Check in / check out: 4 p.m. for all parks. At Custer State Park, check in / check out time is noon
Fees: Range from $10 - $24 per night
Park Permit: Required
Reservations: Can be made 90 days prior to arrival except at Custer State Park where reservations can be made one year in advance.. Same-day reservations and first-come, first-served camping available at select parks.
Availability: Most parks are available year-round. Check with specific park for date details.
Group Campsites: Available, reservation required.
ADA Accessible Accommodations: Available at most. Check with specific park for details.
- Campsite Safety, Rules & Regulations
- Firewood Safety
- Aquatic Nuisance
- If you Care, Leave it There
- Don't Pocket Our Past
What to bring
- Cooking utensils
- Food and cooler for storage
- Sleeping bag/pad
- Personal toiletries
- Container for water
From the adventurous Black Hills to the Glacial Lakes, and rural tranquility of the Southeast region, South Dakota features thousands of campsites to choose from.
Most campgrounds include restrooms, hot showers, boat launches, planned activities, playgrounds, hiking trails, and ADA accessible sites. Several campgrounds also offer RV sites with electrical hookups. Firewood is for sale at most areas and fish cleaning stations are also available.
South Dakota state parks make great places for group camping trips, whether a family get-together, a class reunion, or a friendly group outing. Group campsites are available at Lewis and Clark Recreation Areas and Custer State Park, some include cabins and picnic shelters.
ADA Accessible Campsites
Over half of South Dakota state parks and recreation areas include campsites with accessible features - picnic tables, sidewalks, electricity, close parking, and are usually located near the park's comfort station. Reservations for these sites are available.
- Picnic table
- Fire ring