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Camping in South Dakota

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Over 50 state parks and recreation areas offer camping in South Dakota. Comfort stations close down during the winter months, but camping is welcome year-round in most parks as some are closed due to eagle nesting.

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90-Day Reservation Calendar 

Camping reservations are available in most state park and recreation areas within 90 days of arrival.

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Top 10 Things to Remember When Making a Reservation

  • Make sure to download the newest version of your internet browser.
  • Create an account before you want to reserve a campsite.
  • Log into your account to save time as it saves your preferences.
  • Reservations open 90 days from the day you want to arrive except at Custer which is one year in advance.
  • You can find parks with openings by using the search availability feature - simply put in your dates and search.
  • Make sure to include the length and width of your camper to make sure it will fit on the site.
  • Find your site on the map by using the map tab or look to see when your favorite site will be open by using the site availability grid tab.
  • After a reservation is made, a cancellation fee applies to each site.
  • You can transfer or move your site for free as long as you keep the same number of days.
  • Save money by making your reservation online at

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