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Custer State Park Campgrounds

Custer State Park campgrounds offer a variety of scenic sites. Set up camp along a flowing stream, in the midst of pine forest, or near a mountain lake. The choice is yours!

Campground Closings:
October 1 - Center Lake Campground
October 2 - Sylvan Lake Campground, Sylvan Lake Day Use and Grace Coolidge tent area


Available up to one year in advance, but we also offer same-day reservations for the campsites at Center Lake Campground. Call 1-800-710-2267 or go online

Make a camping reservation

Camping fees

Collected daily and are based on the number of camping units in your party. A camping unit is a powered vehicle, motor home, camping bus, pull-type camper, tent or any other device designed for sleeping.


Purchase at the Custer State Park's resort areas or convenience stores. Out-of-state firewood may not be brought into the park.

Evening programs

Evening ProgramsPresented nightly at campground amphitheaters between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Program listings and other information are found on each of the campground's bulletin boards. Schedule

Horse Camp

Horseback RidingThe French Creek Horse Camp is designed specifically for campers with horses. Reservations are required.

Camping Cabins

These one-room, log-style cabins are found in Blue Bell, Game Lodge, and Stockade South campgrounds as well as in French Creek Horse Camp. Each cabin has heating, air conditioning, electricity and a porch. Furnishings include a bunk bed, a double bed, table and benches.


Each campsite at Custer State Park has a gravel or paved camping pad, a fire grate and picnic table. Electric hookups are available in most campgrounds.

Modern campgrounds

All campgrounds except Center Lake offer flush toilets and showers. Center Lake has showers and vault toilets.

Primitive Campsites

For a more primitive outdoor experience, backpackers will find the French Creek Natural Area much to their liking. Hikers using this area can camp anywhere in the canyon bottom, but open fires are prohibited.

Group Camping

Custer State Park has a group campgrounds near Stockade Lake campground and at Calvin Coolidge Group Area.

Non-profit Youth Camping Areas

The park offers two primitive areas (tent camping only) for non-profit youth groups to use for a reduced fee.