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Center Lake Campground


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Sanitation / Water

  • Vault toilets
  • Showers


  • "No wake" rule for boats on the lake

Center Lake Non-Profit Youth Area

Center Lake Campground is located above Center Lake with wooded sites of Ponderosa Pine. Center Lake Campground will accommodate smaller RV's and tents. A non-profit youth camping area is located in the day-use area on the east side of the lake.

All 71 campsites at Center Lake are available by same day reservations.

Park Specs


Located off SD Highway 87 North, three miles north of US 16A

GPS Coordinates
Lat: 43.807161
Long: -103.4


Campground Map

Area Attractions

  • Crazy Horse: 17 miles
  • Jewel Cave: 26 miles
  • Mammoth Site: 36 miles
  • Mt. Rushmore: 15 miles
  • Wind Cave: 23 miles

Area Towns

Custer: 11 miles
Rapid City: 36 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


  • $19 per night