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Big Pine Campground

Custer, South Dakota


12084 Big Pine Rd
Custer, South Dakota 57730
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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: 43.74899
Longitude: -103.64038

Elevation: 5425' (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 no
  • 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 no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
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 no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • 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 ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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116 Reviews

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

Big Pine is a well run centrally located campground near all of the major attractions around Mt. Rushmore and Custer, SD. Friendly run park by a husband and wife team that are always around. Gravel roads leading up to gravel and mostly level campsite sites. The utilities were very good, 50amp, sewer, water. However, for those that care, no cable. Very very strong Wi-Fi signal though with fast sign on. Bath houses were spotlessly clean with strong water pressure for the showers and plenty of hot water. To visit the attractions nearby, this "IS" a must stay at park. Careful booking parks that are off one of the many twisting hilly (some very steep) road, especially with big rigs. Big Pine is less than 3 miles from the town of Custer, and less than a 10 minute ride to the Crazy Horse Memorial, or Custer State Park, where the bison roam free. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Big Pine is by most of the name attractions to the area, best known for Mount Rushmore, which is an easy 20 mile drive. Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Memorial 5 miles away, Jewel Cave 15 minutes ride. Convenient to neat western style towns of Custer 2-3 miles away, Hill City, Keystone and more. Shops, saloons, restaurants.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Great park. Quiet. Everything works. Owners very friendly. Great location for getting to everything. Highest recommendation. It is a bit steep going up the hill if you don't have 4WD. 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
Gravel
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Fantastic low key camping. Most sites are very spacious. Even the ones that are "close" together are still spaced wider than average. The campground is on a hill, but the sites are very level. The owners are just fantastic. He be seen all day delivering firewood, doing chores, and leading new campers to their site and helping get them situated in the site. He made sure our slides would miss an adjacent pine tree. Angie was really helpful in where to find things in town, good places to eat, etc. We didn't use the restrooms but checked them out - some of the cleanest I have ever seen! Wi-fi actually worked and we had good connectivity and decent transmission speed. They have a nice mix of trailers, 5th wheels, motorhome, and tent sites. Our site was right next to the main tent area and there was no problem at all. The campground is very quiet. Occasionally you can hear a group of Harley's or a loud truck on the highway, but most normal traffic can't be heard. We will definitely return when our travels bring us this way. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Other
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
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit Sylvan Lake, Needles highway, Iron Mountain Road, and the Wildlife Loop. Several great places to eat in town - Don't miss Black Hills Burger and Bun. Angie can fill you in on others.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this CG for a 3 day stay. Travelled with another couple and both sites (26 & 27) offered level and extremely spacious sites. Sites were in heavy pine area nestled next to National Park land. Owners are wonderful people. You are escorted to sites and assisted with back-in. Large bundles of firewood sold for $4 and that includes delivery! We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Campstore has a great selection of craft beers for sale.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Rustic, all gravel, hills, sites are mostly level. Park manager said park was full last night,6-9-18, very quite. Very friendly staff, lead you to site, spot for backing if needed. decent size sites. All facilities very clean and neat. We would come back. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
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
30 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 Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

I was scared when I saw how hilly the campground was but have no fear--the sites are level. And they provide guidance into your campsite to avoid hitting the pines, which smell wonderful. The owners are amiable and helpful in every way. The campground is convenient to everything you want to see in the region. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

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 motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

See Crazy Horse (The video is so touching!), Rushmore, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, and Custer State Park. Saw bison, prairie dogs, pronghorn, longhorn steer, deer. Kayaked Sylvan Lake. It's all wonderful! But don't take a big RV over the roads like Needles or Iron Mountain into Custer State Park. Take your car and go slowly.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Last week we camped at the Big Pine Campground, Custer, SD. The owners were excellent in every way and they took care of all of our needs and more. The facilities were in excellent condition with very good level RV spots with easy access. Showers and bathrooms were very clean and were maintained that way throughout our 4 day stay. The park is located close to Custer State Park but is secluded and private. If we are close to the Custer area in the future we will for sure stay at Big Pine Camp Ground. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Owners very friendly. Restrooms, shower, and entire park very clean. We stayed in the front camp loop which had a good view but heard highway noise. If we are in area again, would stay again but would request the back loop which is more secluded. Big pine trees at all sites regardless of which loop. Excellent Wi-Fi. Quiet in park even though full for Memorial Day weekend. Excellent base for touring Black Hills. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained, engaging owners, probably the BEST WiFi we have ever experienced (not sure if it was because we were close to the office). We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Awesome place. This is our 5th time here. All the facilities are maintained in best possible condition, the sites are level and spacious, the areas to walk and have your pet seem endless, and the owners are the best of any I've experienced. Black Hills offered lots to see so even though we spend a week + each time we come we still have only done about 1/3 of what we can do. We plan to return next year to this campground!!!! We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

So many cool things to do, hard to pick just a few!!!

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Very nice park,under pine trees,park very clean,friendly owners. Hookups close, easy in and out. Very few over air channels. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
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
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Located close to town of Custer,Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse monument.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We loved this park. It's in the tall trees, but you can still see your neighbors. The space was so level, we got it right the first time we backed in, and didn't have to use any blocks or anything. The people running the park are terrific. They guided us to our spot, and the next day, they brought our firewood to our space for us, while we were running around. We will definitely stay here again when we return to the Black Hills. 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, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Big Pines was one of the nicest campgrounds that we have stayed in. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The showers/bathrooms were the cleanest that we have ever seen in our camping travels and the campground itself had everything we needed. We even had a horseshoe pit for evening relaxation. We camped at Big Pine Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Within a few minutes drive to Custer Park, Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is a gem of a CG. Level sites, good utilities and lots of shade. Plenty of room to walk the wiener dog and wildlife parading thru in the afternoon/evenings (deer, wild turkey). The owner led us to our site and helped to back us in. We stayed 10 days and I saw him sitting on the porch one time, always in motion. There is no cable and we found only 1 air channel but the wifi worked very well compared to most CG's we've visited. Laundry/game room were very good. 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
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Restaurants we liked: 1881 Bank, Baker's Bakery cafe, Pizza Mill, Custer Wulf, Bugling Bull, Cowboy Cafe, Begging Burro, Black Hills Burger and Bun, Dakota BBQ. Custer is pretty convenient for visiting the local sites and Devil's Tower and the Badlands Scenic Loop are manageable as a day trip.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

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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