Calling all tent campers! Sometimes you just want to be around other like-minded campers who don’t mind sleeping on the ground without their generators in tow, right? Well then head over to the tent only Grizzly Bear Campground and pitch it like you mean it. Bring along the fishing pole and try catching some brook trout from Grizzly Creek. Bring the camera and binocs to try and see some falcons, eagles, or bighorn sheep around the surrounding wilderness trails. This is a perfect spot for some serious nature therapy, and some peace and quiet.
Campsite area
Tent pitches
16 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Grizzly Creek Primitive Campground.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah K.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

We tent camped here for one night passing through the area. There is a number of reservable sites and ones that are first come first serve. It is a beautiful little campground a short distance from Keystone. We loved this campground! HOWEVER, it is right on a windy scenic route that attracts a lot of motorcycle traffic. It is very close to Mt Rushmore which is a positive if you plan on visiting the monument (although there are many beautiful sights from the road). Being close to the monument, the helicopter traffic was nonstop during the day from what I assume were aerial tours. SO, if you intend on hanging out at the campsite all day, do not expect peace and quiet. The noise does die down early evening. Good basecamp for day trips!

Hipcamper Ronee
Ronee S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 24th, 2018

Great location and right around the corner from Mt. Rushmore! I enjoyed the tents only aspect of the area, it made it seem the sites where secluded. We reserved two nights at #17 and then we reserved a walk-in site #20 for the next two. The bathrooms were kept clean (vault) and the hosts were very nice and answered any questions we had about the area. There is a creek and some trails that were right off the campground. Try to stay in #19, seems to be the most secluded. My only negative was from the 2 families staying three sites down, they let their kids run around camp unattended until about 10:30pm and bright and early the next morning. They also trashed the bathroom unfortunately. I wish everyone had/was taught some camping etiquette.

Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 14th, 2016

We showed up on a Thursday night, it was rainy and during a storm so the whole campsite was empty! It was beautiful and near a creek. Great bathrooms, and a super friendly host that had tons of wood.

Hipcamper Ronee S.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018
Hipcamper Koven S.
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April 28th, 2018
Black Hills National Forest
South Dakota
United States
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43.877° N, 103.44° W
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Tent Only: 16 Units
(Up to 8 people per pitch)