54 RV Parks near Custer, South Dakota
Apr 2017 - $45.00
Stayed here mainly because not a large number of other camps were open. We only needed a couple of nights but the biggest problem for us was absolutely no Verizon cell coverage. If u do not mind this, then it is ok. The park is large rolling in trees but plenty of access. There are lots of different types of sites and the staff are helpful at allowing you to pick where u want to be. The wifi was not good but i never count on wifi. The location is just outside Custer but on the main road with no road noise. - FrancisandRenee
Oct 2016 - $33.00
One of the best camping experiences we've had in our five years of travelling. Beyond the typical amenities, Big Pines offers a quiet, secluded forest atmosphere and is close to many great sites and activities in the South Dakota Black Hills area.
Owners take great pride and work very hard to make sure your camping experience is the very best it can be. Reservations were easy, informative and we were able to request a specific site. Check-in was fast and painless and staff escorted us to our site, ensured we were level with room for our four slide-outs and access to utilities. He even suggested the best location for our satellite and delivered firewood to our site within minutes of purchasing it at the office.
Sites are spacious and strategically located beneath Ponderosa pines with plenty of room between. Sites are gravel, mostly level with well-placed 20-30-50 amp utilities, a fire pit, picnic table, good water pressure and excellent Wifi available from 4 separate locations within the park. Even though no cable was available, it wasn't missed with so much to do in and around the Black Hills area.
Although we didn't use the restrooms, we did check them out and found them to be immaculate. The laundry room was clean and spacious with 4 washers and dryers, tables for folding and racks for hanging clothes. The park also provides a video game room, small library and 2 separate play areas for small children.
All of these features were great, but the personal care and attention of the owners made our stay truly a pleasure. We will be back for sure!! - rherman
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
Nov 2016 - $30.00
One of my favorite parks thus far. Lots of room between sites. Nice long sites, which served our 43' toy hauler well. Plenty of room for the kids to ride their bikes and play on the playground. The owners are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Incredibly clean bathrooms. Clean laundry room. A TON of DVDs to use for free. Would definitely stay here again. - RVerFamily
Sep 2016 - $110.00
Wow, has to be the best campground I have stayed in. Washer dryer. Super clean almost bug free for the out of doors, because it's kept up. Gave it a nine because who's really perfect? However don't know how they could improve. - Dorothy Wynne
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
May 2017 - $36.00
We stayed here 5 nights. We weren't disappointed with the facility. The park is in a beautiful pine tree setting and you can see the beautiful lake from some of the spots. Our spot was level and all utilities worked great. The wifi was in and out on occasion, but worked most of the time. There was internet connection closer to the office where you could sit and use your computer/phone. The owner was working on getting the wifi/phone service to some of the lower spots. It was a quiet park and the owners and staff were quite friendly and helpful. We stayed in a 5th wheel. If we ever come this way again, this will be the park to stay. - Marilynintexas
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here three nights while exploring the Black Hills. My daughters thoroughly enjoyed the bunnies roaming about the park. The service was above and beyond the expected! From help with electrical problems to renting the park car. We loved our stay! - Spirit Creek Farm
Sep 2016 - $33.00
Really like this this park. Friendly, helpful people working there. When I called to reserve a spot they were able to place me where we needed to be, close to the laundry. Our site 31, is a long pull through with plenty of room, the only drawback was it's crowned in the middle so I parked over the crown and leveling was not a problem. As another reviewer stated their wifi was damaged by lightning but they worked on it and it was running by the time we left. We'd definitely return if in the area again. - Recycled
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
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Great spot on grass surface. I had a view from doorway looking upon 100's of acres open dairy land with mountain views & deer every day. I will go back again. Owners are very nice people. - Robert9999
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
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
Sep 2016 - $28.00
Probably the finest state park in the country. Sites were spacious with electric hook-up only. Sites were paved, but slightly unlevel. Campground borders are fenced to keep Buffalo out, but nice walking paths that connect to Game Lodge, Visitor's Center, and General Store. - americanrascal
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
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
Aug 2016 - $29.00
This campground in Custer State Park is in a beautiful setting. The sites are shaded or partly shaded. The bathrooms are the cleanest we have ever seen in a campground. The hosts are friendly and knowledgeable about the park and area. The location is central in the park, although, traveling through the park is slow due to narrow, winding roads, traffic and buffalo. - Eldereaglewatchers
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