49 Parks near Custer, South Dakota
Jul 2016 - $20.00
The park was quiet and the manager was a peach. If I'm not there pick a spot we'll handle the money later. she said.
The town is really neat and there was a concert the night we pulled in.
The deposit for the remote control ($30) was more than the lot rent.
Very close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and The Buffalo Ranch.
Take some time and explore the city. - SubVet SSBN619
Jun 2016 - $19.00
The campsite was very good. The people in charge were very friendly. Spaces were somewhat narrow, but acceptable. Location in town was easily accessed. Would stay there again. - Ronnie 12
Oct 2015 - $18.00
Rate shown is monthly plus electric. We have stayed at this park before, so we knew sites were very tight. It is a good idea to unhook the tow before pulling in. Sites are gravel, with a small grass buffer zone between sites. We chose a back-in, which was level and had a tree and picnic table at the back - the back-ins have a little more room than pull-throughs. Utilities worked well during our stay; however, the covered hole where the water connection was kept filling with water - there is apparently a leak somewhere underground, as it was not our hose. During the summer they have a Friday potluck, which gives travelers an opportunity to make new friends. There was one long-term unit there, but it was neatly kept. Wi-fi was good during our stay. Did not use bathroom/shower facilities, so can't comment on that. This is a no-frills, basic park that is convenient to everything in town, and the Mickelson Trail runs right past the park. The sites need some updating (like painting or replacing the picnic tables) - the owner of the park is not in residence. The manager is very friendly and she makes every effort to ensure a comfortable stay. We will always stay here when we visit the Black Hills. - 4windstrvlr
Jul 2014 - $33.00
Cute for the kids, clean restrooms, and decent showers. The pool was small with odd hours - closed at 7:30 PM, which is pretty early for a tourist town. The pool was really dirty with loads of bugs. We stayed in the RV sites, which do not have individual fire pits. Sites are close together which was fine since we camped with two others but probably a pain for people camping alone. We would camp here again. Price was decent, place was clean, and the kids had fun. - Wendle123
Jun 2011 - $35.00
The only reason to stay at this park is probably the theme park, and the theme park is not a huge reason to come to Custer unfortunately. The sites are a long way away from the theme park. We walked, but it is a hike (esp with small children). The theme park is very well maintained. There is a small train that goes photo ops. There is a Flintstones car on a VW chassis. Kind of cool. Everything is clean there and freshly painted. Free movie theater to go and watch Flinstones cartoons. Basically you can see everything in 30-45min and there this is a playground. That is it. Not much. The campground itself is not very well maintained. The mini golf is free except you have to pay for golf balls if you need them. It is rotting and falling apart, but OK for free. The sites are packed together. We got full hook up and that is the further-est away from the park, we didn't know that. There are dump stations, so I would recommend getting something closer to the entrance and dumping later, you are not going to stay at this place for that long anyway (or you shouldn't, you'll be bored out of your mind). We are glad we stopped for a day to check it out, won't go again though. Admission to the park is $10 for adults. Our children were 2 and under, so they were free. This park is perfect for kids under 6 maybe. I saw a poor 13 year old being dragged around, clearly bored out of his mind. - Nhans180
Aug 2010 - $29.00
This is not a campground I would choose for myself but the kids ask to return here. There is mini golf, a pool, and playground as part of the park fee. We get an electric only site as the full hook ups are further from these things. You park on flat grassy areas in that section. The worst of the park really is the lack of trees and the road is visible and close. - zookeeper
Jul 2014 - $39.00
Power was not bad, but would get low.Water pressure was ok. Site was level, but just managed to fit the truck and trailer. Also the sites are narrow and very close together. The wifi was very good at our site. Laundry was ok. Park is right next to highway 16, consequently there is a lot of road noise; especially engine retarded brakes. Fortunately it subsides at around 10 pm and doesn't start up until 5 am. My next time I would definitely look for a different location. - cooter5
Jul 2012 - $37.00
Very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Wonderful setting on the back side. They did what they could to get 3 of us together and in wonderful sites. Perfect setting for children to climb around rocks and play. Heavy rains yesterday caused erosion, people were out all day today working to clean up. Pool, clean laundry and rec room for diversions and fun. - JHT
Aug 2011 - $20.00
I have read all the reviews about this park before coming. However we decided to stay anyway. This park is close to all the attractions in the Black Hills. I feel that all the other reviews weren't very fair. So I would like to clear somethings up for anybody else that is looking to come to the Black Hills next summer, that are looking for a great park to stay in. This park does sit on a hill side and there are a lot of pine trees which provide very good shade in the summer sun. I took many walks throughout the park trying to find low hanging branches which I could not find. Yes some of the sites are unlevel but all it takes if for guests to level there camper out a little effort goes along way, stop being lazy. All the bathrooms and showers were cleaned daily and they were spotless. The cabins that I saw were cozy and spotless. The roads are narrow but had no problem driving on them, if you can't drive on this roads you shouldn't be driving period. The on thing that sticks out about this park are the workers which I got to know some. This guys worked extremely hard all day long improving the park daily. They were very friendly and very helpful to us. We had vehicle problems which they fixed with no problem at all. I will stay here again in the future - maddox
