Spearfish City Campground

(23 Reviews)

404 South Canyon St., Spearfish, SD 57783

605-642-1340

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GPS: 44.4801, -103.8592

Spearfish City Campground is located at 404 South Canyon St., Spearfish, South Dakota 57783 with a total of 62 campsites. Some of the amenities you can enjoy there are Badminton, Biking, Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Swimming Pool, Tours, Volleyball, Walking Trails, and more. Before your trip to Spearfish City Campground, check out website at https://www.cityofspearfish.com/departments/city_campground/index.php or contact them through 605-642-1340 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

44.4801, -103.8592

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 44.4801, -103.8592

Amenities

Hookups 50 Amp 30 Amp 20 Amp water dry camping sewer Full Hookups
Connectivity cable tv wifi
Site Amenities big rig picnic table
Facilities dump station showers trash
Pets pets

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Overview of Spearfish City Campground


Last Price Paid: $45

Reported by bradokg on 06.04.2022

Longest RV Reported: 41 feet (Class A)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

62

Pad Type:

gravel

Elevation:

3,674 ft / 1,119 m

Reviews of Spearfish City Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar bradokg
    A great place to recharge, reload, and explore the Black Hills

    Reviewed 4/6/2022

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 37

    This is an awesome camp ground especially considering it's a city park. The grounds are immaculate, the facilities and great shape and clean, and it's within walking distance of downtown Spearfish. We selected this a place to recharge and reload between boondocking at Devil's Tower and the Badlands. It didn't disappoint. Next time we'r...moreThis is an awesome camp ground especially considering it's a city park. The grounds are immaculate, the facilities and great shape and clean, and it's within walking distance of downtown Spearfish. We selected this a place to recharge and reload between boondocking at Devil's Tower and the Badlands. It didn't disappoint. Next time we're passing through we'll stay here again.The only disappointment was that there are no laundry facilities at the park. However there are two Laundromats close by.

  • Area Guides Avatar Tom & Shirley
    Great Location - Winter Rates $20

    Reviewed 24/10/2021

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    Nightly rate: $2

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: P2

    We enjoyed our stay at this campground. Quiet in the off- season. Rates are $20 for electric and sewer after Oct. 1. Water is turned off at the sites but available from 2 drinking water spouts on the main road.Deer and wild turkey are residents of the campground.

  • Area Guides Avatar Richard
    Excellent city park with full hook-ups after dry camping...

    Reviewed 27/9/2021

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 22

    Excellent city park with full hook-ups after dry camping... to catch up on laundry. Even though the sites are quite close together, it is very quiet. Spearfish is a really nice town and you are a short drive to many attractions. Be sure and drive Spearfish Canyon. There is a Wal-Mart in town but we preferred the Lueders Food Center...moreExcellent city park with full hook-ups after dry camping... to catch up on laundry. Even though the sites are quite close together, it is very quiet. Spearfish is a really nice town and you are a short drive to many attractions. Be sure and drive Spearfish Canyon. There is a Wal-Mart in town but we preferred the Lueders Food Center grocery. Everyone we met were exceptionally nice.

  • Area Guides Avatar BarnJai
    Can't say enough nice things about this campground

    Reviewed 23/8/2021

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: 38

    We enjoyed our stay here so much! Yes, the campsites are quite close together but the campground is quiet and that never bothered us at all. This campground is close to so many fun things to do. We bounced around on multiple forest service roads and explored all over in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. We spent one day in S...moreWe enjoyed our stay here so much! Yes, the campsites are quite close together but the campground is quiet and that never bothered us at all. This campground is close to so many fun things to do. We bounced around on multiple forest service roads and explored all over in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. We spent one day in Sturgis and climbed to the top of Bear Butte (that was hard). We bicycled into Spearfish and listened to live music in the park. We explored the DC Booth Fish Hatchery that adjoins the campground. We had a wonderful time. This campground is full of families with children and on Saturday night the campground put up a movie screen and showed a family movie. People came with their blankets and sat outside watching The Sand Lot. It was like back in 2019 when camping was fun for families and everyone else. The restrooms are very nice and clean. The WiFi is not great but it kind of works if you are up by the office. It was a terrific campground and we certainly would not hesitate to camp here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Ms Gevillo
    Great spot

    Reviewed 23/8/2021

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 3

    Really nice well maintained park with plenty of walking paths. Walking distance to downtown and right next to the fish hatchery which was a great free attraction. Sites were level and shady. Plenty of grass to play with the dog.

