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!”
- “We Loved Camping Near the Creek!”
My husband and I recently spent 5 wonderful nights camping here with out two grandchildren aged 6 and 9. We spent most of our days touring the area but our mornings and evenings were spent enjoying the perfect campground. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool, beamed with pride and excitement at catching rainbow trout, made friends with the awesome staff and thought the ducks and ducklings were great fun. Their favorite activity by far was playing in the creek and making new friends (there were always many children there). They have a little store,, clean bathhouses, and beautiful Black Hills scenery.“Great Campground for Families!”
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.
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
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!”
This is a great campground! The sites are treed and many have a stream flowing past. It is clean, friendly and has a restaurant and store as well. There is even a small swimming pool and cute cabins. Stayed here for a Sisters on the Fly event, we had the whole camp. They were wonderful hosts.
September 2015“What a Wonderful Place!”
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.
We had a large group that stayed at the Fish N Fry for 4 nights last week. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay – or a nicer bunch of people. Gary and Michele and all of their staff were so gracious and helpful. It was a sad day when Sunday came and we all had to leave. It just felt like home and I can’t wait to come back for another visit. See you guys next summer!
August 2015“Best Place Ever!”
Hey Kids, ( Even if some of you are nearing AARP eligibility, you’ll always be ‘kids’ to us … )
Mom and I went over to the office at “Fish ‘N Fry” RV park where we’re staying yesterday, they have a nice little restaurant, with a bar and gift shop. Mom says this is the nicest RV park we’ve ever stayed at, and I have to agree.
Anyway, on the menu board, along with the usual cheeseburgers and like, was a “fish dinner”. The owner was standing there, along with the lady who does the cooking, and Mom said “Oh, I want that fish dinner, what kind of fish is it?” “Trout”, the owner said, “and you have to catch it”. Mom got a funny look on her face and mumbled “I hate to kill anything…”, forgetting about that last all you can eat shrimp dinner we had, when how many innocent shrimp gave their all for this woman.
So, we all walked outside to the fishing dock about 50 feet away, our host pulled out a kid-sized fishing rod, but a little bait on the end and cast it out into the pond they have, diverted from the trout stream, and handed the rod to Mom.
The red and white bobber started to bob, and then bang, Mom had a fish on. “Reel it in, reel it in”, the owner said, and there was Mom reeling away, trying to get that fighting fish to the dock, where the net was ready. It was a nice rainbow trout, about 12 inches long.
As they examined the fish, Mom got this sad look and said, “Oh, I hate to kill anything”, ( I hope that included husbands) and turned down an offer to watch the fish being cleaned.
A few minutes later, the cook brought out the fish, along with the potatoes and cold slaw, and an extra plate for me, there was plenty for the both of us.
“This is delicious”, said the killer. And, it was.
See the attached photos.Mom Goes Fishing- letter to our children
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
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.