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Surrounded by tall ponderosa pines that teeter and sway in light breezes, RV camping at Big Pine Campground is an idyllic experience. RV sites are spaced out so that campers do not easily see their neighbors. The vegetation and trees provide some additional cover. Guests have the choice between full and partial hookups or primitive sites. There is also a dump station should a camper require it. The fire ring at each site allows for safe campfires to be built. Kick up your heels outside a travel trailer rental and grill a freshly-caught fish or roast s’mores.The campground has two bathhouses with hot showers, laundry, and a game room with console games. There is also free WiFi, though coverage can be spotty the further back you go due to the trees. Satellite TV is similarly available at certain sites that are not as densely treed. Well-behaved, leashed pets are allowed, though all owners are required to have proof of rabies and supervise them. Pets are not allowed to be left alone in a vehicle.The seasonal RV campground near Mount Rushmore has many attractions in the area for visitors to explore. The closest town is Custer, SD. Considered one of the oldest towns in South Dakota, it has a handful of restaurants, shops, a grocery store, and perhaps most importantly, a medical center with emergency services. Start your RV camping adventure today and book an RV in Custer County.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When all put together, the Black Hills National Forest, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park cover around 1.5 million acres of sheer wilderness. The diverse terrain means there’s something for everyone from mountains to canyons to lakes to prairies. Around 1,000 miles of trails ensures that adventurers will never get bored with the landscape. Many trails are designated multi-use, allowing bikers and horseback riders to join the fun.Fishing, too, is a popular activity in this area. Though the exact species of fish can vary depending on the waterway, anglers can expect to catch brown, rainbow, and brook trout in many streams and rivers. Northern pike, perch, and crappie are common, also. Hundreds, if not thousands, of different animals, make their homes in these hills. A shortlist includes bighorn sheep, elk, mountain goat, bald eagle, and rattlesnake.Mineral searching, panning, and mining are allowed, and it’s also possible to stake a mining claim on a temporary basis. Gold, uranium, quartz, copper, and mica are common finds. Panning for gold is allowed, also. However, there is a catch: collecting from within areas designated “historical” is not permitted. If caught, violators will get a hefty fine. Inquire at the park office for information.When winter rolls around, the fun doesn’t stop Though the lower elevations do not get much snow (typically just a few inches each winter), most of the park is open to snowmobile, fat-bikes, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Snowmobiles must stay on designated snowmobile trails, but don’t worry; there’s plenty of miles to explore. There are an estimated 400 miles of groomed trails open to snowmobiles, and as soon as the lake's ice over, adventurers flock to the chilly surface for skating and ice-sailing. Outdoorsmen desiring fresh fish often will drill holes into the ice with large augurs to ply their trade.Underneath the South Dakota prairie is one of the world’s largest and most complex cave systems. All adventurers wish to explore the underground wonders of Wind Cave National Park must join a guided tour that is provided daily. The tours range from easy to strenuous. Strollers and baby carriers are prohibited. Up on the surface, many prairie critters can be observed roaming the 26,000 acres that make up this park, including a small herd of bison, pronghorn antelopes, and prairie dog towns.To the east, the mix of prairie, eroded buttes, hoodoos, and rock pinnacles is a unique piece of untouched wilderness in the western United States. Encompassing around 240,000 acres, the rugged Badlands National Park provides some of the most challenging terrains for hikers to navigate. Water is precious and rare, and all hikers should be very well prepared for very dry conditions. Fossils of some of the more strange animals have been found in this region, such as camels, three-toed horses, saber-tooth cats, and even rhinoceros. All discoveries should be reported to the park authorities.

Exploring the Area

Though the Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse carvings are a popular draw, there’s more to the area than that. With the help of a rental Airstream, explore the handful of small towns nestled in the valleys and gulches of the vast wilderness. The historic town of Hill City boasts architecture that’s straight out of an Old West movie. The town also has a small museum, the Museum at Black Hill Institute, which features dinosaur skeletons and fossils, minerals, and meteorites. Learn what bones and minerals look like on the off chance you spot one outdoors! The State Railroad Museum features a genuine steam locomotive train that visitors can ride. Experience the heart-stopping climbs as the train slowly chugs up a steep mountainside and then snakes its way back down.The Cosmo Mystery Area is a family-friendly challenge for visitors to navigate. Contend with optical illusions that somehow seems to defy the natural law of physics. See water flow uphill, and tall people somehow shrink to become shorter than other people and walk up walls. Cosmos Mystery Area is near Rapid City. When you are ready for high-octane thrilling adventures, Rush Mountain Adventure Park in Keystone, SD, features several roller coaster rides, a Gunslinger “7-D” interactive ride, and more.History, adventure, and fun await you here. Explore it all when you RV camp at Big Pine Campground in South Dakota.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.