52 Parks near Custer, South Dakota
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Operated by a young couple who don't stop working at making your stay the best. Sites are big rig friendly, 50 amps, good water pressure and allow campfires. Only negative is there are only three television channels available, but that is true for all campgrounds around that location. - Safrog
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here during Motorcycle week..
Busy but still quiet and comfortable in a forest setting.
Will stay here again, some time when its not so busy in town. - happyflyer
Aug 2016 - $39.00
We stayed here for 5 nights while visiting the Custer area. Could have easily stayed longer as there are many things to see and do in this area. The owners were very friendly and helpful with things to see and do in the area. This campground has a lot of trees and that makes it really nice. You are not sitting out in an open field or lot somewhere. We would definitely stay here again. - Dooger54
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This a great campground and horse camp. Horses are not allowed in the campground so if you are an RV'er you would never know they were there. Owners and camp hosts are the best. They treat you like family. Good store onsite and only 4 miles from Custer. Close to all attractions. Very peaceful place to stay. - Decjac
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This campground is primarily for people with horses, but we stayed because finding a campsite in the area was a bit tough; most everything was full. That said, it was enjoyable and the owners were very nice. We enjoy seeing the horses also. There are corrals and stables scattered throughout. There are full hookups and it is very dry and dusty, with lots of activity. The place was pretty packed when we stayed, and navigating in and out could be challenging for some. If you have horses this is a great place to stay. If not it is just so so IMO, but there are no glaring deficiencies, it is just close quarters. They really pack em in. - Stax
Jun 2016 - $33.00
This is a horse camp that backs up to national forest trails. I love horses, so being able to camp among them in our teardrop was awesome! I got my horse fix in for sure. The bathrooms were beautiful with slate floors and wonderful pine trim. They were decorated in everything horse and were immaculate. Individual shower stalls with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Lots of counter space and had the place to myself in the morning.
Nice grounds with lots of grass and some trees. There is a pretty trail up the ridge behind the campground with great views of the Black Hills. Horses and dogs were quiet during the night. The usual stirring in the morning when the riders were getting up to go out. Our neighbors were friendly and we had a nice chat about their horses and upcoming rides.
Campground is not far from Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. Well located for visiting the Black Hills area. - Rhonda A
Sep 2016 - $41.00
This is a lovely setting for a park and our site was beautiful. The park had been hit by lightning so all the wifi was out and only available at the office. The bathrooms are also only at the office. The problem is the office is about 1/4 mile uphill walk from the lower level sites and the pool is distant as well and this was a problem for us. I don't fault the park for the loss of wifi...though we should have been offered a discount, but there is no cell phone data in the park either so this was a real problem for us. Throwing out the garbage was the same hike. Cable was fine but VERY limited in channels.
We'd stay here again. - Camaraderie
Sep 2016 - $36.00
We spent two weeks in this park. There are so many choices of places to stay in the Black Hills, we were not quite sure what to expect with this choice. As noted in prior reviews, the sites tended to be unlevel. It is also in a canyon and the cell service is limited. The wifi was wiped out by a thunderstorm while we were there ( certainly not their fault). That said, we had a lovely end site, pull through that offered quiet views and bunnies that were quite friendly. Difficulty with satellite due to the trees, but we managed. Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, particularly with information on activities in the area. We would most certainly return to this park. - california traveler
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Rate is based on 6 day stay during peak period (Sturgis motorcycle rally). Verizon worked okay. Sprint Mifi had zero reception. Park wifi worked well at certain times of day and not-so-well during others (our site was close to the office and I think that helped). We were able to obtain DirecTV signal at our site, but there are lots of trees so I imagine not all sites are satellite friendly. Water pressure was fine. Easy and efficient reservation and check-in process. Friendly staff. All hook-ups worked perfectly. We had rain while we were here and did not experience mud or puddling (could be site dependent).
Another reviewer commented on the park being uncomfortably hilly for big rigs. Understandably everyone has their individual comfort zone. The park IS somewhat hilly but my hubby (for what it's worth) didn't feel it was so hilly as to make him uncomfortable. Our rig is 41". I just wanted to mention to provide another point of view.
