You don’t have to be a hardened outdoor expert to rock a weekend at Fort Pierre Campground, a dispersed camping area that is the entirety of the Fort Pierre National Grassland. The area is crossed by numerous designated roads, and you can park your RV up to 30 feet from any one of them. Open year-round, the Grassland welcomes hunters, horseback riders, anglers, skiers, snowshoers, and general nature-lovers. A beautiful landscape interspersed with ponds and prairie dogs awaits you here at Pierre!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Max size unknown
No hookups
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
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June 28th, 2016

This is the type of camping that fills you with longing: for a memory that never forgets, for a body that never tires or dies, for time to stand still. I pitched my little Zpak tent on the prairie, without another soul in sight, save the birds that dove in and out of the grass like dolphins on the ocean. Even in the spring, you'll have a little trouble maneuvering your car onto the tall grass, so take it slow in anything less than a 4-wheel drive. Make sure you download a PDF of the roads within the grasslands; I was a little puzzled at the lack of signs or information, but ultimately I just drove in and set up. What a place! No bathrooms, water, or even evidence of other humankind. Just the wide sky, the wolves, the birds, and me.

There's no campground per se here, just a prairie for as far as you can see.  We set up our tent near Four Coyotes Dam -- you'll definitely need to download a road map for inside the grasslands, 'cuz there's no informational kiosk.  Sign in the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Though it's "first come, first serve" dispersed camping, chances are you won't see another human.Buffalo enclosure near the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Don't freak out when, after the sun goes completely down and it's lights-out, you hear distinct munching sounds right outside your tent.  Everyone's friendly hereabouts.
Fort Pierre National Grassland
South Dakota
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44.159° N, 100.294° W
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Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)