We Loved camping next to the creek — very peaceful. Staff was extremely accommodating. Good showers, friendly atmosphere, reasonable price. Our granddaughters spent a lot of time in the pool. Our spot had electricity and water, and there was a central dump station available. We liked the mountain feel of this campground — it is nestled into the natural scenery and has trees.
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A Note From Gary & Michele:
Located in the Beautiful Black Hills with a very peaceful setting, surrounded by majestic pines and a babbling mountain stream, we are the perfect location to call “home” while you take in all that the Black Hills have to offer. Our family-oriented, pet-friendly campground offers all of the amenities you need to make your vacation memorable. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you plan your days and provide maps. Whether you are here to experience history, spend time communing with nature, or try your luck with gold planning or at the casinos, you’ll be at home here.
Visit our Gift Shop, Store, Cafe, Arcade, Heated Swimming Pool, and Playground! We also offer laundry facilities, clean restrooms, and hot, soft water showers. Don’t forget the snacks, cold beer, Wine, soft drinks, and groceries in our store, and have fun in our Pavilion. We have a great family environment; come be part of it!
Happy Trails to You!
Gary and Michele
21390 US Hwy 385
Deadwood, SD 57732
Please note if you are using a GPS, please enter the exact coordinates below:
Latitude: 44.30180, Longitude: -103.67783
If traveling East on I-90, take exit 17 South on US-85 towards Deadwood. Continue to follow US-85 into Deadwood. Once in Deadwood follow the signs for US-385. Turn Left onto US-385 as you are leaving Deadwood. We are located 5 miles South on US-385. We are on the left-hand side of the road.
If traveling West on I-90, take exit 30 at Sturgis. Continue South on Highway 14A into Deadwood. Once in Deadwood follow the signs for US-385. Turn Left onto US-385 as you are leaving Deadwood. We are located 5 miles South on US-385. We are on the left-hand side of the road.
Trout Fishing - "You Hook'em, We Cook'em"
Whether you are a guest camping with us, or a family just passing through, you are welcome to experience the thrill of catching your own rainbow trout here at Fish ‘N Fry! Our friendly and helpful “Trout Team” will provide you with all of the equipment you need, including bait and poles. You don’t even need a fishing license!
Once you have hooked your fish, our Trout Team will take over and clean the fish for you. We will then bag your fish on ice if you are taking it with you, or we will be happy to cook it for you in our special seasonings! You simply pay for the fish by the size that you catch (we are unable to offer “catch and release” options).
Trout fishing begins at 8:00 am and lasts until dusk daily during the summer months. Stop in at the office and we will get you “Hooked on the Fish ‘N Fry!”
Check Out Our Cafe!
Welcome to the Fish ‘N Fry Café! In addition to our famous fresh trout (which you can catch or we will catch for you), we offer a wide variety of menu options. We also offer a Kid’s Menu for the littlest fishermen in the group.
At the Fish ‘N Fry Café, we offer both indoor seating overlooking the trout pond, or covered outdoor seating in our pavilion. We can also make your items “to-go” if you would prefer to take your meal home. If you would like to call us in advance, we can have your meal ready for carry-out as well…great for those who are heading out on the trail!
We also offer a wide variety of beverages to choose from to add to your dining experience. From a fresh-poured tap beer, bottles and cans, to South Dakota wine, we can find a great beverage for you!
What Our Customers Think:
Beautiful setting in the Black Hills with the best manager/owners and staff! Great fun and access to all that the Black Hills has to offer. Access to trails right from the campground. Don’t stay anywhere else!
August 2016“Best Black Hills Campground!”
Gary & Michele:
Thank you for a wonderful 1st camping experience! Our 10 days spent in the Black Hills were very “soggy,” but the best time was spent in your campground. We played 6 different golf courses and had the opportunity to tour the area quite well despite the rain and flooding issues. We look forward to “leveling up” and “sitting down” again with all of you around a nice campfire and perhaps sing a few songs. Your hospitality was appreciated; we felt right at home.
Jan and Brian H. (Nebraska)Jan and Brian H.
We had a great few days here at this campground. Visiting from Queensland In Australia, we had “snow’ yes snow. Gary and Michelle were some of the best hosts we have found in our travels around the USA. The campground setting was just so relaxing and had a very well stocked shop. We enjoyed out visit to Deadwood again, last there in 1977.
