enjoy playing blackjack at the No.10 Saloon, where Wild Bill Hickok was shot, and they still shoot the guy 2 or 3 times a day for the tourists, followed by a gunfight out on the street. Kevin Costner's casino is loaded with costumes and other items from all his movies, including "Dances with Wolves", and the steakhouse on the top floor is 5-Star. The new Vegas style casino "The Lodge", a mile or two out of town, should satisfy any casino regular, a first-class operation.