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
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
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
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: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • 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.


29 Reviews

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Hipcamper Maria
Maria F.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2022

This was amazing. Had a good time camping out here. Loved the drive!

Hipcamper Lynn
Lynn C.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2022

Worked great for our 16ft camper and our pup loved it

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa G.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2021

Great location in the mountains! Beautiful spot. I love that we had the whole place to ourselves.

Hipcamper William

Peace and quiet

William Z.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

I will give this camping site five stars. There are a few minor things that might make it better but I think it’s so cool someone owns 80 acres and allows only one camper to stay there. Thank you Daniel! Despite a very busy tourist time of the year, this site was very quiet and remote.

My rig was a 20 ft bumper pull camper and my truck 20 ft. There was plenty of room for me to drive in, turn around and maneuver. Finding a level site can be a little bit challenging but there are several good spots. You will drive on 5 to 7 miles of gravel road to get there. Just take your time as most the curves are slow speed curves anyway. It really is in the center of the Black Hills and close to about everything. If you are used to dispersed camping and like your privacy this site is for you.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael M.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

If you want to get away from everything and everyone then this is the place for you! Great place in the middle of the Black Hills. Nice views and lots of space to roam or just relax.

Hipcamper Brenda
Brenda I.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

I have been hesitant to review this place for fear of sounding overenthusiastic but it was just magical. A bit daunting at first as I was a single woman traveling alone with a seven year old but it was a perfect spot for us. The views were breathtaking, the road in was a bit rough (I'd take it slow if you have a low slung vehicle) but totally worth it. We booked this sight last minute and I was a bit underprepared and could have used more water and some bear spray for some peace of mind. I will definitely be returning to this camp though! I could spend a week (or more) on this mountain top with the birds and the raspberries.

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Hipcamper Glen
Glen B.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2021

Daniel has a great place aboit an hour outside of Chicago. We spent one night there and arrived late. Daniel met me in the driveway and guided us to our spot. Daniel has a lot of trees with low hanging branches lining the driveway. If you have a taller RV like mine itnis helpful to have a son like mine ride on top and bend them out of the way.

Thanks again Daniel for your hospitality.

Hipcamper Danny
Danny L.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2021

Great spot to get away from it all. Easy access to OHV trails. Super dark skies, lake nearby. Would stay again!!

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Hipcamper Blake

Great views

Blake H.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2021

Loved it! Great place to unplug from the world. Daniel was quick to answer any of my questions. Highly recommend.


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