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.
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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:
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!
Thanks again to you & Gary for all your wonderful hospitality, you guys made it an awesome week for the Hooooubs even with the rain and storms. I can’t wait to get back out there!
We had an easy trip home with great traveling weather.
Take care and thanks again,
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 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!”
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
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!”
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
- Great Time and Great Little Cabin!
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
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
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
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.