  • Area Guides Avatar Hume
    Terrible place to camp

    Reviewed 22/8/2021

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    Days stayed: 2

    This city campground is nothing more than a parking lot. When we arrived there was tent campers everywhere 3-5 tents on a site. Ive been to a lot of questionable places to camp this was by far the worst.

  • Area Guides Avatar Steve D.
    Camp in the Primitive Camp Sites!

    Reviewed 24/7/2021

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    Nightly rate: $25

    Site number: Dry Camping

    Most of the reviews have said it all. A lovely campground just at the edge of the city of Spearfish. What I wanted to encourage is that you consider dry camping in the primitive sites instead of the full hook up sites.Not only is it less money but it is a much more pleasant experience. We are camped 10 to 15 feet out the door to a lo...moreMost of the reviews have said it all. A lovely campground just at the edge of the city of Spearfish. What I wanted to encourage is that you consider dry camping in the primitive sites instead of the full hook up sites.Not only is it less money but it is a much more pleasant experience. We are camped 10 to 15 feet out the door to a lovely stream and in the shade of the trees. Absolutely beautiful. I have included a few pictures of our campsite and encourage you to skip the hook ups and “rough it” at the tranquil primitive sites. Get here close to 2 PM check in so you can get the site of your choice.

  • Area Guides Avatar Mike H.
    All good!

    Reviewed 15/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 19

    $45 a night for full hookups. Site 19 had shade early morning, then full sun until early afternoon, then back to shade for the rest of the day in mid June. The campground wifi comes from the office and we couldn’t “see” it from 19. All the utility hookups are in great condition. We came here for a reset after dry camping in the Nati...more$45 a night for full hookups. Site 19 had shade early morning, then full sun until early afternoon, then back to shade for the rest of the day in mid June. The campground wifi comes from the office and we couldn’t “see” it from 19. All the utility hookups are in great condition. We came here for a reset after dry camping in the National Forest for a few days. Walmart and a couple of full service grocery stores are close. We highly recommend a stop at the Steerfish restaurant on 5th street downtown Spearfish. Happy Hour with great specials starts at 3pm! The State Fish Hatchery is next door, free, and a must see. On site staff was friendly and helpful. Kudos to the City of Spearfish for maintaining a great campground.

  • Area Guides Avatar Peggy
    Too expensive

    Reviewed 9/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $25

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: No site numbers in primitive spots

    Sticker shock for me. When I saw the $10 I thought great because I needed to replenish my water supply. I usually boondock so the $25 was a bit much to replenish water. For a city campground though, it’s absolutely beautiful with plenty of walking trails. Connects to the huge city park so even more. You would never know you were in a ...moreSticker shock for me. When I saw the $10 I thought great because I needed to replenish my water supply. I usually boondock so the $25 was a bit much to replenish water. For a city campground though, it’s absolutely beautiful with plenty of walking trails. Connects to the huge city park so even more. You would never know you were in a city park. Even has showers. Not sure if I would come back only because of the price. Otherwise it’s well worth it.

