Hipcamp host Isa K.,
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Plenty Star Ranch, a Nature Retreat in the Southern Black Hills and the private home of Jack and Isa Kirk, located right along Hwy 385, 9.5 miles South of Custer, SD or 2 miles North of Pringle, SD and the 110 miles long Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont (mile marker 34/35). We cater to adult guests, age of 16+, traveling without pets, seeking solitude and peace in Blac
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Plenty Star Ranch, a Nature Retreat in the Southern Black Hills and the private home of Jack and Isa Kirk, located right along Hwy 385, 9.5 miles South of Custer, SD or 2 miles North of Pringle, SD and the 110 miles long Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont (mile marker 34/35). We cater to adult guests, age of 16+, traveling without pets, seeking solitude and peace in Black Hills' amazing nature, spending a few nights or more at our beautiful place in the Southern Black Hills of SD. 9.5 miles South of Custer, and close to all the major attractions in the Black Hills, like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Mountain, we are a popular stopover for bikers and hikers, pitching a tent, hooking up their RV (3 full with E/W/S or 3 partial with E/W and dump station use). Sleep comfortably in our Lakota style tipi with 3 comfortable single cots with pads (bring your own sleeping bags) or in one of our 2 rustic 1-bedroom home/hand-built camping log cabins. Cabin 1 features a double and a single bed; Cabin 2 has two double beds. The cabins have electricity and always fresh linens and towels, but no bathrooms attached. Both cabins have a mini fridge and microwave in them. The restroom for all campers is attached to our garage with a toilet and sink about 30 yards from the cabins, as well as a building with 2 rooms to be used with solar camping shower bags, conveniently located next to the cabins. There is a picture of the best bags we found, if you prefer to use your own bags. I fill several of ours in the morning with cold tap water, which heats up during the day, ready for use, cooling down again after sundown.

All hydrants are connected to our well, providing great drinking water (tested regularly)

Graveled parking space is available in front of cabin 2, but also to the left of the outdoor shower building. There is also a large, approved campfire pit for all camping guests. Off the ground grills are allowed, no other fires close to the ground. Please, bring your own firewood. You will find plenty at local gas stations and grocery stores. Regular check-in time is between 4 pm and 7 pm at our home. Exception are made for the log cabin No 1 and No 2 as well as the tipi, since later arrivals for these can easily find their own way to their lodgings. We will leave the light on outside and the door unlocked at the cabins. There is also always a light shining on the restroom at the garage which you drive by on your way to the tipi. We are usually open May through September. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on our porch in the morning from 7 am to 9:30 am. You can use our fast guest WiFi here as well. It reaches throughout the campground. However, the only cell service for a few miles around the ranch is AT&T. We enjoy to keep our peaceful place clean, as well as smoke and drug free and I hope you respect and appreciate this as much as we do. Sorry, no guest pets, no exception, not even service dogs, since I am very allergic to dog hair. Tent sites are offered for 2 persons max. If there are more people in your group, book more sites and set up your tents anywhere in the offered locations. While at the ranch, explore Jack's Custom Barn Wood Frames & Furniture shop and Isa’s art work and Black Hills Flower Essences products or if you are so inclined, plan in a little time for an intuitive Tarot Reading with Isa – you might just, like so many before you over the last 3 decades, walk away amazed and inspired.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, RVs
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Isa a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

110 miles of the George Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont leads directly by our place, which is 9.5 miles South of Cust...Read more

Boating

Nearby lakes in Custer State Park

Fishing

Several lakes and streams in Custer State Park

Hiking

Endless trails through the surrounding National Forest, starting at your camp sites as well as lots of trails in Custer State a...Read more

Horseback riding

We used to offer that, but not anymore. You can still bring your horses and ride plenty of forest trails from our place or trai...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

On Forest Service roads through the National Forests surrounding our ranch.

Climbing

Plenty of climbing options all around our place and Custer State Park

Swimming

Evens Plunge and Cascade Falls in Hot Springs, SD; several lakes in Custer State Park

Wildlife watching

Deer, elk, coyotes, turkeys, owls, eagles and some of the other wild life frequently rest at or move through our place often ri...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Plenty Star Ranch - Full RV Sites in South Dakota.

Cave

There are several small caves on and around our land and very large ones with guided tours, such as Wind Cave National Park, Je...Read more

Forest

Our place, located in the Southern Black Hills is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and 2 large parks

Hot spring

Follow Hwy 385 for 24 miles South through Wind Cave National Park - the town of Hot Springs has hot water as well as a large in...Read more

Lake

I would not call it a lake, just a couple of ponds, nice to look at and enjoy the wildlife at it, but not really suitable to swim.

Mountainous

Ridges and rocks to explore are all round us just like everywhere throughout the Hills

Driveway

Black Top driveway t all the grass sites

Farm
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Hipcamper Shannon

Beautiful serene camping in the bla

Shannon M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 12th, 2021

This property is BEAUTIFUL. So relaxing after days of running all over the Black Hills. Not to far out of Custer either. Everything was an easy drive. All the campgrounds we drove by were out in direct sunlight with camper upon camper stuffed together. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to all my friends. Hosts are respectful of your privacy, but if you want to interact they are willing.

Hipcamper Jerri

Peaceful and relaxing!

Jerri S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 16th, 2021

Plenty Star Ranch was a wonderful place to stay. The Hosts went out of their way to welcome everyone and had coffee, tea, oatmeal, and fruit available every morning. Our site had no issues. I would definitely recommend this if you are in the Custer, ID area.

Hipcamper Marsha

Perfect place and location!

Marsha Y.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 24th, 2020

What a perfect site for exploring the area. Private and gracious hosts. Great water and even ground.
Highly recommend!

Hipcamper John
John J.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 5)
July 27th, 2020

Great place to sleep for the night and enjoy the activities of the black hills. Our experience was different than the other reviewers. Isa greeted is by telling us that we violated our guest agreement and would only be staying one night. I showed her that my kids were indeed on the reservation for four guests for two nights. Thankfully the wifi worked great since I had no service on verizon. She said that she already promised other campers that there wouldn't be kids on site, and we had to be quiet by 8 pm. Caution to campers that this is not a kid friendly facility. Isa explained that she would not be allowing kids to stay in the future. There are also not fire rings at each site, instead there is a single fire ring for all guests to share.
They offer free coffee and tea each morning, which was nice. We decided to skip it after hearing a camper sitting at the table say he had tested positive for covid. Not sure when he had it, but he still had a cough. One bathroom did not seem adequate for the 20 plus people staying on site either. Otherwise the site was clean and well maintained. It was easy to find at night, and it was relatively quiet exception being the road noise. Partial hookup provided steady power and clean water. We were able to dump our tank prior to leaving. Full hookups are available on site.

Hipcamper Regan

Charming hosts in tranquil setting

Regan A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 26th, 2020

Great location, wonderful hosts, spaced out sites. Will stay here again!

Hipcamper Regan
Regan A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 25th, 2020

Wonderful hosts in a tranquil location

Hipcamper Akash
Akash J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 16th, 2020

Lovely hosts and place. Hookups were great, awesome access to Black Hills/Custer/Windcave area!

Hipcamper Kacy

Beautiful place!

Kacy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 13th, 2020

Beautiful place! Well maintained.

Plenty Star Ranch - Full RV Sites
Hipcamper Tabby

Loved the area

Tabby M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 12th, 2020

The host was really helpful. She and her husband checked in on us a couple of times to make sure we didn’t need anything.

Property
Plenty Star Ranch
State
South Dakota
Country
United States
$69/night
3 Sites