50 Parks near Custer, South Dakota
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
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
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 - $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 - $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
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Park has campground and horse stables and cabins. All campsites appear to be pull through and are well maintained. All though we do not have horses it was wonderful to walk the grounds and look at all of them. Stalls were maintained daily, we never smelled a thing. Water pressure was a bit high but easily controlled with a water pressure gauge. Broken Arrow is close to the black hills and Custer State park. Park has great laundry facilities. There are tons of DVDs in the office for you to borrow, and they sell firewood. There is a playground for the kids and a large open area. Campground is quiet and safe. Owners are very nice and helpful. - Helga2007
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 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
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 2015 - $28.00
This is a relatively small campground with just 22 campsites located on each side of the entry road. Sites are paved, level, shaded, and most are very good size. Nicely spaced apart. We had room to spare for our coach and tow Jeep. Good Verizon reception. We were unable to acquire Dish reception from the south side of the road because of the hill and tress behind our campsite. Reception may have been possible from the other side of the street. Campground is located across the street from a small souvenir store, snack bar, and lake. Great location to explore Custer State Park and the surrounding area. Only hook up is electric, and no on-site dump station. The bathrooms/showers were immaculate and in good repair. There was a lone buffalo grazing on grass when we pulled in. - RagTopDay
Sep 2015 - $26.00
Nice. Right off 16A. 30/50 amp service are the only hookups. Paved level pads, table & fire ring. There is only a spigot to get water and the nearest dump station is at Game Lodge about a 10 minute drive.
Legion Lake is well centered in the park and yet close to attractions outside the park. - HoliRambler1
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
Aug 2013 - $44.00
The fee reflects the $22/site fee, plus the $15 park entrance fee, plus the $7 reservation fee. We camped in the Blue Bell campground, so no water or sewer at the site. The electric was good, the restrooms super clean, and the hosts very pleasant and helpful. The road through this campground is not designed for larger units and most of the sites have a very deep slope. Sloping may be front or back or as ours was (#33) to the side, so much so that we could not get level. The pad for the trailer was graveled pavement but the whole site was severely sloped, to the point it felt like a fun house. Not our speed. It is a beautiful park, with many very winding roads, beautiful vistas and sharp curves. We enjoyed the park and staff, but would not camp in Blue Bell again. - R&S
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Small campground in Black Hills National Forest. Power at sites with water at the bath house. Tent campground across the street. Nice walking trail and creek running along the back side of the campground. Deer like to bed down in the field nearby at night. Dump station is near the wildlife loop. No playground or camp store, although both are available down the road towards the wildlife loop. Camp store has a laundry room. Stayed two nights, had a wonderful time. There was a campground host present, but only 1-2 other spots taken while we were there. - charles_from812
Aug 2013 - $25.00
Very nice, clean and quiet. Well spaced campsites with lots of shade. Must make reservations either online or by phone, no drive ups. Lots of animals (buffalo, deer, etc.). Plus many scenic routes throughout the park. Definitely a great place to stay! - davern
Jul 2011 - $19.00
We made on line reservations around February 2011. We chose site 12E from the picture they have on the web site. However, when we arrived we felt the picture was somewhat deceiving. The camp sites were very close together and the campsite we chose was very small. It would have been difficult to back our 24' travel trailer into this small site. The campsite looked much bigger in the picture. We cancelled our reservations and found a wonderful RV Park in the town of Custer. - PaulanBrett