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 (children over the age of 12, no pets), seeking solitude and


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 (children over the age of 12, no 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 and one single bed. The cabins have electricity and always fresh linens and towels.

The restroom for all campers is attached to our garage with a toilet and cold water sink about 50 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 or next to the cabins and tipi and along the low fences behind the willow trees for tent campers

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.

We also feature a small but rustic primitive bedroom cabin / campsite with its own campfire pit, camping loo hut and solar shower tent on a very secluded, breathtakingly beautiful piece of private land without any other campers or noise, surrounded only by 100% National Forest, 1.5 miles along a maintained gravel Forest Service Road from the main ranch  - "Wilderness Glamping" at its finest!

Check-in time is between 4 pm and 9 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. No check-in after dark for tent or RV campers.

We are open May through September, weather permitting April and October. 

Sit around our approved camp fire site in the evenings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on our porch in the morning. Grab some fruit or oatmeal to tidy you over for the start of your day.

You can use our 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 ma very allergic to dog hair.

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 me – you might just, like so many before you over the last 3 decades, walk away amazed and inspired.

Campsite area
Bring your own
6 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
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: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


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 - Tent Camping 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


We are nestled in and surrounded by mountainous terrain, all of which is National Forest

River, stream, or creek

Beever Creek runs through our property and we have a nice pond where Canada Geese raise their young every year


Not much left except for 3 horses, a big veggie garden and making hay in late summer.


Not much left except for 3 horses, a big veggie garden and making hay in late summer.

The vibe at Plenty Star Ranch - Tent Camping

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Kelley
Kelley M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 5th, 2018

I would give this place 3 out of five stars. The positives of the site is that there is running water for each site. There's a bathroom with a flushing toilet and a sink with running water and hand soap, cold water only. There is a bathhouse that has pallet flooring with ground underneath. Hooks are arranged to hang Coleman showerbags that the hostess states she will have filled with warm water and waiting on the porch. In the morning there is coffee and hot water available. The site is also furnished with a community fire pit and wood is provided. On the land there are trails to walk and bluffs to be explored. It is a well maintained property.
Now for the negatives. The camp sites are located directly in their front yard and only a few yards from the hosts home. The cost in not per tent, but per person. It cost my family $40 a night to camp, which we were not aware of when we made our reservation. We reserved it for $20. The hostess is psychic medium, which should be listed as I would not have reserved the site if I had know. They seemed to be shocked that it was a family with children, and I would also add, that it is not family friendly. One would expect children to be children at a campsite, here they are constantly stared at and told not to do things like turn the water on. If often feels like big brother is watching and one cannot simply enjoy their time.
There is wifi, but one cannot use it unless you are on their front porch.
They are entrepreneurs which is commendable aside from the aspect that every day they are nonchalantly trying to get you to purchase something from them.
As for the showers bags. On the days there were other campers there were not enough showerbags for everyone to use. Another day, she had not filled the bags and when we asked if she could, we were told that she did not have time.
On our second to last night there was a storm coming in. The host came to tell us to pick our stuff up because hail was coming in and she wasn't, "going to run around and pick our stuff up." I asked how severe it was expected to be and where my family should go in case of an emergency. She told me. It's up to me, and then said we can park under the shed barn.
If you were a single camper or a couple looking for a place for a night this spot would be just fine, but if are looking for more than a night or are a family, I would look elsewhere.

Hipcamper Leah, Tony, and Matt!
Leah, Tony, And Matt! F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2018

This spot is an incredible, well manicured camping location surrounded by the Black Hills National forest and is very close to Mount Rushmore! The campsite area is well maintained with multiple options on where to setup your tent. We chose to set ours up under some beautiful trees for some more privacy. The location also has RV hookups, a bathroom, shower area, and coffee/tea available in the morning. The host drove us up to some additional property of theirs where we got to visit with some beautiful horses. My only note for campers is they have you sign additional release forms upon arrival - something I would recommend that they update in their listing! Overall it was a good experience.

