Description

Sylvan Lake Campground is a great place to cool off in the summer. Located just off the highway, the pines of Black Hills Forest isolate this mid-sized group of sites from the road noise. RV campers will get a chance to know their neighbors, as the sites are nestled in nice and cozy with each other, whereas tent campers will be a little more removed and remote. Either way, Continue reading...
Sylvan Lake Campground is a great place to cool off in the summer. Located just off the highway, the pines of Black Hills Forest isolate this mid-sized group of sites from the road noise. RV campers will get a chance to know their neighbors, as the sites are nestled in nice and cozy with each other, whereas tent campers will be a little more removed and remote. Either way, you’re near Sylvan Lake, so cooling off is easy. Even on land, though, the shade of the evergreens and the naturally cool mountain nights keep the heat beat!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
39
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Sylvan Lake Campground

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Hipcamper Jennifer

A cool stop while going through South Dakota. Near a fun smaller town called Hill City and Mount Rushmore. We were in campsite 26 which was secluded and very nice and dog friendly. From the campground there are hiking trails that can take you to the lake which are relatively easy but convenient to stay off the road! The lake was pretty crowded but we were close to the 4th of July when we stayed there. There's a fun hike around the lake and through the rocks in my photo. There are non-motorized boat rentals for recreation.

Hipcamper Marie

Several sites situated on a hillside- beautiful site, level tent pads, but must haul gear up. It's worth the privacy.

Hipcamper Fern

There are narrow tunnels along the Needles Highway (the most scenic and popular route to Sylvan Lake). We had to take the southern route into the campground, but this campground was so worth going out of our way for!

Park
Custer State Park
State
South Dakota
Phone Number
605-255-4515
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
43.844° N, 103.6° W
$25/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 25 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$21/night
Tent / Van: 14 Sites
(Up to people per site)