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RV Campgrounds 101 A RV Resort offers the most amenities, so if we are work camping for the season, of course, that is where we choose to stay. In our opinion, minimum amenities must include a pool, hot tub, meeting or conference room, library, and planned activities. I would prefer a resort to be a one stop destination where your entertainment, such as a lake, is only a few steps away, preferably with a restaurant and gift shop on premise. Once your rig is parked, you are all set, with everything you need readily available. If you are staying in a tourist area, hopefully any place that labels itself as a resort will offer transportation or be within walking distance of area attractions. RV Resorts are the most expensive parking option, because, of course you must be willing to pay for all those goodies. RV Campgrounds are much more basic, and while they may or may not offer a swimming pool, they should at the very least have full hookups, including sewer. Although campgrounds are more median priced, depending on location, they can still be budget busters if you are paying daily rates. State Parks, Forest Service Campgrounds, and Corp of Engineer Parks are somewhat less expensive, however they usually have only electric and water hookups. If you are staying more than a couple of days, that can quickly become a problem with your holding tanks. Rapid City RV Campground can help with this. Full time RV’s often do their overnight Recreational Vehicle parking in a Walmart parking lot, or a Flying J Truck Stop. Although this could save a few bucks, we enjoy our creature comforts, so this has not yet been an option for us. Motor home owners usually have a generator onboard, which allows them more flexibility for out of the way overnight stops. Stop at Rapid City RV Campground and we will be glad to treat you to great grounds and good prices. By researching, you can often find city parks and fairgrounds that provide basic hookups for an overnight stay at a very reasonable cost. Members of Elk Lodges or VFW's can usually hook up on the premises for a nominal fee. We have found the easiest, and most economical way to lower RV parking costs is to work camp. One winter, we were the activities Directors for a large RV Resort. We exchanged an parking space for 24 work hours per week. The following summer, we worked at a gift shop in a popular tourist town near a National Park. Our employer provided our private parking site in exchange for 14 work hours per week. Considering the fact that the only Resort Style Campground in the area charged lots per night, we were thrilled to barter for our site rent. Volunteering as a camp host at State and National Parks in exchange for an RV parking site is also a very popular solution to saving on RV parking expenses. Contact Rapid City RV Campground Author: Rapid City RV Campground

RV Campgrounds 101