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Custer, South Dakota

Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground

Custer, South Dakota



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

Sites: 26
Recent Rate: $25 7/2016

Latitude: 43.762156620236
Longitude: -103.46520423647

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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 no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • 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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5E
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
No

Campground Details

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

Way, way too many things to do in the area! Amazing scenic drives, incredible hiking trails, gorgeous lakes and vistas, and the wild life is beyond compare. Best suggestion is to do the popular hikes, drives, and wildlife loop early in the morning to avoid traffic and crowds.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17E
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Wildlife Loop is a must do. In fact, we drove it twice!

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

The price of $34 included spreading the weekly$15 entrance fee out over four days that we stayed in the park. Legion Lake Campground was great. We a site close to the immaculate bathrooms. Our site was all paved and level and very long. Plenty of maneuvering room, too. We had a very strong Verizon signal here, so we had a good wi-fi hot spot. The only strange thing about Custer S.P. is that they put the only decent pumpout station way over on the east side of the park on the north end of the Wildlife Loop Road near the Game Lodge Area, not very convenient if you want to pump out during your stay. (They don't even have a sign indicating the location of the pumpout, either, so ask!) The park itself is beautiful; we would come here again. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19E
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

In addition to camping fee you will pay an entry fee to the park. Very close to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Jewel Cave. Best part of the park is the Wildlife Loop...got up close and personal with ALOT of bison.

Campsite was fairly level, offered water and sewer and was a reasonable distance from neighboring units. Access road were well maintained. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Mt Rushmore...go early in the morning before it gets too crowded. Also stop by Crazy Horse. Take 1 hour to drive along Wildlife Loop.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome place. Love staying here. Buffalo are great. Ranger program very informative. Level gravel sites! Spotless. Well groomed. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Truck Camper.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

We loved this park, our rig fit perfectly. Sites mostly level but some leveling needed, no water hookups but there is a water hookup near the bathhouse. Folks, this is a state park, so yes they are going to charge you for park entrance as the campgrounds are all located within the park right off the main roads. We knew this ahead of time and planned for it. The charge was not phenomenal and we felt it helped keep this beautiful park in great condition. We loved this area! The electric worked fine and we were there 12 days. The bathrooms kept quite clean, no issues there and I'm picky about that sort of thing. The road into the park was a tad winding, but the speed limit is set at 30 so you must not hurry through it. In addition, there is much wildlife and people are pulling off to the side to watch buffalo, etc. Yes there was a huge bull bison walking down the main road on more than one day we were there. Don't miss the wildlife loop, you can see numerous amounts of wildlife, bison, prairie dogs, antelope..etc. Across from the park is a small lake with a lodge, they do serve food at all lodges and the one at Legion was quite good. We didn't expect much but were pleasantly surprised and it was very convenient. Do not remember seeing a playground for children and this is a very small one road campground. There is a Sunday church service at Blue bell amphitheater on Sunday mornings, we enjoyed the 2 young men who put their heart into that ministry and the message given. I could have spent all summer there. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are asphalt and level. The campsite area and Legion Lake area was easy to navigate even with a 40' motorhome and toad. Camp host was great and very helpful. This is the finest state park I've been in ever. (40 states) I can't wait to come back. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this campground. It is a small campground tucked in across the road from Legion Lake in a small valley. It only has one road with a turnaround at the end. We talked to the campground hosts when we arrived to see if we could check in early and found them to be very nice and flexible. Over the course of our 2 day visit we saw them every day walking the campground. While there was no water hookup or dump station here (I believe Game Lodge campground had the only dump station), the restrooms made up for this. Probably the nicest restrooms at any public park I've been to. Large, well lit, clean, multiple, private, shower stalls were available. We had a buffalo hang out grazing in the campground one day that got a lot of attention. Legion Lake is very pretty, there is a store and restaurant next to it along with a swim beach and trail that goes around it. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 236
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

South Dakota has stepped up to the plate in updating there State Parks in the Custer area (watch out Oregon). Very nice and clean with all hook ups except sewer for a reasonable price. We had Buffalo munching on grass within four feet of our door(very entertaining). We stayed here five days and had a great time. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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