8.5 Excellent
     
Custer, South Dakota

Custer's Gulch RV Park

Custer, South Dakota



Custer, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 673-4647

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $50 8/2016

Latitude: 43.770830405828
Longitude: -103.54019880295

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 ?
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers 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 no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • 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 ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • 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 yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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117 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The really nice thing about this park is that the sites are very spacious. Site is gravel for parking, but lots of grass. Full service and worked well except water pressure was sometime low. All roads are gravel. Facilities such as clubhouse very dated and need of facelift. Overall, we were satisfied with our stay. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Park is near entrance to Custer State Park which I solitary fantastic. Also easy drives to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Hot Sprongs, Mamouth site, etc.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Well kept park. Clean, well manicured with spacious level gravel sites. The sites are big rig friendly. WiFi is about average to below average., 1-2 bars on Verizon. Water was milky white to brown with workable pressure. Satellite is available in some sites. Both times we visited we picked up mice that took a few weeks to clear. There is no CATV. This is a good base for riding/touring the Black Hills. ATV's and cars can be rented onsite. There is no playground or pool. As noted in previous posts, the owners run a "tight ship". That said, we enjoyed our stay. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great place for breakfast is across the street at the 7th Cav diner. Sage Creek Grill has great food in downtown Custer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well-located, well-maintained, very big rig friendly campground. It is clean, quiet, and level with a nice laundry room. There are only a few pull-thru spots, which we had requested. Ours backed on and was parallel to the road and the pond. (Pond is an exaggeration, since it was almost full with reeds.) There is no shade, even though it is surrounded by forest. Our spot had no privacy, even though the spot was spacious, and had no pleasant place to sit outside. After we were here 2 days, the water turned cloudy and colored. We were told minerals leach into the well and that the water is tested monthly and is fine. (They said that in Flint MI too.) With the multitude of campgrounds in this area, we would not return here. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is in a small valley and most of the sites are back-in. It is off the road with easy access and no road noise. The sites are huge with fire pit and picnic table. There is a small ugly pond not sure why it is there in the middle of the park near the office. Check-in was a mess 5 rigs arrived at the same time with no parking available. By the time the lady got to us to check us in she was rude will right if off to the stress of the situation. No one came to help her or help us park. The trash was at the far end of the camp so a long walk for those at the other end. The park is centrally located with lots to do in the area. It is more expensive than most of the other RV parks in the area not sure it is worth it. The satellite was easy and the wifi was okay during the non-busy times like most campgrounds. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sage Grill in town was great. We enjoyed Crazy Horse but did not see much progress from our visit 10 years ago. Mt Rushmore is always great. Went to Sturgis about a 10 days before the "show" starts, eat at Loud American Roadhouse it was good. Custer State Park is great and with lots to see it is beautiful.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, gorgeous park, tucked in a little valley with lots backing right up to the National Forest. Very clean, surrounded by pines in a very historic setting. Great location for all the local sights, about 3 miles from Custer for all needed supplies. A constructed wetland in the center of the park is a draw for turtles, marmots, black-winged blackbirds, and Canadian geese. Sites are level and very spacious. Quiet, no road or rail noise, UTV/ATV traffic was there but did not affect us at all. The only issue is that the narrow valley seemed to trap smells so instead of leaving our windows open in the great June weather, we turned on the AC so we would not have to share the wood smoke (and plastic is always thrown into campfires), cigar smoke, and the slight stench of sewage all night long. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park 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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

In general a nice park with wide sites, fire rings, picnic tables, lots of campers with ATVs, and ATVs for rent next to the $5 firewood. The reason for my poor review is we were given site #2, between a cabin and the owner's rig. I assumed it would be nice.

In reality, site #2 is the maintenance yard. The back of the passenger side of our rig had two storage sheds for mowers and equipment. There were work campers in and out all day, with mowers running, and loud conversations about what to do next. There were service vehicles permanently parked behind our rig and golf carts flying by on all sides of our rig and NO understanding that we were paying guests.

We could only sit outside in the evening (on our own site) as there was no respect for our site or our privacy. We were so dissatisfied, we left early.

