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South Dakota

South Dakota was the 40th state to join the country of The United States. One of the most well-known attractions in South Dakota is the Mount Rushmore National Monument.[6] Mount Rushmore is located southwest of Rapid City, in between Black Hills National Park and Custer State Park, all of which are near the southwest corner of the state and within the Black Hills Mountain Range. The landscape within South Dakota's borders consists primarily of prairies and badlands with several mountains and mountain ranges as well. The summer months tend to be much warmer, and the winters tend to be very cold.[11] The state animal is the coyote, which is also one of the most commonly found predators that roam the wilds in the state.[7] The capital of South Dakota is Pierre, and the largest city in the region's territory is Sioux Falls.[6] At Sioux Falls, there are a number of attractions, such as the Sertoma Butterfly House and Aquarium and the waterfalls from which the city gets its name.[12] 

What South Dakota is known for

South Dakota has two nicknames, "The Mount Rushmore State" and "The Coyote State." South Dakota is found on the northern side of The United States. Centrally located, it is south of North Dakota, hence the name. It also shares borders with Montana and Wyoming in the west, Nebraska to the south, and Minnesota and Iowa to the east. The Missouri River flows from the north to the south side of the state, running through central South Dakota before flowing more to the east. The name Dakota derives from the Sioux language and translates to mean "allies."[6]

One of the most well-known monuments in South Dakota is Mount Rushmore, which is found in the southeastern part of the state by a city called Keystone. Mount Rushmore is a massive carving of former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, in that order from left to right. The process of carving these stone memorials of the former president's faces into the side of the mountain began in 1927, but after some time, the process was halted. Several decades went by until it was finished in 1991. The original design for the monument was by a man named Gutzon. Visitors are able to see the memorial from the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, or they can take a walk along the Presidential Trail, which is a 0.6-mile trail that takes visitors closer to the monument for a better view.[12] 

There are several other state and national parks that can be found in the same general area as the Mount Rushmore National Monument. Custer State Park is known as being the largest wildlife park in the state. Named after a cavalry commander named Colonel Custer, the prairies are home to one of the largest herds of free-roaming bison in the world. It is also common for donkeys to approach cars asking for food. These donkeys are usually referred to as "begging burros." Badlands National Park is best known for its erosion-shaped formation of hills and pinnacles made of sand and clay. Many people who visit Badlands National Park tend to come for the hiking trails and views. The visitor center known as Ben Reifel Visitor Center is a source of information and maps for those who wish to spend time at the park. Both of these national parks can be found in the Black Hills Mountain Range, along with four other national parks, including Mount Rushmore National Monument and Wind Cave National Park.[12] 

There are over 884,000 people living in South Dakota, and the most populated city is Sioux Falls.[9] Sioux Falls is named after the waterfalls in Falls Park. At Falls Park, one can hike or bike trails that travel around various areas of the city. A mill built in the 19th-century called Queen Bee Mill still has some remains on the east side of the river where guests can explore. Sioux Falls also offers several attractions like the Sertoma Butterfly House and Aquarium. At the Sertoma Butterfly House and Aquarium, visitors can spend time in the butterfly conservatory and learn about the insects, and they can spend time at the Marine Cove, where they can see various kinds of fish and even pet sharks and stingrays. They have species of fish and butterflies from places such as Australia, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.[13]

Geography

South Dakota's climate is a temperate continental type. This means that summers are usually warm with a moderate level of humidity, and winters are mostly dry and cold. The month of July, which is typically the hottest month of the year for the state, tends to see an average high temperature of 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, about 26.7 to 32.2 degrees Celsius. In some cases, in the semi-arid and western portions of the region, there can be plenty of days that reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius, or more. Winters are usually freezing, especially in the coldest month of the year, January. The average highs are most often below freezing, and the lows can drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit, which is -12.2 degrees Celsius.[11]

A moderate amount of rainfall occurs, mostly happening in the late spring and early summer. The average precipitation over the course of a year is 20 inches or 508 millimeters. However, the mountain ranges, primarily found in the eastern part of South Dakota, see significantly higher amounts of rain and snowfall, with more than 100 inches, 2,540 millimeters, each year. The plains and lower elevations, like the Black Hills, see 25-30 inches of precipitation, 635-762 millimeters, on a yearly basis.[11]

The best time to visit South Dakota is supposedly late spring to autumn. While the summer is often described as a peak time for the tourist season, the spring and fall are usually best due to the fact that there are fewer crowds, and visitors are able to dodge the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter.[11]

