Camping near Hot Springs with wildlife watching

South Dakota’s hot springs are hidden away in the southern Black Hills.

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Horse Creek Resort RV Sites

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Rapid City, SD
theHCresort.com Centrally-located on 18 acres between two of the Hills’ largest and most beautiful lakes, and less than 15 miles from Rapid City and Mount Rushmore, Horse Creek Resort is the perfect creekside oasis for your next adventure. The resort is located off Highway 385, the main thoroughfare through the Black Hills National Forest, yet is peacefully nestled in a quiet valley, completely surrounded by national forestland with a tranquil year-round creek meandering throughout the property. Rock outcroppings, hiking trails and offroad trails are within footsteps of every cabin. The serene space is an outdoor sanctuary centrally-located within 20 miles of Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Needles Eye Tunnel / Highway, and Black Elk Peak. Your adventure will also take you near Hill City, Keystone, Custer, and Historic Deadwood. Drive a little further, and end up in Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Sturgis, or Devils Tower National Monument. There are 8 open creek side RV sites (Sites 1 -8). You will receive site assignment the day proir to your stay.
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Bear Den Cabins & Camp

8 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Hermosa, SD
Bear Den is a small camp with 3 Glamping Tents, 2 cabins and shower house. Outdoor spaces for relaxing. We are located approximately 5 miles from Custer State Park, 11 miles from Keystone the Gateway to Mt. Rushmore in the beautiful southern Black Hills. Cabins have electricity, our tents do not have electricity. All sites including bring your own tent sites have access to the shower house and outdoor grilling areas. Pick a spot to pitch your own tent, one tent per space. If you have 2 tents please book 2 sites. We have 3 spots cleared. Hang your hammock in trees around the property. This option includes all access to the shower house and outdoor grilling areas!
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The Wilderness

1 site · RV, Tent80 acres · West Pennington, SD
Learn more about this land:Tired of the city? Want to get away from people? This 80 acre site is perfect for getting away from civilization and experiencing nature as it was meant to be. Hike in the beautiful Black Hills or make the short trip to Lake Pactola for boating or fishing. If relaxing isn't your speed, take a bike ride on the Michelson Trail or travel one of the many off road trails nearby.
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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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Custer's Last Chance Rv Park

32 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Custer, SD
Custer's Last Chance RV Park & Campground is about us and our dream come true. We spent 3 years putting a plan together so we could make the move to South Dakota. Finding the right piece of land wasn't easy and came with a few setbacks. We were lucky to find land in Custer with the French Creek running through the property. The creek features a couple of wide pools. The rest of the creek is fairly narrow with slow moving water. The kids will have a great time exploring the lower acreage. We plan to add new features & amenities to the park every year. Without you this dream wouldn't be possible. We hope you enjoy your stay!
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Rustic Rendezvous

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Hermosa, SD
Semi secluded on 5 acres camping has a large cement pad with a bathroom that has shower, toilet, and sink. Nearby is Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Black Hills Playhouse, Rush Mountain Adventure Park, Keystone, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, numerous off roading trails, and hiking trails, Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway. A short drive away is Deadwood, Sturgis and Spearfish Canyon. Devils Tower and Badlands are within driving distance History in the Black Hills is unlimited, along with off roading adventures.
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Custer RV Camp Spot

1 site · RV5 acres · Custer, SD
Cozy full hook up RV spot centrally located in the southern Black Hills on five acres. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the shared fire pit just steps from your RV. Located 5 miles from the town of Custer. Enjoy your days visiting nearby Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Jewell Cave. Walk, bike or run on the 109 mi Mickelson trail. We are also 2 hours from Badlands National Park. This area is rich in beauty and history so be sure to get out and explore!
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Black Elk Resort

1 site · RV5 acres · Rapid City, SD
Black Elk Resort is one of the finest cottages and RV resorts in South Dakota, nestled in a beautiful wooded setting and only a short drive to Mount Rushmore. We feature 9 cottages sleeping 2 to 5 people, 8 Full Hook-up Pull-Thru 50 ft. RV sites with 30/50 Amp, picnic tables, & park style charcoal grills available for the ultimate RV experience. Whether taking advantage of our cottages, RV sites or the Palmer Creek Taproom, our long list of amenities are available for your use and enjoyment. We are proud of our family-oriented reputation and continually strive to make the Black Elk Resort as beautiful as the nature that surrounds it.
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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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Dakota Dream B&B, Cabins, Glamping

5 sites · Lodging10 acres · Custer, SD
Dakota Dream B & B and Horse Hotel sits on 10 pine covered acres under the big Dakota sky. We have something for everyone: cabins, B&B lodge rooms, and our Stargazer glamping A-frames. Our property is host to miniature goats, deer, turkey, and the occasional horse, coyote, and cougar. We are less than a mile walk and a 2 minute drive from Downtown Custer SD but feel a world away. Shopping and dining are only minutes from your mountain home in Custer. The entrance to Custer state park is just 5 minutes away. Lakes, boating, hiking horse back riding, chuck-wagons, and the wildlife loop are at your doorstep. Biking the Mickelson trail is less than a mile (plus many other bike/hiking trails nearby) It does not get any better than this. Dakota Dream makes lodging part of the vacation. Your home in the Black Hills is waiting.
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Highland Meadows Resort

2 sites · Lodging12 acres · Hot Springs, SD
Highland Meadows Resort sits on 12.5 acres atop a private mesa in Hot Springs, South Dakota. The resort features four private cabins, two glamping tipis, and an earth home. Tipis are equipped with a king-size bed, sleeper sofa, and basic kitchenette. There's a shared wood fire pit, laundry facilities, horseshoe pit, and a private bath w/ shower for each tipi. Tipis also come with a pack and play for one extra infant/toddler. Kitchenettes come with a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and some basic place settings. It's located near The Mammoth Site, Wind Cave, Cold Brook Reservoir, and local hot springs. It's a short drive from Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore.
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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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Camping near Hot Springs with wildlife watching guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping adventures in the United States! Whether you're an avid wildlife watcher or simply love being surrounded by nature, we've got you covered near Hot Springs, South Dakota. With over 180 available options that cater to wildlife watching, you'll find the perfect campsite to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From the highly rated Custer's Last Chance Rv Park (108 reviews) to the serene Redwater Revival Campground (79 reviews) and the picturesque Crow Peak's Last Best Place (70 reviews), you can trust that our top campsites have been enjoyed by many. With amenities like potable water, toilets, and cooking equipment, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plus, you can indulge in activities like horseback riding, exploring historic sites, and biking. So pack your bags, grab your binoculars, and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience!

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