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Legion Lake Campground

Legion Lake Campground

Mirroring the ponderosa pines and sheer rock walls, Legion Lake offers wonderful photo opportunities. It is a water stop for the park's wildlife.

The campground is located in a mountain valley and accommodates both large RV's and tents. The Badger Clark Memorial is within walking distance from the campground via Centennial Trail. Also nearby, enjoy fishing, relax at the beach or stroll around the lake or mountain bike the Centennial Trail which passes near the campground.

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Facilities / Services

  • Campsites are sunny during the day (late afternoon/early evening shade)
  • Fishing Dock (Accessible)
  • No Boat Launch Area (best for small non-motorized boats)
  • Playground (located at Legion Lake Beach)

Water / Sanitation

  • Flush toilets and showers
  • Drinking Water

Legion Lake Resort

Legion Lake Lodge

Legion Lake Lodge dates back to 1913 when Custer State Park was a game preserve in the Custer State Forest. At that time the area was leased by the local American Legion post, and thus the basis for the resort's name.

Contact by phone: 888.875.0001

  • Cabins
  • Limited service restaurant
  • Store / Gift Shop
  • Boat and water sport rentals
  • Mountain bike rentals
  • Fishing Licenses

Park Specs


Legion Lake Campground is centrally located in the park off US Highway 16A, across from Legion Lake and the Legion Lake Lodge.

GPS Coordinates
Lat: 43.762262
Long: -103.5


Campground Map

Area Attractions

Nearest Town

Custer: 7 miles
Rapid City: 37 miles
Hill City: 9 miles


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round