Hipcamp host Isa K.,
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Plenty Star Ranch, a Nature Retreat in the Southern Black Hills and the private home of Jack and Isa Kirk, located right along Hwy 385, 9.5 miles South of Custer, SD or 2 miles North of Pringle, SD and the 110 miles long Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont (mile marker 34/35). We cater to adult guests, age of 16+, traveling without pets, seeking solitude and peace in Blac
Plenty Star Ranch, a Nature Retreat in the Southern Black Hills and the private home of Jack and Isa Kirk, located right along Hwy 385, 9.5 miles South of Custer, SD or 2 miles North of Pringle, SD and the 110 miles long Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont (mile marker 34/35). We cater to adult guests, age of 16+, traveling without pets, seeking solitude and peace in Black Hills' amazing nature, spending a few nights or more at our beautiful place in the Southern Black Hills of SD. 9.5 miles South of Custer, and close to all the major attractions in the Black Hills, like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Mountain, we are a popular stopover for bikers and hikers, pitching a tent, hooking up their RV (3 full with E/W/S or 3 partial with E/W and dump station use). Sleep comfortably in our Lakota style tipi with 3 comfortable single cots with pads (bring your own sleeping bags) or in one of our 2 rustic 1-bedroom home/hand-built camping log cabins. Cabin 1 features a double and a single bed; Cabin 2 has two double beds. The cabins have electricity and always fresh linens and towels, but no bathrooms attached. Both cabins have a mini fridge and microwave in them. The restroom for all campers is attached to our garage with a toilet and sink about 30 yards from the cabins, as well as a building with 2 rooms to be used with solar camping shower bags, conveniently located next to the cabins. There is a picture of the best bags we found, if you prefer to use your own bags. I fill several of ours in the morning with cold tap water, which heats up during the day, ready for use, cooling down again after sundown.

All hydrants are connected to our well, providing great drinking water (tested regularly)

Graveled parking space is available in front of cabin 2, but also to the left of the outdoor shower building. There is also a large, approved campfire pit for all camping guests. Off the ground grills are allowed, no other fires close to the ground. Please, bring your own firewood. You will find plenty at local gas stations and grocery stores. Regular check-in time is between 4 pm and 7 pm at our home. Exception are made for the log cabin No 1 and No 2 as well as the tipi, since later arrivals for these can easily find their own way to their lodgings. We will leave the light on outside and the door unlocked at the cabins. There is also always a light shining on the restroom at the garage which you drive by on your way to the tipi. We are usually open May through September. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on our porch in the morning from 7 am to 9:30 am. You can use our fast guest WiFi here as well. It reaches throughout the campground. However, the only cell service for a few miles around the ranch is AT&T. We enjoy to keep our peaceful place clean, as well as smoke and drug free and I hope you respect and appreciate this as much as we do. Sorry, no guest pets, no exception, not even service dogs, since I am very allergic to dog hair. Tent sites are offered for 2 persons max. If there are more people in your group, book more sites and set up your tents anywhere in the offered locations. While at the ranch, explore Jack's Custom Barn Wood Frames & Furniture shop and Isa’s art work and Black Hills Flower Essences products or if you are so inclined, plan in a little time for an intuitive Tarot Reading with Isa – you might just, like so many before you over the last 3 decades, walk away amazed and inspired.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, RVs
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 45.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Isa a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Sleeping Bag, Pillow & Blanket

For guests staying in our Lakota tipi, who do not want to or can bring their ...Read more

Add to trip


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


110 miles of the George Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont leads directly by our place, which is 9.5 miles South of Cust...Read more


Nearby lakes in Custer State Park


Several lakes and streams in Custer State Park


Endless trails through the surrounding National Forest, starting at your camp sites as well as lots of trails in Custer State a...Read more

Horseback riding

We used to offer that, but not anymore. You can still bring your horses and ride plenty of forest trails from our place or trai...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

On Forest Service roads through the National Forests surrounding our ranch.


Plenty of climbing options all around our place and Custer State Park


Evens Plunge and Cascade Falls in Hot Springs, SD; several lakes in Custer State Park

Wildlife watching

Deer, elk, coyotes, turkeys, owls, eagles and some of the other wild life frequently rest at or move through our place often ri...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Plenty Star Ranch- Partial RV Sites in South Dakota.


There are several small caves on and around our land and very large ones with guided tours, such as Wind Cave National Park, Je...Read more


Our place, located in the Southern Black Hills is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and 2 large parks

Hot spring

Follow Hwy 385 for 24 miles South through Wind Cave National Park - the town of Hot Springs has hot water as well as a large in...Read more


I would not call it a lake, just a couple of ponds, nice to look at and enjoy the wildlife at it, but not really suitable to swim.


Ridges and rocks to explore are all round us just like everywhere throughout the Hills


Black Top driveway t all the grass sites


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Hipcamper Jason

Magical ranch in the black hills

Jason C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 4th, 2021

My wife and I had a fantastic time at Plenty Star Ranch this past week. The entire property is pure magic and it is situated nearby all the great activities in the Black Hills. Isa was super accommodating when we decided to stay two extra nights because we are having so much fun in the area. Highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Blair
Blair P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 22nd, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay— being right next to the highway and Mickelson Trail was very convenient. The solar shower and RV facilities were excellent! Isa is a very nice host. Thank you.

Hipcamper Nikki

Nice location/too $ for tight space

Nikki N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
July 20th, 2021

My husband and daughter stayed here recently and what they really loved was the location! They said it was close to everything that they wanted to see. It was nice to be able to spend the day hiking and exploring without having too far to go to get back to the camp site.

There were a few things that they disliked as well. They felt like the campsites were too close together. Having others so close made it harder to enjoy time outside of the camper. There was also a lot of tall grass around that had little pricker things that would poke your feet and stick to clothes (obviously this is hard to avoid, but just be prepared with good shoes). Be sure to bring bug spray as the mosquitos during their time there were pretty thick (they camped in July) They said the hardest part was only having one toilet. They said that the door did not lock, so they both experienced the door being opened on them when they were using the facilities.

We are not typically nit picky of camping spaces, they were happy to have a safe place to set up camp that had electric/running water/ and a toilet. Had this place been a bit cheaper it would have been worth it, but we felt that for the price there were just some things that could have been better and were worth mentioning.

Thank you!

Hipcamper t
T W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 9th, 2021

We Highly recommend Plenty Star Ranch. My husband and I spent a fabulous, peaceful and relaxing week here. The beautiful location and views were equally enjoyable as the host Isa and her husband, very kind, generous and accommodating! Extremely well maintained and planned campsite. Absolutely love the calmness and peace it provides, We will definitely return. Thank you both so very much. Tracie and Lanyard

Hipcamper Kelli

Peaceful and great location

Kelli T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 1st, 2021

We stayed at one of three full hook up sites in our travel trailer. The setting was great, a very peaceful property with great trees, ponds and views of rocky hillside. Our hosts were gracious and added to enjoyment of this property. The toilet and solar shower were very clean. The location was perfect super close to the quaint town of Custer and the unbelievable beautiful Custer State Park. Would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Pam

Worth it.

Pam R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 24th, 2021

Loved this place. The hosts -Jack snd Isa- were lovely. The space was calm the beautiful. Would come back for sure. 😀

Hipcamper Dolores
Dolores D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 26th, 2020

Plenty Star Ranch is super clean and safe. The hosts were very nice

Hipcamper Chance H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 26th, 2021
Hipcamper Sven T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 11th, 2021
Plenty Star Ranch
South Dakota
United States
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