Ranch camping in South Dakota

Black Hills, Badlands, and presidential icons await intrepid campers.

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95% (266 reviews)

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Plenty Star Retreat

26 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Custer, SD
Bring your hiking shoes, bicycles or motor bikes, your RVs, tents and hammocks or stay in one of our camping log cabins. From mid May through August we are hosting a limited number of summer camping guests at our private home and property Plenty Star Retreat is a peaceful 10 acre place, surrounded by National Forest, just a few miles South of Custer, in the Southern Black Hills, of South Dakota. From its location along Hwy 385, both, Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park, as well as all the other Black Hills attractions, such as Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument as well as numerous hiking trails and lakes are within short driving distance. The retreat is also conveniently located directly at the Mickelson Trail at mile marker 34/35, about 10 miles South of Custer, SD. Smaller towns like Custer, 10 miles North or Hot Springs, 24 miles South, offer a variety of interesting shops and some really good restaurants. We keep our property smoke free.
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Crystal A.’s Land

4 sites · Lodging, RVs640 acres · Pukwana, SD
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Tranquil Park/Creek/Views/Nature

12 sites · Lodging, RVs30 acres · Rapid City, SD
Our new campground is opened year round and offers 110 NEW large full hook-up sites and 9 Cabins. We also offer Long Term options to qualified applicants. Conveniently located a few minutes from both Rapid City and I-90 you will feel like you are out in the country surrounded by all the beautiful views, nature, & wildlife. Interstate 90, Black Hills Harley Davidson, RV Supply stores, a horse boarding facility, and quick and convenient access to all of the treasures the Black Hills have to offer is conveniently near. So whether you are kicking your feet up for the weekend or base camping out of Black Hawk Creek RV Park & Cabins to explore the beautiful Black Hills, you will find our tranquil, quite, and beautiful setting relaxing, convenient, and enjoyable. Additionally, If you are a full time RVer and in the market for professional RV Skirting we also host the #1 RV Skirting company in the nation, Custom Skirting. Unhitch and check out their No Snap, No Gap channel system and Therma-Slide slideout wraps over in the big barn near the entrance.
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redblue RV SITE

2 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Custer, SD
2 for 1! Large RV site - room for two. Perfect for traveling families or other travel buddies. Gravel pad with sweeping mountain views. Book for a private stay or bring a buddy. Full hookups (2). Large communal fire pit. Outhouse. The property is bordered by the Black Hills National Forest and the Michelson Trail. Just minutes away from Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park. Bring your rv / camper / horse trailer / tent and experience western South Dakota. Full water, sewer, & amp hookups - 20, 30, 50 amps. Porta potty available- outhouse chic! No showers. Steps away from the Black Hills National Forest. Minutes from Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and Custer State Park. Located in Custer, South Dakota, United States. 9 miles to Wind Cave National Park 28 miles to Mount Rushmore National Memorial 23 miles to Custer State Park 23 miles to Jewel Cave National Monument Local maps available. Additional dump sites available in nearby Custer and Hot Springs. No lodging. Bring your own! The redblue CABIN and RIDGE units are nearby -Making this a great family reunion option! Contact us for more information.
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Grass limited trees

12 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Herreid, SD
Learn more about this land:We are definitely out of the way 98 miles to the closest Walmart birds deer sunsets and sunrises best in the country great fishing 15 miles west lake Oahe sitting Bull’s grave site 33 miles west
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B gravel pit.

1 site · RV, Tent1500 acres · Wall, SD
This ranch is the home of children's book author Cowgirl Annie. This site is in an abandoned gravel pit so you will be parking on sandy gravel base. There are cottonwood stands close by that you can hike through to the river. A wide variety of wildlife live in this area, so no telling what you my see or hear. You will have a big area to yourselves. I have tried to plan areas so you won't be disturbed by other campers. Wall Drug and the Badlands National P 02ark are about a 20 minute drive.
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Home Ranch LLC

