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Monday, June 23, 2008


Our Opinion: Recommend. We came here for a rally and enjoyed the park.

Date of Stay: June 21 through June 28, 2008

Weather During Stay: Quickly changing summertime mountain weather: hot sunshine, wild thunderstorms, drenching downpours, cool nights.

Site Description: This park has two distinct areas. For the rally, we have all 30+ sites in the more private back area (second photo). Sites in this area are a mix of perimeter back-ins and terraced pull-throughs in the center of the loop. We are in site 202, a long back-in FHU (50 amp) site near the bathhouse. Roads are dirt and gravel, very muddy after a thunderstorm. Sites are reasonably level. Very little shade in this section of the park.

Though the back section has a bathhouse with a washer and dryer, most of the park amenities (office, pool, hot tub, playground, pavilion, laundry, and social area) are in the front section of the park (top photo and third photo), a short walk from our section, with perhaps another 60 sites and several cabins. Grass lawns, blooming flowers and lots of trees make this a very appealing spot.

Rate: The usual rate for FHU’s is $25/night. We paid $15/night during the rally.

Phone/radio/TV: Verizon phones get 5 bars; aircard is on Broadband. Local NPR from Rapid City on 89.3. TV antennas may be able to pull in a few stations, but ours were very snowy. Park has WiFi, but we didn’t use it. Most sites to not have any obstructions for TV satellite dishes.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This is a green, grassy park in a forested area of the Black Hills, well away from the freeway at the end of a dead-end road at 3,800‘. The forest has been cleared to create open space for the park. Part of the park is flat (front section); our section, up a dirt/gravel road to the back, is on a terraced hillside. Views are of green grass and forested hillside.

Lighting/Noise: No road noise. A few bright lights around, but we were positioned so that they didn’t shine in our windows. Some others might not have been as lucky.

Favorite Sites: Site 202 (last photo) worked well for us, but there are many nice sites here. All sites can accommodate big rigs.

Hiking/Walking: Walking the park loops is pleasant. A rustic dirt road leads out of the back loop to the top of a ridge - good for a short burst of exercise. Many well established and documented trails nearby in the Black Hills.

Comments: Rush-No-More is a good name for this park. The staff is helpful and accommodating, the scenery is very appealing… excellent place to kick back and relax. Cabins are available for rent, and a couple of social areas are located in the front section (including a beer bar with draft beer). This park would be a "rave" if there were more walking opportunities without the need to drive.

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