Whistler Gulch Campground & RV Park, Deadwood, South Dakota

Deadwood is a great Old West little town that has an abundant history of mining, devastating fires, cowboys and is most famously noted for the death of Billy the Kid in Saloon 10. A reenactment of his death is available each evening in the Saloon, which is worth a visit to, if not for the show, but at least a chance to sit in a real saloon that takes you back in time. We have stayed in Deadwood before, and opted this time to stay at Whistler Gulch over the KOA, as it was a bit closer to town and still offered great transportation to town. The campground is literally located in a gulch previously used for mining (there is even an old mine on site!), and interior roads are steep. We were assigned a site
closer to the front of camp, so we avoided the steeper roads, but were disappointedly delighted that our perimeter site had beautiful views of the Deadwood hills that overlooked a motel chain miniature golf/bumper car and boat/racetrack. From 10 am to 10 pm each day, we heard the roar of racecar engines whizzing around the track. Sites further into the campground (up into the gulch more) eliminate the noise. Sites are typical of most RV parks; little privacy and little space between neighbors.  A few trees spot the campground and the surrounding hills provide beautiful scenery. Staff here were very friendly and helpful. There is a lounging area, sport court, heated pool, laundry, and trolley service to town. The trolley service was great for us, as we do not travel with a tow vehicle, and for a nominal fee, we had service to town with departure times twice every hour. With great proximity to town, you could easily bike or take a longer walk to town as well. All 300+ sites are gravel, offer full hookups, fire rings, picnic tables and are close together. A few camping cabins and tent sites are also available. Most sites are back in, although some pull through sites are available.

Good Sites: 101-102, 225, 314-315
Poor Sites: 104-115, 121-130, 201, 301
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: At each site