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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $28.00
We camped here at the Legion Lake Campground and it was awesome. We saw bison walking through our campsite every day. The sites are very spacious and not too close to neighbors. We have a 41 foot 5th wheel and had plenty of room. There is so much to do at this state park. We drove the Wildlife Loop Rd, but honestly didn't really see much wildlife. We saw more wildlife in the campground. We loved the Needles Highway, Cathedral Spires, Sylvan Lake and Mt. Rushmore. We had very good Verizon 4G coverage at the campground, but the coverage was spotty at many other areas of the state park. Since we work from the road it was nice to have good coverage at the campground. The only thing that could make this campground better is if they would add water hookups to the campsites, and sewer hookups would make it even better. Or at least a dump station nearby. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 79
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $28.00
Great little campground in Custer State Park. Electric, Verizon cell service and was able to get a satellite signal with our Tailgater. Great bathroom with free shower. Custer State Park could be one of our favorite parks in a 4 month trip. We camped at Custer State Park - Legion Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
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.
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.
Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $26.00
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.
Review Count: 51
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
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.
Wildlife Loop is a must do. In fact, we drove it twice!
Review Count: 116
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 31
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
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.
Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 19
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
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.
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.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
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.
Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
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.
Review Count: 205
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $26.00
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.
Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $27.00
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.
Review Count: 244
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 19
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $24.00
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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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.Ncw • July 2015
Wildlife Loop is a must do. In fact, we drove it twice!RagTopDay • January 2016
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.Jerry and Betsy • July 2016
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