Local campground & resort practicing social distancing as tourists come to Black Hills


RAPID CITY, S.D. — The pandemic has prevented many people from traveling or going on vacation, but that seems to be changing as Black Hills tourist season gets underway.

Campers flocked to the region for Memorial Day weekend.

The Rushmore Shadows Resort is practicing social distancing, using only every other camping site to separate the guests.

Rushmore Shadows was booked this Memorial Day weekend. with all 33 of their cabins occupied, along with more than three-quarters of its camping sites.

“This weekend we were full,” said Deidra Tenold, the Manager of Rushmore Shadows Resort. “This is probably the first time I have seen so many four-wheelers, side by sides. So people were definitely out in the (Black) Hills enjoying it, social distancing and then at night it was quiet because people are social distancing.”

Rushmore Shadows will keep its social distancing in place, but will start to open more sites to accommodate guests.

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