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.
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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:
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!”
- “Great Campground for Families!”
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 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!”
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!”
- Great Time and Great Little Cabin!
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!”
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
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!”
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!”
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
My husband and I have been stopping every night at a different Good Sam campground with our pop-up from CA to NH (coast to coast). The Fish’n Fry Campground was our favorite stop. The quietest, off the road, clean bathrooms, wonderful food(diner) and little grocery. The hosts were extremely helpful and so welcoming, we wanted to stay another night. We did not, only because of our driving schedule. Recommend this spot to anyone in the area, whether you have a RV, tent, or want to stay in their cabins!
May 2016“Absolutely Wonderful Find!”
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.