1 site · RV1500 acres · Wasta, SD
This working ranch is the home of Children's book author Cowgirl Annie. It covers over 1500 acres where depending on the time of the year you can see cattle, horses, a variety of wildlife (deer, raccoons, beaver, eagles, owls, meadowlarks, ducks, geese, coyotes, snakes, and bugs.) You can fish, hike to the river, hills, or through cottonwood trees. The Badlands National Park and Wall Drug are about a 15 minute drive. Camping spots are within 3 miles of Interstate 90 and easily accessed. The black hills are aboout 1.5 hours drive. You can sit back and relax away from the crowds here on the ranch. Visitors in April and May can see the newborn calves before they are moved to summer pasture. Enjoy stargazing, listening to the frogs and coyotes. the sunsets, and sunrises are often spectacular. The smell of fresh cut hay will make you want to stay forever. Cowgirl Annie may even have time to visit with you about ranch life. There is a fire ban on the ranch. No pets are allowed. All campers must be self-contained units as I have no hook-ups or dump stations.
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Lawrence Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Porcupine, SD
Lawrence Ranch is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Much of our ranch is grazing land and crop land that are leased out as our family is no longer actively ranching. Our camp sites are up near the ranch house, but you're welcome to hike the ranch property. Lots of animals are about - deer, coyotes, skunks, prairie dogs, birds, and the occasional mountain lion. While we're not quite as dark as a dark sky park, it's very dark here, and the sky watching is superb. We're on the edge of the badlands, and the land is hilly, with a creek, hills, and buttes. A water spigot is available for campers to get water near the old corral. We are just 15 minutes' drive from the Wounded Knee Memorial, 20 minutes from the Lakota Art Space & Oglala Lakota College Heritage Center, and 35 minutes from the Heritage Center at Maȟpíya Lúta (formerly Red Cloud Indian School). We're also about 20 minutes from the Badlands National Park. About 90 minutes driving brings you to Rapid City, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, and all the sight seeing in the Black Hills.
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Working Homestead Farm & Dairy

1 site · RV, Tent27 acres · Hot Springs, SD
Serendipity Farmstead is a fully operational homestead farm/ranch, cultivating more variety than you could ever imagine. Our high tunnel extends the outdoor growing season from April to October, while the tropical greenhouse boasts oranges, bananas, guava, and much more. We employ organic and regenerative farming methods across all areas of the farm, where animals grow the plants and vice versa, creating a perfectly balanced operation. A stay at Serendipity Farmstead offers an immersive experience into the workings of a homestead farm. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the symbiotic systems between yaks, cows, and chickens, how pigs enrich the soil, our milking process, and how we utilize beneficial insects to manage pests without chemicals. Animal enthusiasts will delight in interacting with our yaks, cows, llamas, and donkey.
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Miner Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents960 acres · Gregory, SD
Originally homesteaded in 1904, Miner Ranch is now home to a large number of animals. Situated in the middle of beautiful vast prairie, Miner Ranch offers many different arts and crafts activities, horse back riding, video game projectors, and opportunities to feed different animals. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery that Miner Ranch has to offer! Full RV hook ups and a dump site near by, plus many areas for tent camping. Optional personal chef available.
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Steinke Ranch Buffalo

7 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Colome, SD
Learn more about this land: Welcome Steinke Ranch! We offer rolling hills covered with beautiful trees. We have 8 different sites available alongside 3 fishing lakes within 10 miles. Find a shooting range near by and a plenty of deer, turkey, buffalo, and pheasant, only 2 1/2 miles off of highway! Come here and enjoy ultimate peace and quiet!.........have a Camp Fire...Play Horseshoes....Cowboy putting green.....Skeet shooting....Buffalo meat ...Buffalo snacks....Wisconsin Cheese......100% Pure Maple Syrup from Vermont.....Buffalo toys......Decals.....
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Woodland Ranch

25 sites · Tents2000 acres · Allen, SD
Warnings: 🛻1) All roads are difficult, you should have 4x4 if you want to visit us. 🌚2) We do not have signage, lighting, toilets or showers. You must be comfortable using the maps provided and it is highly suggested you show up before sunset. 🐺3) Unfortunately, there are neighbor dogs who can enter the property, and while they are not dangerous, they may initiate conflict with your dog if you have a dog. Enjoy a retreat in one of the most remote regions of the United States. This one thousand-acre ranch is part of a 7th generation legacy. The ranch is surrounded on three sides by a complex network of creeks and canyons full of wildlife. Learn more about this land: Woodland Ranch is surrounded by creek stream canyons on 3 sides. This canyon system fills a pond at one of our primary campsites. Our family has managed this ranch since 1970. We are tribal members happy to share the natural beauty and discuss the history and current developments of our area. There are turkey, deer, elk, and bison for those interested in hunting. We have a resident hunting guide available to show you around. We also have an abundance of wild sage, plums, and other herbs.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for all your camping needs in the United States! If you're looking for a ranch experience in South Dakota, we've got you covered. With over 70 options available, you'll find the perfect ranch campsite to suit your preferences. Prices start as low as $10 per night, so you can enjoy an affordable getaway. Need some recommendations? Check out Crystal A.'s Land (21 reviews), redblue RV SITE (9 reviews), and Steinke Ranch Buffalo (7 reviews) for top-rated campsites. Plus, our popular amenities include trash disposal, potable water, and cooking equipment. And if you're up for some adventure, don't miss out on whitewater paddling, boating, and paddling activities. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready for an unforgettable ranch camping experience in South Dakota!

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