South Dakota lies in both the American Midwest as well as the Great Plains region. Therefore, many of the plants and animals are acclimated to uneven badlands and grassland prairies. Near the riverbeds and other sources of water, willows, elms, and cottonwood trees are common. Flowers and smaller plants like marsh marigold, amphibious bistort, and mare's tail are all found in or near water sources as well. Meanwhile, located in the grasslands and prairies of South Dakota, one can find plants such as foxtail barley, prairie smoke, western ironweed, and more. The Mexican hat plant is one flower that grows in the more arid parts of the state, most noted for its tall central disk and the petals that hang around the bottom of it like the brim of a hat.[8]

There are many different wild animals that can be found inhabiting the prairies, hills, and streams of South Dakota. Some large species that can be found in various places of the state include white-tailed deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk, coyote, and more. In the prairies, one can find various squirrels, rabbits, and animals from the weasel family, such as the black-footed ferret and badgers. Beavers, muskrats, river otters, and waterfowl live in and around the rivers and streams across the state. There are a number of raptor species of birds in the state, including owls, falcons, eagles, and hawks. In the higher elevations, animals like mountain goats and mountain lions live where it is colder, and there is much more snow.[7]

History

The region of what is now known as South Dakota has had inhabitants as far back as 10,000 years ago. The early peoples that lived in the area hunted bison as well as other large animals. Groups that settled in the surrounding territory included tribes like the Mandan and the Arikara. These early natives managed to establish an extensive network of trading that encompassed the entire region and beyond. It wasn't until the early 1700s that the Sioux people began to dominate the area.[5]

The first Europeans to visit the territory were two French men by the names of Louis-Joseph and Fran├žois Verendrye. They sailed from France and traversed the area in 1743, searching for a new route to the Pacific. As part of the Louisiana Purchase, The United States of America acquired the region in 1803. Soon after the French sold it to The U.S., Lewis and Clark explored it in 1804 and continued to explore it until 1806. It wasn't until 1817 that the first permanent settlement, called Fort Pierre, was established within its boundaries.[6] 

The Sioux people and the U.S. government began to have conflict in 1854 that went on until 1890. Battles and wars broke out over the years that eventually ended with what is known as the Battle of Wounded Knee. The Battle of Wounded Knee resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Sioux men, women, and children when U.S. troops attacked a group of Sioux people in a failed attempt to subdue them. The battle began when a rifle from one of the Sioux's Braves was fired. It is believed to have possibly come from a brave who was not only deaf but also had a new, potentially faulty, rifle. When the shot fired, one of the U.S. troopers fell, and the battle ensued. Due to the much better technology in weaponry, the U.S. troops quickly turned the tide, chasing the Sioux away. Those that had fled were chased down and either killed or captured. On December 28th, 1890, the Sioux people surrendered to the troops.[5] 

During the conflict between the Sioux people and The United States, a gold rush occurred. In the early 1870s, the Black Hills, a location that was owned by the Sioux, was found to have gold, which led to a massive influx of settlers. The eastern side of what is known as North Dakota and South Dakota went from 80,000 to 325,000 over the course of about ten years, starting in 1878 and ending in 1887. This caused even more issues between the Native Americans and the European settlers until the climax of the wars, which was the Battle of Wounded Knee.[5] 

While there is no longer a gold rush occurring within the state's boundaries, there are still a number of successful companies that are headquartered in South Dakota. Sanford Health, which works in the healthcare industry and other health services, and has one of the largest numbers of employees among businesses in the state, with 28,000 total. Tied for second for the most employees are Good Shepherd Retirement and The Good Samaritan Society, which both have upwards of 19,000 employees total.[10]

Top Campgrounds in South Dakota, United States

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#1

Big Pine Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.95 (317 Reviews)

The Big Pine Campground is located just outside of Custer, South Dakota. Placed deep in a wooded area of the dense forest near Custer, the campground is surrounded by large pines and oak trees. Dirt roads run throughout the campground, and well-established paths lead to and from each campsite. Custer is considered one of the oldest towns in South Dakota and has a long history of gold mining in the area. Herds of buffalo can often be seen near the park. There are many famous parks and museums near the Big Pine Campground, including Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave National Park.

