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Camping in South Dakota

Get Exploring! South Dakota is home to a variety of striking landscapes, remote open spaces, and plenty of history.

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Wickiup Village Cabins
20 sites · Lodging5 acres · Lead, South DakotaWelcome to Wickiup Cabins where adventure or relaxation can go hand in hand.  We have what you...
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Bear Den Cabins & Camp
8 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Hermosa, South DakotaBear Den is a small camp with 3 Glamping Tents, 2 cabins and shower house. Outdoor spaces for...
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Lakota Youth Development
9 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Herrick, South DakotaOur 10 acre cultural campus in located in the Milks Camp Community of the Rosebud Reservation....
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A person in the tent site.
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Bare Bones Bivouac
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents32 acres · Wyoming Enjoy big spaces and the ever changing sky! Set up camp at base of a hill spotted with pines....
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Mountain Shadow Campground
26 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · South DakotaLearn more about this land:Quiet campground located a few miles from Interstate 90 between exits 44 and 46. 15 minutes from Sturgis, SD. A great location for summer travelers who are looking for a simple spot to crash for a night. We are a historic and favorite location for Christian Motorcyclist Association members to stay during Sturgis bike week. Quiet hours 10pm-6am. Address: 10716 Mountain Shadow Road, Piedmont SD, 57769; Cell service varies, Verizon works well.
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South Dakota Prairie
5 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Lennox, South DakotaWe've got about 30 acres situated along a small creek. The farm itself is from the 1880's and features a wonderful barn that's been completely restored. There's a large deck overlooking pastures and the creek, an air conditioned lower level (with bar!), and 2 bathrooms with running water and flush toilets. (no shower though). Wifi, trash, recycling, potable water and places to charge your devices. We have 2 RV sites and 4 tent sites that can be driven to. Lots of farm animals and peace and quiet.
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Dock on the pond, the pond is currently low due to drought and being very late summer but still full of wildlife including fish, turtles, ducks, geese, cranes, muskrat, and more. I expect it will be full again by spring.
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BK Produce Farm
9 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · South DakotaUncle B's farm is a small 11 acre hobby farm with a large vegetable garden, chickens, peafowl,...
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Crystal A.’s Land
3 sites · Lodging, RVs640 acres · Pukwana, South Dakota
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Renegades Ranch
6 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Corona, South DakotaThis is a beautiful older farm site, with the original home and outbuildings. On the property is...
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Solace Farm
12 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Davis, South DakotaOur town dates back to 1893 and our home to 1902. We are on the edge of our small rural town of...
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Opulent Acres
13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents63 acres · Custer, South DakotaOpulent Acres is South Dakota's premier agritourism destination. We offer an interactive farm to...
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$59
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Krista G.’s Land
60 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents27 acres · Sturgis, South DakotaWe are family owned and operated since 1994 by the Grinstead family. We pride ourselves on great...
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$48
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If you're looking to get away from the teeming masses, the Mount Rushmore state makes a great destination. Sparse South Dakota is the 16th-largest U.S. state by area but comes in 46th out of 50 in population.

Many of South Dakota's most appealing destinations are in the southwest. Make a trip to Badlands National Park if you've never seen this unique region. Here, geological formations created by millennia of erosion mark a dramatic shift from the Great Plains to the east. The hiking and wildlife-spotting opportunities in the area are particularly rich.

For a very wide variety of adventure options, take a swing into Custer State Park. This 71,000-acre park also sits in the southwestern corner of the state, near the Nebraska and Wyoming borders. Go for intense hikes in the surrounding Black Hills or saddle up and explore the horse trails. In the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular.

The Black Hills are also the spot of the famous Mount Rushmore presidential monument. This spot is mostly for sightseers and history buffs, though—there's not much in the way of camping activities. Drive 40 minutes west to hit the enormous Black Hills National Forest for that. The BHNF contains a whopping 1.2 million acres of forests and mountains!

There aren't too many large bodies of water in landlocked South Dakota. One of the major ones is the Angostura Reservoir, a bit south of Custer. Fed by the Cheyenne River, this man-made lake allows for exceptional fishing of walleye, pike, bass, and perch. You can set up camp in the Angostura Recreation Area.

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