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Custer, South Dakota

Big Pine Campground

Custer, South Dakota


12084 Big Pine Rd
Custer, South Dakota 57730
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: May 20th - October 1st

Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Hours above shown for Mountain Time Zone

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Latitude: 43.748994172593
Longitude: -103.64038467407
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.75 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.75
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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101 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

This is a nice park in an area littered with RV parks. It is situated on a hillside, with sites scattered among tall pine trees that provide welcome relief from summer heat. We spent two nights in a 19-foot motorhome in mid-July; the rate for 30 amp and water was $39/night. The entry road and sites are gravel and well-maintained; sites are reasonably level and large enough. Most RVs are small or mid-size with fewer big rigs than usual, and there is a separate area for tent campers. It was surprisingly quiet on Friday and Saturday nights, even though nearly full. The restrooms and showers are spacious and immaculately clean, and there is a dishwashing station at the restroom facility. There is a nice camp store at the office and managers are friendly and helpful. My complaints are very minor. Our site was graveled where we parked, but the area around the table and fire ring was bare ground and dusty - a little more gravel or mulch would be welcome. And there could be more trash and recycling cans around the park. WiFi, as at most parks, is a bit sketchy ... but that's about it. I give it a B+/A- rating. The reason I do not give it the highest rating is the lack of certain facilities found at A/A+ parks: laundry facilities, pool or hot tub, rec room, etc. ... but a place I would be happy to stay again. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second visit to the Black Hills and Big Pine Campground is now our favorite. As another review stated, the campground is built on a hill among tall pine trees. We had reservations but made better travel time than expected with an earlier arrival. We called the day before arrival to inquire availability for an additional night. The owners were most accommodating with putting us in the only available site for one night and moving us the next day to our reserved site. They were apologetic for the move, but we certainly understood the situation and were happy to arrive a day early. The owner escorts you to your site and assists in backing in among the trees. We have a 35 foot 5th wheel and had no issues... even with our move to the second site without the escort. Sites include a picnic table and fire ring and the campground is convenient to all the sites in the Black Hills. Bath house is spotless and the laundry room with four washers and dryers is clean and large. One of the nicest laundry's I have used. Firewood is available for purchase and is delivered to your site. We loved the campground with the "luxury" of full hookups and laundry on site and the rustic feel of a state park. We would definitely visit again. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

Convenient to all the adventures of the Black Hills. Grocery store and Custer restaurants are convenient.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been to this campground in the past and return every year because it's a great place. Spacious, clean, easy-to-park sites and most importantly, wonderful owners. It's close to downtown conveniences but far enough out that you still feel like you're in the woods. Pet friendly with plenty of space to walk dogs. Sites are large, level and well-maintained. We parked our 45' toy hauler in less than 8 minutes with the owner's helpful and friendly guidance. We had plenty of room to unhook our truck and also park 2 motorcycles. We were there 9 nights and received 1 night free. I would highly recommend this campground. We are already looking forward to going back! We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night. Great campground, facilities a little older but very clean. Owners were super friendly and just a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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

The facility was perfect for us to take the grandkids to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind Cave NP and fishing at Custer State Park. The facility was very clean, quiet and the staff very friendly. We would definitely recommend it and we would go back there. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots of places to go. Good fishing in Custer State Park. Good restaurants in town (just 2 miles away).

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

I really want to give a good rating because the people are so nice. But...if you have a big rig I would not recommend. There are a couple of spaces you will fit, but the site is narrow and dirt. We stayed in site 6 which is quite near the road so there was some road noise. The user level is pretty tight. Small rigs and trailers would be fine and as I said, super nice owners. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is a great park with really great management. No pool, no clubhouse. Just a nice place to camp for a week and see all of the great sites of the Black Hills. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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

Big Pine campground is one of our favorite parks in the summer. We have stayed there several weeks over the last three years and plan to return next year. The owners are some of the best we have met in our travels. The sites are nestled in between large pine trees trimmed back so as to not scratch your coach. I noticed in a previous review someone mentioned no Verizon or AT&T service - we have always had service during our stays. We stayed at Big Pine in a 40' fifth wheel. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner took us to our site and then he directed our backing in which was helpful. This park was quiet even with most of the surrounding sites being occupied, they were close by but not on top of each other. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We used this campground as a base for visiting Crazy Horse Memorial twice, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park (Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Rd. and the wildlife road tour), also visited the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve and the Norbeck Overlook Black Hills National Forest (a good place to walk the dogs). Got takeout food along with pie and ice cream at the Purple Pie Place in Custer.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Type
Pull through

Campground Details

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

Mount Rushmore convenient and Custer State Park a must. We thought Crazy horse was not worth it

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Since we have received no response from RV Park Reviews regarding this review, we feel compelled to respond. We do not believe that you camped at Big Pine Campground in Custer, SD as we were not open in April 2017. Our opening day every year is May 20th. Also, AT&T & Verizon customers will get reception in our campground. We are sorry for any confusion this may cause to future Big Pine campers.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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!! We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site number 27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough 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
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Black Hills Burger and Bun is ranked the #1 restaurant in Custer and offers buffalo burgers if you choose. Custer Gas provides propane at 1/2 price on Thursdays.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here during Motorcycle week..
Busy but still quiet and comfortable in a forest setting.
Great Owners,
Will stay here again, some time when its not so busy in town. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots to do while in the area.
Good location explore from.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tips for other Campers:

The area is filled with attractions--Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt Rushmore, Needles Hwy, Custer State Park, the unique town of Custer and many more.

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