Elk View Campground is very clean, lots of hot showers and shitters. They allow fires there too. It's only been around since 98 and the owner has put alot into it. From what I hear his wife's family has money. I stayed across the highway in 99 at the Bulldog cause I didn't know about Elk View. I spent most of my time drinking at Elk View. Bull Dog is a dump.
i, being a local here highly recommend the elk view camp ground. as the above person mentioned, it is a very clean, very nice campground, and super reasonable. i personally know the owners of it and they are super people. now, elk view is a quieter campground, about 3 miles from sturgis on the interstate. if your looking for more of a rowdier campground to hang at, i would recommend either glencoe, or buffalo chip.
I haven't been to either glencoe or the chip, but, I am on a sturgis board and hear a lot of opinions. Most people prefer Glencoe. I guess the toilets at the chip get pretty bad along with no hot water.
Glencoe's hooter alley is quite a parade for hours every day, Some of the stuff people make is incredible, the stunts are amazing, and sometimes dangerous. Free firewood, and for the first half of the week the bathrooms and showers are fine. The cost is $100.00 for 1 to 12 days and I thought worth it for the first 5 or 6 days, a little too crowded after that(I didn't care though I went to colorado,utah,wyoming,idaho,and montana)and then home to Massachusetts. This was two years ago.
Ginger, sounds like Elk View may be a great choice. Can you describe the location or exit, and how would I get in touch with them. I didn't see them listed on a few of the Sturgis web sites. Is it just camping or do they have cabins available?
Also, I hear there is a casino in Deadwood, is there camping nearby? Thanks, Jefro.
hey jefro: use that website that was listed. www.elkviewcampground.com
it will provide you with what the camp ground has to offer and what it looks like. the camp ground is about 3-4 miles on the interstate from sturgis, easy on and off ramps. i honestly don't think you will be disappointed with it. the owners of the camp ground are excellent people.. i work with them at the VA, and have known them for many years.
now on to deadwood......deadwood has a few campgrounds outside of town. not sure of the names of them, but if you were serious about wanting to know which ones they were, i can come up with the names and the listings for them, let me know
Thanks for the link to Elk View! As far as Deadwood, my group was thinking if there is a campsite within walking distance of the casino, we could drink ourselves stupid and not worry about riding back to camp. Ginger, don't go to any trouble, we still have lots of time to come up with a fun plan for next year. You sure are a good resource to have there in town! Thanks again, Jefro(Sr. CNC Machinst).