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    Description

    The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered at Custer State Park in the Black Hills. The park encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. A herd of 1,300 bison roams freely throughout the park, one of the largest publically owned herds in the world. Custer State Park campgrounds offer a variety of scenic sites. Set up camp along a flowing stream, in the midst of pine forest, or near a mountain lake. Each campsite at Custer State Park has a gravel or paved camping pad, a fire grate and picnic table. Electric hookups are available in most campgrounds. One-room, log-style cabins are equipped with heating, air conditioning, electricity and a porch. Furnishings include a bunk bed, a double bed, table and benches. Whichever option you choose, making reservations is fast and easy with the online system.

    During the summer season, trout fishing is perhaps one of the most popular recreational activities in Custer State Park. The park offers four mountainous lakes worth exploring in this regard. Center Lake, Legion Lake, Stockade Lake and Sylvan Lake comprise about 182 acres of crystal blue water and offer habitat for several species of fish. Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or rock climbing, find your adventure along the roads and trails. Custer State Park's early pioneers, ranchers and loggers have left behind miles of trails and backcountry roads to explore. In addition to the magnificent buffalo, other animals like pronghorn, prairie dogs, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions and burros are found in the park.

    Custer State Park is home to several unique buildings and landmarks. Walk the banks of French Creek, where Custer's expedition first discovered gold in 1874. Get a bird's-eye view from the Mount Coolidge Fire tower, discover the history at the Gordon Stockade, or tour the Badger Hole, the cabin where South Dakota's first poet laureate., Charles Badger Clark, spent the last 30 years of his life. Educational programs at the park are offered seven days a week during the summer. Pan for gold, enjoy a nature hike, go fishing, or discover the history of Custer State Park.

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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • WiFi
    • Internet Access
    • Lake
    • Forest Areas
    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Horse Facility
    • ADA Accessible
    • Club/Meeting Room
    • Groups Welcome
    • Chapel Services
    • Pets Welcome
    • Resort Atmosphere
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Phone
    • Repair Services
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Backpacking
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Climbing
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Outdoor Games
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Golfing
    • Hot Springs
    • Miniature Golf
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/26/2020

    blown away

    we stayed at stockade north campground - and want to shout out to camp host Mike and Kathy for making our 8 plus days so wonderful-- Kathy made it possible for visit while we did not have a reservation-- excellent camphosts-- the campground is great with electical hookups in most sites and clean shower and restrooms- extra care in cleaning during this pandemic--the state park and surrounding area of the black hills is awesome-- first time and definitely return for the beauty and scenery... only wished that the people in the area-- locals and outsiders would heed the seriousness of Covid-- we need to all care for each other....
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/16/2020

    Heaven on Earth

    Last month was our first trip to SD and we stayed a week in Custer State Park in a Bluebell cabin. It was perfect. So peaceful and it SNOWED while we were there!!!! Added bonus because we LOVE snow. The area is so beautiful and Custer was close to everything we wanted to see. The animals were incredible and I fell in love with prairie dogs and the begging burrows!! We loved it so much that we are leaving to go back in 2 days!!!!! Kelli in reservations is a gem. Can’t wait to see all of you guys on Saturday and we will book our next trip with you while we are there!!!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/02/2020

    Camping at Sylvan Lake Campground

    My boyfriend and I loved our stay in the tent sites at Sylvan Lake. The sites are very secluded, with lots of great birds and wildlife to watch right outside your tent. The campground and facilities were all very clean. The park volunteer we ran into upon our arrival was very friendly. We can't wait for our next visit to Custer!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/20/2020

    Custer 2020

    Custer State park has everything you would want or need in a camping/outdoor experience. It has wildlife, hiking, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Black Hill. It is close to everything else in the Black Hills like Mt Rushmore, Deadwood and Sturgis. This state park is comparable to a lot of the National Parks I have visited and we will be back.
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