Lake Park Campground and Cottages is the PERFECT Black Hills Base Camp. We are nestled under beautiful canopy of shade trees.



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Clean cottages. Very central.

Stayed here in August 2016. Our first family trip to South Dakota. Rooms and grounds were very tidy. Staff was friendly and helpful. This is a great location if you want to be central to area attractions and have the conveniences of being in town (pizza delivery, ect.). We saw deer walking through the sites on a few occasions. Great spot if you don't mind being in town.

-MNDadMinnesota


Great Staff, Great Cabin, Great Location!

We took a chance and stayed in a 2-bedroom cabin for a week. We're very glad we did! The owners are wonderful, friendly people who go out of their way to be helpful. The cabin was very clean with private bedrooms, comfy beds, a kitchen with full-size appliances, and a quiet environment. Overall, the description on the company's website is very accurate. We enjoyed viewing the deer that were frequently present in a field across a small road that was in front of our cabin. Within Rapid City, this facility is ideally located. It is a quick drive to restaurants, a grocery store, and the downtown area, yet it feels as if you are in a rural setting. The cabin was also centrally located to all of the South Dakota attractions we wanted to visit. Within an hour or so drive, we went to Badlands and Wind Cave National Parks as well as other attractions such as Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, and Spearfish Canyon that we were fortunate enough to view at the peak of its fall colors. We would definitely stay here again, and I have already recommended it to other family members as the place to call home while visiting the Black Hills area.

-FrequentAZTraveler

To make a reservation you must call 1-800-644-2267.

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You must call to make ALL reservations


 

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Bicycle Rentals

New Adventures to be had by all Comfy New Bikes.

Rent yourself and family Bikes From Lake Park Campground and Cottages.

Four hour rentals come with helments  and locks.

The Location couldn't be more perfect we have over 20 miles of paved paths right outside your door. 

Black Hills Car Rental and Sales

The Vehicles That You Need At Prices That You Will Like The Service That You Deserve.

Doggie Day Care 

Doggie Daycare is exactly what it sounds like...a daycare for dogs. It's simply a place you can leave your dog during the day while you work, run errands or just want to tour the Black Hills!

Need to leave them overnight while you are on vacation. Contact Black Hills Animal Hospital
605-343-6066.  

Picnic Shelter

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Five Favorite Locations While Touring Near Mt. Rushmore

Leave Lake Park using the City Trolly

The Way To Experience Free Attractions.

Lake Park Is Only 4 Miles From Downtown

Discover More Of Rapid City.

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  • Bikes can be Rented at Lake Park office During business Hours 7 days a week
  • You can reserve them in advance before your arrival.. Call 605-341-5320
  • 20" youth bikes and 24"-26" adult bikes available
  • Group rates availble.
  • Four hour rentals @  $20 or Full day rentals @ $30 available.
  • All Bikes come with helmets and a safty padlock
  • Location couldn't be better..
  • The City created a Bike path that goes 8 miles one direction following the creek all the way thru Rapid City

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Amusements Near Our Campground & Cottages
Mt Rushmore 30 Minutes
Reptile Gardens 10 Minutes
Bear Country 12 Minutes
Black Hills Caverns and Crystal Caves 5 Minutes
Badlands 45 Minutes
Custer State Park 40 Minutes
Scenic Needle Hwy and Iron Mt Road 45 Minutes
Crazy Horse Monument 45 Minutes
Scenic spearfish canyon 50 Minutes
Historic Deadwood and Gambling 50 Minutes
Sturgis 30 Minutes
Rapid City Downtown Shopping and Dining 7 Minutes

Story Book Island

Chapel in the Hills

5 Minutes

Museum of Geology

Museum of History Journey

Museum of Airplanes Elsworth base

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

30 Minutes

Lake and Park- Biking /Jogging trails starts here
Stream and Lake Fishing and Boating here at lake

Rushmore Mall + 2 outside shopping centers

15 Minutes
Movie Theaters Elks and Carmike 15 Minutes
Golfing - Meadow Brook or Executive Course 5 Minutes
 
 

