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Hot Springs / Black Hills KOA

On the doorstep of the rugged Black Hills mountain range, Hot Springs / Black Hills KOA is located in the far southwest corner of South Dakota. It’s a great base for exploring Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park, as well as the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs and the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.RV camping at Hot Springs / Black Hills KOA includes access to their range of full hookup RV sites, with maximum 50-amp electrical connections. They can cater to RVs up to 80 feet in length, with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV both included in your stay.There’s a swimming pool that’s open from the Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, as well as a basketball court and mini-golf course to keep young guests entertained. Pets are welcome to stay with you and can take advantage of the off-leash dog park while there’s a 24-hour laundry so you can catch up on your washing. Propane and firewood are both available for sale at the small on-site store, and there’s a book exchange if you’re in need of a new read.



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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

Camp in an RV near Hot Springs and make the short drive north to Wind Cave National Park, which is the first cave to be designated as a national park anywhere in the world. It encompasses a vast cave system comprised of numerous chambers whose walls are honeycombed in boxwork calcite formations. Join one of the local rangers on the easy Garden of Eden tour and the popular Natural Entrance tour or embark on the more challenging Fairgrounds Cave tour, which explores the upper and middle levels of Wind Cave.Continue driving east, and you’ll arrive at the Custer State Park, which is the largest of its kind in South Dakota and the first state park to be established here. It sprawls across more than 71,000 acres and is famed for its herd of around 1,500 free-roaming bison, as well as white-tailed deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. Begin your visit at the heritage-listed Peter Norbeck Center to learn about the park’s natural and cultural history, then explore along one of the scenic drives that offer impressive views of the bison herd. Also within the park’s bounds is the Badger Clark Historic Site. It protects the former home of South Dakota’s first Poet Laureate and has been maintained as it appeared when he lived there.Camping at Hot Springs / Black Hills KOA is also a good base for visiting Badlands National Park, which encompasses dramatic canyons and layered rock formations. It’s also home to large numbers of bison and bighorn sheep, as well as prairie dogs that reside on the immense grasslands. Follow the Badlands Loop Road that accesses the park’s scenic lookouts or explore one of the numerous trails that depart from the visitor center, including the short Fossil Exhibit Trail where fossils uncovered in the park are displayed.

Exploring the City

Hot Springs campers have numerous supermarkets on their doorstep, as well as gas stations if you need to fill up your RV rental. Hot Springs is also home to a couple of fast-food restaurants and eateries if you want to dine out. If you’re visiting the city, be sure to stop in at the Pioneer Museum, which occupies a prominent sandstone building that dates to 1893. Once serving as an elementary school, it’s now filled with old photographs, artifacts, and pioneer-era treasures that detail the people and events that have shaped the region.Hot Springs is also home to the Mammoth Site, an active paleontological excavation site at a prehistoric sinkhole. Fauna and flora dating to the Pleistocene have been uncovered here, including the greatest concentration of mammoth remains in the world. The on-site museum displays an impressive collection of mammoth remains while volunteers and visiting scientists can sometimes be seen busy at work on the site itself.Equine lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, which was founded in 1988 by Dayton O. Hyde. It was created to give America’s wild horses a place to roam free, with hundreds of wild mustangs now inhabiting its 11,000 acres of wind-swept prairie. Guided tours are offered on request to get you up close to the large bands of Choctaw Indian ponies and American mustangs for an unforgettable wildlife experience.Whether you want to get up close to mammoth remains or see South Dakota’s living wildlife, book an RV in Fall River County and start planning your next vacation.


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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.