Ellsworth AFB, SD - Recreation

    Local Ellsworth AFB, SD Parks

    Badlands National Park - 77 miles away
    Phone: 605-433-5361
    25216 Ben Reifel Road
    Interior , SD 57750
    Description: The Badlands National Park is an amazing site to see. The unique formations within the park are a tourist favorite for hiking, bird watching, auto touring, and camping. During the summer there are many ranger led programs to enjoy.
    Jewel Cave National Monument - 52 miles away
    Phone: 605-673-8300
    11149 US Hwy 16
    Custer, SD 57730
    Description: The Visitor Center and park trails are open daily. All cave tours are ranger-guided for safety purposes. During the busy season, cave tours do sell out, so its advisable to make reservations in advance. Spelunking tours are also offered in the caves, with a prior reservation.
    Mount Rushmore - 32 miles away
    Phone: 605-574-2523
    13000 Hwy 244 Bldg 31 Suite 1
    Keystone, SD 57751
    Description: Mount Rushmore provides various tours for visitors. There is a 30 minute ranger led walk, a 15 minute sculptor's studio talk, daily evening programs that last 45 minutes, visits to the heritage villages which can take from 10-30 minutes, and an audio tour that can last 30-120 minutes.
    Wind Cave National Park - 65 miles away
    Phone: 605-745-4600
    2661 US Highway 385
    Hot Springs, SD 57747
    Description: The park offers several guided tours of the amazing caves within the park. It stays cool in there year round, so wear a jacket. This cave was regarded as a sacred spot for the area's Native Americans, and was not actually explored until 1881 when the cave entrance was discovered on accident.
    Roughlock Falls Nature Area - 57 miles away
    Phone: 604-584-3896
    10619 Roughlock Falls Road
    Lead, SD 57754
    Description: The Roughlock Falls Nature Area offers various outdoor activities in their day use only park. There are picnic tables, fishing (license required) for brown and brook trout, and a hiking trail.

    Local Ellsworth AFB, SD Campgrounds

    Elk Mountain Campground - 65 miles away
    Phone: 605-745-4600
    26611 US Hwy 385
    Hot Springs, SD 57747
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: The campground is open year around, though facilities are only available part of the year. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site holds up to 8 people. There are pull through RV sites in the campgrounds, but there are no water or electrical hookups.
    Badlands Circle 10 - 80 miles away
    Phone: 605-433-5451
    21295 SD Hwy 240
    Phillip, SD 57667
    RVs Allowed? Yes

    Circle 10 is a full service RV park with tent sites, motel, and cafe. There is also a laundry room, and bath houses. The park can get busy during tourist season, so call for reservations.

    Mystery Mountain Resort - 21 miles away
    Phone: 605-342-5368
    13752 S. Hwy 16
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: The Mystery Mountain Resort features cabins, guesthouses, cottages, 80+ RV sites, and 28 primitive tent camping sites. Free WiFi is available at sites within range. The park amenities include heated pool, hot tub, mini golf, sports areas, trails, and a short trip to various local attractions.
    Whispering Pines Campground and Lodging - 32 miles away
    Phone: 605-341-3667
    22700 Silver City Road
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: The Whispering pines campgrounds offer full service RV sites, secluded rustic tent sites, rental cabins, a general store, gift shop, cafe, and daily home cooked breakfast specials. It is centrally located to provide both the beauty of nature and the short trip to the local attractions.
    Covered Wagon Resort - 23 miles away
    Phone: 605-787-4440
    14189 Sturgis Road
    Piedmont, SD 57769
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: The Covered Wagon Resort provided tent and RV sites, as well as one room and multi room cabins. The campground offers various amenities for visitors such as picnic tables, showers, laundry, lodge, hot tub, and various sports sites.