Bicycle Rental

  • Bicycle Rental can be Rented at Lake Park office During business Hours 7 days a week
  • You can reserve them in advance before your arrival.. Call 605-341-5320
  • 20" youth bikes and 24"-26" adult bikes available
  • Group rates availble.
  • Four hour rentals @  $20 or Full day rentals @ $30 available.
  • All Bikes come with helmets and a safty padlock
  • Location couldn't be better..
  • The City created a Bike path that goes 8 miles one direction following the creek all the way thru Rapid City

 
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From I90 Take exit 57 ((hwy16) at first intersection take Hwy 44 West 4 miles following these streets(Omaha St) then (Mt View) then (Jackson Blvd.) when you see the lake on your left prepare to turn on Chapel lane to the left go one block to the entrance Labled Lake Park Campground and Cottages.

Coming from South 79 take catron blvd  cross Hwy 16 continue till Sheridan lake rd then turn right and then left at first intersection (Corral Drive) then first right on (Park) go until it dead ends at Jackson Blvd. take a left and go until you see the lake on your left prepare to turn on Chapel Lane to the left. go one block to the entrance Labled Lake Park Campground and Cottages.  

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Deposit Policy

  • When you make your reservation, you will be charged ONE night deposit if you reserved 1 - 3 nights,
  • TWO nights deposit if you reserved 4 -6 nights and THREE nights if you reserved more than 6 nights.
  • All remaining balances will be due at check-in.
  • We do take credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, we require:

  • For RV and Tent sites - 48 hours notice prior to your arrival date;
  • For Cottages - 30 days notice prior to your arrival; and
  • For Three Bedroom Cottages, Lake View Lodge, and Deer Glen Lodge - 90 days notice prior to your arrival.
  • For Bike Week Reservations - Reservations are not refundable unless we resale the booking.






For Cancellations within the thirty (30) days prior to your arrival for the cottages you will be responsible for all nights booked that are not re-rented.

Cancellations for the Three Bedrooms, Lake View Lodge, and Deer Glen Lodge will forfeit the deposit.

For cancellations within ninty (90) days  prior to your arrival for Three Bedrooms, Lake View Lodge, and Deer Glen Lodge you will be responsible for all nights booked that are not re-rented.    For partial cancellations, the deposit will first be applied to cancelled nights that have not been rebooked.

Our cancellation policy is firm. If you need an option check out Trip Insurance which can be found on the internet on line

Cancellation Fee: For ALL cancellations, a fee of $20.00 + tax for RV and tent sites, $40.00 + tax for cottages.

TO RESERVE: Call us toll free at 1-800-644-2267.


All Cottages Are Non-Smoking

Cottage Check in - any time after 3 p.m.  Check out no later than 9 a.m.

RV Check in - Any time between Noon and 9pm.  Check out no later than 11 a.m.

Optional Late check-outs will incur an hourly fee of 40.00 per hour for cottages

No outdoor speakers, music, or microphones after 6 p.m.

Pets are allowed in the campground, but must be leashed at all times and can never be left unattended.

Pets are not allowed in any of the cottages.   No barking dogs allowed at any time.  

Separate reservations and fees for Group Gatherings + Prior approval .

  • Group gatherings with attendees that are not registered guests will incur a per person fee. Inquire for details. 
  • Only registered guests allowed on the property after 10 pm.

 

 Quiet time 9 p.m or nightfall whichever is earlier

Tents only allowed on tent sites Or Paved parking spot.

RV sewer hook ups require a sealed connection.

No campfires or fire pits, unless they are propane fired.


Early Bird Special Until March 31st.

Lake Park is a great base location for all the Rally activities.

Great Friends Meet Here Every Year..

We are less than 30 minutes from Sturgis Rally and Races and only 30 minutes in the other direction to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park.                               

We are only 4 miles from downtown Rapid City and are located in a great park like setting with lots of grass and mature shade trees.

We are a 'quiet' park with a 9:00 pm 'quiet time'.

