Black Hills South Dakota Campgrounds



National Forest, State Park, and National Park campgrounds in the Black Hills offer great amenities, wonderful views, and easy access to all the sights and attractions of this notable area, including Mount Rushmore and the Badlands.

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Black Hills National Forest
There are 30 campgrounds to choose from within the Black Hills National Forest. The sites don’t have hookups, but most campgrounds have water and flush or vault toilets. You can make reservations at some of these by calling 877-444-6777.

  • Campground Locations: Find camping areas in the Black Hills National Forest.
  • Season: Black Hills campgrounds are typically open from May to September, but there are a few that are open all year.
  • Fees: Fees for camping range from $6 to $21 a night, depending on which campground you choose and on the season you arrive.

Custer State Park
With 9 campgrounds to choose from, you can sleep under the stars all over this fantastic state park. All campgrounds have drinking water and toilets and some have showers and electrical plug-ins.

  • Campground Locations: Find a list of all Custer State Park campgrounds.
  • Season: Most are only open for the extended summer months. Game Lodge Campground is open year-round.
  • Fees: Fees range from $4 (walk-in primitive site) to $24 (electric site for RVs)

Bear Butte State Park
Bear Butte State Park operates one campground that is open year-round and is first come, first served. For more information, give the park a call at 605-347-5240

  • Season: Year-Round
  • Fees: $10/night

Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park operates two campgrounds that are open year-round. Both campgrounds are first come, first served. Call the park at (605) 433-5361 with any questions.

  • Campground Locations: Cedar Pass Campground and Sage Creek Campground (primitive - no water available)
  • Season: Year-Round
  • Fees: Cedar Pass is $15/night and Sage Creek is Free

Wind Cave National Park
The park offers one campground that is open year-round and is first come, first served. Call the park at (605) 745-4600 with any questions.

  • Season: Year-Round
  • Fees: $12 when water and toilets are available; $6 when no running water

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