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BruceinFL

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What commercial campground would you guys recommend as a base of ops for touring the Deadwood-Mt Rushmore-Black Hills area? Will try to stay a couple of days at Custer SP too...which campground in the SP do you recommend?
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Don't forget to let us know the answer Bruce  :)
 

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BruceinFL said:
What commercial campground would you guys recommend as a base of ops for touring the Deadwood-Mt Rushmore-Black Hills area? Will try to stay a couple of days at Custer SP too...which campground in the SP do you recommend?
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I would recommend the Hart Ranch.  Been there a couple times and it is a nice park. 
 

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BruceinFL said:
What commercial campground would you guys recommend as a base of ops for touring the Deadwood-Mt Rushmore-Black Hills area? Will try to stay a couple of days at Custer SP too...which campground in the SP do you recommend?
Thanks,

Bruce,

If you're eligible to use military FamCamps, I can recommend the one at Ellsworth AFB.

While we were there we took the tour at Fort Hays. We really enjoyed the tour and I didn't have to do the driving. ?:) They hit all the sites. We took the tour that includes the two meals and evening entertainment. Really enjoyed it.

 

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BernieD said:
Use it while you can, Ellsworth is on the BRAC list :(

Heard that today. The news media is talking like it's a done deal and every base on the list is going to close tomorrow. ::) After 20 years in the military I know that what comes out on the first list is never what is on the list when the President signs the final bill.

 

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Alaskansnowbirds said:
Bruce,

If you're eligible to use military FamCamps, I can recommend the one at Ellsworth AFB.

While we were there we took the tour at Fort Hays. We really enjoyed the tour and I didn't have to do the driving. ?:) They hit all the sites. We took the tour that includes the two meals and evening entertainment. Really enjoyed it.

I was thinking about Ellsworth but thought it might be a little too far from the center of thwe Black Hills/Badlands area. What do you think?
(Got to use the FamCamp befrore the base closes.  :-\
 

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Last year while in  Rapid City to get my Driver's license  we stayed at Hart Ranch and took their tour for a reduced rate.  We broke one of their many rules by parking with our MH hanging out over their grass too far and were  made aware of this by a knock on the door.
The park was beautiful.  We visited Ellsworth  and the highlight was to tour a missile site.  It had been a training site.  Having attended elementary school in the 50's and  dropped , ducked and covered for the "bomb" scares it was interesting to see why .
We also stayed in Custer State park and loved it.
Have a nice trip.
Betty Brewer
 

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BruceinFL said:
I was thinking about Ellsworth but thought it might be a little too far from the center of thwe Black Hills/Badlands area. What do you think?
(Got to use the FamCamp befrore the base closes.? :-\

Bruce,

EAFB is about 35 miles from Mount Rushmore. As I said, we took the tour with Fort Hays. Fort Hays is about 15 miles from EAFB so I didn't drive to any of the attractions. I guess only you can decided how far is too far.
 

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Betty Brewer said:
We also stayed in Custer State park and loved it.
Have a nice trip.
Betty Brewer

Betty,
Do you remember which campground in Custer SP you stayed at?
 

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Betty,
Do you remember which campground in Custer SP you stayed at?

Bruce,
I just knew you would ask.? One thing about full timing is you just don't have the room to keep the flyers from camp grounds.? Fortunately Terry has a photographic memory and he recalled the Campground? was Game Lodge. It is in a beautiful setting and was relaxing for us.? We were there in early June and it was not very crowded during the week.? Weekends might? require a reservation which can be done on line.

Betty Brewer
 

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Betty Brewer said:
One thing about full timing is you just don't have the room to keep the flyers from camp grounds.wer

I scan in the brochures, usually just the map and rules pages.  Keep them in folders by state.
 

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Ned said:
I scan in the brochures, usually just the map and rules pages.  Keep them in folders by state.

Ned

You might want to consider using a terrific program called Rolling Stock. Gives me the dates I've been there, cost, room to write notes about the CG, etc. I even got the developer to put in a sort program so I could easily locate places we've stayed at. Give it a try, well worth the money ;D ;D ;D
 

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Ned even qualifies for the extra special discount on RS  ;D
 

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Now I suppose you want me to add scanning of brochures to the program :)
 

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Betty Brewer said:
[Bruce,
I just knew you would ask.? One thing about full timing is you just don't have the room to keep the flyers from camp grounds.? Fortunately Terry has a photographic memory and he recalled the Campground? was Game Lodge. It is in a beautiful setting and was relaxing for us.? We were there in early June and it was not very crowded during the week.? Weekends might? require a reservation which can be done on line.

Betty Brewer

OK then, Game Lodge it is. By the way, did you see any game there?  ;)

 

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