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R & R Campground
(605) 996-8895
1700 S Burr St
Mitchell, SD
 
Dakota Campground
(605) 996-9432
1800 W Spruce Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
Custers Gulch Campground
(800) 421-7116, (605) 673-4764
25112 Golden Valley Road
Custer, SD
Number of Sites
63 Total Camp/RV Sites,63 20 Amp Service,63 30 Amp Service,63 50 Amp Service,63 Electric and Water,1 Electric Only,62 Full Hookups,80 Max RV Length,8 Pull-Thru Sites,10 Seasonal,62 Sideouts,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Hiking Trails,Nature Trails,

Gordy's Park
(605) 942-7430
Rr 1 Box 163
Plankinton, SD
 
Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA
(800) 421-7116, (605) 574-2525
12620 Highway 244
Hill City, SD
Number of Sites
550 Total Camp/RV Sites,550 Electric and Water,184 Full Hookups,135 No Hookups,111 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boating,Canoe Rentals,Golf Facilities,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Recreation Hall,Water activities,

Famil-e-fun Campgrounds
(605) 996-8983
25473 403rd Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
Windmill Campground
(605) 763-2029
505 Sw 13th St
Beresford, SD
 
Tee Pee Campground
(605) 343-6319
Highway 16
Rapid City, SD
 
Chris' Campground
(605) 642-2239
701 Christensen Drive
Spearfish, SD
 
J Rafter Bar Ranch
(605) 574-2527
S Highway 16
Hill City, SD
 

Camp Virgin - A Woman's First Hunting Camp

Trying to envision an Alaskan hunting camp is an exercise in futility. Stereotypical wilderness experiences usually have one imagining a warm campfire, a group of men huddled around its' radiating warmth, guns propped, a faithful dog lying at their feet and tall tales. That is the dream of many but the realities of camp life sometimes take a different path. For months I had been listening to legends and narratives from my companion about all the goings-on in a hunting camp. Wildly exuberant disclosures of near-miss shots with his .454 pistol, recounts of the distinctive camaraderie that ties camp mates together and his gleaming excitement were all part of the enticing tales he would recite to me upon his return from the hunt. This year as he prepared himself for a new season of adventure, a desire to participate in this annual "boys" event was ignited. I wanted to head for the remote and densely wooded hills, I wanted to share in some of the action, I wanted to see what this was all about! What is the allure that makes a man want to spend days or weeks in a territory where the lavatory facilities consist of whichever tree or bush is the closest target? Or where a human could very possibly wind up being a link in the pyramidal food chain?

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After arriving at moose camp I spied the incorporation of a lean-to, fire pit and cabin, or my Hunter's Hilton. I was sure that my accommodations would have been the equivalent of an old, leaky and mildewed tent the size of which would barely fit two people and their sleeping bags. The surprise was a real 'lodge' that existed of an 8x10 cabin retrofitted with aluminum siding to help prevent the local brown bear citizenry from burglarizing the"palace". The look-alike shipping container cabin was connected to another ramshackle shed via covered breezeway. Two sets of bunkbeds fit in one corner and a tiny woodstove squatted in the other. Across from the woodstove was a shelf that supported a two-burner gas stove with the complement of a coffeepot. Cozy and warm, it was just perfect for female habitation. The"restroom" of course, was outside-around-the-corner-and-first-spruce-to-the-left.

Soot-covered frying pans, old-fashioned cowboy coffee pots, blackened sauce pans and a variety of cooking utensils hung suspended from support beams around the outdoor cooking arena. The best seat in the house turned out to be an old green vinyl bus bench. Burn holes from campfire sparks outnumbered the grease spots it wore and a Mexican horse blanket added a bit of decorated padding. This was where I would spend part of my time while the other half would be spent traversing heavily trafficked, mud-sloppy trails. Participating in the outdoor cooking experience was enjoyable since it was so contrary to the indoor regimen at home. Washing hands consisted of one good swipe on the ONLY pair of jeans I had brought along, then slopping a little bit of this or adding a little bit of that to the meal was the coup de gras of...

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