It's a beautiful, clean park with lots of trees. Very kid-friendly including free bikes of every size, pool, pool-slide (extra cost) and playground. The location is perfect for all area attractions including downtown Custer (gas stations, grocery store, restaurants, etc). We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2016 - $31.00
A very large park on the edge of the town of Custer, SD. This park was formerly called Flintstone Bedrock City Campground and I think because of change of ownership that's why lack of reviews. Allstays still has them listed under Flintstone. We have a full hookup, pull through site with everything but cable. The park consists of lots of green space surrounded by pine trees and mountains in the background. The park still maintains some of the Flintstone motif that kids will love. 4 bars with Verizon but WiFi strong. Would definitely return. Office personnel very accommodating. - smitty12
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
Sep 2014 - $21.00
We were in site #31E with nice shade, but no privacy and very close to adjacent sites. Good electricity, several water hydrants scattered around campground, but no Custer SP RV dump for 20 miles (at Game Lodge CG). We dumped at Fort WeLikIt RV Resort on Hwy 87 near Custer for $5.20. So, adding that to the CG fee makes it $22.30 for the 4 nights we were there. Then there is the $15 park entrance fee good for 1-7 days. That makes our nightly rate right at $26/night. The men's restroom has one toilet stall and two showers (free), so count on waits if using either. And the campground is about 1/2 mile from Sylvan Lake via a poorly maintained trail through the woods. My overall opinion is that too many sites have been crammed into an old campground to maximize income and the CG infrastructure (restrooms, showers, dumps, path to lake and general store, etc.) has not kept up. - fanrgs
Jul 2013 - $25.00
The only flaw - would loved to have water hookup. Otherwise this campground is a nice forested campground about 1/4 mile from Sylvan Lake (gorgeous lake and good for swimming). There is a campground store there with some basic goods. Lodge is also close. Our site was a backin (22E). There is a good mix of tent and RV sites in the park. Bathrooms and showers (free!) were clean. Had tables and fire ring. This campground provided a great launching off point for other Black Hills side trips! In addition, Harney peak trailhead is right here (great 7 mile hike!) and Needles are right around the corner. ONE note - Be aware of the tunnel height/width before you come - no RV can make it through the Needles highway (coming in from southeast into campground). Can be accessed from town of Custer just fine (no tunnels). - chit_chat
Jul 2010 - $15.00
This is a primitive forest park 6 miles West of Custer (half-way between Custer and Jewel Cave). There's no hook-ups and only pit-toilets, but it's peacefully located in thick forest. Sites are dirt, mostly level with bench and fire-pit. Many will accommodate big-rigs, but some are a tight tad or too small. The roads are also fairly narrow with a lot of trees so it all depends how comfortable you are negotiating turns. We have a 40-footer and did fine, but we did squeeze a bit to get into our site. Someone else came in a 45-footer and did manage to get in after 40 min's of effort. So, it's possible to get big-rigs in here. The surrounding forest is thick and has wild raspberries in summer. It's pet-friendly and you can walk the dog in the forest, but there's no trails. Sites are reservable online. There are water spigots around the campground, but no dump-station (nearest dump is Sinclair gas station in Custer where you can dump for $4). - nina_70
Sep 2016 - $28.00
Great little campground in Custer State Park. Electric, Verizon cell service and was able to get a satellite signal with our Tailgater. Great bathroom with free shower. Custer State Park could be one of our favorite parks in a 4 month trip. - smitty12
Sep 2016 - $28.00
We camped here at the Legion Lake Campground and it was awesome. We saw bison walking through our campsite every day. The sites are very spacious and not too close to neighbors. We have a 41 foot 5th wheel and had plenty of room. There is so much to do at this state park. We drove the Wildlife Loop Rd, but honestly didn't really see much wildlife. We saw more wildlife in the campground. We loved the Needles Highway, Cathedral Spires, Sylvan Lake and Mt. Rushmore. We had very good Verizon 4G coverage at the campground, but the coverage was spotty at many other areas of the state park. Since we work from the road it was nice to have good coverage at the campground. The only thing that could make this campground better is if they would add water hookups to the campsites, and sewer hookups would make it even better. Or at least a dump station nearby. - Love2Camp777
