Nestled cozily between dark forest and expansive prairie, Elk Mountain Campground is an outdoor lovers' respite in the southern black hills. Wind Cave National Park is an underloved, but incredibly beautiful national treasure. You won’t have to fight for your campsite, and you won’t have to stand in line. Wildlife is abundant, the cave is majestic, and there are trails for every hiker—whether you rarely make it off the couch, or you’ve been bagging peaks for years. Get away from the hubbub, and give Wind Cave National Park some love.
Campsite area
Tent or motorhome pitches
77 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
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Elk Mountain Campground.

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Hipcamper Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike (.
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November 8th, 2018

Nice, spacious campground. It is necessary to go on a ranger-guided tour to gain access to Wind Cave. Reservations are only accepted for two specialty tours so arrive early (first-come, first-served) to purchase tickets. Don't miss out on the more beautiful (IMHO) cave - Jewel Cave - nearby.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth K.
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September 20th, 2017

Very populated

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September 27th, 2018
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June 3rd, 2019
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June 11th, 2018
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June 1st, 2018
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August 31st, 2017
Wind Cave National Park
South Dakota
United States
Phone Number
(605) 745-4600
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Official Website
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43.566° N, 103.494° W
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 2 Units
(Up to people per pitch)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 25 Units
(Up to 8 people per pitch)
Tent / Van: 50 Units
(Up to people per pitch)