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#2

Broken Arrow Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.9 (134 Reviews)

#3

Rafter J Bar Ranch

Hill City, South Dakota
4.7 (364 Reviews)

#4

Mystic Hills Hideaway

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.7 (322 Reviews)

#5

Sturgis RV Park

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (210 Reviews)

#6

Echo Valley Park Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.7 (121 Reviews)

#7

Katmandu RV Park

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (109 Reviews)

#8

Glencoe CampResort

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (103 Reviews)

#9

Hidden Valley Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.7 (92 Reviews)

#10

Ride N Rest Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (44 Reviews)

#11

Lamphere Ranch Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (29 Reviews)

#12

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer, South Dakota
4.65 (151 Reviews)

#13

Spearfish Campground

Spearfish, South Dakota
4.6 (302 Reviews)

#14

Fort Welikit Family Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.6 (278 Reviews)

Situated in southwestern South Dakota, Fort Welikit Family Campground (pronounced Fort "we-like-it" Family Campground) occupies an expanse of nearly 21 acres. The establishment is currently owned by Steve and Kelly Saint who first acquired the acreage in 2013. Steve determines that one of the most unique aspects of the property is its location as he mentions that the business is "on the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway." Many of the attractions that people can visit in the vicinity of the campground are nature-based with opportunities for outdoor recreation. A couple of the most notable touristic draws include Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park, both of which are located within a half-hour drive from the property. Several forested areas can be found inside and outside Welikit Family Campground as well.

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#15

Oasis Campground

Oacoma, South Dakota
4.6 (103 Reviews)

#16

Whispering Winds Cottages

Rapid City, South Dakota
4.6 (98 Reviews)

#17

Hog Heaven Camp Ground

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.6 (82 Reviews)

#18

Elk Haven

Keystone, South Dakota
4.6 (76 Reviews)

#19

Kemp's Kamp

Keystone, South Dakota
4.6 (56 Reviews)

#20

RV Park LLC (Big Rig RV Park)

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.6 (44 Reviews)

#21

Happy Camper Campground

Chamberlain, South Dakota
4.6 (23 Reviews)

#22

Hart Ranch Camping Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota
4.5 (440 Reviews)

#23

Fish 'N Fry Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.5 (166 Reviews)

#24

Wild Bill's Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.5 (151 Reviews)

Situated on the rural outskirts of Deadwood, South Dakota, Wild Bill's Campground offers 100 RV sites and 13 cabins for guests to reserve. Currently under the ownership of Brittany Miller and Tyler Grimm, the campground contains several on-site facilities that patrons can utilize over the course of their stay, including restrooms, a bar and restaurant, and a laundry and shower house. Beyond this, the property features several outdoor activities. Tyler observes that most people who stay at the campground are in the area to utilize the off-road trails that wind throughout the surrounding area. The two camp hosts have the goal to create an atmosphere that allows everyone to feel as though they have the freedom to express themselves and to be immersed in the natural environment that encompasses the site.

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#25

Timber Ridge Campground

Keystone, South Dakota
4.5 (130 Reviews)

Timber Ridge Campground is a campground located in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. It is open from May 1st to October 1st, and its peak season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day, according to Monika, one of the owners. The campground offers various amenities, including a cafe, RV sites, tent sites, and playgrounds. It is also situated near tourist attractions such as Reptile Gardens, Bear Country, Rush Mountain, and Wind Cave National Park. The owners, Monika and her husband, Peter, are both retired Air Force pilots and have been "pleasantly surprised by the number of repeat guests" they have received since purchasing the property in 2021.

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#26

Heartland RV Park

Hermosa, South Dakota
4.5 (64 Reviews)

#27

Wheels West RV Park

Custer, South Dakota
4.5 (52 Reviews)

#28

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.4 (289 Reviews)

Beaver Lake Campground is found along Mt. Rushmore Road and US Highway 16 in the Black Hills area, approximately three miles from Custer, South Dakota. The 19-acre RV park has 110 visitor rentals, including full-service RV spaces, water-electric and electric-only RV sites, 9 cabins, and 6 spaces for tent camping. Other park features include three bathhouses, two laundry facilities, a heated swimming pool, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and a dog park. The park is pet-friendly and even has a greeter dog named Shimmer. The owners mention that she meets guests at the front and even has her own business cards. Another notable aspect of Beaver Lake Campground, according to one of the owners, is its "central" location and relatively close proximity to Black Hills landmarks, such as Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, and Wind Cave National Park. Many of these and other locations are around 20 minutes from Beaver Lake Campground.

