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Beaver Lake Campground

Custer, South Dakota


12005 US Highway 16
Custer, South Dakota 57730
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 98
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: March 15th - November 10th

Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Hours above shown for Mountain Time Zone

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Latitude: 43.74019
Longitude: -103.65712

Elevation: 5467' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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133 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Beaver Lake is pretty average. The sites are gravel, ours was very uneven. The park is in need of some TLC, the grass was so long it nearly covered my shoes in some places. Bathrooms were clean, but in need of updating. Apparently dogs are not required to be leashed because they were running loose and I didn't see anything in their rules that required it. The was of a concern to us because we have a small dog and we didn't want him to be rushed by strange dog. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Crazy Horse (which was awesome) and an easy drive to Mt. Rushmore.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Great place for a family stay. A little hilly which is nice for scenery, but makes sites a little less level and some are awkward to back into across slopes and making sure not to drag hitches and such. Fun pool and water slide. Close to highway but didn't notice noise. Well kept, lots of camp hosts. 42' class A plus toad fit easily. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

DIY RV wash on east side of Custer city.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Office staff courteous and friendly which is where it ended. Escort to site was unpleasant experience. Along the way, the person would stop to chat and did not indicate if we were to follow or wait for his conversation to end and then continue the way we were heading or turn. It seems we were led up an down every row in the park to get to our site. After getting to site, we noticed it would have taken only one turn to get to where we needed to be. Some sites were cleaner than others, but that would be the camper's responsibility to keep a site tidy when occupied. All hookups worked as expected and able to level after a few tries. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive through Custer State Park is a must. Scenic drives (Needles, Wildlife Loop, Iron Mountain Road) and wildlife galore. Make time for a day trip to Badlands National Park.

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SDCampowneroperator, owner at Beaver Lake Campground responded to this review

Dear Never Lost,
Thank you for your review. We fail to understand your concern with our complimentary escort, as we do know all the best ways to every site with every type of unit. If there were a shorter way, perhaps our escort staff felt it might be difficult on turns with your unit or to protect our grass from unneccessary traffic.
Level sites is an issue we deal with. We strive to level our sites as much as possible while allowing for drainage from our frequent thunderstorms. We can level front to rear, or side to side, not both. Flat is muddy. In our experience, a site is best leveled side to side, low at the rear, for stability for trailers, keeping class A MHs steps low and class Cs level which are frequently low in front due to their build on a truck chassis.
I apologise for the help, friendliness and knowledge of our staff which delayed you somewhat getting to your site.
Please respond by email which site you had so that we can correct the issues
Max

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

The staff is so friendly here, I really wanted to like this campground. And it was okay, a lot of green space around, places to run the dogs including a fenced dog park. But it appeared just a little run down, a lot of litter around and their free bicycles were abandoned all over the campground. The laundry and showers are pretty clean but they should pop for new shower curtains, very moldy. The showers are tiny but there is a bench and a shower caddy for your things. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The breakfast specials at Our Place in Custer are dirt cheap and very tasty. Get to Mount Rushmore early - really. We thought it would not be crowded on a very rainy day but it was. We arrived at 7:30 and it was fine but jammed when we left a couple hours later.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was fast and friendly,they even knew my name when I walked in. If you prefer a sunny site ask for sites L thru P. Hookups where conveniently located. Showers were rather small but clean,the shower in my 5th wheel is larger. Our site was larger than most or the others but privacy was not great as the campground road circled our site. When we return we will definitely stay here again. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Third time we have stayed here. We stayed in site F which was level and large with plenty of room for our 42' 5th wheel and DRW truck. Staff was always friendly and helpful. The park is very well maintained. I would recommend this park to anyone interested in visiting the Custer area. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

So much to see in the area don't try to rush to see it all. If you like good pies make sure to check out the Purple Pie Place in Custer on route 16.