Great first time fishing experience! What a great place for a young child to have their first fishing experience. The staff was amazing, friendly and welcoming. Everything is provided for you and no licence is required. The pond features rainbow trout and a is bit small but the experience was not small. You do need to keep all the fish you keep (unless they throw it back for you). We had one very small fish they put back. Do keep in mind that they are 75 cents per inch for the fish but they will clean them and put them on ice or cook them for you for dollar more. For about $6 more they will make a whole fish dinner. For the non fish lovers they do have a full menu to choice from with pretty reasonable prices.
ctd29, Sioux City IA, June 2015
- “We Loved Camping Near the Creek!”
I just wanted to say thanks and how much we enjoyed our visit with your guys last week!! You and Gary and the rest and of the hosts/caretakers, and cooks do a spectacular job of making folks feel welcome and at home! We would love to come back and bring our ATV’s and/or RV at some point and do some off-roading and more sight-seeing and just sitting and relaxing! If we can ever get backup that way, we will definitely look to stay at the fish and fry again!!!
Ofc J.S. Sloan #243JS Sloan
We took the family (2 grade school kids) out for the maiden voyage of our ’67 airstream. We’d never been to the Black Hills before. We stayed four nights here and it was amazing! The owners were great and made sure we knew all the different things to do around the area. The grounds were pretty with a nice stream running thru that our kids could fish at or wade in. The showers and bathrooms were clean. But most of all was the staff. Everyone was super nice and made the experience a great time. We will definitely be going back here again!!“Best Campground Around!”
My daughter, granddaughter and myself went tent camping just after the 4th of July weekend. We were greeted by friendly and helpful staff and put up our tent right next to the stream. It was beautiful and very close to Deadwood and Lead. We had a great time there, but something unexpected happened. We were in Deadwood one night when we received a phone message saying our tent area had been flooded out by a sudden downpour. They said they would be available to us when we returned and gave us a cabin to stay in that night. We were so surprised by that generosity and concern, and so greatful!! The weather was terrible but we survived, thanks to the wonderful owners of this campground, as well as the great staff. The pool was heated enough to swim, the restaurant was great, and they surprised us again by bringing out the pancakes my granddaughter ordered for breakfast with a smiley face and a 13 out of chocolate chips! They had heard it was my granddaughter’s birthday! It was so special!!! I highly recommend this campground!!!
Ft. Myers Beach
Stayed July 2015, traveled with familyGreat Customer Service!
Stayed here for a week in one of their cabins near the creek. Kids loved the pool, I got to catch a few trout (they cooked them for us) and met some nice RVers in the camp. Wifi was good and our Verizon also worked for here. Showers and restrooms were clean and they have a cafe that serves breakfast. All in all we liked the campground because everyone was so friendly.James Richardson
- Great Time and Great Little Cabin!
We just returned from the Fish ‘n Fry campground after spending five nights there.
Gary & Michele and the rest of the people were very nice! They helped all of us get into our campsites and made sure we had everything we needed. We have camped together for years, and we actually did some things we have never done- one was karaoke, the other was we had a movie night in our campers because of the fire ban
We had a great time and the campground was wonderful along with getting to meet new people! We would recommend this place!!“Great Place!”
We camped here for two nights and loved it! The staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband and son were quick to hit the ATV trails and I enjoyed the pool while they were gone. The park is convenient to Deadwood and Sturgis so we went there the second day.We’ll come back again on the way home from Montana.Tiffany Firebird
MORE ABOUT OUR CAMPGROUND
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I make a Reservation?
Easy… Just give us a call at (605) 587-2150 and we’ll be more than happy to assist you in finding the best space for your needs,
What about "Big Rigs"?
No problem. We have full-hook-up, pull-thru and back-in sites that are available.
Are you pet friendly?
We love pets and we have two of our own. Pets are welcome in the campground, but we ask that you keep them on a leash and clean up after them. Ask about our “pet-friendly” cabins as well.
How do I find you?
We are just 5 miles south of Deadwood on Highway 385 (see driving directions). Please note that the Black Hills is not always accurately mapped in GPS systems using street addresses. Our exact coordinates are Latitude: 44.30180 Longitude: -103.67783. You can always call us at 605-578-2150 and we will be happy to talk you in!
What about WiFi, TV and cell phone service?
We provide WiFi to our guests at no charge. Cell phone service is spotty throughout the Black Hills. We do have a Verizon booster in the store, so our guests are able to use their Verizon phones. AT&T is adding towers as well. Cable TV service is not available anywhere in the area, but you can usually receive 4 local channels. We can recommend sites with good satellite access if you need it.