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Boondocking in Rapid City SD
« on: June 08, 2016, 02:51:50 PM »
We are planning a trip this summer to the Rapid City SD area for about 3-4 days and wondering if there are any places to boondock there? We have a toad. Motorhome is 37'. I've looked thru the SD Park site around that area and most sites are not RV friendly. Any suggestions?

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Re: Boondocking in Rapid City SD
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 02:57:43 PM »
The Black Hills National Forest allows dispersed camping. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/blackhills/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=25823&actid=34. I have also used their Pactola Lake Camp Ground, which is not quite boondocking, but is very nice, and has sites big enough for large RVs.

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Re: Boondocking in Rapid City SD
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 08:18:17 PM »
Are you an Elk Member?  Rapid City has a lovely 8 space Campground with  water /electric sites adjacent to a golf course with a  lodge that serves meals.
Not boon docking but within the city!
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Re: Boondocking in Rapid City SD
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 08:50:05 AM »
Are you an Elk Member?  Rapid City has a lovely 8 space Campground with  water /electric sites adjacent to a golf course with a  lodge that serves meals.
Not boon docking but within the city!

No but may become a member as I understand there are other cities that have these also.  :)
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Re: Boondocking in Rapid City SD
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 02:40:49 PM »
No but may become a member as I understand there are other cities that have these also.  :)

We belong to both Moose and Elks Lodges. As full timers, it made good financial sense to join both these organizations.

We often stay at a Moose Lodge or Elks Lodge while in transit from one location to another. Neither organization charges members for overnight / short term stays. Many Moose and Elks Lodges have campground or 'campground light' facilities on their property and they charge significantly less than a standard campground (public or private). For example, The Mena, Arkasas Elks Lodge charges $25.00 per week for members to camp in their campground while The Texarkana, Texas Moose Lodge charged nothing for a six week stay (although they happily accepted our $200 donation). The Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge charges $300 / month for members - while the 'normal' local campground charge twice that.

Of course, Moose and Elks Lodges hope you'll stop inside for a quick bite to eat and / or a cocktail or two.

The Rapid City Elks is a very nice place. In addition to the several 'camping' spots, The Lodge also has its own Golf Course on site. The Moose Lodge in Rapid City does not have any 'hook-up facilities.'

Pactola Lake is a very nice place. I think the Forest Service charges $10.00 bucks a night on a 'first come, first serve' basis. No electric, but the sites do come with water, and many have an excellent view of the lake.

Currently, we have set up shop at Chris' Campground in Spearfish, SD and plan to be here until the end of August. If you want to pay a visit to either The Elks or Moose Lodges in the area, let us know.

Good Travels to you all.

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Re: Boondocking in Rapid City SD
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 11:49:37 AM »
We belong to both Moose and Elks Lodges. As full timers, it made good financial sense to join both these organizations.

We often stay at a Moose Lodge or Elks Lodge while in transit from one location to another. Neither organization charges members for overnight / short term stays. Many Moose and Elks Lodges have campground or 'campground light' facilities on their property and they charge significantly less than a standard campground (public or private). For example, The Mena, Arkasas Elks Lodge charges $25.00 per week for members to camp in their campground while The Texarkana, Texas Moose Lodge charged nothing for a six week stay (although they happily accepted our $200 donation). The Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge charges $300 / month for members - while the 'normal' local campground charge twice that.

Of course, Moose and Elks Lodges hope you'll stop inside for a quick bite to eat and / or a cocktail or two.

The Rapid City Elks is a very nice place. In addition to the several 'camping' spots, The Lodge also has its own Golf Course on site. The Moose Lodge in Rapid City does not have any 'hook-up facilities.'

Pactola Lake is a very nice place. I think the Forest Service charges $10.00 bucks a night on a 'first come, first serve' basis. No electric, but the sites do come with water, and many have an excellent view of the lake.

Currently, we have set up shop at Chris' Campground in Spearfish, SD and plan to be here until the end of August. If you want to pay a visit to either The Elks or Moose Lodges in the area, let us know.

Good Travels to you all.


Such good info!! We will definitely look into that! Thank you all! :)
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