At our building located between Spearfish & Belle Fourche on Highway 85 we’re proud & pleased to offer six (6) level & gravel back-in camping spots with electrical & sewer hook ups for those travelling with RVs & campers that need a place to stay while passing through or visiting the Black Hills. Below is some area information & links about our area, & below that are pictures of our camping spots & hook ups.
DETAILS & RULES
- All campers are expected to not litter, keep their areas clean, not use profanity or obscenities, conduct themselves in modest & appropriate behavior, not to deface our lot or building, & respect our neighbors.
- The public display or public consumption of alcohol on the premises is not permitted.
- Quiet hours are recommended from 10pm – 6am.
- While we are not a campground and cannot offer an on-site host or other campground amenities, campers are welcome to call our staff or elders over concerns or with questions.
- Our playground is open to all, but we expect it to be kept clean & that any damage or concerns are brought to our attention before you leave.
- Northern Hills Church of Christ reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the grounds at any time.
Fees & Reservations
- We do not charge any fees for camping in our parking lot, but donations are accepted & visitors are always welcome at our services.
- We do not take reservations; spots are strictly first come first serve. Please feel free to call to see if spots are available, most likely several are.
- Northern Hills Church of Christ is not responsible for any damages, lost or stolen items while on premises.
- Facilities inside our building will generally not be accessible for campers outside of regular service times.
- Fires are not permitted in our parking lot – fire rings & BBQ pits are available in both Spearfish & Belle Fourche parks, each less than 7 miles from the building.
- Cooking on personal or external gas or charcoal grills is allowed.
- The parking lot is not lit at night.
- Pets are welcome, but must be cleaned up after. We request that if you are present during our service times (Sunday from 9am – 2pm & Wednesday 5pm – 8pm) that you keep pets kept outside on a leash.
- Five (5) 30 amp & one (1) 50 amp electrical hook ups are provided.
- Water is provided by one shared spigot located in the middle of our spots. A 30 foot hose is recommended for easily reaching the outside spots.
- Individual camping spots available are roughly 50 feet long and 15 feet wide.
- These measurements are approximate with all six spots taken, which is an unlikely event.
- With 4 or fewer campers there is ample room for campers of all sizes & slide outs. Please call ahead to ensure space if you wish.
- All classes of vehicles are welcome & have room to maneuver & back into place.
All guests are welcome to attend services at any time, as well as our special events & potlucks (every first Sunday.) Feel free to read more about our congregation here. We have members from Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Newell, Sturgis, & often times Wyoming, & our building is a great central point to experience many things western South Dakota has to offer. Both towns around our building offer wonderfully unique experiences with many of the most famous attractions of the Black Hills located within a 1-2 hour drive.
Spearfish is a great jumping off point as it’s situated at the northern side of the national forest. From Spearfish, which offers a plethora of weekly festivals, events through the summer and many things to see through the year, as well as incredible fly fishing on Spearfish Creek (of which our minister often partakes), the Spearfish Canyon Byway starts here and takes you through the beautiful Spearfish Canyon. Interstate 90 also runs right through Spearfish which allows travelers to easily access Sturgis, Rapid City, & Deadwood, as well as being only an hour from Mt. Rushmore.
Belle Fourche (pronounced Bell Foosh) , while only being 10 miles to the north of Spearfish, offers a very different feel & culture which is no less enjoyable. Famous for being the Center of the Nation as well as hosting the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo over July 4th weekend, Belle offers wonderful scenic walks by the Belle Fourche river, wide open parks & quiet nights. You’ll find a lot of agriculture in Belle, which our residents take up proudly. You’ll find many unique shops & eateries in both towns, & those of us who live here are very proud of our towns & areas.