A peaceful spot to setup your tent.A view of the beautiful property.Resident animals in surrounding fields.A view of the peaceful property.
Hipcamper Lauren

Doesn't welcome tattoos/piercings

Lauren M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 26th, 2020

Unfortunately, this is my very first bad review I've ever had to write. I do NOT suggest staying here if you have any tattoos or facial piercings. The host is extremely judgemental and will tell you that she smells something very fishy about you. Mind you, we only slept in our cars because it was too cold to sleep outside. We never interacted with them & kept our things tidy and our voices quiet. It was quite lovely & peaceful! On my last day we were packing up the car to go (on time) and she drove up to us telling us check out time was at 10. We said, "Alrighty! Will do. Thanks for everything!" She then quickly snapped, "NOW! I MEAN IT! I'LL BE WAITING HERE UNTIL YOU GET OFF THE PROPERTY! " I was so confused why she decided to be so rude, so I text her saying, "I apologise, but when you said check out time now!, we were on our way out. It's still 3 minutes to ten. I didn't appreciate the rudeness. We paid our money to sleep in a car on your property. Thanks for your services. Have a great life." Her response was this, "I had enough campers over the years to know when something smells very fishy and your pushiness with every single rule here was just that. Safe travels." Idk, maybe she was getting confused with the loud campers who were on the property the night before, but I felt personally attacked and no longer safe. Maybe it was because I have a septum piercing and my friend has full beautiful sleeves of ink. I mean, I guess she's allowed to feel that way, but it's a shame she couldn't see the good in us. We were just trying to enjoy her beautiful property! Hopefully she reads this and understands that not all people with tattoos and piercings are evil. *** On a better side note, her husband is super adorable and friendly! I really didn't want to write a bad review, Isa. I'm sorry you felt uncomfortable with us being there. That wasn't my intention.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 11th, 2018

Had a great time. Jack and Isa greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour. Jack also started the fire pit and we were able to enjoy that. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quaint and quiet place to stay.

Hipcamper Abby
Abby H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018

I enjoyed camping on this beautiful property! There were lots of animals around and the hosts were great!

Hipcamper Isa
Response from Isa, the Host, on May 20th, 2018

so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again next time and thank you for your review - they always help.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Kole
Kole C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

It’s a beautiful piece of property and they were so nice and hospitable to us. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 18th, 2018

Great location with easy, quick access to many great attractions. Excellent hospitality!

Hipcamper Isa
Response from Isa, the Host, on June 18th, 2018

We sure loved having you both here and hope to see you again in the near future.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 19th, 2018

Isa and Jack were incredible hosts from the moment we arrived! They were standing on the front porch waving and greeting us with warm smiles. Jack even helped us with a campfire so we could make s’mores with our 5 year old. So sweet! And Isa offered us a nice, hot cup of coffee when we awoke the next morning! The property is absolutely beautiful with amazing old trees and plenty of room to put up our tent. It feels very private and safe. The washroom facilities were clean and well maintained. Be sure to take time to chat with Isa, she is a world of knowledge about the Black Hills and all its secret healing powers. She even put together a special blend of flower essences infused with the Black Hills healing waters for me and my mother-in-law. Such gracious hosts! Thank you both so much for being part of our first (but definitely not last!) visit to South Dakota!

Hipcamper Fuller
Fuller C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2018

Isa and Jack felt like family to me right away--such nice folks, so helpful and relaxed. My camp site was on beautiful, soft green grass in between two huge willow trunks. I felt very safe and it was so private! For camping purists, there's a little road noise, but nothing terrible, and it's very quiet at night. The stars were incredible! The hot coffee on the gorgeous deck, with good wifi, puts this place over the top. I wholeheartedly recommend this great spot. Also, I treated myself to a tarot reading with Isa, and WOW was she just spot-on! She's the real deal.


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Plenty Star Ranch
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