By Joe Laing, El Monte RV Rentals
Scenic South Dakota is prime RV camping territory, thanks to the state’s wide range of historic
sites and unique natural attractions. Take a trip to teach your kids about Missouri River traffic in
the time of trappers and traders. Get a glimpse of geologic wonders with a trip to the Badlands.
Or take an unforgettable RV journey to experience the majesty of Mount Rushmore and the
Crazy Horse Memorial. No matter how you choose to focus your time RV camping in South
Dakota, it’s going to be a trip you’ll talk about for years.
RV Camping to Visit the Badlands
RV Camping to the Missouri River
The Missouri River played an important part in South Dakota’s early history, and continues to
provide excellent recreation opportunities. Park your RV at a Sioux City RV campground and
then explore the Missouri National Recreational River Water Trail by canoe.
This is a trip for experienced canoeists, but you can also get out on the water by fishing, boating
or swimming at such scenic spots as Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, formed by the
waters of the Missouri River. Well-planned visitor centers at Lewis and Clark provide history
lessons for young RV campers.
RV Camping to Visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial
Motorhome campers will be pleased to know South Dakota campgrounds offer comfort a short
drive from two of the state’s most famous attractions. Mount Rushmore National Memorial,
carved into the granite of the Black Hills, is located near Keystone, SD. Although there’s no RV
camping on-site, campgrounds such as Holysmoke Resort, just one mile from Keystone, give
RVers a comfortable home base for their explorations.
Travel seventeen miles from Mount Rushmore to the Crazy Horse Memorial for the chance to
understand in-depth the Native American legacy of South Dakota. “The world’s largest mountain
carving”, according to the Memorial’s website, this gigantic work-in-progress draws visitors
from around the world.
There are sites to see in South Dakota for every kind of RV traveler. Transport yourself to a state
of wonder with an RV camping trip to South Dakota soon.
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