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Blue bell Campground

Bluebell Campground

Blue Bell Campground offers campsites nestled in a Ponderosa Pine forest near French Creek. The campground accommodates large RV's and tents. Come to Blue Bell to enjoy horseback riding, trout fishing or relax under the canopy of pines.

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Sanitation / Water

  • Flush toilets and showers
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets

ADA / Accessible

  • Restrooms
  • Camping cabins (BB14, BB15)
  • Campsite (13E)


Blue Bell Lodge

Blue Bell Lodge is as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans. This hideaway retreat with a guest ranch flavor offers a Western experience that's sure to charm the boots right off 'ya!

Contact by phone: 888.875.0001

  • Full Service Restaurant
  • Hayrides / Chuckwagon cookouts
  • Fishing / Licenses
  • Horseback riding
  • Laundromat
  • Cabins
  • Store / Gift Shop
  • Fuel

Park Specs

  • Camping Type: Modern
  • Reservations: Available one year in advance www.campsd.com or 1.800.710.2267
  • Open: May 1 - October 31
  • Staffed: Camp attendant and on-site campground host
  • Size: 31 campsites for tents and RVs, 23 Camping Cabins


Located on SD Highway 87 South, adjacent to the Blue Bell Lodge and Horse Stables.

GPS Coordinates
Lat: 43.705415
Long: -103.5


Campground Map

Area Attractions

  • Crazy Horse: 18 miles
  • Jewel Cave: 28 miles
  • Mammoth Site: 25 miles
  • Mount Rushmore: 40 miles
  • Wind Cave: 6 miles

Nearest Towns

Custer: 12.5 miles
Rapid City: 43 miles
Hot Springs: 25 miles


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary license (1-7 consecutive days): $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle
  • Annual License: $30


  • $21 per night per unit
  • $25 per night for campsites with electric hookup

Camping Cabins:

  • $50 per night