Nice park but stay away from site #2. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
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

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 188
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We have never been disappointed with a stay here in Custer's Gulch and always look forward to returning. Large level sites, grass neatly trimmed, good 50 amps, satellite friendly, very quiet and away from the road. Only 1 mile to Custer State Park. Great location for visiting all the attractions. Personnel is very friendly and helpful. ATV rental available on site. This is the best park in Custer State Park area! We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park (especially their bison & burros), Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Rd (check tunnel heights). You will also find bison in close by Wind Cave National Park. Rent a 2-person or 4-person ATV and explore Custer State Park and surrounding area.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Custers Gulch in June. The park is right outside of Custer, SD and about 500 yards off the highway making it very quiet. The road in and campground roads are dirt and gravel but are in good shape. Checkin was quick the staff friendly. We had space #52 a very long backin with about 25-30 feet on both sides between sites. The site had excellent grass, a fire ring, table and backed up to a hillside. Satellite was easy to setup. 50 amp water and sewer all worked no problems. The place is clean, quiet and excellent for big rigs. The price paid was very good for the area. We will be coming back. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must see Custer state just down the road, try the Purple Pie Place in Custer, excellent pie

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for several weeks in our 5'ver. Check in is fast, no escort to site but sites are easy to find and to back in to. Mostly back in sites but about 10 pull throughs. Sites are mostly level gravel. Plenty of room in both type sites for those 45 footers. No dog run, but plenty of places to walk them. Nice and quiet. No road noise at all. They divergent cars, ATVs. All sites have fire pits and they sell firewood on site. Nice stay. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Custer is only a few miles away with some convenient shopping. Custer State Park is just down the road. Many other sites and attractions in the area.

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Review Count: 188
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is by far the best park in Custer! Location is great - only 1 mile from Custer State Park. Sites are long & level & grassy with room in between rigs. Good 50 amps, nice picnic table. Backs up to forest area where hiking is available. Personnel is very accommodating and friendly. Very good Wi-Fi. Located back from the road it is very quiet. We have stayed here before and will return. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lots 45-58
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Custer State Park is 1 mile away! The Park rents ATV's which you can drive from the campground right into Custer State Park or on 4-wheel drive trails. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial - an inspiring story and amazing sculpture.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 10 days, staff was cordial. Price was somewhat high. Restrooms were just ok. Park is off the road and very quiet. The grounds were well kept. Sites were indeed 30 feet apart, lots of room. Centrally located to all of the area attractions. There is a lot to see. We did rent an UTV at the park and had a great time riding on the back roads in the area and state park.
We would return again. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Custer State Park, the wildlife viewing is excellent.
Crazy Horse is a superb outdoor museum.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here several days while site-seeing in the area. Large and spacious sites. They have cars on-site available to rent, very convenient. Laundry was clean but only two washers/dryers. Would stay here again. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We are grateful for an earlier reviewer who recommended the cafe across the street. The BEST vegetable omelet of my life! Plenty to do in the area: Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park. Drive the Needles Highway!

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here before. Wonderful campground, very spacious long lots. Pond. Located between the town of Custer and Custer State Park. Quiet and peaceful location. Highly recommend. Very level sites. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Close to Hill City, and the 1880 train, Mount Rushmore, the Jewel cave. The wood carving museum is wonderful. Custer State Park and the wildlife loop is a must.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed the week before and the week during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This is a great campground run by professional and responsive owners. The sites are spacious easily accessible. We traveled with a 38 foot MH. Showers are clean. Laundry facilities are onsite. WiFI is the best we have encountered. The rate we paid is a composite rate that included Sturgis Rally Week rate. We really loved this place and will return. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 35 East Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Entry off main road is gravel and needs to be graded as it's a bit rough. Large spaces with picnic table and fire pit. Perfect spot for day trips to all the local attractions. Lots of WI-FI spots, but as with most parks, there is heavy use which makes it sometimes impossible to get a connection. No cable TV and we were able to get only local channel. We set up DirectTV satellite. Staff was nice. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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