  • Area Guides Avatar jsharp8
    A Nice Surprise

    Reviewed 10/5/2021

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    Nightly rate: $10

    Days stayed: 7

    We had booked at another site closer to Deadwood but they canceled on us just the day before because they didn't have the staff to open up for the season. We are happy it ended up this way and we got the chance to camp at Spearfish City Campground.AMENITIES: During the off season (November 1 - April 30) it is $10 a night. The sites...moreWe had booked at another site closer to Deadwood but they canceled on us just the day before because they didn't have the staff to open up for the season. We are happy it ended up this way and we got the chance to camp at Spearfish City Campground.AMENITIES: During the off season (November 1 - April 30) it is $10 a night. The sites in the off season only offer electric and dump. The water is shut off at the sites, but there are several frost free spigots around the camp to fill water. We got lucky because we were there the last week of April and they turned the water on early and we still only paid $10 a night for the full hook ups. There appeared to be a bathhouse, we didn't use it. And there was also wifi at the campground however, it was pretty slow to do anything. I don't believe there was any kind of laundry facility. CELL SERVICE/INTERNET: We have a Peplink Router and Mobile Booster that runs off of T-Mobile service. In our several months of working full time in the RV, this is the very first time our T-Mobile router struggled to get any signal at all. I pulled up the T-Mobile coverage map and it appeared that Spearfish sat right in a canyon and it was an absolute dead spot for T-Mobile. Once the clouds cleared up, I was able to work a little bit on the router, but I believe the max speed I ever got was 5MBS of download speed. However, we were able to use out Verizon hot spots on our phone to work and Verizon had excellent service (40+ MBS download speed) and I took Zoom calls with no problem. If you need to work and have T-Mobile only, I wouldn't recommend it unless you've got a backup cell service. If you just need to take phone calls/texts on T-Mobile, you are probably fine.PROS: The location for me was a pro even though it wasn't exactly a secluded and wilderness experience. It was walking distance to downtown - I walked to downtown a few times to get coffee, breakfast burritos and ice cream. There was also a brewery and a few other restaurants. There was also an awesome running/bike path all around the campground. The location made a great jumping off point for a lot of locations. We were 20 minutes from Deadwood. And about an hour to an hour and a half from Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial so it was easy to make day trips. We were also about an hour and a half from Devils Tower which we hit on our way out of town. The sites accommodated our 36th foot 5th wheel with ease. CONS: Sites were really close together. That's really the biggest con.

  • Area Guides Avatar Jouppi Outdoors
    $10 Per Night During Non-peak Season!

    Reviewed 26/4/2021

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    Nightly rate: $10

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: P6

    Talk about a DEAL! We were shocked to find Spearfish City Campground was not only open year round, but only charged $10 per night for electric and sewer hookup sites during their offseason. We happily booked 7 nights here and used this campground as our homebase for visiting Devils Tower National Monument which was just over an hour aw...moreTalk about a DEAL! We were shocked to find Spearfish City Campground was not only open year round, but only charged $10 per night for electric and sewer hookup sites during their offseason. We happily booked 7 nights here and used this campground as our homebase for visiting Devils Tower National Monument which was just over an hour away. The D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery and a large, well kept playground is located within walking distance and was a big hit with our son! We would absolutely stay again. You can see more about our stay here: https://youtu.be/iaBHEpegoYY

  • Area Guides Avatar The Border Hookups Go Rving
    Amazing! It’s a must see!

    Reviewed 1/10/2020

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    Days stayed: 8

    Site number: 56

    We were slated to stay for 6 days and we ended up staying for 8. The office and maintenance staff were very helpful and informative. The sites were a little close together, but seeing that it is situated in a canyon, that made complete sense. Even though the campground was completely full, we couldn’t get it over how quiet it was. Made...moreWe were slated to stay for 6 days and we ended up staying for 8. The office and maintenance staff were very helpful and informative. The sites were a little close together, but seeing that it is situated in a canyon, that made complete sense. Even though the campground was completely full, we couldn’t get it over how quiet it was. Made many great friends. We will be back!

  • Area Guides Avatar Whtdrgn
    Peaceful

    Reviewed 3/8/2020

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 6

    Site number: 5

    Park is clean and well maintained. The sites are REALLY close together and manuring a large rig could be a problem depending on the site. Depending on your very close neighbor noise can be an issue. A note of concern for us was the location of some of the fire rings being so close to our camper we didn't us ours but our neighbors did ...morePark is clean and well maintained. The sites are REALLY close together and manuring a large rig could be a problem depending on the site. Depending on your very close neighbor noise can be an issue. A note of concern for us was the location of some of the fire rings being so close to our camper we didn't us ours but our neighbors did and the fear of them building a large fire and burning our camper down was always in the back of my mind. So you use common sense and be a polite neighbor. Spearfish is close enough to everything you would want to do in the Black Hills but yet far enough away to avoid all the tourist traffic if that's what your looking for.

