Our worst ever camping experience. - We came in on a Sunday afternoon without making online reservations. The staff had extreme difficulty registering us. We stated several times we were leaving Friday morning, but on Thursday afternoon we were asked to leave because the staff had registered us as leaving on Thursday, and one of our sites was reserved by someone else for Thursday eve. The staff was totally indifferent to our situation and made no apologies or attempts to rectify their mistake. We were very disgusted and will not return to this park to camp for a very long time.
one of my favorite memories - I visited this national memorial about 5 years ago with my dad. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. However, we had a most amazing and memorable time on our visit. My dad always wanted to visit Mount Rushmore and was on his list of things to do. We visited the memorial, Boot Hill Cemetery and the small town of Deadwood, where we gambled at the casino owned by Kevin Costner.
On the way to Deadwood from Mount Rushmore, it was snowing extremely hard. We were hungry and cold an decided to eat. On the side of the road was this small, roadside eatery. There we had the great fortune of eating the worlds tasty cheeseburger. I took a picture of this roadside diner, but have lost it and would be grateful if someone could furnish its name and maybe a photo! It was a small trailer, on the side of the two lane highway located about midway between Deadwood and Mount Rushmore.
Upon our departure, we were almost snowed in at our small Inn at Mt Rushmore, but finally the snow subsided and we went home, traveling back with vivid memories, that will stay with me forever. JFM, California
wildlife loop - Recently on my way back to Minnesota I drove to Custer State Park because I wanted to go on the wildlife loop. I had to pay $20 just to drive thru because they do not have 1 day passes, only 7 day passes. I am a senior, they should have a senior discount or a 1 day pass. Just saying...
A great park - My husband & I stayed at the park the 20th of Aug. of this yr. The camp host was helpful & very friendly. The park was so clean, just a great place to stay. We will be going back. We live in southern Mo. but the drive is worth it.