Our staff has been awarded the GREAT SERVICE Award by South Dakota Department of Tourism, and we are here to serve you.


Accommodations are rented for a seven day period for Rally Week unless your stay includes the last Sunday night of the Rally.

Cottages are fully equipped with all Full Bathroom and Kitchens .  Supplied with towels, bedding, linens and come with a gas grill and picnic table.. Heated and Air conditioned, Free Wireless Internet, Cable TV and Excellent Cell service. Other larger homes available as listed. 

Do you allow campfires?  No, we do not have provisions for campfires.  Due to the proximity of other cabins and campers, one persons campfire is basically smoke in the next persons site.  There are a number of locations nearby where it is possible to have a campfire for a picnic or evening meal such as Sheridan Lake, and the picnic shelters here at Canyon Lake.
 
What do I need to bring for my cottage stay?  You will need to bring anything edible.  We provide all the linens, bedding, pillows, and basic cooking and eating utensils.  Your cottage will have a coffee maker and filters but you will need to bring your own coffee and spices.  We also provide dish soap, bath soap, and toilet paper but you would need to bring your own paper towels and shampoo.
 
Can I grill?  All of our cottages have their own gas grill.  Campers are welcome to bring their own charcoal or gas grills.
 
Do you have a pool?  We do not have a pool.  Options for getting wet are either the creek for wading and splashing around or there is a very nice municipal pool about 2 miles down the bike path.  (Right across from Story Book Island).
 
Can I put a tent up beside our cottage or by my RV site?  We only allow tents on tent sites for a couple of reasons.  The RV sites do not have enough room to accommodate a tent without being on the grass or infringing on someone else’s site.  Tents are very hard on the grass and we also have underground sprinklers which run in the night. 
 
Is your WIFI good?  We go to a lot of effort and expense to provide good wifi.  That being said, we believe the wifi works great for normal everyday browsing and e-mail, but is not set up for gaming or movie streaming.
 
Can we hold a large family celebration at our cottage of vacation home? Call us for options that we charge for. Our property is set up to provide ample parking for guests staying in one of our cottages or homes.  It is not set up for a large group of people that are not actually staying at Lake Park Campground and Cottages.  We pride ourselves on a quiet peaceful setting so our quiet time starts at 10 pm or dusk whichever comes earlier and unregistered guests are expected to be off the property before that time.  No out door speakers or music are allowed after 6 pm.
 
What if a emergency arises and we have to cancel our cottage reservation?  Due to the fact that our season is very short and 99% of our guests come in by advance reservation, we must adhere to our cancellation policies.  We highly encourage you to purchase Trip Insurance to protect yourself against this occurrence.  Keep in mind that most Trip Insurance plans require you to make the purchase very soon after making your booking.
 
Are you centrally located?  We are in a fantastic location for touring the Black Hills.  Mount Rushmore in only thirty minutes away and many of the area attractions are within that radius.  The Badlands are only 45 minutes to the East, and Deadwood about the same distance to the North.  We really enjoy helping plan their daily excursions.
 
What about pets?  No pets are allowed in the cottages or the cottage areas.  Pets may be brought to the tent and RV sites but cannot ever be left unattended. Location of 3 dog walks are marked for your enjoyment.  
also a dog run is just past the fish hatchery next to the creek.  No barking or vicious dogs are allowed at any time.  There are links on our web site for Doggy Day Care should you need those services.
 
How far is it to the grocery store or places to eat?  We are on the West edge of Rapid City just off Highway 44 as you leave to go up into the Black Hills.  Major chain grocery stores are about 3 miles away, with numerous places to eat within 5 miles.  We are just 4 miles from downtown Rapid City.  Country feel with city appeal!  Every summer 2 to 3 x a week the locals have farmers markets and local truck vendors which we keep you updated through our web site.  

RV Rates:

  • Full Hook up: includes water, sewer and electricity               
  • Tent sites have electricity.
  • Pop up sites fit smaller rigs not needing sewer.

A deposit will be required based on the length of your stay.

