Saturday, July 2, 2011

Campground Review - Mountain View Campground and Wyatt's Hideaway Campground

In this post we are reviewing two campgrounds in the Black Hills. The first one is in eastern Wyoming in the town of Sundance - Mountain View Campground. The second one is in western South Dakota - Wyatt's Hideaway Campground near the town of Belle Fourche.

Nearby attractions - 8 - Sundance is quite close to Devil's Tower and within two hours of Mount Rushmore.

Staff - 9 - The owners and staff here are very friendly and helpful. They offered suggestions and directions to key places and answered all our questions.

Natural surroundings - 8 - Some shaded sites, nice views of surrounding valley and Black Hills.

Value - 6 - We paid $34 a night.

Bathrooms - 7 - Pretty nice bathrooms, tight as far as changing space goes.

Roominess - 7 - The site sizes were average, tight on the side with enough length for a 32 foot and toadie.

Facility fun - 9 - Heated pool, game room, small playground. They also have a free copy of
Close Encounters of Third Kind for guests to watch before or after their visit to Devil's Tower!

Cleanliness - 8 - Sharp and well kept with nice landscaping

Facility usefulness - 10 - Dump station, propane, laundry, small exchange library, camp store, cable ($2 extra), free wifi.

Overall - 9 - Great Devil's Tower campground or for the tired I90 traveler. Cheaper than the KOA near the monument.

Nearby attractions - 8 - Bell Fourche is halfway between Devil's Tower and Mount Rushmore. It is also the geographical center of the USA and has a cool exotic bird sanctuary. We will blog about these soon!

Staff - 6 - Tough one. You sort of get the impression they want you to self-check-in and then not bother them, but once you hunt them down, they seem friendly enough. Owners live on property.

Natural surroundings - 8 - Some shaded sites, right by small river. Plenty of mosquitos!

Value - 8 - We paid $17.50 a night using Passport America - cash only.

Bathrooms - 5 - Large, bear bones bathrooms. Plenty of showers and plenty of spiders! ;)

Roominess - 9 - Very large sites. Very long and plenty side.

Facility fun - 5 - Small playground which appears to be in owners yard. Horseshoes and campground says you can fish in the river.

Cleanliness - 7 - Country setting, feels like camping on a farm almost. Pristine would seem out of place,

Facility usefulness - 6 - Dump station, propane, laundry, free wifi, but very weak.

Overall - 7 - Loved having a country setting to camp in.

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