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Great family campground. Stayed for a week. Had fire rings, fairly level site, nothing a leveling board couldn't fix. Lots of trees, staff was very friendly and helpful. Centrally located to lots of activities. Would stay here again. - Tayloriver
Sep 2015 - $55.00
Although the showers and restrooms were very clean, the park overall was just satisfactory. We went for walks with the dogs and saw unclean sites where permanents stayed that just makes the place look dirty, but in the transient section it was OK. Our RV parking site was very unlevel, and having to back into it was a nightmare, really surprised I didn't damage RV due to the very inclined (uphill) backing in. Once settled in it was nice, but not very comfortable. No pavement anywhere, just rock roads. - blackberryjack
Sep 2015 - $41.00
I found this park conveniently located just outside of the city of Custer. Easy access to all that the Custer area has to offer. The park was well run, clean and family friendly. The cable and WiFi both were up and operational. I will return to this park. - rving4fun
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is a great campground. The only negative are the tight roads but then again it's on the side of a big hill (mountain???). By a busy highway so some road noise. Away from heavy tourists area so enjoyed the natural outdoor atmosphere. Owners super nice and attentive. - Bga
Jun 2016 - $28.00
One of the finest campgrounds I have had the pleasure to stay in. Staff was extremely helpful. Store was well stocked. Sites were level and spacious. Bathrooms/showers were clean. Good shade all day because of numerous pine trees. Campground is in a good location for day trips to Mt. Rushmore, Wind Cave, Custer State Park, and lots of other attractions. I will definitely be back! - rdrunner
Jun 2016 - $39.00
The hosts/owners are great! Very helpful and customer service oriented. Super clean Bathhouse!
Very pleased! Highly Recommend! - GFoxH
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is a well-located, well-maintained, very big rig friendly campground. It is clean, quiet, and level with a nice laundry room. There are only a few pull-thru spots, which we had requested. Ours backed on and was parallel to the road and the pond. (Pond is an exaggeration, since it was almost full with reeds.) There is no shade, even though it is surrounded by forest. Our spot had no privacy, even though the spot was spacious, and had no pleasant place to sit outside. After we were here 2 days, the water turned cloudy and colored. We were told minerals leach into the well and that the water is tested monthly and is fine. (They said that in Flint MI too.) With the multitude of campgrounds in this area, we would not return here. - Dapper
Jun 2016 - $50.00
We stayed for several weeks in our 5'ver. Check in is fast, no escort to site but sites are easy to find and to back in to. Mostly back in sites but about 10 pull throughs. Sites are mostly level gravel. Plenty of room in both type sites for those 45 footers. No dog run, but plenty of places to walk them. Nice and quiet. No road noise at all. They divergent cars, ATVs. All sites have fire pits and they sell firewood on site. Nice stay. - Chuck W.
Jun 2016 - $46.00
We stayed at Custers Gulch in June. The park is right outside of Custer, SD and about 500 yards off the highway making it very quiet. The road in and campground roads are dirt and gravel but are in good shape. Checkin was quick the staff friendly. We had space #52 a very long backin with about 25-30 feet on both sides between sites. The site had excellent grass, a fire ring, table and backed up to a hillside. Satellite was easy to setup. 50 amp water and sewer all worked no problems. The place is clean, quiet and excellent for big rigs. The price paid was very good for the area. We will be coming back. - blowing weeds
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Made reservations here several months ago for July 4 weekend. Questioned the owner several times about the park being OK for a 40' MH - access roads, trees, level site, etc. Was told it would be no problem and a nice full hookupsite was available. DO NOT bring a 40' coach to this place. Roads are narrow, trees are close to roads, turn around area would be difficult for a rig half our size. Site was difficult to level and turned to a muddy mess with one short shower. Sad thing is, one load of gravel would correct this. Tried to extend our awning and hit a tree limb. Slope on the curb side was so great, you couldn't sit outside and then there was the mud again too. We did have a picnic table sitting on aforementioned slope, and no fire ring for this site. Water pressure is very low. 30 amp electric worked fine and WiFi is not had if you are near the bath house. Verizon 4G worked fine and we were able to pick up a few stations on our satellite. If it hadn't been a holiday weekend, we would have left. If you want rustic or tent camping, this is your place. If you want full hookups and a decent site to park on, look elsewhere. - Pjoe
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Nice, quite, secluded facility. I was a little nervous at first thinking I wouldn't be able get my 34 footer into the only pull through they had but it ended up being easier than I thought. Several cabins and about 8 RV sites. We enjoyed our 4 night stay here. - allen8106
