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Custer, South Dakota

Custer's Gulch RV Park

Custer, South Dakota


25112 Golden Valley Rd
Custer, South Dakota 57730
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.770830405828
Longitude: -103.54019880295
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This big rig friendly park is very neat and well maintained with the beautiful Black Hills surrounding it. It is in the middle of the national forest but very close to the town of Custer and Custer State Park. Amazingly quiet and peaceful with spacious room between you and your neighbor. The pads are gravel with the one I stayed in being perfectly level side to side and front to back. It was more than long enough for my 40' RV and truck. There are picnic tables and fire rings at each camp site. Fire wood is available at the office (DO NOT use wood from the forest since it is illegal to do so). The hook-ups are all in the proper places and in good working order. The restroom and showers were clean and in good repair. You will see wildlife in the park. We saw deer and chipmunks. Most sites are back and are more than long enough for the biggest of big rigs; however, check the angle before you back in. The office sent me the wrong way and I was trying to back in at 120 degree angle. When I turned around to the correct angle, I easily backed in. The roads are very easy to maneuver with a big rig. There is no cable, but plenty of air channels and not to many trees to interfere with satellite. The downsides are weak to non-existent wifi (as with most parks), no fenced dog park, low water pressure (20 psi), and brownish water that looks yellow after going through my RV water filter. All in all a great little park that I would gladly stay at again. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Real good location for Black Hills with Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, and Mount Rushmore close by. They also rent ATV's.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $95.00
Overall Rating:      

We held our family reunion at Custer's Gulch RV Park in July 2017. We reserved many RV sites, tent site, and cabins, plus paid to reserve the "clubhouse" and covered picnic tables. As others have said, management was just plain mean. Ran people off when arriving early from out of state "come back at 2pm" even when the site was open. We were told we could park near clubhouse for 5 mins to load/unload. They ran everyone off immediately in a very rude manner! It felt like we were hoodlums - always under surveillance. Charged us extra for our son when we reserved a cabin that slept 6 - we were only 3 people. Our credit card was hit for an extra $60 with no explanation. RV sites had sewer connection so far away it took 3 tubes to reach. Tent sites have no water anywhere near, nor toilet facilities. Appalling treatment of guests. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Custer S.D. is a great location/jumping off point. Many nice campgrounds around - except this one.

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

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

This is a very quiet and peaceful campground that sits back off the road and is surrounded by the National Forest. It seems to be a jumping off spot for campers that want to see the sites that are close by. Our site had good wifi, and the views... what can I say... beautiful. The owners and staff were very helpful and accommodating. We would stay here again without a doubt! We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Custer is only 3 miles away. It has a population of ~1800 and I am amazed at how many restaurants, shops and stores this has.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Large back in sites, picnic table and fire pit on site, only 2 washer 2 dryers. Talked to owner, they know they need more, loved this place, the neg reviews are from people that should maybe stay in a hotel instead of camping, yes trash is at one end of park, nice walk, yes there is a pond?? In middle of park. It adds to the fact it's camping, very large sites. Surrounded by national forest. NO road noise. Can't love this place more. We rented one of the UTV.s..great 8 hours of fun.coming back here for sure. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
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, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Come stay and enjoy the beauty

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park lots of lush green grass. Site we had was 40' wide and and 60'deep. Nice and level. The roads are gravel but there are speed bumps which slow people down and it keeps the dust down. The views at the park are really nice. We had a satellite friendly site. Some are, some aren't. The only problems we had were you couldn't buy water to wash your rig and the water itself was not good. I filled a pail to wash the bugs off my windshield and it was orange. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rushmore, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice facility with a bit of history associated with the location. Scenery is very good. Convenient to nearby Custer and Custer State Park. Very large lot size was nice! No dog park but plenty of room otherwise to satisfy canine demands. Sites are pretty level. We'd love to visit here again! We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This is a great centralized location to use as a base for visits all over the Black Hills and the town of Custer.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

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: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Spacious, grassy sites in a large nicely maintained park. We stayed in a premium back-in site. Staff could have been friendlier, but we didn't need them other than check-in and directions. Good satellite, wifi and ATT. We camped at Custer's Gulch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
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:

Not far from the State Park and other attractions.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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 is fantastic. Also easy drives to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Hot Springs, Mamouth site, etc.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 178
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 24

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: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 219
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 59

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: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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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