Custer, South Dakota

Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground

Custer, South Dakota



Custer, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 255-4515

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $25 6/2015

Latitude: 43.7607652321748
Longitude: -103.37089492614

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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10 Reviews

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lazyjourney

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the Game Lodge Campground in Custer State Park for a week in June 2015. We found the sites to be level and spacious. All concrete pads with grass lawns that include picnic table and fire ring. Most sites had ample shade. The Campground Hosts came by after we were setup to ensure that we were ok and didn't need anything. Making reservations was fairly painless. We were in the handicap site at site 3E next to the shower house. I was afraid that the foot traffic to the bathhouse would be troublesome, but we did not even notice for the most part. The sites all have 50/30 amp electric, but no water for dump on the site. There is potable water and a dump site in the campground. Highly recommend this campsite if visiting the black hills / mt. rushmore areas. AT&T cell phones worked great, both voice and data. Sprint phones do not work for the most part. Sprint phones can roam, but little or no data. No wifi service in the campground. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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thewaynetrain

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Incredible state park. Game Lodge is one of many campground choices. It's the farthest east, at the head of the Wildlife Loop for bison, burros, etc, and close to scenic drive to Mount Rushmore. A pond, but no lake like Sylvan and Legion. Drove past Sylvan, which seemed far busier. Drove the short distance to Legion Lake for a long afternoon of swimming. Blue Bell seemed to have more, like the stables. Game Lodge campground is gorgeous, with a mountain backdrop and stream adding to the natural sounds. The barn with nightly ranger programs / events is nice. A good bike trail connects it to the actual Game Lodge (an easy walk and good spot to stop) and Coolidge Campground (smaller). We were in 32, a great shady spot. 28 is the best electric site, with fire ring and picnic table on the stream and lots of privacy. Most sites on stream are tent only, but 35 had a trailer in it. North and east side of campground is open, south and west shaded. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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OnDaRox

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights in August at the Game Lodge Campground, site 147, in a 36' motorhome. This site is on the creek that runs through the property - camping cabin on one side, tent sites on the other side. It wasn't as level as other sites we saw but was definitely doable. The bathrooms and showers were very clean with hot water showers (free). Dump station on-site was convenient, fresh water was available also. During our stay there were nightly Ranger programs about local wildlife in the theater which is a barn within the campground. Well worth walking over for these. We will definitely stay at this campground again when in the area. Easy access from either the East or West (16A), and right at the Eastern entrance to the scenic wildlife loop. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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schemmy

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is now one of our favorite campgrounds. Level and spacious sites. Warm bathroom with warm showers. Pond with trout. Bison's walked by the campground one morning. Good central location. Would stay again. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $28.00
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$28 per night was for a 50 amp electric site on a level asphalt pad in the Game Lodge campground. We purchased the annual park permit for $30 and the towed vehicle was included in the fee. There is water and a dump station within the campground. There was a picnic table and a campfire ring on our spacious site. We used this as our base for exploring the park itself (lots of wildlife around) as well as for visiting the numerous national parks and other attractions within a manageable one-day drive from the park. If you like walking/hiking/biking there are trails and roadways inside and outside the park. The night sky is gorgeous as are the sunsets. The park was very quiet during our stay but I can imagine that during the summer months the noise level goes up. The campground is within driving distance of Rapid City, where every convenience is available. Cell phone service on AT&T is four bars of 4G. Verizon data coverage is was 4G LTE so we used our Millenicom Jetpack for Internet access. There was also free Wi-Fi available at the nearby lodge. There was no over-the-air TV. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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ckhansen

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a state park. Park staff were very helpful and courteous. Sites are well spaced. There is electric only, but water and dump is available onsite. It is a beautiful area, close to the wildlife loop, with nice walking areas. We had excellent phone and WiFi through Verizon. It was peaceful and quiet. Campfires are allowed. We will be returning. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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illini777

Review Count: 167
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the best state park in the US. It's like Yellowstone in so many ways without the huge crowds. Sites are level and park is very well cared for. Wildlife is everywhere around and in the park. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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revs2010

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
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Well maintained state park. Good big rig lay out, easy to maneuver, sites level and well spaced. Even with minimal hookups (elec only), park deserves a '9' for layout and maintenance, as well as location, location, location. Beautiful. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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NC Writer

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful campground for seeing all the area attractions including the state park, one of the best in the US. We stayed five days and loved it. In addition to the camping rate, you must get a park entry pass, $15 for a week allows unlimited coming & going. Very nice restrooms and showers. Sites by the creek are shady but we enjoyed our level site in the central area where we could look out the window and see big herds of bison that moved past daily. A water hookup by the laundry is available for refilling your onboard tank. Programs and movies most evenings in the campground all summer, and the historic game lodge is close by for dinner or drinks. We did not get any over-air TV antenna channels, but did get good AT&T cellular. Wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Motorhome.

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FrancisandRenee

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical state park facility. No water nor sewage but did have dump station. Lovely location, next to the mountains, a stream and you get Bison walking around. Lovely park setting. Great park to visit. You have to pay to get in for 7 days but it is well worth it. As good as Yellowstone. Great wildlife, views, etc. Nice camping experience. Not great cell coverage but mine worked enough. some people complained. We camped at Custer State Park - Game Lodge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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