We went last year and we're going again this year. Last year we went about a week after Sturgis and stayed for 9 days at the end of Aug. Got some weather, rain thunder and hail but all in all a nice time. Stayed at Whispering Pines Campground in Silver city near Pactola Reservoir. Beautiful campground, loved the salt water pool. This year we wanted to go for 4th of July. Couldn't get reservations ANYWHERE. So, we moved out trip to the last two weeks of July. Being retired USAF, this time we are staying at Ellsworth AFB on the Famcamp. Enjoy your trip, Rushmore is something that has to been seen in person. I will give you a piece of advice. Leave the RV in the campground. Parking is scarce for bigger vehicles. Its free to tour the monument, but they charge for parking. Also, take a day and go to Deadwood and another to go see Crazy Horse Memorial We liked it so much, when my wife os ready to retire we are planning on moving to the Black Hills area.
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