Black Hills Trailside Park Resort
Our Black Hills campsite is located halfway between Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We are only a short distance from Rapid City, Custer State Park, and the city of Deadwood.
Black Hills Trailside Park Resort is also within walking distance of the 1880 Train and downtown Hill City, where you will enjoy a variety of great restaurants and shops.
We feature almost eight acres of lush land, including 35 generously-sized RV camp sites, which are outfitted with W/S/50 amp, as well as cable and Wi-Fi at no extra charge. Or you could bring your tent and possibly camp under the stars next to a babbling brook along The Mickelson Trail.
Whatever you choose you will be able to take advantage of the all new shower facilities we have installed for your maximum comfort and convenience. We also have 8 new vacation cabins that are fully equipped with kitchen and bath facilities that will make your stay with us truly feel like you are at home. Check out amazing views at our Black Hills campsite.
Base Camp in the Black Hills
Trailside Park Resort is nestled deep in the heart of the Black Hills with tons of local attractions within walking or driving distance. Our cabins, RV, and tent sites in the Black Hills are close to the following attractions:
• Mickelson Trail = We’re On It!
• Hill City, SD = 5 Blocks
• 1880 Train = 4 Blocks
• Needles Highway = 2.8 mi
• Sheridan Lake = 6 mi
• Custer State Park = 8.7 mi
• Crazy Horse Memorial = 14 mi
• Mount Rushmore = 10 mi
• Pactola Lake = 15.3 mi
• Rapid City, SD = 27.7 mi
• Deadwood, SD = 44.6 mi
• Deadwood, SD = 44.6 mi
• Spearfish Canyon = 57.8 mi
• Badlands National Park = 88.2 mi
See for Yourself
Amenities & Accommodations
8 clean cabins with 4-5 person capacity
Deluxe RV Sites
35 generously sized W/S/50 amp sites
14 spacious tent sites
Free WiFi & Cable
Good Cell service, wifi, & cable TV w108 channels
Very clean restrooms & shower house
Spring Creek w/ trout fishing & gold panning
109 mile Mickelson Trail intersects Resort for hiking and bicycling
Onsite bike rentals, pricing available upon request
ATV & Car Rentals
Onsite ATV & Car rentals, pricing available upon request
Amenity Details & General Info
- On-Site Activities:
- Hike or bicycle the Mickelson Trail (109 miles of trails that bisects our resort)
- Fish for brown or rainbow trout, gold pan, or inner tube in Spring Creek which runs through the Resort
- Within walking distance of downtown with the finest wineries, restaurants, shops, galleries, and museums (ccc, teddy bear, dinosaur, train)
- Children’s playground and pet friendly, with pet cabins also.
- Great call service, wifi, and cable TV w/108 channels
- Centrally located to all attractions: 10 miles to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and Needles Highway, etc.
Policies & F.A.Q.
Policies at a Glance
- QUIET TIME is from 10 p.m. – 7 a.m. Please no loud music or disturbing other campers.
- WATER AT RV SITES: The water pressure is very high! If you leave for the day, please shut the
- RV AWNINGS: Please take care with your awnings–we sometimes get high winds and/or hail.
- FIRERINGS: Please do not move the Firerings.
- PETS: Please pick up after your pets–Doggy Bag Stations are provided. Dogs need to be on
leashes at all times.
- GOLD PANS & FISHING POLES are available at the office. $10 cash deposit per item. When you
bring the items back in working order, your deposit will be returned.
- FIREWOOD available for $5/bundle cash only.
- VEHICLES: Please keep ALL vehicles off the grass–this includes Trailers, Cars, Trucks, & ATVs. We pay a lot for lawn maintenance.
Registered Guest Policy: To reserve a cabin or RV Site, you must be 21 years of age. Guests are allowed, but not overnight. You may contact our office with questions.
Tents: Two (2) tens are allowed per site, in the grass. Vehicles should be parked back from designated tent areas. Some fire pits are shared, as are some picnic tables. The hour house use is free.
Campfires: Campfires must be in the designated fire pit, please do not move these around. Please attend the fire, and if leaving, put it out first. There is a shared firepit for cabins, away from trees. Little Leaf Linden has its own fire pit. Firewood is available for $5 a bundle, cash only.
Feedback: We appreciate your feedback. If you are unhappy about something, please contact us and give us a chance to rectify it before leaving negative feedback. We appreciate all our guests and want to make your stay enjoyable!
Deposits will be the amount for one day, balance due prior or on arrival.
Off-Season Cancellations made prior to 8 days before reservation will be charged a $35. cancellation fee. Cancellations made after that are non-refundable.
Peak-Season Cancellations made 31 days before reservation will be charged a $35. cancellation fee. Cancellations made 15-30 before reservation date will be charged 50% of reservation fee.
Cancellations requested less than 15 days before reservation are non refundable.
Sturgis Rally Cancellation Payment in full is due at the time of booking, there are no discounts, and is not refundable.
If you have any concerns about these policies, please call our office at 1-605-574-9079 so we can answer your questions.
We love pets here, they can bring such joy! We have two (2) pet friendly cabins, please call our office to reserve them. We only ask that you attend to them, keep them quiet, and on a leash at all times. We have provided three (3) doggie stations with bags for you to pick up after your pets. Please be courteous, we take great pride in a well-maintained resort.
Fireworks are illegal in the Black Hills National Forest and are not permitted at the Resort. Sparklers, smoke bombs, and small-children displays are allowed, but nothing that explodes or travels through the air.
Gray water cannot be released on the ground. Please use your site sewer or the onsite dump station.
Our cabins are furnished with linens, shower & restroom, cable TV, WIFI, microwave, coffeepot & coffee, dorm-size refrigerator, deck and barbeque grill. We do not provide dishes. If you need additional towels, bring soiled towels to the office and we will get you clean ones. All cabins are non-smoking. We have two (2) pet friendly cabins, please call our office to reserve them.
RVs & Vehicles
Please take care of your RV Awnings if leaving, sometimes we get strong winds or hail. Please be careful pulling in or out of spaces to avoid running over and damaging utility hookups. Please, no parking of trailers, ATVs or vehicles on grass. You are responsible for damage. Our water pressure is very high, adjust it at spigots.
All motorized vehicles, including UTVs, must be driven by a licensed driver. Please drive slowly through the resort, 15 mph recommended. All vehicles must remain on gravel, no parking on grass. We take great pride in a manicured lawn. Parking for trailers and spare vehicles are allowed in designated area in field, please contact office if needed.
So everyone can enjoy their vacations, we request that quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Thank you for your courtesy on this.
There are two dumpsters on site, north and south ends, to dispense of trash. In addition, there are some trashcans located at RV Site #29, site #20, and by the cabins. Please do not burn trash in the firepits or leave trash in them.
Customers will be held responsible for any theft of Resort property. Damages to property will result in customer liability for the cost of repairs or replacement.
Adventure is waiting
Welcome to the heart of the black hills
Adventure awaits you in the Black Hills of South Dakota! Make Trailside Park Resort your home away from home.