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Fort Welikit Family Campground

Custer, South Dakota


24992 Sylvan Lake Rd
Custer, South Dakota 57730
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Sites: 99
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.78253
Longitude: -103.58665

Elevation: 5468' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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61 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Fort Welikit was a great place to stay visiting Mt Rushmore. Our 38' Class A did have to take specific route in the park to get lined up to park in our pull through space. The maneuvering can be tight but the staff knew the best ways to go. Our site had trees close by and we couldn't open our awning. A picnic table and fire ring was included. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed 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
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Custer is a fun town. Buglin' Bull had great food.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this campground and really enjoyed it. We were here in May and the campground was nearly empty. We had space 7, which was a large pull-through spot. We have a 40ft 5th wheel and had no issues getting into the spot. Lots of trees and shade at the park. We saw deer and turkey going through the camp. The campground has wired cable at the spots and it was nice not having to setup the satellite dish. We saw lots of other camps while driving around and most of them looked like parking lots - spaces with not much shade or trees. Plus, this place is very central to the attactions - 6 miles up the road is Sylvan lake and the Needles Hwy. Drive it and be amazed. Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse are all very close. I'd recommend this park. Be very careful when driving to this place. Our GPS told us to turn off Hwy 16 and onto Hwy 89. DO NOT DO THIS. Hwy 89 is the Needles Hwy and has a 10ft high x 9ft wide tunnel on it. It's the closest route, that's why the nav points this way. Instead of taking this Hwy, stay on Hwy 16 truck route all the way into Custer and then turn onto Hwy 89. Campground is 1mile up Hwy 89. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We are newbies with a new travel trailer and the hosts were EXTREMELY helpful. The campsite was easy to pull into and level. It included cable and the hosts even helped us with our tv hookup! All the facilities were clean and the laundry area had great machines. Great experience and we are looking forward to coming back. Thanks for making our first trip awesome! We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Don't miss Mt. Rushmore!

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park located in Custer which is fairly central to many of the activities in the area. Park was nearly empty when we were there however if it full, there are some sites I wouldn't like to have as it is bit of an odd layout and lots and lots of trees that could prevent you from fully extending your awning or slides (those same trees provide lots of beauty and shade however!). Some sites are also aligned so that you could really get to know your neighbors since you share a yard area with them; firepits nearly side by side. With a nearly empty park we had our pick of sites. Strong cable signal, didn't use the Wi-Fi so I can't comment on it. Nice playground for kids; saw lots of deer and turkeys almost daily. Nice folks at check-in and they were always ready to help when needed. We would stay here again in the fall. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Park was clean, in the pines with deer coming in every night. People running the park were nice and informative about the area. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
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Review Count: 195
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

This is a pleasant park in the woods, with very competent and friendly management. Our site was somewhat difficult to back into due to the trees, but it was a long and level site with excellent spacing between the parked motor homes. Due to the trees there is no satellite access, but there is a good cable setup. All of the hookups were modern and in good working order. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

All of the many attractions of the Black Hills are nearby

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. All sites are in among the Jack pines, with dirt parking area. Some grass, but mostly pine needles and dirt. The wifi/internet was pretty useless. They had multiple access points so you got a good signal, but the internet connectivity was very poor (10% of the time) to non-existent (90%). The cable channels were only there maybe 50% of the time, but when they were there, they were solid. Other than the "missing" internet, we had a very nice 7 night stay. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Downtown Custer was only 3 minutes away.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Family run park. Extremely helpful! Great setting among pine trees. Cute play area with fort. Quiet park. Sites not too close to each other. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Very convenient location to visit Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, etc.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 3 nights in our 42ft Fifth Wheel. Our site was a difficult back in site but had great space and tree cover once we got in. The wifi was average and staff helpful. Playground fort was fun for my 4 year old and the laundry facilities were nice. I would stay again. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Great base camp for all the Black Hills sightseeing. 1 mile out of Custer, yet feels super country. Tons of stars at night! Deer and turkeys right in the campground. Fenced in dog park which isn't something I've seen at other campgrounds. Super simple and quiet campground. Well maintained. Sites aren't super close together. Veteran owned and operated. Will definitely visit again. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site-52 FHU Backin
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

*******IMPORTANT NOTE: If coming from the north on route 16, do NOT take the highway 87 turn off to Sylvan Lake, continue on highway 16 into the town of Custer then turn left to highway 89/Sylvan lake road. There are low/narrow tunnels on highway 87 that your rig will not fit through. DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS!*******

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 2 nights, great cable TV and good wifi. Friendly folks in the office and an escort to our site. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26 Fort Sumter
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Don't try to get here on 87 from Mt Rushmore. Our GPS failed to warn us of a 9'6" tunnel on the road. The campground will tell you via email but we did not get it in time. Campground is great for Rushmore, Crazy Horse and all the sights in the area. We camped in Bike week and it was not crowded.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very happy with this CG. Friendly staff, clean CG, close to all the activities we wanted. Site was almost level and just needed a leveling board. Only disappointment was how close other RV's are. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Great family campground. Stayed for a week. Had fire rings, fairly level site, nothing a leveling board couldn't fix. Lots of trees, staff was very friendly and helpful. Centrally located to lots of activities. Would stay here again. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
Site 30
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
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:

Wildlife loop, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood is a must. Many more.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Owner/manager was very friendly and helpful. Close enough drive to all major attractions and the town of Custer. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
site 9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of shopping in Custer. Only a hour away from Mt. Rushmore.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 15

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

This is a nice campground in the Black Hills area. Oddly enough, we had severe storms with hail for 3 days in a row when we stayed here. I was told that the Black Hills has pretty severe weather during the summer months very frequently. We sustained no damage. The campground has a lot of trees and several different loops. They were having severe problems with erosion, and they would bring in gravel daily and try to smooth out the roads which were very rough. They sell propane and have wifi. They have a dog park, which was small but very appreciated! The park is convenient to all area attractions and was full or close to it every night. They have old truck wheels that they allow you to use as fire rings which are a bit small and odd, but they do allow camp fires. We really enjoyed our stay here despite some drawbacks. We camped at Fort Welikit Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We really enjoyed the Black Hills, Custer State Park & Mount Rushmore.

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