Reserving 1 – 3 nights requires one nights deposit.
Reserving 4 – 6 nights requires two nights deposit.
Reserving 7 – 9 nights requires three nights deposit.

We do take Visa, Mastercard, and Discover and American Express
*Sturgis Rally reservations handled as per the guidelines on the Bike Week page.

 

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08/02/18

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08/12/18

8/13/18

12/31/18 

Additional cost for Extra people over  age 5

@$2 pp

 @$20 pp

@$2 pp

Additional cost for cable tv 

@$5

@$5

@$5

Tent Sites grassy area with a 14' x 14' sandy tent pad

 39.50   47.00   39.50

Pop-up Sites ( No sewer) 30 amp back in (no A/C)

 45.00  58.50  45.00

RV Sites 30 Amp Back in up to 30'

 58.00  72.50  58.00

Pull Through 30 Amp up to 36'

 62.00  82.50  62.00

Pull Through 50 Amp up to 40 ' +

 67.00  82.50  67.00
  • Rates for Two People
  • Cancellation fee of $20.00 +tax 
  • Cable TV addtl charge of $5 per day
  • Check in any time after noon check out by 11 a.m.
  • RV Sites offer 15% Senior Discount Sept 15 through May 15

Cottage Rates:


Book now.  

Early Bird Special

for Bike Week 

We wanted to offer families a place to enjoy like A Home Away From Home.

Our cottages fit this nicely at a reasonable rate.

  • Fully Furnished Cottages with air conditioned, heat and large flat screen cable T.V.
  • Full Size Kitchens stocked with basic pots and pans
  • Bathrooms come with towels to exchange whenever you need
  • Picnic table with gas grills and outside seating
  • Free wireless internet
  • Includes linen & bedding    

DATES

 Studio   *

 Up to 2 people

Delux studio  *

First 2 People

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum  4 

1 Bedroom  *

First 2 people

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum 4

2 Bedroom *

 First 2 people

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum 6

01/01/18- 05/03/18

$120.00

$130.00

$130.00

$150.00

05/04/18-06/07/18

$120.00

$130.00

$140.00

$160.00

06/08/18- 08/02/18

$145.00

$160.00

$170.00

$190.00

08/03/18 -8/12/18

** $185.00

** $150.00 + 20pp

 

**$205.00

** $165.00 + 20 pp

**$215.00 

** $175.00+20 pp

$250.00

** $200.00 +20pp

08/13/18- 09/03/18

$125.00

$140.00

$160.00

$170.00

09/04/18- 09/30/18

$125.00

$140.00

$140.00

$150.00

 10/01/18- 05/05/19

 $120.00

$130.00 

$140.00 

 $150.00

Vacation Home Rates:


DATES

 

2 Bedroom  Deluxe *

 First 2 People

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum 6

3 Bedroom   *

 First 4 People

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum 8

Lake   View Lodge

3   bedroom + bunk house  

 First 10 people

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum12

Deer   Glen Lodge

 First 14 people

Add $10 pp over age 5

Maximum 18

 

01/01/18- 05/03/18

$160.00

$220.00

   $365.00

   $450.00

05/04/18 - 06/07/18

$180.00

$240.00

  $395.00

   $495.00

06/08/18-- 08/02/18

$210.00

$275.00

   $415.00

    $550.00

08/03/18- 08/12/18

$279.00 
**$225.00 +20 pp

$350.00  
** $295.00+20 pp

   $550.00 

** $495.00 +20 pp

   $695.00 

** $595.00 +20 pp

08/13/18 - 09/03/18

$190.00

$240.00

  $395.00

   $525.00

09/04/18 - 09/30/18

 $160.00

 $220.00

   $395.00

   $525.00

 10/01/18-05/05/19

 $160.00

 $220.00

   $365.00 

   $450.00

  • Check-in 3:00 p.m., Check-out 9:00 a.m.
  • Optional $40 per hour for Late check outs
  • Cancellation fee of $40 per booking + tax
  • Rates for Two People unless otherwise noted
  • $10 Extra for Each Additional Person over the age of 5 unless  Excludes Bike week 
  • No Pets & No Smoking

To Make a Reservation Call us @ 1-800-644-2267

 *Additional $35 fee if less than 3 nights booked during the week. Minimum 3 nights on all weekends.