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#29

Wyatt's Hideaway Camp Ground

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
4.4 (124 Reviews)

#30

Lake Mitchell Campground

Mitchell, South Dakota
4.4 (79 Reviews)

#31

Badlands Campground

Interior, South Dakota
4.3 (449 Reviews)

#32

American Buffalo Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota
4.3 (320 Reviews)

#33

Sioux Falls Yogi Bear's Campground

Brandon, South Dakota
4.2 (575 Reviews)

#34

Creekside Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.2 (198 Reviews)

#35

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.1 (238 Reviews)

#36

French Creek RV Park-Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.1 (85 Reviews)

#37

Sunrise Ridge Campground & Storage

Hot Springs, South Dakota
4.1 (35 Reviews)

#38

Tower Campground

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
3.8 (273 Reviews)

#39

Whistler Gulch Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
3.3 (156 Reviews)

Whistler Gulch Campground is currently under the ownership of Robin and Bryan Arsaga, whose intention is to help their guests feel welcome at their property. The campground's 110 RV spaces, 15 tent sites, and 3 sleeping cabins are available from May to September for visitors to reserve. Whistler Gulch Campground, in the city of Deadwood, is centrally located among a few prominent attractions, such as Mount Rushmore in the southwestern corner of South Dakota and Devils Tower to the west in Wyoming. A number of tourists are also drawn to the events that take place in Deadwood, most of which occur during the summer.

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#40

Crooked Creek Campground

Hill City, South Dakota
2.5 (1 Reviews)

#41

Hidden Lake Campground and Resort

Hot Springs, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#42

Days End Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
5 (1 Reviews)

#43

Freedom Ridge Cabins

Hill City, South Dakota
5 (1 Reviews)

The Freedom Ridge Cabins are located in Hill City, South Dakota, near the Black Hills National forest and Mt. Rushmore. The property is comprised of four cabins, a check-in office that guests can visit, grassy areas, and a playground. Each cabin has a loft, a deck and is also complete with bathrooms, beds, living spaces, and additional amenities. A gravel driveway leads up to the property, which is located on four and a half acres. The Freedom Ridge Cabins were first built in 2017 to be cabins that people could rent out for temporary stays. The cottages became fully operational and opened in the summer of 2018. Since they have opened, they have been functioning as a place where guests can stay and go to nearby activities.

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#44

Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead

Rapid City, South Dakota
4.9 (1 Reviews)

#45

Canyon Lake Cottages

Rapid City, South Dakota
4.6 (1 Reviews)

#46

Hillside Country Cabins

Rapid City, South Dakota
4.5 (1 Reviews)

#47

Rockerville Lodge & Cabins

Rockerville, South Dakota
4.5 (1 Reviews)

#48

Mountain View Lodge & Cabins

Hill City, South Dakota
4.3 (1 Reviews)

#49

River View Rv Park

Fort Pierre, South Dakota
4 (1 Reviews)

#50

Holy Smoke Resort

Keystone, South Dakota
3.9 (22 Reviews)

#51

County Line Campground

Summit, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

County Line Campground is located in Summit, South Dakota. There are a total of 75 sites available for guests wanting to stay at the RV park, 71 of those being RV sites specifically, and four of them being tent areas. Additionally, for those without an RV or a tent, a cabin and a couple of campers are available for rent. Every week, Larry, one of the owners of the property, puts on an acoustic music jam. He and other performers encourage all people that know how to play music to participate in the activity. The owners hope that all of those who stay with them will feel as if they are staying with friends of theirs. They strive to talk to their guests often, offering to help them with what they may need. For those looking for things to do in the area, there can be opportunities found for hunting, fishing, and spending time on lakes.

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#52

River of the Double Bend Campground, Inc

0 (0 Reviews)

#53

Crooked Creek Campground & Resort

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#54

Horse Thief Resort

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#55

Rush-No-More Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#56

Wild Bills Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#57

Crooked Creek Resort

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#58

Glencoe Camp Resort Inc

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#59

South Whitlock Resort

Gettysburg, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#60

West Prairie Resort

Pierre, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#61

Elkhorn Ridge RV Park

Spearfish, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#62

Lazy J RV Park & Campground

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#63

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#64

Camp America

0 (0 Reviews)

#65

Betts Campground

Mitchell, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#66

Country Charm Cabins & Corrals

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#67

RV on Green Campground

Aberdeen, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#68

Central States Fairgrounds

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#69

American Buffalo Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#70

Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort

Oacoma, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#71

Siding 36 Motel & RV Park

White Lake, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#72

Cedar Pass Lodge

Interior, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#73

River Ridge RV Park

Yankton, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#74

Prairie Pasque Campground

Watertown, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#75

Bob's Resort

Gettysburg, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#76

Bridle Ridge Campground and Stables

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#77

Chris' Campground

Spearfish, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#78

Heritage Village (Pinellas County Purchasing)

