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Cabins, Horse Camps & Shelters

A three-night stay is required for campsites and camping cabins on holiday weekends at all parks except Custer, which does not require a minimum stay. Camping fees are subject to sales tax.


  • All cabins include electricity
  • Check in time is 4 p.m. Checkout is noon, 11 a.m. at Custer
  • Fees are per night per unit
  • Entrance licenses and camping fees are required year-round
  • Self-registration may be required
  • Reservations must be made by midnight, two days prior arrival.

Cabins at the following parks are closed for a period of time due to bald eagles roosting in the area:

  • Randall Creek - October 1 to April 30
  • Chief White Crane - November 1 to March 31
  • Oahe Downstream - November 1 to March 31
Camping Cabin: $40

Camping cabins may be reserved year-round through the reservation center within 90 days of the arrival date.

Prime Cabin: $45

Lewis & Clark, Chief White Crane, Pierson Ranch, Fort Sisseton

Custer State Park Cabins: $50

Custer Camping Cabin reservations can be made one year in advance.
Check out time is 11 a.m.

Horse Camps


$19 Lewis & Clark, Newton Hills, Pelican Lake, Union Grove
$30 French Creek Horse Camp (Custer State Park)

Shelters / Barracks / Tents

Picnic shelter reservations are accepted within 90 days of your arrival (except at Custer). Shelters are rented by the day.

Picnic Shelter: $20 (reservation fee)
Kitchenette Shelter (Fort Sisseton): $27
Kitchenette Shelter (Pierson Ranch): $50
South Barracks (Fort Sisseton): $300 per weekend
Event Tent (Fort Sisseton 40 x 100 feet) off-site: $1,000, plus $2 per mile over 25 miles
Fort Sisseton Grounds - outdoor wedding (if park benches are used): $125