* Additional $195 fee if less than 3 nights booked in Vacation Homes

** Bike week has Minimum 7 night stay  unless last Sunday of week is utilized and ***Additional Persons $20.00 per night

Our RV sites offer full hookups including:

  • Water
  • Electric (20, 30, and 50 amp service)
  • Sewer (pop up and tent sites do not have sewer)
  • Picnic table
  • Cable TV ($5.00/day)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mature Shade Trees
  • Free Hot Showers
  • 24 Hour Laundry
  • Pull Thru sites with 30 - 50 amp service

 

01/1/18

08/02/18

 08/03/18

08/12/18

8/13/18

12/31/18 

Additional cost for Extra people over  age 5

@$2 pp

 @$20 pp

@$2 pp

Tent Sites have grass and shade + A 14x14 sandy allocated tent pad  with 20 amp

 39.50   47.00   39.50

Pop-up Sites ( No sewer) (No air conditioning) 30 amp back in smaller rigs

 45.00  58.50  45.00

RV Sites 30 Amp Back in up to 30'

 58.00  72.50  58.00

Pull Through 30 Amp up to 36'

 63.00  82.50  63.00

Pull Through 50 Amp up to 40+

 68.00  82.50  68.00
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We have been blessed to raise our family at an amazing property that has offered families many life lasting memories for 25 plus years. We enjoy helping you with your vacation lodging and making great memories. Our Rapid City Cottages will be your home away from home.

We grew up in the Black Hills and frequent a lot of the 'Great Spots'.  We're outdoor enthusiasts and keep track of great deals, good service, and amazing locations. We enjoy sharing this with our campers and cottage guests.

We Look forward to serving you on your vacation!

Our staff has been awarded Great Service Awards for 20 + years through the South Dakota Department of Tourism. When you think of  Rapid City South Dakota Lodging, think of us. Make Lake Park Campground and Cottages your Black Hills Lodging source.


Are You Ready to Make Memories??

Our fully equipped vacation homes, cottages and Full service RV sites are: 

  • Centrally located and just minutes away to the entire Black Hills Area
  • 30 minutes to Mt. Rushmore
  • 30 minutes to Custer State Park
  • 40 minutes to Crazy Horse monument
  • 50 minutes to Historic Deadwood
  • 30 minutes to Sturgis Rally and Races
  • 10 to 20 minutes to Bear Country USA, Reptile Gardens, and Many other Black Hills Attractions
  • Walk distance to Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery, City Parks and Shelters, Meadowbrook Golf Course, Chapel in the Hills  and Canyon Lake Parks with Frisbee golf and tennis courts.
  • 4 miles from Rapid City's Historic downtown Shopping and Dining

Things to Do

We have a little something for everyone here at Lake Park Campground and Cottages!

  • Feel like a bike ride or a hike? A paved bike path goes around the lake and along Rapid Creek for about 7 miles. Bike rentals are right here at Lake Park you can pick yours up and start making tracts as soon as you arrive. 
  • For the fisherman, Rapid Creek and Canyon Lake offer excellent trout fishing. This may be the time to try your hand at fly fishing.
  • Have kids? If the kids don't have the patience for fishing, they can wade in the creek or rent a paddle boat for a little boating fun…don't worry, motorized boats are not allowed on Canyon Lake. Plenty of room to fly a kite or play some good old lawn games.
  • If a little more formal swimming is your desire, the Jimmy Hilton Municipal Pool is just a couple miles down the bike path. You’ll also find tennis and racquetball courts.
  • For the golfer, Meadowbrook Golf Course is less than a mile away and offers 18 holes of play, a pro shop and dining. (One of our favorites for breakfast)
  • When evening rolls around and you don't feel up to cooking for the gang, our staff will give you their favorite recommendations for unique dining experiences.

Give yourself a pat on the back for a great vacation pick !!!