Hipcamp host Marla B.,
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You'll stay at our beautiful camp facility in authentic Lakota tipis experiencing our culture on historic tribal land, affiliated with the Rosebud tribe. Our tipis are 18 foot canvas and we have extra large and regular size, brand name cots, air mattresses, and sleeping mats available for guests, as well as army sleeping bags. Each tipi houses up to 8 people, This is a perfe

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You'll stay at our beautiful camp facility in authentic Lakota tipis experiencing our culture on historic tribal land, affiliated with the Rosebud tribe. Our tipis are 18 foot canvas and we have extra large and regular size, brand name cots, air mattresses, and sleeping mats available for guests, as well as army sleeping bags. Each tipi houses up to 8 people, This is a perfect escape from the city, so please enjoy sightings of animals as you explore the area around the camp. Our campsite is located where our non-profit activities take place, so there are staff members who live on the camp grounds and next to the grounds. Guests are can enjoy our beautiful surroundings of Ponca Creek near the campsite, our camp garden, and for an extra fee even go horseback riding on some of camp horses. Come experience Lakota culture with us!

We do not provide pillows, but we do provide a cot, buffalo robe, and a sleeping bag. 

Lodging provided
Yurt
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Have a question? Send Marla a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Lakota Games Demo with Make & Take

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Traditional Foods Class

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Traditional Arts Make & Take

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Lakota Social Dance Demonstration

Come learn how to do different Lakota social dances that are still practiced ...Read more

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Lakota Star Knowledge

This workshop will start after 11 pm and it is weather permitting. Spend an h...Read more

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Lakota Bow Demonstration

An hour of a basic introductory workshop about Lakota bows and arrows. Partic...Read more

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Guided Cultural/Historical Hike

Learn about the historical and cultural aspects of our the first Sicangu Lako...Read more

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Guided Herb Walk

Learn about the other 300 wild edibles and medicinals that we have growing on...Read more

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Fishing Equipment

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Canoeing on the Missouri River

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Canoeing on Indian Lake

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Fishing Permits need to be obtained from the tribal game, fish, and parks website at the expense of the guest.

Hiking

There is plenty of hikes around our campsite. If you want any extra guidance, please ask our staff for advice.

Horseback riding

Our camp has 5 horses that can be used for trail riding at an extra expense to the guest.

Paddling

We have canoes available for rent at our camp.

Swimming

We are close to creeks and rivers. Ask our staff where there are good spots to go for swimming!

Wildlife watching

There are plenty of birds around our camp, along with deer and wild turkeys.

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Authenic Lakota Tipi Stays in South Dakota.

Farm

We do have camp gardens along with chickens on top of the hill of our campsite. We also keep bees on the property.

Field

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Hipcamper Robin

Peace and quiet

Robin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 18th, 2022

I loved how quiet the site was . The only noise was cows mooing and coyotes howling. There was some construction noise one afternoon but it didn’t bother me. I also loved walking up the hill through the prairie to the garden and the chickens, the view from up there is fabulous! I booked a walking tour and an archery lesson. There are many medicinal plants growing on the prairie. Marla is being taught what they are and what they are used for. I’m sure this particular tour will only get better as she and her staff acquire more knowledge. I loved my archery lesson! Charlie helped reacquaint me with my bow that I hadn’t used in years. He also let me shoot a traditional native long bow that is made in the old ways, all the while telling me interesting stories and encouraging me. There is an interesting selection of books available if an afternoon of reading is what you crave. Sleeping in the tipi with a buffalo hide as a blanket was actually very comfortable!

The garden at the top of the hillThe road going up through the prairie towards the gardenThe bunkhouse - this has bunk beds with mattressesThe dining room/ gathering place
Hipcamper THIERRY
Thierry C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3)
August 1st, 2022

Nous avons déçus par les prestations peu conformes avec le site a savoir 2 tipis proches des bâtiments et du parking alors que les photos montrent des tipis en pleine nature
Cuisine très sale
Pas de prestations avec des chevaux comme précisé sur le site également et globalement
Très décevant

Hipcamper Mary

A truly unique experience

Mary K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 11th, 2021

We enjoyed learning about Lakota culture and staying in such a quiet, remote area that we would not have had access to otherwise. Stargazing from the hill above the camp was wonderful, the dogs who adopted us were very sweet, and our hostess Lauren was very informative and welcoming. We had a great time!

Hipcamper Rod
Rod S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 11th, 2021

Teepees were great. Shower/bath house were clean

Hipcamper Rose

💛 that authentic lakota tipi trip!

Rose W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 30th, 2021

It was a wonderful authentic experience. We slept on buffalo hides with the tipi top opened to the night sky. Very hot weather so using their dining hall and commercial kitchen for eating, cooking and cooling off was super. Friendly dogs & cats to keep you company. Marla & her staff & family gave us grreat tips on where to eat & swim to keep cool. Missouri River only 45 minutes away. Beautiful remote location.

Our home for a few days.Night setting at LYD!Looking up the night sky.Camp guide.
Hipcamper Tara
Tara M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2020

We loved our stay here. Wonderful and welcoming host and very clean facilities. Great view of the stars at night and we all enjoyed the experience of sleeping in a tipi.

Hipcamper Hara Jaclyn
Hara Jaclyn A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 4th, 2020

This place is absolutely amazing! Totally blew our expectations away. The hosts were wonderful and gave us privacy. The cots and sleeping bag given was so wonderfully comfortable. The kitchen and bathhouse is fabulous totally blew our expectations away! The kitchen was a fully equipped industrial style kitchen. Bathhouse was sparkling clean and comfortable, way better than what we have seen here on most hipcamp listings and camping sites. The two dogs roaming free on the property were great. The location was tricky to find make sure you follow the directions on here not on your GPS.

Awards

Best of 2022 South Dakota
Finalist
Best in 2021 South Dakota
3rd place
Property
Lakota Youth Development
State
South Dakota
Country
United States
$150/night
3 Sites

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