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!!
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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:
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
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
- “Best Campground Around!”
We love this unique, charming little campground with its natural beauty, fun amenities, and friendly owners! This review is for our third stay at Fish ‘n Fry, and I’m sure we will go back again this summer! As always, we enjoyed the old timey dining area and well-stocked general store, the gorgeous trout pond, the retro arcade, and the beauty of the Black Hills.
We had an interesting phenomena this time around -a massive rain / hail storm out of the blue in August! There was so much moisture, so fast, that it flooded out the poor tent campers located just downhill from our camper. I noted that the owners were very helpful in getting the flooded campers all sorted out.
This time around we were camped right at the edge of the little stream that winds through the campground and we had sweet visits from the local ducks in our campsite every morning!
Yes, there are some quirks as others have noted -the bathroom lights are motion activated and occasionally go out if you are the only one in the shower. Also, I’ve noticed that the newer shower facility has water that heats up faster in the shower than the older shower rooms. This is such a unique, beautiful, great little campground that I just think it adds to the quirky charm.
Misty Bee and family,
September 2016Our third visit to the Fish ‘n Fry! Always a great choice!
We visit Deadwood often and this is our favorite place to stay when camping. We have stayed in the cabins, which are wonderful, and on our last visit we took our vintage camper and stayed for the Kool Deadwood Nights event, and hope to do so again this summer. The rates are very reasonable and the area, nestled in the trees of the Black Hills, with a charming creek, and only minutes to Deadwood, is great. The owners are so friendly and kind, and they keep the campground in tip-top shape. The showering and restroom facilities are clean. The cafe and trout pond are incredibly picturesque. They have a couple of vintage arcade games in the laundry room that I love to play -Mrs PacMan! It’s just a great campground and I highly recommend it 🙂
August 2015“Best Campground In or Around Deadwood!”
Fish n Fry is a quaint, comfortable and friendly campground. We were totally amazed by the actual Fish n Fry concept. Catch your trout , have it cleaned and fried, and eat right there. The gang running the place are as good as you’ll ever get. The location to Deadwood/Lead is a stone’s throw. (Very convenient!!!) Treat yourself to this place. Thanx to everyone there a good time.
Canada Bob Corbett
Stayed June 2015Canada Bob
- Great Time and Great Little Cabin!
We had a Wonderful stay…the staff is friendly and very Helpful. Gary and Michele are the onsite owners and will do everything possible to ensure you enjoy your stay. The campground is centrally located to all the attractions in the Black Hills it is perfect if you want to ride the trails, relax or go site seeing. …truly one of those places you will remembered and want to return.“Awesome!”
I stayed here for a 2nd time this summer just the other day. I hate to give a great review here because I dont want you all to go there and it be too busy for me!, but these guys deserve a great rating and they will get it from me! Ill be trying to work this stop in every time I go west. My wife and I stayed in a tiny cabin, next to the road and loved it! the workers were all super nice and we just didnt have a bad thing to say at all here. I thought the road noise would be distracting, but never really noticed it. It is close to Deadwood so you can lose your money and eat there if you want and close to dirt trails, which is where we had the most fun. We are looking forward to doing it all again!
Sioux Falls, SD
July 2016“Awesome Campground!”
This is an older facility, but clean and very helpful people. The owners are on site everyday and very helpful with information on the local area. Most sites are back-in with plenty of room and the staff/owner will help with all parking. The sites are level with hook ups to the rear so you may need additional hoses. There is no AT&T phone service and if the campground is full the WiFi can be very busy. The cafe has great food, and the fish deal is the best, catching your own fish at their pond and then having it cooked right on site or you can take the fish back to your site and cook. The small store is very well stocked with RV needs because the owners are also RVers.Al
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
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.“We Loved Camping Near the Creek!”
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.