Custer Mountain Campground
We Stayed There! Pictures
We passed all of the Custer State Park Campgrounds because at 9pm at night, most were already full, and we are glad we did. We wound up at Custer Mountain Campground which is right next to the Black Hills National Forest.
Custer Mountain Campground was not busy, and offered us peace and quiet. All we wanted, at this point in time, was a place to stay. Well, we wound up staying 6 days. We didn't feel like campground hopping after setting up camp, and it turned out to be a good decision.
We were close to Custer, which is a cute little tourist town, and we spent more time in Custer than anywhere else. We chose tent site number 19, because it was located away from anyone else, had lots of pine trees, and as it turned out, was right below Custer Mountain which we took the time to hike one day. Here's a view of the Campground from Custer Mountain.
Custer Mountain Campground is family owned and operated, but there wasn't really what you would call a campstore there, which would have been nice. But there is a Dakotamart store in Custer which has all you need.
Custer Mountain Campground also is about 52 acres, which is a lot of space to stretch out. The tent sites are located not far from the registration office. Then we saw some RV's behind the restrooms and laundry room, but did not venture back on the other 50 acres. But there are cute cabins there, and I suspect most RV's were on the back 50 acres.
September 2012, we went back to Custer Campground, but this time stayed in Cabin #7. It was cute and cozy. We climbed the mountain 3 times and included some slider photography timelapse in our Black Hills short movie. Watch it here: Fun in the Black Hills
More Pictures of Custer Mountain Campground
-Where we stayed, tent site number 19...
campsite number 19 another view
-Tentsite next to us, number 18... tentsite 18
-The restrooms and showers are large, with laundry facilities... campground restrooms
-Here's what the cabins look like... cabins
-The registration office... registration office
-The scenic view from campsite 19... scenic camp view
Other Campgrounds in Custer
-Beaver Lake Campground is located in West Custer...
Beaver Lake Campground...
open all year sign...
-Big Pine Campground... located in West Custer... Big Pine Campground... see their ad
-Custer Crazy Horse Campground, located on Mt Rushmore Rd... Custer Crazy Horse Campground
-Custer KOA located in West Custer... Custer KOA... another view
-Echo Valley Park Family Campground, located 3.5 miles North of Custer SD, off Highway 16-385, next to Crazy Horse Mountain. $10.00 shaded tent site, $20.00 RV site with electric and water. 1-605-673-3368 see brochure
-Flintstones Theme Park and Campground... Flintstones sign... Theme Park view... Gift shop... another sign.. Located on West Hwy 16 in Custer, phone 605-673-4079 or the campground number is 605-673-4664, website Flintstones Bedrock City Campground
-Fort Welikeit in East Custer... see their ad
-Heritage Village Campground, located south of the Crazy Horse Monument... Heritage Village Campground
-President's Cabins and Campground has mini golf and a swimming pool... President's Campground
Comanche Park Campground
Comanche Park Campground is in West Custer, and is part of the Black Hills National Forest Campgrounds. We stopped to check this campground out on the way to Jewel Cave because we liked the tall pine trees.
-Comanche Park Campground...
Comanche Park Campground
-Fee area sign... fee area ahead sign... Camping fees sign... Day Use Information
-Map of Comanche Park Campground... campground map
-One of the tent sites... tent site 2... camping limit 14 days
Continue traveling into Custer SD...