  • Area Guides Avatar atlantacamper
    Very nice

    Reviewed 30/6/2020

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 2

    Sweet, city campground. A creek boarders it, and the property is well maintained...only complaint is some of the sites are close and/or tight to back into. Fish conservatory is across the street, as is a large city park with a great playground. Stores close by. Great little campground.

  • Area Guides Avatar The Matthews
    A creek runs through it

    Reviewed 27/6/2020

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 28

    We really liked this spot. It was very quiet, right across the street from the fish hatchery, and only a few blocks from the main strip. Tubing Spearfish Creek was a blast. Our kids didn't want to leave. The only complaints are that you are stacked on top of each other and the fire rings are in odd spots. Bathrooms were clean, and ther...moreWe really liked this spot. It was very quiet, right across the street from the fish hatchery, and only a few blocks from the main strip. Tubing Spearfish Creek was a blast. Our kids didn't want to leave. The only complaints are that you are stacked on top of each other and the fire rings are in odd spots. Bathrooms were clean, and there are good bike paths heading up stream.

  • Area Guides Avatar Kithe
    Very Pleasant City Park

    Reviewed 25/9/2019

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 3

    This was a very nice campground. Staff pleasant and welcoming. Full hookups but dry camping available as well. Bathrooms and shower area clean and modern. Sites are close together but staggered so there is some privacy. Site 3 where we camped is near the river. Lovely view. Nice walking Paths.

  • Area Guides Avatar Lori
    Best Little City Campground Ever

    Reviewed 10/9/2019

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: 4

    This is not your typical city campground. Staff very friendly, walking distance to town & the historical fish hatchery. Fabulous walking trail around the camp. Water is everywhere. We opted for full hook-ups, but there is also dry camping on green grass available. Dump is easy to get into to. Water is also available for those who want ...moreThis is not your typical city campground. Staff very friendly, walking distance to town & the historical fish hatchery. Fabulous walking trail around the camp. Water is everywhere. We opted for full hook-ups, but there is also dry camping on green grass available. Dump is easy to get into to. Water is also available for those who want to dry camp. The hook up section is on gravel. We were able to get satellite service at our site. The do offer cable TV hookup all included. The only downside of this camp, is that the full hook up sites are typically close to each other. The dry camping is more spaced out, also fewer takers there.

  • Area Guides Avatar Kenny
    Absolutely STUNNING location!

    Reviewed 23/6/2019

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    Nightly rate: $25

    Days stayed: 1

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    Very friendly staff, perfect creek and riverside, beautiful grassy lots, great town, and nicest bath houses ever seen - don’t let City Park fool you!! This is a GOLD MINE for camping!

  • Area Guides Avatar ultratrain
    Beautiful city campround

    Reviewed 7/10/2018

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    Nightly rate: $20

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 30

    Spent couple days here off-season before spending 5 months in volunteer section of the park. Beautiful spot with Spearfish Creek thru the park. Busy during Sturgis rally in August and most weekend. Hot showers avail. City park just steps away and easy walk to downtown. WiFi and cell occ. iffy as you're in a little canyon. well-maint...moreSpent couple days here off-season before spending 5 months in volunteer section of the park. Beautiful spot with Spearfish Creek thru the park. Busy during Sturgis rally in August and most weekend. Hot showers avail. City park just steps away and easy walk to downtown. WiFi and cell occ. iffy as you're in a little canyon. well-maintained by the city and clean.

  • Area Guides Avatar Hunchblasas on the Road!
    A fantastic park...just lovely!