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Great utilities and placement. Good water pressure. Our site had no shade which we preferred. Others had a little to a lot of shade. Site long enough for our 36' motorhome and truck with extra room. Wifi worked great. Front end was a little low but it is in the Black Hills. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
N
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed a week, and it is a very nice, and well run campground. If you need propane they will come and pick up your tank, fill and return. It is pet friendly, and the grounds are maintained nicely. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Being in Custer, there are a lot of sights to see nearby, and you will need a week or more to do this.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a professionally run park. Everything works as it should. The sites are level, lots of space between, lots of trees, easy in and out, lightening fast wifi--in short, everything you could want in an RV park. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground located a few miles outside of Custer. We stayed here 4 days while visiting the southern Black Hills. WiFi in the park was great (they had just upgraded their service). Water was the best we have ever had in a campground. Verizon and ATT service was very spotty in campground. Utilities worked well and were located conveniently at site. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
O
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to drive the Iron Mountain Road and Needles Highway: two of the most scenic drives in the USA. Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial are close. Visit Custer State Park: see movie at Visitor's Center and drive the Wildlife Loop. We got a lot of information about the area by going by the Visitor's Center in the town of Custer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

We paid $46 for the first couple days as that was on season. The last two days we were off season and paid somewhat less. Beautiful, well kept grounds, sites are mostly level where we stayed (by the office). We had great WiFi as well: but no streaming video, appears to be blocked. Wifi may not be strong, or even available, elsewhere in the park. They do have free cable TV, so plan accordingly.

Friendly and helpful staff, that assisted with backing us in. Laundry was great; one of the machines was out of order but was fixed by the next day. We saw several examples of the staff hopping right on to repairs, which probably explains why it is so well maintained. Bathrooms, showers and laundry were very clean. Only aluminum recycling. At the site we had (back in) the utilities were near the front so we had to use 30 ft of sewer hose. I carry a 50 ft fresh water hose, so no problem there.

The rental car is a great convenience, it is a 2009 Dodge Caravan in pretty good shape. Other than being a bit bigger than our regular cars, it performed well going through Custer State Park, up the Iron Mountain Road to Mt. Rushmore, down to Hot Springs, etc. An annual pass to Mt. Rushmore and Custer SP is included and saves you $11 at Rushmore and $20 at Custer.

They have a 10% discount for Good Sam members, seniors 65 & over, FMCA members, or persons with an active or retired Military ID. All in all, there might be better campgrounds in this area, but we will definitely make this one our first choice whenever we come back to the Black Hills. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Well stocked camp store with most of the necessities.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The Park was at the end of their season and the waterslide and pool had shut down but the facilities and the spacing were still very good. We were able to set up a fence for our dogs and had plenty of space. The only drawback was the cell service was non-existent and the wifi in our spot was poor. We had to go to the main office area for the wifi. Cable was provided. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The area is very nice. Being here in Custer put us in the center of many activities. We hit all the sites! Grab a burger at Black Hills Burger & Bun Co.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Laundry room good, $2.00-$2.50 washer, dryer $1.00 for 30 min. Unfortunately, wi-if hot spot outside with smoking allowed. Nice dog park, lots of places to walk dog, a little bit out of town, but we liked it. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Custer park is a must. Needles Hwy, Wildlife Loop Rd. Walk around Sylvan Lake. Do some of the hikes in the park. Mt Rushmore a bit of distance away but a must. Crazy Horse very close by. Wind Cave. Go to town and enjoy Naked Winery/Sick-N-Twisted Brewery. Fun and nice people.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

The park is close to Custer so very convenient. It is fairly hilly but most of the RV sites are relatively level. Some sites are easier to get into than others so be sure and ask the staff before settling on a spot. The store is well stocked and the staff friendly. Cable is good (about 25 decent stations) but the WIFI is pretty spotty (was out for several hours at a time). If you use a dish be aware there's a lot of tall trees. One plus for dog owners is a well maintained dog park with plenty of good grass and benches for sitting. Other amenities include a pool with water slide (which we didn't use). We'd stay here again providing we could find a spot easy to get into. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Custer is a nice little town with good selection of restaurants etc. The park is only 10 minutes from the Crazy Horse memorial and about 30 minutes from Mt Rushmore

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Good park in Custer, SD. About 20 mins from Mt. Rushmore. Centrally located to many parks and local attractions. Interior roads manageable for big rigs. Park is clean, and quiet. Overall a good RV park to call home for a few days. We camped at Beaver Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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