Hipcamp host Daniel H.,
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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Daniel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Wilderness in South Dakota.


11 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason G.
recommends this listing.
January 7th, 2021

Perfect trip! Winter camping is always cold, but this location was spectacular! A private little spot away from the chaos of the world around us. Daniel was fantastic about responding to questions and concerns immediately. An amazing trip and host... We will be booking again this summer!

Drone picture looking south.
Hipcamper Andy

Very backwoods, as advertised!

Andy D.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

Beatiful, crazy views, bring binoculars for sure. Very quiet, remote, out of the way, great basecamp for day trips! Will definitely return. I was very impressed by how clean the land was - I found a single Clif bar wrapper and a twist-tie, nothing else to suggest others' use of the land.

The tract is big enough that you can definitely move camp and get a variety of experiences if that's your thing - I settled on the little saddle about halfway in, on the longer/main access road, but also spent one night up higher before it got windy.

Things that are good to know: There's not much activity up and down this road. Nearest pavement is pretty far away. Closest Verizon coverage is at hwy 385, near the Sugar Shack. I was fine with this - I had been seeking to get unplugged anyway, so no big deal. There's no water at all onsite, and I saw no signs of people burying human waste (I carried mine all out, sorry if TMI but I would encourage others to do the same).

No lights were visible at night although there are a few summer homes along the river, way down the hill towards the east and south. Just pure darkness and quiet.

Dan was always very quick and helpful with responses.

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Hipcamper Kevin

Beautiful and peaceful

Kevin K.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2021

Beautiful location and a great host! Would happily stay here again.

Hipcamper John

Amazing getaway from it all

John V.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2021

The title says it all just you and the wild, just the way I like it.

Hipcamper John

Lovely property away from it all

John V.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

Had a great time, and the title says it all, it’s just you and nature. The way it’s supposed to be!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan W.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2021

Beautiful and peaceful, nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Hipcamper Jenny

Gorgeous, peaceful and private

Jenny M.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2021

Daniel’s land was the perfect camping spot in the Black Hills! As experienced backpackers, this felt like backpacking (ie utter solitude) but you have all the conveniences of having your car right there. The views from the property are GORGEOUS, and it takes about 10 miles of driving on winding dirt roads to get to the site with scenery everywhere. We found drinking water from a pump at the George S. Mickelson trailhead about a mile from camp, which was super convenient for refilling all our water bottles and camelbacks every day on the way out to our adventures. The Wilderness is the perfect base camp spot and we are already talking of making this an annual camping spot for our little family ☺️

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Hipcamper Collin

Loved it

Collin K.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2021

great! out in the wilderness on an easy to find road. no service, but lots of fun!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna H.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2021

A little hard to find but mega worth it once we did. Very private, wonderful view, and amazing for stargazing! Lots of spots to set up hammocks as well.

The Wilderness
Daniel H.’s Land
South Dakota
United States
1 Site