Crazy Horse, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#79

Rushmore Shadows Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#80

Lazy JD RV Park

Piedmont, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#81

Black Hills Campground

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#82

Mt. Meadow at Deerfield Lake

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#83

The Roost Resort

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#84

Lamplighter Village

Brookings, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#85

Prairie Village

Madison, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#86

RCS Development Inc

Brookings, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#87

Westview Mobile Home Park

Brookings, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#88

Chris Campground & RV Park

Spearfish, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#89

Wylie Park

Aberdeen, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#90

Union Park Square

Madison, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#91

Allen Ranch Campground

Hot Springs, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#92

Best Black Hills Campgrounds

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#93

Bear Butte Creek Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#94

Black Fox Campground

0 (0 Reviews)

#95

Boondocks Campground

Scenic, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#96

Boxelder Forks Campground

0 (0 Reviews)

#97

Center Lake Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#98

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#99

Custer State Park Stockade North Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#100

Rapid City RV Park & Campground

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#101

Elk Ridge Campground

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#102

Vanocker Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#103

Happy Rest Motel

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#104

Creekside Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#105

Days of '76 Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#106

Creekside Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#107

Custer Crossing Campground and Cafe

Deadwood, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#108

Dalton Campground

0 (0 Reviews)

#109

Dutchman Campground

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#110

Eagle's Landing Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#111

French Creek RV Park-Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#112

French Creek Horse Camp Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#113

Hanna Campground

0 (0 Reviews)

#114

ABC Rentals Special Events

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#115

Heritage Village Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#116

Hog Heaven Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#117

Gateway Casino & Lounge

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#118

Kickstands Campground & Venue

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#119

Lazy Rocking D

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#120

Sturgis Rally Rentals

0 (0 Reviews)

#121

Riverside Campground

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#122

Steel Wheel Campground & Trading Post

Deadwood, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#123

Three Forks Campground

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#124

Southern Hills RV Park And Campground

Mount Rushmore UT, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#125

Westwick Motel & Campground

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#126

Red Barn RV Park

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#127

Ride N Rest Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#128

Steel Pony Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#129

Dakota Sky RV Park

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#130

Tilford Gulch Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#131

Durango Starr dba Beaver Lake Campground

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#132

Beaver Lake Campground

West Custer Township, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#133

Elk Creek Lodge

0 (0 Reviews)

#134

RnR Ranch Campground

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#135

Fall River Ranch RV Resort - Angostura

Hot Springs, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#136

Tiny Town Extended Stay Campground

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#137

Fifth Street RV Park

Custer, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#138

Firehouse Campground

Hill City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#139

Edgemont Campground

Hot Springs, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#140

Rapid City South RV Park

Mount Rushmore UT, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#141

Sacora Station Campground

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#142

River of the Double Bend Campground

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#143

Whitewood Campground

Whitewood, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#144

Besler's Cadillac Ranch

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#145

Placerville Camp Ucc

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#146

Cedar Canyon Camp

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#147

Lake Country Campground

Waubay, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#148

Rushmore Skies

Hermosa, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#149

No Bad Days Rentals

Rapid City, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#150

Rocky Point Campground

Belle Fourche, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

#151

Korkow Ranch

Pierre, South Dakota
0 (0 Reviews)

Top 10 Campgrounds in South Dakota, United States
#1

Big Pine Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.95 (317 Reviews)

The Big Pine Campground is located just outside of Custer, South Dakota. Placed deep in a wooded area of the dense forest near Custer, the campground is surrounded by large pines and oak trees. Dirt roads run throughout the campground, and well-established paths lead to and from each campsite. Custer is considered one of the oldest towns in South Dakota and has a long history of gold mining in the area. Herds of buffalo can often be seen near the park. There are many famous parks and museums near the Big Pine Campground, including Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave National Park.

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#2

Broken Arrow Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.9 (134 Reviews)

#3

Rafter J Bar Ranch

Hill City, South Dakota
4.7 (364 Reviews)

#4

Mystic Hills Hideaway

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.7 (322 Reviews)

#5

Sturgis RV Park

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (210 Reviews)

#6

Echo Valley Park Campground

Custer, South Dakota
4.7 (121 Reviews)

#7

Katmandu RV Park

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (109 Reviews)

#8

Glencoe CampResort

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (103 Reviews)

#9

Hidden Valley Campground

Deadwood, South Dakota
4.7 (92 Reviews)

#10

Ride N Rest Campground

Sturgis, South Dakota
4.7 (44 Reviews)