    Reviewed 30/7/2018

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 6

    Site number: 35

    Wow, what a pleasant surprise. A beautiful park on the Spearfish Creek and another stream. Flat, grassy park with full hook-ups, clean bathrooms with showers, situated next to the city park. There is a historic fish hatchery at the entrance. You can walk to town from here. We are planning to come back. Did not realize that the Black Hi...moreWow, what a pleasant surprise. A beautiful park on the Spearfish Creek and another stream. Flat, grassy park with full hook-ups, clean bathrooms with showers, situated next to the city park. There is a historic fish hatchery at the entrance. You can walk to town from here. We are planning to come back. Did not realize that the Black Hills were so beautiful!

  • Area Guides Avatar Teddi & Roger
    Park-like setting with lots to do, right in the lovely city of Spearfish, SD.

    Reviewed 18/8/2016

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    Nightly rate: $39

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 30

    We stayed just one night at the Spearfish City Campground on our way to the Black Hills and I really wish we’d had more time here. It’s now on the list for a return visit. The campground was well maintained, the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the grounds were lovely. We had no idea there was so much to do in the area! ...moreWe stayed just one night at the Spearfish City Campground on our way to the Black Hills and I really wish we’d had more time here. It’s now on the list for a return visit. The campground was well maintained, the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the grounds were lovely. We had no idea there was so much to do in the area! We were in space #30, which is considered a premium site (pull-through, FHU-50 amp) so there are less expensive options. There isn’t a lot of privacy/separation between sites, but each has a fire pit and picnic table and grassy area. Some sites are along the creek. Large, well-trimmed trees throughout the campground. The park has both RV and tent sites. It is adjacent to the Historic Fish Hatchery, bike and walking trails, and a lovely city park. We had 4bars of 4G and the park WiFi actually worked!The town of Spearfish looked interesting and we would have liked to do some exploring. We did have an excellent meal at Trader Dough Pizza Company (cash/check only).

  • Area Guides Avatar Gary
    Nice park in a good location for the Black Hills and Sturgis

    Reviewed 8/4/2016

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    Nice park. $10/night in the off season. Solid Verizon coverage. 4 bars 18.84/9.20 Mbps down/up on a Verizon JetPack

  • Area Guides Avatar Nathan @ Wand'rly
    It was late one night...

    Reviewed 3/2/2015

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    I was a little tipsy, I'll admit it. The family had gone to sleep and I was reminiscing on the day's adventures. As no campfires are permitted, I found myself engulfed in the trappings of my cellular device. Suddenly, something felt off. Slightly foreboding. I looked up from my communication device, peered into the silent quiet...moreI was a little tipsy, I'll admit it. The family had gone to sleep and I was reminiscing on the day's adventures. As no campfires are permitted, I found myself engulfed in the trappings of my cellular device. Suddenly, something felt off. Slightly foreboding. I looked up from my communication device, peered into the silent quiet of the park, but alas, nothing. I returned to hashtags and instatweets. Then I felt it again, that cold snap to raise the hair on your chinny chin chin. Looking up, there he was. I shart you not, a wolf stood proud before me, not as under my awning as I was, but let's just say if it were raining, his nose wouldn't be getting wet. I stood up, dropped my phone, a let out as manly a cowering "Hey!" as I could. He did nothing. Not a twitch. I suppose I'm not as frightening as I'd like to believe. He was almost all white, with a silver "saddle" patch on his back. I tried again, "Get out!"Then I saw his friend. Similarly marked, but brown with the same saddle this time only black. The two wolves then turned around, as if uninterested entirely, and walked into the night. I trembled with the sort of delight one might have from a healthy desire to be afraid of and simultaneously desirable of being attacked by wolves. As an RV park goes, it's just okay. You can walk to town and they make Crow's Peak IPA nearby, so if you're not into wolf encounters that's a plus.

Activities

Badminton

Biking

Fishing

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Sports Field

Swimming Pool

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Volleyball

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 6 Users Last Reported 05/10/2021

At&t 5G

Confirmed by 1 Users Last Reported 06/04/2022

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 06/15/2021

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 2 Users Last Reported 05/10/2021

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