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nice, small campground located in a convenient location close to many of the beautiful sights this state park has to offer. Electric only, but if you are close to the comfort station and have a long enough hose, you can fill your fresh water (we did). We were late in making reservations (a must in peak season), but got really lucky in getting the last spot available. We weren't thrilled with booking a pull through site which, from the photo, looked like a wide spot in the road, but after arriving, wow!! Site 5E was amazing, limited neighbor views, incredible hill views, and very peaceful. This will be the site we will try and reserve next time we stop, but every spot looked to be big rig friendly. A couple of dings....dump station was far on the east side of the park...not at all convienent when leaving from the west side. lots of kids, and smokey fires. Our first visit, but not our last. Custer SP is now one of our top 5 state parks in the country! - Jerry and Betsy
Jul 2016 - $25.00
The company running Custer State Park campsites (and lodging - I believe it's all the same), do a great job. FYI: the campgrounds at Custer are the only SD state park campsites you can reserve 1 year in advance. The sooner the better if you plan to go! Although, we were so surprised to see empty sites through our 4th of July stay this year. We simply couldn't figure out why that was.
Look below for the great reviewer that gives tips on best sites. I agree: those are the good ones! However, all sites are really quite decent and hard to imagine being disappointed.
Benefits to Game Lodge is it's location at the Eastern entrance to Park. Wildlife loop right there, a 2 mile paved trail from park to Game Lodge store, visitor center.
This campground also has the dump station if you need it. There are not mosquitoes but a few biting flies when we were here. We found Picardin insect spray to be effective.
Laundry convenient, bath building are awesome, well lit, clean, good water and pressure.
Between the great campground and the appeal of Custer State Park, this is a great destination!!! Any Custer campground is nice so take your pick and just go! - MNJessieJ
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This was an excellent state park. Location of the Game Lodge was convenient to Mt. Rushmore. We saw many wildlife throughout the park (Buffalo right in our campground!) So we did not see the need to pay money to go on the Wildlife loop. Sites were spacious and neighbors were friendly. There was no water nearby, which we did not notice until after we had unhooked. Ugh! Rookie mistake. Laundry facilities were very convenient and the bath house was clean and well maintained. - Ladybuggfloyd
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here 5 nights and found the campground to be a wonderful base for touring the Black Hills and out to Badlands. The hosts and staff were friendly and helpful. The one-way road layout was a little odd making backing in to our site challenging. We just defied the one-way and made it easier on ourselves (with the blessing of the host). - Desert Beacon
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Enjoyed our stay here, wish we would have reserved it earlier so we could have stayed the two nights we were in the area. Quiet, well kept park as were the bathrooms & showers. - Lets_travel
Jul 2015 - $34.00
As with Legion Lake Campground, there is only a 50 amp connection here, but no water or sewer hookups. The problem is that the pump out (for larger RV's) is located at the east end of the park, near the Game Lodge area, south on the Wildlife Loop Road, and the signage is lacking! So be prepared; come with your water on board or seek out a water spigot that is threaded. Our site was beautiful, spacious and under trees for shade. The fire pits are on the "wrong" side of the site for some reason. The nearby trail horses went by our site continuously; very entertaining! We had a strong Verizon signal in this campground and in the Legion Lodge area. Custer State Park is a beautiful park. We would come here again. - dbcordello
Sep 2013 - $25.00
Loved Custer State Park! Custer State park is beautiful, one of our countries finest. We stayed in the Blue Bell campground which like all others in the park has only electric hookups - no dump or water available. Our site was spacious and level although some sites were not level. The restrooms were the best on any state park we ever used very clean and modern. Blue Bell is a nice peaceful park with great caring hosts and a lovely setting. The park is reasonably close to the Black Hills major attractions. We are planning a trip back to Custer. - OldeJohn