Jul 2015 - $36.00
This campground is a hidden gem! We moved to this one, since our first one is Custer could only give us 3 nights over the July 4 holiday, and we were so glad we moved! It is small and secluded and is run by a lovely, friendly couple. The campsites are gravel with lush grass all around. We could watch the deer gather in the field below every evening, and some of them wandered through the campground. The bathhouses are immaculate. The Wi-Fi is typical "campground speed", but I had a great Verizon signal for data. There are several nice cabins for rent here, too. - mom2wildlife
Nov 2015 - $55.00
The Campground is situated south of Custer and atop a hill. We arrived very late at night, but had no problem finding our site. The sites were large and level, we just did not realize we hit the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Bike Rally. We were awakened at 7:30 in the morning as every Harley in the area started up. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained, the staff was friendly and very helpful. We camped at Custer KOA for 3 nights in a Travel Trailer. - alkurta
Sep 2014 - $39.00
Fairly rustic KOA camp. Staff very friendly and helpful and very close to attractions. About 6 miles south of Custer. The camp sits on a hill, however, they have fairly level sites. We didn't use the restrooms, but our friends did and raved how nice and clean they were. Our rig is 37' long. - M LaFarge
Jun 2012 - $53.00
When we called one of the owners of this park, he gave me a rate of $38.29 per night. We were charged $ 47.39 for a 50 amp site with full hook up service, plus $ 3.00 per night per child for our two grandchildren, for a total of $ 53.39 per night. This charge was not quoted to us on the phone. It was also promoted that the Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA had a pool, a jumping pillow, and a Chuck Wagon breakfast everyday. It was never stated that the jumping pillow was an extra $ 3.00 per child, per day, and the breakfast was also extra. When confronted about the price discrepancy, the female partner of this KOA stated that her male counterpart does not know what he is talking about. He only answered the phone because she was busy. I checked the rates at a couple of other RV parks in Custer and was quoted between $ 32.00, and $38.00 for all 4 of us to stay per night. One of the comparable parks also had a pool and a water slide (water slide is an additional charge), and the other park had no pool. The RV sites here were very close together, and were not maintained very well. I think you can have a better experience in Custer South Dakota by not staying at this KOA. - donindenver
Jul 2013 - $25.00
This is more of a campground than RV park. The road going into the park needs some work. It is a dirt road with potholes and a little steep. The sites are a bit overgrown with grass. And you have to walk a ways up a steep grade to take your trash. That being said, the internet rate is only $25 for full hookups. There is a firepit on each site. I would definitely camp here again. - lb0456
Jul 2011 - $21.00
Hi all, The website is fairly misleading as to the conditions at the campground. Few sites are level. There are two sites with 50 amp power and some sites do have sewer. Verizon cell phones may have 1 bar (or less) here, but data modems do work. The website offers a discount of $5.00 if you print the page and give it to the owner. The rate above reflects that reduction in price. The campground is near the Crazy Horse monument which is why it was selected. I came in a good time, picked out a site. I tracked down the owner, paid for the site and asked them to please put a reserved sign up. Imagine my dismay when I returned after the light show at Crazy Horse at ten o'clock at night to find the space filled by another RV. I pulled into another site--but it sure didn't leave me feeling "warm and cosy" towards the management. I would not stay here again. - User3761
Jul 2016 - $43.00
First off: the service was fantastic. We had to arrive a day early and were given a site that we had to move out of the next day. We wanted to get an early start but had to wait for the new site to open up. The campground said most people leave very early. Unfortunitly our site did not, but the staff was overly apoligetic. A nice change sometimes.
The campground could use much more gravel as we had heavy rains which created a lot of mud. Our site was plenty long so we were able to position ourselves pretty level. I could see where others might have trouble. All the services worked fine even the wifi.
We picked the park because of location to the 3 National Parks and services offered. We were not disappointed. We would stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Not sure how to rate this resort. Pros: close to Custer and central to local activities. Shower/restrooms adequate & laundry good, but pricey ($2.00/load). Staff helpful and friendly. Con: Our site was not level, plus had a sharp left turn, downhill with slope to the right. Questioned owner about it, assured me there would be no problem. There wasn't, but it was not comfortable. Site was not level. In general, the resort was kid friendly, but there is a daily rate for the water slide. Internet was very poor, cable was good. The roads & site are dirt/gravel with the roads mostly dirt and bumpy. In my opinion, the resort needs some TLC. We would consider camping there again, but would look at other resorts before deciding. - TxDiver
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Site wasn't very level, Wifi was intermittant, even at the hot spot near the office. Cell phone service was the same. We had stayed here a few years ago and the service and upkeep has gone downhill in that time. Convenience to Custer is a plus but will look for another place next time. - blokeman